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Korea’s Entrepreneurs Garner Global Validation As Local ‘Startup’ Valuations Soar Into The Billions

This article was co-authored by Alan McGlade (Digital Entertainment Ventures) and Nathan Millard (beSUCCESS) and appeared on Forbes on July 18 2014. As little as five years ago Korea’s startup scene was undistinguished, but now the…

917일 전
Korean Food Delivery & Marketing Are Going Digital, Present Huge Growth Opportunity For Innovators

You need only check out professional eaters on YouTube or Psy’s latest video to see that eating is a national obsession in Korea. What’s more, metropolitan Seoul is active 24 hours a day and is home…

924일 전
Mbite, Korean Provider of Game Illustrators’ Platform, Receives Cash Investment from Global Brain

Global Brain, an early and growth stage investor from Tokyo has just announced its most recent investment in a Korean startup. The “GB-V Growth Fund Investment Limited Partnership” managed by Global Brain Corporation, has invested an undisclosed…

930일 전
Meet Eight Accelerators in Seoul That Aim To Change The Fortunes of Startups in Korea and Beyond

The Korean startup ecosystem has been exploding over the last couple of years. As more interesting startups begin to emerge, so the support services to power their success also become more diverse and more mature. There…

933일 전
FuturePlay, Korea’s Newest High-Tech incubator Opens Its Doors to Inventors and Engineers

Junghee Ryu is a rare breed of Korean entrepreneur. Not only did he found a tech company that sold to Intel, but now he has decided to reinvest his returns into the Korean startup ecosystem and…

936일 전
A Team of Korean Neuroscientists and Engineers Develops Wearable Tech To Combat Effects of Alzheimers

A team of Korean Engineers, PhD-level Neuro-scientists and ex-Googlers is taking on one of the most feared brain diseases we face in the modern age. Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) kills around 500,000 each year and the cost…

945일 전
Coupang, A Korean Next-Gen E-commerce Platform Raises $100M From Sequoia Capital, Reaches $1Bn Valuation

Coupang, a leader in next generation e-commerce based in Seoul Korea, has raised $100 million in financing led by Sequoia Capital, with participation by existing investors Greenoaks Capital Management, Rose Park’s Disruptive Innovation Fund and LaunchTime….

970일 전
Kakao-Daum – The Next Big Thing From Korea?

I have been following the story of Kakao Corp closely over the last two years and its been an interesting ride so far, due to get much more so with the merger announced this week on betech.asia. While ‘many’ are confused…

971일 전
25 Year Old Korean Startup CEO Nets $2.5M Investment To Connect Fashion Addicts to Retailers

StyleShare CEO Jayoung Yoon is only 25 years old, but has built a formidable fashion and style platform and has just secured a further $2.5M to expand her vision globally. This series B investment from LB…

972일 전
New Kakao-Daum Merger Aims to De-Throne Naver-Line And Expedite Kakao’s IPO

Kakao Corp, this week has announced an agreement to buy Korea’s second largest domestic Internet-portal operator Daum Communications in an all-stock deal. It is hoped that the deal will boost the merged entity’s presence in on both Web…

972일 전
Korean ‘Hello Market’ Raises $2.5M to Augment Their C2C Buying Platform In Asia

Hello Market, who have just announced their first funding round of $2.5M, is a C2C marketplace platform service that allows users to sell, buy, and exchange goods and services through mobile platforms (Android, iOS) as well…

977일 전
Korea’s Banks Foundation and Singapore’s JFDI Announce Partnership to Connect & Accelerate Startups Across Asia

Over the last year collaboration between the startup ecosystems in North and South Asia has seen greatly increased velocity as resources come together to enable the rising tide in Asian entrepreneurship to accelerate. And in recent…

977일 전
beLAUNCH 2014 Speakers Provide Their Feedback An Amazing Event For Asian Startups and Tech, May 14-15

I got in touch with some of our top speakers in the run-up to beLAUNCH next week and was quite blown away by their enthusiasm for coming to Seoul to see for themselves why Korea is…

990일 전
500 Startups, Gangnam Style!

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…

991일 전
An Angel’s Perspective on Investing In Korean Startups

Aviram Jenik is a rare entrepreneurial breed in Korea. He has built and exited two global companies and his third venture, Beyond Security, is working steadily towards an IPO in the US. In his free time…

994일 전
Food Delivery App War in Korea Heats Up: Yogiyo Vs Baedari-Minjok

Food delivery in Korea is among the best in the world, and there are now two heavyweights battling it out for ultimate supremacy. Yogiyo was founded by Team Europe as a quasi-copycat app to the existing…

997일 전
What You May Not Have Known About Korea, ‘Land of the Morning Calm’ & Now Startup Hub in NE Asia

Korea, once referred to as the ‘Land of the Morning Calm,’ is emerging as one of the key startup hubs in Asia. I have witnessed firsthand the exponential pace of change in this once conservative and…

1000일 전
K CUBE Ventures: How This VC Became a Startup’s Best Friend

Investing in Korean startups can be a tough job for Venture Capitalists. Despite amazing growth over the last two to three in the venture ecosystem, we will have to wait for a further five years or…

1009일 전
A Year of Success in the World of Cookie AWWWESOMEness : The Cookie Run Art Team

Last week Cookie Run, one of the most popular mobile games in Korea, celebrated its one year anniversary after a year that has been huge the game and the developer team behind it. The game has…

1017일 전
Facts That Make The Korean Startup & Tech Environment One of The Most Interesting in Asia

This article gives a round-up of recent news from the Korean startup and tech environment. Please feel free to suggest updates and additional news. If you want to check out Korea for yourself, we suggest coming…

1018일 전

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