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Make your own viral video ads to entice users with Hooreel
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Editor’s note : This article ‘Make your own viral video ads to entice users with Hooreel’ was orginally published by e27’s Elaine Huang Late last month, South Korean startup IndieCF launched its first iOS application Hooreel which promises to let anyone and everyone with a smartphone “create their own viral marketing videos”. The free app is specifically targetted at business owners who might not have the equipment, resources or expertise to create…

Travel SNS Travel Note & Tour secures US$420k investment from Coolidge Corner Investment
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Travel Note & Tour, developer of location based social travel service, Travel Note has announced its success in securing an investment of US $420k from Coolidge Corner Investment, specialist in venture capital for startups. After launching June 2013, Travel Note & Tour went on to win the 2013 excellence award at the Tourism Creation Ideas Contest. For two consecutive years, the startup has also been chosen as the leading creator of tourism business…

Auto pilot drone Uvify wins $250k investment from K Cube Ventures

Uvify a startup specializing in the development of autonomous unmanned drone technologies, has won an investment deal with K Cube Ventures.  This deal was confirmed on the 2nd September by K Cube Ventures who are widely known as leaders in technology investments. The investment deal is thought to be worth a quarter million US dollars. Aside from the K Cube Ventures investment, Uvify has secured further investments from two state run agencies with…

Yellowmobile records US$66 million Q2 sales
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  As revealed on the 31st August, mobile service provider YellowMobile has reported Q2 sales total of US$66m which is up 533% from the same period last year.  Compared to Q1 figures, sales has grown by 38%. YellowMobile’s Q2 goals followed on from Q1 trends as they concentrated their efforts on expansion into foreign markets, and positioning itself for sector growth. The results of the 5 business streams categorised in order of magnitude are: O2O $27.6m…

Softbank Ventures, invests into Gaudi Audio Lab – VR Audio startup

On September 1, Softbank Ventures Korea announced a joint investment deal with Capstone Partners for an amount US$920k which is to be invested into Gaudi Audio Lab. When founded, Gaudi Audio Lab’s mission was to provides the ultimate sound experience that integrates sound and feeling.  This sound solution technology is aimed at complementing the emerging AR and VR markets. Key members include experts at the Wilus Institute of Standard and Technology who led…

Anonymous SNS app Around, snags $1.7 million investment

On the 28th August, Softbank Ventures announced its US$1.7m investment into Converse who have developed the anonymous communication app called Around. Around is a SNS app that allows users to freely share their feelings about life, workplace, emotions, love affairs and family. Being an anonymous SNS platform, there is no need to cloak any of these feeling for social acceptance. Users of around have given the app a score of 4.9 out…

K Cube Ventures invests into Air Quality IoT BitFinder
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On the 26th August, ‘K Cube Venture’ specialists in mobile, internet and technology investments, confirmed a US$700 k investment into BitFinder.  BitFinder is a startup providing an Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) monitoring and control system solution.  This solution is Awair and allows users to be ‘Aware’ of the ‘air quality by determining what bits (particles) are in the air.  It does this through a concept called Internet of Things (IoT). Internet of Things (IoT) is…

Removal service Zimcar, secures investment with support of local council
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Zimcar is an innovative house removal service developed by ‘Five Thirty’ who are located in the Cultural Creation Hub of PanGyo in the KyungGi province of Korea.  Recently, with the assistance of the Kyung Gi local council, Five Thirty have secured investments from ‘Big Bang Angels’. To celebrate this success, a signing ceremony was held on the 26th of August at the Kyung Gi Culture Creation Hub in PanGyo and was attended…

Fintech startup BMO receives $1.8m from investors for Honest Fund P2P loan service

Fintech startup company BMO has received approximately US$1.8 million from investors including Yellow Financial Group, Settle Bank and Shin Hyun Sung the CEO of Ticket Monster for their P2P (peer to peer) loan service platform Honest Fund. Honest Fund is a peer to peer personal loans and investments service, that directly connects borrowers to lenders without banking institutions. The platform provides borrowers access to funds that do not impact on credit ratings…

TheVentures invests into insurance reversebid company MyRealPlan

If you’ve ever experienced the frustration in finding the right insurance plan then MyRealPlan is the solution you’ve been waiting for.  Of course, finding the right insurance plan is just the start, you then need to find the best value amongst the multitude of insurance service providers and their brokers, and the broker’s brokers.  But no need to worry, since MyRealPlan has this solved too, with their reverse bidding process, where insurance…

Korean travel startup, MyRealTrip receives investment from Silicon Valley company AltosVentures

  Korean travel tour and activity startup, MyRealTrip has revealed that it had secured additional investment through Silicon Valley company AltosVentures. For MyRealTrip, this new investment comes 1 year after the combined US$840 thousand investment from SmileGateInvestment and CapstonePartners in June last year. The funding will provide the needed foundations in launching the business globally. MyRealTrip was founded in 2012 as a travel startup offering locals around the globe the opportunity to partake…

Korean food delivery app Yogiyo receives additional investment of US$35 million from DeliveryHero
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  On the 25th August, it was revealed that Yogiyo a popular food delivery service app in Korea had received further investment of $35 million from DeliveryHero.  DeliveryHero is a German company that provides online food service solutions internationally. This brings the total investments into Yogiyo to approximately US$55 million. Through this investment  Yogiyo will direct their focus towards achieving the total satisfaction of their customers, through continued development and improvement to products and services….

HelloWorlds’ ChulGaBang, an integrated platform for food delivery businesses, receives a $2.7M investment
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ChulGaBang, developed by HelloWorld, is an integrated platform for managing deliveries and operations of small-to-medium sized food companies. SBI Investments Korea, HB Investment, and Sejong Venture Partners have invested a total of USD $2.7M in the recent round. The phrase “chul gabang” means “bag made of iron” and, as the name suggests, ChulGaBang’s deliverers sport a metal case that is mounted onto scooters and used for delivering food. HelloWorld has integrated the processes of placing orders,…

Altos Ventures invests $3M into beauty eCommerce company HuiSeoul

Silicon Valley investment company Altos Ventures recently announced its US $3.0M investment in Trillionaire. Trillionaire runs a Korean cosmetic ecommerce service called HuiSeoul, which focuses on providing Korean beauty products exclusively to the Chinese market. The journey for HuiSeoul started in a single store in Myung Dong (Seoul) back in November 2014. The company reacted quickly to an identified market in China for Korean cosmetic and beauty products. In February 2015, HuiSeoul began, and started to…

Logistics solution provider Mesh Korea secures US $3.4M investment
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Mesh Korea specializes in the development of online platforms that support the distribution and logistics requirements of businesses. On August 18, a representative from the company, Ryu Jung Bum, confirmed that Mesh Korea had raised US $3.4M from SBI Investment and Korea Development Bank (KDB Capital). Prior to this investment, Mesh Korea raised a total of US $6.8M from both domestic and oversea investors, including an investment from VentureSquare back in January. Mesh Korea, which…

Wemakeprice lands $85M investment with NXC / Nexon
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  On August 17th, Wemakeprice a company dealing with social commerce, announced it had raised a total of $85M following the third release of its shares through NXC. Through this investment, Wemakeprice plans to seek the necessary talent and improve its systems in order to accelerate and improve the shopping experience for its customers and partners. NXC specializes in online and mobile games production as well as distribution through its subsidiary Nexon. Kim…

Treasure Hunter secures US$3.3 million from DSC Investment
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MCN (Multi Channel Network) specialist Treasure Hunter announced its success in attracting an investment worth US$3.3m (KRW 4b) from DSC Investment. This announcement was made by Song Jae Ryong the representative from Treasure Hunter. This follows investments of US$5.6m (KRW 6.7b) in May which was led by the company’s stategic partner 4:33 and three other venture capitals located in Korea and overseas. In total the company has raised nearly US$9m (KRW 10.7b)…

Scatter Lab attracts a 1.3B won investment from Softbank Ventures and KTB

Scatter Lab, a big data analysis company specializing in analyzing chat emotions, announced a series A investment of 1.3 billion won from Softbank Ventures and KTB. Both companies have an equal share in the investment, each investing 650 million won in the company. Scatter Lab was founded in 2011 as a startup specializing in analyzing emotions, aiming to give people a more valuable chat experience. It now operates a service caller Ginger, which is an artificial intelligence…

‘K Cube Ventures’ invests into O2O home care company ‘Doctor House’

  On the 4th of August, ‘K Cube Ventures’ a specialist in mobile, internet and special technology investments, revealed that it had invested into ‘Brat Village’, an O2O (online to offline) home care service provider.  A key member in the ‘Brat Village’ startup is Mr. Sung-Min Park who was a founding member of ‘Easy Taxi’ and previous to this of ‘Limo Taxi’. ‘Doctor House’ developed by ‘Brat Villlage’ is a mobile service…

O2O commerce proivider YAP Company secures investment from New World Group
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  The YAP Company is a Korean startup providing O2O commerce platform using an independent hybrid beacon technique. Recently, New World Group (Hong Kong) has combined with Korean investors, to provide YAP Company with a combined US$34.8m (KRW 42b) investment. YAP’s platforms, deliver essential information and benefits that are tailored according to the users time, location, circumstances, and necessities. YAP single-handedly embodies the entire transaction process of payment settlements requiring coupons, mobile stamps, and…