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카풀 매칭 서비스 ‘풀러스(Poolus)’, 출발지 요청 지역 전국 확대
30일 전

출퇴근 시간대 이용할 수 있는 온디맨드 카풀 서비스 ‘풀러스(Poolus, 대표 김태호)’를 오늘부터 전국에서 이용할 수 있다. 기존에는 서울 및 수도권, 대전 등 일부 지역에서만 출발 요청이 가능했다. 판교, 분당 지역에서 2016년 5월 서비스를 시작한 지 꼭 1년여 만에 전국으로 서비스를 확장하였다. 풀러스 김태호 대표는 “풀러스는 많은 이들의 편리한 통근길을 위해 시장 및 소비자 데이터 분석, 그리고 기술 개발에 주력해 왔으며, 이러한 노력과 회원들의 성원을 기반으로 전국 출발지 확장을 하게 되어 매우 기쁘게…

Second investment in three months for Korean startup Supermenz

Local supermarket delivery App, Supermenz has secured an investment deal with Korea’s leading startup accelerator ‘Primer’ and Sazze Partners of Silicon Valley’s. The value of the investment has not been disclosed. This is the second investment in three months following the early stage investment in October. Both investments have enabled Supermenz to establish a foothold on the local supermarket delivery service in Korea. The investment will allow Supermenz stick to their strategic operational plan…

Kakao acquires Park Here, a startup providing parking search and booking service in Korea 

Kakao have announced their strategic acquisition of Parking Square the developer and operator of ‘Park Here’, an app that allows searching and reservation of parking spots. The app allows its users to quickly search for vacant parking lots nearby and reserve the vacancy at a discounted rate. The app is appealing to both parking spot users and parking lot operators as it provides parkers a convenient way to access a parking spot…

K Cube Venture invests into Korean mobile game developer Affinity

2nd December 2015 – K Cube Ventures, investment specialists in mobile, internet and technology have invested US$690k (KRW 800m) into mobile game developer Affinity. Affinity is the developer of mobile game Historia. The Affinity team were specially brought together by Song In Su, the previous director of Joy City, who sought to bring individuals with success in creating popular games. The key team members have an impressive combined experience in creating popular…

‘Hyperconnect’, communication app ‘Azar’ receives US$8.6m investment
586일 전

On the 17th November, Softbank ventures announced that it had made an investment into HyperConnect a communication application startup. The total of the investment was revealed to be US$8.6m (KRW 10b) and was provided jointly with Altos Ventures. HyperConnect Inc. started in March last year with the aim to connect the people of the world with the most effective and economical means. Their communication app ‘Azar’ allows easy live chat with other users…

Cosmetic ranking service GlowPick received investment of US $1.3m
592일 전

GlowDays the company behind GlowPick has received a Series A investment of US$1.3m (KRW 1.5b) from SL Investment,  Jafco Asia and ShinHan Capital.Glowpick is a cosmetic raking service that provides ranking based on consumer reviews of the product. The ranking process is somewhat different to other similar platforms in that GlowDays runs an algorithm to establish only credible and genuine review. A common problem in modern blogs and review platforms is the…

Food app Gormey providing recommendations by food critics get major update
593일 전

Gormey, an app that is aimed at providing credible restaurant recommendations recently announced major updates for both iOS and Android releases.  Although there are many restaurant recommendation apps on the market, Gormey brings a whole new level of credibility by providing recommendations based only on reviews by food critics. After all, professionals that review food for a living are likely better candidates at providing recommendations. Gormey recommendations are driven by human curation…

I Am School provider of Mobile Homework Diary receives investment from LB Investment

Mobile digital homework diary service ‘I Am School’ has secured US$2.1m (KRW 2b) investment from LB Investment. I Am School is Korea’s first mobile homework diary service that captures 99% of the almost 63,000 bulletin boards used by 11,500 schools. Within 2 years of release, more than 1.3 million users subscribed to the service. The majority of the app downloaders were parents over 40 years of age; an age group that typically has…

This Korean Startup Allows Developers To Add Voice, Video, & Chat To Web/Mobile Apps With A Few Lines Of Code

‘Appspand’ is an advanced communication service, allowing voice, video, and chat to be added to any web/mobile app, with a few lines of additional code. Uberple was founded in Jan 2013 with the vision of dramatically improving communication within the financial services industry. This need was borne out the founder’s experience of crude tools available for communication both internally and with clients. While their scope has been broadened to embrace opportunities in…

앱 개발 스타트업(App developer), 앱을 보는 시각을 전환하라
  ·  1059일 전

작년 3 월, 필자는 “모바일, (여전히 모두를 위한) 기회인가?”라는 제목의 컬럼을 쓴 적이 있다. 그 비관적인 제목처럼, 이 컬럼에서 필자는 간단한 산수를 통해 2013 년 당시 앱 다운로드 1 회가 그 개발사에 기여할 수 있는 경제적 가치가 17.5 센트, 현재 환율로 약 180원 정도 밖에 되지 않으며, 이를 바탕으로 평균적인 앱 개발 비용인 6,453달러(한화 666만7,884.90 원)를 가정했을 때의 손익분기점은 36,786 회의 다운로드가 일어났을 때에야 달성될 수 있음(물론 이마저도 평균의 개념 위에서 계산된…

[beTECH]구글 헬프아웃(Helpouts), 헬스케어 시장 진출/ 텐센트 역시 스냅챗 거대 규모 투자/ 구글 뉴스스탠드 런칭으로 플립보드 견제 등
  ·  1312일 전

구글, 헬프아웃(Helpouts)으로 헬스케어 시장 진출 모색 지난 11월 4일 구글은 영상통화 방식의 ‘지식인’ 서비스 헬프아웃(Helpouts, 이하 헬프아웃)을런칭하였다. 헬프아웃은 궁금증을 가진 일반인과 해답을 제시할 수 있는 전문가를 이어주는 영상통화 서비스이다. 요리 하는 주부가 궁금한 점이 생겼을 때 영상통화로 전문 요리사에게 질문을 하고 답변을 얻는 생활전문 지식인 서비스로 사용되고 있다. 앞으로 구글은 헬프아웃을 통해 헬스케어 시장에 진출하려고 한다. 헬프아웃으로 의사와 환자를 이어주는 서비스를 마련하기 위해, 다수의 의사 네트워크를 보유한 ‘원메디컬그룹 (One Medical Group)’과의 협력 방안을 모색…

Korean Startup WePlanet Reinventing The Age Old Journal
1412일 전

Is your old high school journal sitting in a bookshelf collecting dust, never to be written in again? Although some people might like the novelty of handwriting their journal, WePlanet is looking to bring the classic format into the 21st century with its new STEP Journal service, adapted for todays smartphone ridden world. STEP allows individuals to easily and swiftly record their daily lives by using an intuitive icon-based interface and by…

This Week’s Startup – DreamCosmo

This Week’s Startup – DreamCosmo   DreamCosmo <Dreamallow>     Our Dream is to help your “Dreams Come True”- DreamCosmo “It was all started from my dream. My dream to help others’ dreams come true!” said Mr. Shin,  the founder of DreamCosmo. DreamCosmo’s first ever app service in public called “dreamallow” is now getting popular in Korea by providing various interesting tools to achieve users’ goals. Dreamallow presents challenge missions in various…

This Week’s Startup – Frograms
1468일 전

This Week’s Startup – Frograms   Frograms <Watcha>   Yes, We are “Crazy”- Frograms “We believe that best company is where you have best co-workers. We always try to be best co-workers to each other. We are fun and happy and we make amazing products.” That’s all about their company presentation on their official website. Frograms, unlike other traditional Korean companies, focuses on the efficiency and quality of the work rather than working-attitudes….

This Week’s Startup – Baedal Minjok
1479일 전

This Week’s Startup – Woowa Bros.   Woowa Brothers <Baedal Minjok> <Official Website Link> “If you have ever been to South Korea, what is the most surprising part ?” Most of answers to this questions are predictable; foods, people, culture, and nature. But there is one answer unexpected; food delivery service. Food delivery service can be seen almost everywhere in South Korea bringing convenient, city life-style. With one easy phone call, you…

[HotKick]One Second Everyday, 당신의 하루를 기록하라
  ·  1621일 전

One Second Everyday의 개발자는 말한다. “제가 딱 30살이 되던 날, 앞으로 하루에 딱 1초씩 평생 기록하자고 결심했습니다. 그럼 40살이 되었을 때, 나의 30대를 기록한 1시간짜리 영화 한편이 탄생하는 셈이니까요.” 그의 말대로 계산해보면 매일 1초씩 356일, 그렇게 또 10년이 지나면 정확히 3650초짜리 영상이 탄생한다. 나만을 위한 기록 영화인 셈이다.

[주간 앱 경향] 여름타는 앱 다운 순위
  ·  1797일 전

열흘이 넘게 지속되던 장마가 끝났다. 본격적인 더위가 찾아오고 있는 가운데, 지난주 앱 다운로드 순위는 이 날씨와 시기적인 영향을 많이 받았다. 본격적인 여름 준비에 나선 사람들에 영향을 받기도 했고 다가오는 런던올림픽에 영향을 받기도 했다.