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Discover Korea’s Top Startup Event in May: beLAUNCH Agenda Now Live!

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…

1056일 전
Wearables, Med-Tech & Devices, and Mobile Gaming Come to The Fore at Sparklabs Third DemoDay in Korea

SparkLabs, a startup accelerator in Korea, hosted its third Demo Day in Seoul yesterday.  While startups in earlier batches were all based in Korea, the most recent session welcomed companies from Chicago, San Francisco, Tokyo and…

1057일 전
Korean Startup, Malang Studio, raises 2.0 billion KRW For Expansion From Yellow Mobile

Malang Studio, well known for their popular alarm app, AlarmMon, has recently raised 2.0 billion KRW (aprox. $1.9M)  in its latest fund raising round from Yellow Mobile, a leading local mobile-centric company who’s business portfolio ranges from mobile commerce to…

1057일 전
Korean Accelerator SparkLabs Recent Batch Graduates, Here’s Four of The Best

Review of The Best of Sparklabs Session 3 Startups, from beSUCCESS Writer Christine Bernard 1Day1Song is a Korean music discovery app. For a full day, the app will play a song from its artist of the…

1057일 전
What Made Silicon Valley’s DFJ Make a Follow-on Investment In A Bitcoin Startup From Seoul

Coinplug, one of Seoul’s foremost bitcoin startups has just announced that they have raised a second round of funding from Silicon Valley VCs, to the tune of $400k. This replicates a funding round that the company…

1058일 전
Introduction to Top 100 Korean Tech Startups You Should Know: Part 5

Finally, we’re back after some pause! It seems like we have some great lineup of startups for our list today. Some of the tech companies mentioned here are really hot in the Korean startup scene at…

1063일 전
Korea’s Pivotal Moment As Entrepreneurship Takes Centre Stage

In January in Davos, Switzerland, South Korea’s first female President, Park Geun-Hye pushed forward with a multi-billion “Creative Economy” policy. Although Korea has seen a great rise in GDP and living conditions in the Quickly They…

1067일 전
Korean Gaming Heavyweight, Smilegate, Buys $112 million stake in Sundaytoz, Becomes Biggest Share Holder

Smilegate, Korea-based maker of online games, has just announced a $112 million buyout of 20% of Sundaytoz’ stock in a move that makes the company behind global success, Crossfire, the largest stake holder. Smilegate is one of…

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Life Moves Fast at Korean Startups, Shakr Media’s Newest Hire Shares His Experience

Within two weeks of joining Shakr, a Seoul and San Francisco-based video creation startup, I was on a 4:00 p.m. flight to San Francisco to represent the company at Google’s annual conference for it’s biggest advertising…

1070일 전
Introduction to Top 100 Korean Tech Startups You Should Know: Part 4

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…

1072일 전
Introduction to Top 100 Korean Tech Startups You Should Know: Part 3

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…

1078일 전
Introduction to Top 100 Korean Tech Startups You Should Know: Part 2

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…

1080일 전
Introduction to Top 100 Korean Tech Startups You Should Know: Part 1

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…

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As Facebook Buys WhatsApp, What’s The Future of Korea’s Top Messaging App, Kakao Talk?

Kakao Corp., developers of Korea’s favorite messaging service and social platform, Kakao Talk, will be listing its stock publicly next May. This follows the recent news that SundayToz also successfully listed its stock in August 2013, and…

1106일 전
German-Korean Entrepreneur Disrupting $5Bn Delivery Market, Bets on Offline-Online Megatrend

Naldo today announced a new online instant-delivery ordering service that aims to disrupt a domestic industry worth $5Bn. The company provides “immediate delivery of almost any item for B2B and B2C customers within a maximum timeframe…

1113일 전
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…

1115일 전
BootstrapLabs and Coolidge Corner Investment Partner to Launch Bootstrap Accelerator Korea

Partnership creates first Korea-­focused accelerator for tech startups with a dedicated Silicon Valley Fast Track™ program Silicon Valley-­based BootstrapLabs, a global accelerator for foreign entrepreneurs and Seoul-­based Coolidge Corner Investment (CCVC), a technology venture firm with…

1119일 전
South Korean Startup Flitto Crowned ‘Best Startup In The World” At Seedstars World In Switzerland

The Korean ecosystem is buzzing with the news that one of their own, translation service Flitto, has this week been crowned as the best startup in the World at the final of the Seedstars World global startup competition….

1120일 전
Korean Couples app Between is now Japan’s top social networking app

Originally posted on The Bridge: Kei Kajitani is the Japan general manager of Korea-based VCNC, heading up the company’s efforts to promote their couples app Between here in Japan. After the app’s recent 2.0 release back…

1122일 전
Another Korean Bitcoin Startup, CoinPlug, Raises $400k from US Investors

Korean startup Coinplug has closed an investment round paid partly in bitcoin. This news comes shortly after another Korean Bitcoin startup, Korbit, also raises $400k from a dream team of Silicon Valley investors, as reported by beSUCCESS here….

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