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Korean tourism platform startup, Creatrip receives investment from KAIST Venture

Creatrip, a platform where local tourism courses and information can be accesses has succeeded in attaining a US$172K (KRW 200m) investment from KAIST Venture Investment. The platform is aimed at foreign visitors that prefer to freely…

369일 전
SK Happiness Organization makes $860k Social Impact Investment into Brave Pops

SK’s Social Impact Investment division, SK Happiness Organization have announced their commitment to make a US$860k (KRW 1b) social impact investment into Brave Pops Company. Brave Pops is an educational software developer which was formed in…

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JDLab to Showcase ‘IUEditor for WordPress’ at MWC 2016

Software development company JDLab will showcase ‘IUEditor for WordPress’ which allows users to create WordPress themes within the web editor at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. While WordPress provides free and paid themes for its…

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‘Park Here’, the Pioneer in Innovating Urban Parking

In hotel industry, there is a rather clear ceiling for their revenues; when the rooms are all booked out, it’s pretty much it. There might be some cash inflows from F&B and other event-related revenues such…

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Top five healthcare trends from technology startups

Technology has been integral in medical advancement and personal health. Now more than ever, technology is readily available to people of developed countries, mostly in the form of smart phones and devices. Recently, a surge in…

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K­Beauty and Fashion customisation: The next wave in Korean commerce

Competition in Korea is heating up with the popularity of SPA brands in the fashion industry and big players like Laniege, Sulawhasoo dominating the beauty market. Local and international consumers are thronging to purchase fashion and…

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How these 5 Korean startups are removing language barriers through technology to go global

In Korea, like in many countries where English is not the lingua franca, there is an especially large gap when it comes to having the right words for an international audience. This language barrier comes in…

398일 전
Thanks To Eased Regulations Crowdfunding Picks Up Speed in Korea

Imagine a new Korean drama is in the works, but to bring it to life the producers need funding. How fast would your little sister hit that ‘fund’ button if it were available? Thanks to eased…

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Korean Startups Are Targeting the Next Generation of Wearables

Wearables gained huge popularity during 2015 with high-profile releases such as the Apple Watch and Pebble Time bringing wearables truly into the mass consciousness. Wearables are now high demand items and are on course to be…

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File Sharing Service ‘Send Anywhere’ nabs $6M Series A from Rakuten Ventures

Estmob Inc’s Send Anywhere , the leader in cross-platform file sharing, announced this week that it closed a $6 million Series A round lead by Saemin Ahn of Rakuten Ventures. This deal comes on the heels of…

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These 5 Korean Startups Are Increasing Workplace Efficiency

Are sticky notes and post-its not cutting it anymore to organise your schedule? Are you interested to explore workplace management and timekeeping beyond Slack, Trello and Evernote? Korean workers are widely recognised as among the most…

405일 전
Fashion O2O Brich secures second investment through Hana Financial Investment

Brich, an O2O service delivering the latest Korean fashion trends online, has secured an investment from Hana Financial Investment. The company was launched a year ago, and to date has raised US$860k (KRW 1b) from Hana…

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Korean Mobile Concierge Service ‘Secretary Kim’ is Building a New Investment Model for Korean Startups

One of the biggest tech trends today is text messengers becoming platforms for other services. And one of the hottest text-based services is virtual concierge services. In the US, there is Magic, which recently received a…

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8 Percent to Continue Leading Korean P2P Lending Market

Innovation can be defined in many ways. Among those, my favorite is to define it as the ability to kill and eat a great (even better, if it’s the entire) share of an existing market. And…

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App Annie Raises $63M to Fuel Growth, Adds NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson to Board

  App Annie, the largest mobile app data and insights platform, announced that it has closed $63 million in total financing, with majority equity investment led by Greenspring Associates and additional participation from existing investors e.Ventures,…

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Day2Life’s fully functional mobile time management solution receives investment from 500 Startups

Day2Life, a simple day to day mobile time management solution has secured an investment of US$200k (KRW 240m) from 500 Startups, among the most recognized Silicon Valley startup accelerator programs. In securing a position in the…

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Korean guesthouse accommodation startup Jienem receives Angel Club investment

Jienem, a guesthouse accommodation service specialist and catering for Chinese tourists has received an investment of US$200k (KRW 240m) from Angel Club an Accredited Investor (AI). In August last year, the company also received an early…

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Interactive Chinese education development startup ‘China Tan’ receives second investment

China Da the operator of China Tan, a digital Chinese language teaching service has secured investment from Mirae Assets, Softbank Ventures and Coolidge Corner Investment. This investment is the second investment for China Da, which secured an…

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General Bio, a Korean company producing environmentally friendly detergents receives Technology investment

General Bio, a company known to be socially and environmentally responsible has received a total of US$4.6m (KRW 5.3b) investment from Mirae Assets, L&S Venture Capital, Coolidge Corner Investment and SJ Investment Partners. The company which…

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Hello Nature, the Amazon Fresh of Korea wins $2.1m investment from GS Home Shopping and Mirae Assets

Hello Nature, an online fresh produce platform connects producers directly with their consumers. On the 30th December, the company revealed that a ‘Series B’ investment amount of US$2.1m (KRW 2.5b) was confirmed from GS Home Shopping…

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