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주문중개 플랫폼 기업 ‘씨엔티테크’ 카카오로부터 투자유치

19일, 주문중개 플랫폼 기업 ‘씨엔티테크(CNT TECH)’는 카카오(Kakao)로부터 지분 20%에 대한 투자를 유치했다. 2003년 설립된 씨엔티테크는 ‘통합형 포스 연동 시스템’을 직접 개발해 국내 대표 프랜차이즈 브랜드 80여 개의 주문을 중개하는 플랫폼을 제공 중이다. 각 프랜차이즈 브랜드의 전화번호나 온라인 홈페이지로 접수되는 주문을 해당 브랜드의 인근 매장으로 연결하거나 매장의 판매시점관리시스템(POS)으로 전송한다. 카카오는 “씨엔티테크가 보유한 업계 노하우와 네트워크, 모바일 시대에 맞춘 기술 개발 의지를 보고 투자를 결정했다. 씨엔티테크는 오프라인 매장의 현황과 요구사항을 가장 잘 알고 있으므로…

Five of Kakao’s Daum Webtoon Titles to Appear on Chinese Screens through Partnership with Huace Group
468일 전

Kakao today announced that it partnered with Huace Group, China’s number one comprehensive film and TV media group, to bring five of its popular Daum Webtoon titles to the screens in China. Kakao and Huace group signed deals for four of its webtoons, with one additional title to follow imminently. Daum Webtoon is Kakao’s web comic platform which first introduced the concept and format of ‘webtoons’ in 2003. Since then, it has…

[Investors] The Global Unicorn Hunter: Goodwater Capital’s Eric Kim
483일 전

For the past 14 years, Eric Kim has been racking up a lot of global airline miles. Though his day job is a venture capitalist, Eric joked, “if being an airline passenger were a sport, I think I could enter the Olympics…I’ve learned to sleep in some weird positions.” During any given week, Eric might be in San Francisco, Seoul, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, or Vancouver. When asked if all the travel…

John Jung CBO of Kakao to Present at MWC 2016
494일 전

Kakao Corp., the provider of mobile messaging platform Kakao Talk and Korea’s successful on-demand service Kakao Taxi, announced that its CBO John Jung will be presenting at the 25th of Feb at the Mobile World Congress 2016, taking place in Barcelona Spain. John will be speaking at the ‘Personalization and the On-demand Economy” conference session, which will take place at Auditorium 3 in Hall 4 of Fira Grand via (the MWC venue), starting at 11…

Kakao to acquire stake in Loen entertainment in a US$1.6b deal
530일 전

Kakao have announced the decision to acquire 76.4% shares in Loen Entertainment, a company that is known to have pioneered the digital music service market in Korea through Melon for US$1.6b (KRW 1.9t). Melon is the top music streaming service in Korean. Through this acquisition, Kakao plans to combine Loen’s music contents with their mobile platform and secure a new market by allowing content developers to be more competitive. In securing the investments funds, Kakao have raised…

카카오 게임 자회사 ‘엔진’, ‘다음게임’과 합병으로 게임시장 경쟁력 강화
549일 전

카카오가 게임 계열사간 합병을 통해 국내 게임 시장 확대에 적극 나선다. 카카오(대표 임지훈)는 24일 게임 계열사들의 경쟁력 강화를 위해 엔진과 다음게임의 합병을 결정했다. 엔진과 다음게임은 23일 각각 이사회를 열고 합병을 최종 결의했으며 내년 2월 양사 임시주총을 거쳐 상반기 중으로 합병 절차를 마무리 지을 예정이다. 합병 후 존속법인은 엔진이 되며 대표직은 남궁훈 현 엔진 대표이사가 맡게 된다. 카카오는 “두 게임 계열사간 합병으로 PC와 모바일 게임 영역에서의 시너지가 극대화 될 것”이라며, “향후 독자적인 국내…

Kakao needs a new revenue stream, plans to expand into delivery service
591일 전

Kakao Corp. (KOSDAQ 035720) today reported third quarter financial results under Korean-IFRS. Kakao’s consolidated revenue for the quarter was KRW 229.6 billion with mobile businesses making up 56%. For the third quarter, Kakao focused on actively identifying and promoting new ideas and business opportunities. This led to uniform growth in mobile businesses, and consolidated revenue for the quarter grew 1.4% QoQ and 3.5% YoY. Kakao’s commerce platform showed the greatest growth in…

3분기 매출 성장 정체로 신규 사업 발굴이 절실해진 카카오, 배달 시장 진출 하나
  ·  591일 전

카카오가 3분기에 부진한 실적을 기록했다. 카카오는 3분기 실적 집계 결과 매출 2,296억 원, 영업이익 162억 원으로 집계됐다고 12일 공시했다. 매출은 지난해보다 3.5% 늘었지만, 영업이익은 47.4% 줄었다. (2015년 카카오 실적 전문) 현재 카카오 3분기 매출 2,296억 원 중 광고 매출은 1,429억 원으로 62.3%로 큰 비중을 차지하고 있으며, 게임은 513억 원 22.4%, 콘텐츠 190억 원으로 8.3%를 차지했다. 광고 플랫폼 매출은 전 분기 대비 5.2% 감소한 1,429억 원 중 온라인은 913억 원으로 63.9%를 차지하고, 모바일…

Now Kakao delivers fresh oranges into your house
591일 전

Kakao will launch a pilot program called Kakao Farmer to deliver mandarin oranges produced in Jeju Island todeliver it to consumers when it is in its most delicious state. The pilot operation that began Tuesday will only be offered for three months. A 11-pound box (5kg box) of mandarin oranges will cost around $13 including delivery fees and the tangerines can be purchased through Kakao platform with kakao pay. Additionally Kakao has…

네이버 블로그에서 카카오 브런치로 조용히 이동중인 IT 전문가들
  ·  606일 전

한국에서는 대다수가 글을 쓰고 공유하는 데 네이버 블로그 플랫폼을 활용해왔다. 그런데 최근 카카오가 ‘내 글이 작품이 되는 공간’ 이라는 슬로건으로 블로그 플랫폼 브런치(Brunch)를 출시하면서 IT 전문가들을 위주로 네이버 블로그에서 브런치로 이동하는 현상이 발생하고 있다. 브런치가 기존 네이버 블로그 및 네이버 포스트와 다른 점은 누구나 다 글을 작성할 수 있는 것이 아닌 브런치 내부 관리팀의 심사를 거쳐 ‘작가’로 선정되어야만 글을 공개적으로 쓸 수 있다. 브런치의 장점은 글을 쓰는 사람이 아무나가 아닌 ‘인정받은 작가’라는 느낌과 함께 소셜 네트워크상의…

Kakao’s K Group Ventures acquires beauty solution provider Hasys
620일 전

K Venture Group, a specialist investment branch of Kakao has acquired a majority (51%) stake in top beauty solution company ‘Hasys’.  Hasys is the developer and service provider of client management solutions for salons, facial salons, and nail shops. Their beauty client management solutions ‘HairJjang’ and ‘Beauty Jjang’ as at September 2015 maintain more than 9,600 clients. This represents 69% of the market for beauty company client management solutions. On the topic…

3 reasons to attend beGLOBAL San Francisco 2015
621일 전

Since beginning in 2012 as beLAUNCH, beGLOBAL has grown and successfully concluded the 7 startup conferences in Korea and U.S. On the 15th October, the event’s U.S. annual event will be hosted at the ‘The Village’ in San Francisco.  In the ecosystem of startups, beGLOBAL San Francisco 2015 provides invaluable networking opportunities between Asia and U.S . So for budding startups and investors looking at the next top technology startup from Asia, the following provide three reasons why you should attend this event.  Key…

Korea Rising ( Part I: Series Chronicling the Rise of Korean Startups )

Editor’s note: Senior Director Corporate Development at Baedal Minjok I. There is no greater time to be in Korea than now. Yes, that’s coming from a Korean American that has lived his entire life in the Bay Area and landed in Seoul 10 months ago. Hard to digest right? ( I can feel the collective eye roll of native Koreans ) 이사람, 진짜 미쳤다… My grasp of the language is mediocre at…

beGLOBAL SF 2015, a Networking Ground for Silicon Valley Investors and Asia Startups
629일 전

Since beginning in 2012 as beLAUNCH, beGLOBAL has grown and successfully concluded the seventh startup conference beGLOBAL in both Korea and the U.S. To date, the event has been attended by 15,000 people from over 25 countries. To more than 4,000 startups, the event has become a global networking platform. beGLOBAL SF 2015 will be held in San Francisco, on the 15th of October and will provide an opportunity for Korean domestic startups…

Daum Kakao invests into Korean fintech startup Dunamu for mobile stock services
649일 전

On the 15th September, Daum Kakao revealed an investment of  US$2.5m(KRW 3b) into Dunamu which provides a mobile social portfolio investment service. The deal includes a strategic business agreement between the two companied to jointly provide a stock-financial service. Dunamu is a special fintech startup operating mobile investment portfolio app Stock Plus for Kakao through their messenger KakaoTalk. Stock Plus (app) has now reached a cumulative contract value of US$1.7b (2 trillion KRW); 30…

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…

다음카카오 공익 모금 서비스 ‘희망해’, 누적 모금액 100억 원 달성
724일 전

다음카카오(공동대표 최세훈, 이석우)는 오늘 자사의 공익 모금 서비스 ‘희망해’ 캠페인의 누적 모금액이 100억원을 넘어섰다고 밝혔다. 서비스 시작 7년 6개월만의 성과다. 다음카카오 ‘희망해’는 지난 2007년 12월 다음 아고라 이용자들의 청원과 함께 ‘희망모금’이라는 이름으로 시작했다. 이후 2011년 4월 보다 많은 이용자들의 동참을 이끌어 내기 위해 별도의 사이트를 개설하고 서비스 명도 ‘희망해’로 바꾸었다. 2007년 ‘태안 자원봉사 기금을 모읍시다’를 비롯 2008년 ‘뉴욕타임즈 독도 광고 모금’, 2010년 ‘아이티 7도 강진 피해돕기 모금’, 2012년 ‘상처 받은 동물들을 지켜주고…

5 Myths About Asian Startups – The Importance Of A Global Perspective

[This article was originally published on Forbes] I was in Asia last week to attend a Demo Day for startups that participated in a two month acceleration program through DEV Korea where I serve as a principal. These companies had split their time between New York and Seoul in order to gain a global perspective that could be applied to their ventures while they were still in a formative stage. This is…

KakaoTalk Answers User Concerns Over Privacy, Adds ‘Secret Chat’ Function
929일 전

Perhaps in response to user concerns around privacy, Daum Kakao has just introduced ‘Secret Chat’ mode and ‘Decline Invites’ features for their KakaoTalk messenger, adding a higher level of privacy to the service. The new features provide users with increased options on how communications are carried out – and with whom. Secret Chat mode is a new type of chatroom that employs end-to-end encryption on all messages exchanged within the chatroom. The…

DaumKakao Launches Korea’s First Mobile Money Transfer Service
954일 전

Daum Kakao has finally launched its mobile money service, BankWalletKakao, a service allows users to spend up to $450 per day and transfer up to $90 per day. A number of other major players are likely to follow suit in the near future. It is suggested that these innovations, introduced by IT companies and not banks, could alter the shape of the financial industry in the future. Samsung, who released their own…