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A Main Stage for Korean Startups, beSUCCESS Raises Pre-Series A From Global Pool of Investors

Seoul, Korea 22th Aug – beSUCCESS has successfully closed a Pre-Series A round with investors from Korea, USA, China, and Japan, in order to grow its expanding brand as a leading media platform for news on Korean startups, host of Asia’s largest tech conference, beGLOBAL, and now also a database platform with its recent launch of Beginning (beginning.xyz). Among the firms that participated in this round include DCM Ventures, Strong Ventures, 500 Startups(US), Hardy…

beSUCCESS Launches Beginning, an Online Platform Connecting Business Interests in Asia
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Seoul, Korea 10th Aug -Beginning (beginning.xyz), an ambitious new service launched by beSUCCESS founder and CEO James Jung (Hyun Wook Jung), is an online hub that seeks to bridge businesses, investors, and various government agencies across borders. It also hosts a growing, real-time database that profiles startups in one view, sourcing directly from key players in the Asian startup industry. Since its conception, beSUCCESS has been a leading source of information on…

Fintech startup Viva Republica secures $4.2m for Toss Payment System

  Viva Republica, a Fintech startup has developed Toss, an easy money transfer solution that removes cumbersome identity or security card requirements.    On the 21st July, Viva Republica revealed that it had secured total $4.2m (US) investment from KTB Network, Altos ventures and IBK. With this investment, Viva Republica plans to step into the e-transactions with services that offer real time transfers and a deposit service for non account holders. Toss…

RedTable a data analysis company for restaurants, secures investments worth US$930k

RedTable is a Korean startup providing data analysis services for restaurants.  It was first established by a group of masters and doctorates from the Sae Jong University, Department of Hotel and Tourism.  Recently RedTable secured investments to the scale of US$930k. As revealed by ‘Red Table’, the investment was made by three companies: US$418k from East Gate Partners, US$410k from Angel Investment and the balance from Medium Business R&D.   Red Table was established…

James Jung of beSUCCESS sheds light on Korean startup opportunities
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beSUCCESS is doing for Korea what Tech in Asia is doing for other parts of Asia. The company is an online media about startups and tech investments in Korea. It introduces new Korean ventures to a global audience through its media partners. But beSUCCESS also shares business ideas and trends from all over the world. In an effort to serve the ecosystem, the company offers opportunities for Korean startups to meet partners and investors in Korea and…

The English beSUCCESS Media Team is Hiring – Apply Now
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3-month contract, with possibility of extension to a full time position Team: English Editorial Team Level: Junior team member How to apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to nathan@besuccess.com What is beSUCCCESS? beSUCCESS is Korea’s leading media and events platform that helps Korean technology startups find success beyond their domestic borders. We achieve this through media and events, as well as a wide range of other local and global initiatives….

beGLOBAL, One of Asia’s Pioneering Tech & Startup Events Returns to San Francisco, September 12th
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The profile of Korean entrepreneurship has been steadily increasing over the past three years and some have heralded 2014 as the year that could make or break this ecosystem on the move. beSUCCESS has been at the forefront of tracking growth of the ecosystem over the past three years through its media channels and global startup and tech focused conferences. The organization will hold its stateside event September 12th in San Fancisco….

500 Startups, Gangnam Style!
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500 Startups: Asia is all about the mobile internet. And one particular country, home of amazing food and amazing connectivity has quietly been a technology leader not just regionally but worldwide. That’s right, I’m talking about Korea: home of 2NE1, PSY, Samsung, and a quickly growing tech startup scene. For a country of roughly 50 million people, Korea is disproportionately important in technology. Did you know that it was ranked second in the world…

Bitcoin in Korea Forging Ahead Despite Global Concerns
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Korea is adapting quickly to bitcoin, and while there is some uncertainty about how quickly the cyber-currency will roll out more widely there are signs already that it is here to stay and hopes that Korea will become a leader in the industry. Already Korean Bitcoin startup Coinplug has raised two rounds of funding to rapidly expand their growth (see previous article here). The company has also quickly moved from a purely…

Discover Korea’s Top Startup Event in May: beLAUNCH Agenda Now Live!
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May 14-15 sees the return of beLAUNCH, Korea’s top tech and startup event for the Global Entrepreneurship Community. This year the event will be held in the brand new and impressive Dongdaemun design Plaza in the heart of traditional Seoul. Now that we are only a few short weeks away from launching the event we are able to officially release the full agenda for the conference that features some of the biggest…

Calling Asian Manufacturers in Internet of Things, Wearables, and Hardware Innovation: Showcase At beLAUNCH for FREE
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Asian Manufacturers in Internet of Things, Wearables, and Hardware Innovation Showcase At beLAUNCH for FREE Apply here This year beLAUNCH is giving Asian hardware manufacturers a chance to showcase their most innovative products at beLAUNCH, May 14-15 in Seoul, for free. We are providing hardware manufacturers and those at the cutting edge of hardware, wearable tech, and the internet of Things (IOT) an opportunity to demonstrate their products in a special ‘Innovation…

beLAUNCH, Asia’s Top Startup Event in Seoul – Speaker Highlight

Preparation for beLAUNCH, Korea’s top event for tech entrepreneurs in Asia, is well under way. It’s now time to break under the surface of the event to uncover the content that will cement the third annual beLAUNCH in Seoul as one of the stand-out events in the startup calender in Asia. A good conference relies on top quality content crafted carefully around a superb line-up of world-class speakers. Below is a highlight…

Introduction to Top 100 Korean Tech Startups You Should Know: Part 2
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Demoday, a web platform for Korean Startups, recently came up with a list of 100 hot Korean startups in 2013, and we thought this might be a great chance to write an introduction to the Korean startup world. Every Tuesday and Thursday, we will introduce you to 10 startup companies that got into the list in alphabetical order. Here’s our list for this week: BCNX (Ads/Marketing) Key People: Dae-gyu Chang (Co-founder, CEO), Young-uk…

beLAUNCH Spotlight: Event Themes At NE Asia’s Top Startup & Entrepreneurship Event
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beLAUNCH 2014 is shaping up to be everything we have promised, NE Asia’s foremost tech startup and entrepreneurship event. This post highlights some of the themes you can expect from the event, and don’t forget to book your early bird tickets before the end of March for the best prices Click here. Tech Trends: This year beLAUNCH will be tackling some of the hottest themes in tech. It has been seven years…

Introduction to Top 100 Korean Tech Startups You Should Know: Part 1
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Demoday, a web platform for Korean Startups, recently came up with a list of 100 hot Korean startups in 2013, and we thought this might be a great chance to write an introduction to the Korean startup world. Every week, we will introduce you to 10 startup companies that got into the list in alphabetical order. Here’s our list for this week: 4:33 Creative Lab (Gaming) Key People: Jun-Mo Kwon (CEO), Tae-hwan…

New Business Networking Event In Seoul, Real Connections for Real Business, No Booze Needed
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Business Network Korea (BNK) is a flourishing business community in Seoul. Both Korean and foreign professionals who join their events operate under the simple philosophy of connecting for mutual business interest, with a particular focus on entrepreneurs and SMEs. Attendees have been finding high value through the events, which help young companies in Korea / Asia build a greater presence through collaboration. About BNK events: BNK events feature a “Speed Networking” session,…

South Korean Startup Support Gets Mixed Reception

Published on the Wall Street Journal, February 11 2013 First Year Raises Efficacy Concerns; Government Says Project Continues to Improve In the past year, the South Korean government has sponsored a raft of overseas programs to give its young startups exposure to global tech trends. Government officials here hope that a thriving local startup scene could soon put fresh Korean technology names on the global stage—and they are sparing no expense to…

South Korea: An Emerging Global Hub For Tech Startups
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According to a recent article on Forbes, and indeed my own insight from having worked very closely with Korean startups over the years,  “A new start-up powerhouse is on the horizon – South Korea”. While the US, Israel, and Europe have long led global innovation in the tech industry there is excitement in the startup ecosystem in Korea, with a number of highly notable stories emerging. What is also encouraging is that where…

Korean-American Is First To Benefit From A “Startup Visa” In Korea
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The Korean government has just announced the long-awaited news that the first “Start-up Visa” in Korea has been issued to a Korean-American entrepreneur, Jason Lee CEO of J.J. Lee Company.  It is unknown why he was not able to apply for an F-4 visa, which is available for non-Koreans with Korean heritage, but it marks another stride forward in Korea’s massive push towards establishing its position as one of the world’s most vibrant…

Korea’s No. 1 Tech Startup Event From beSUCCESS is Open! Join beLAUNCH 2014, May 14-15 2014 in Seoul
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beSUCCESS, Korean startup media organization, events organizer, and global connector is happy to officially announce that their flagship startup event, beLAUNCH, is back in 2014 in a year that is already heating up to be one of the most promising for Korean, Asian, and Global entrepreneurship. The event will be held May 14 – 15 at the brand new Dongdaemun Design Plaza in the heart of Seoul. In addition, this year there…