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Union Invests into Korean beauty MCN startup Leferi

Leferi Beauty Channel, a popular beauty MCN in Asia has secured a US$822k (KRW 1b) investment from Union Investment Partners. Driving the investment deal was the global trend for video contents. In the Asian market, popular video content categories in the Asian market  include beauty and fashion as well as Korean products. Leferi Beauty Channel has partnered with Youtube Korea over the last 1 year and 4 months to deliver their Creator Academy…

Vungle Expands Expertise to South Korea’s Startup Scene with In-App Video Ads Service
664일 전

Vungle, the way developers put video ads in their apps, has opened a South Korean office to accelerate growth and global expansion for the country’s startups through high performance in-app advertising. Vungle Korea is led by industry heavyweight, Hong Kim, former CEO of Groupon Korea. Kim brings a solid background in startups and finance, along with a passion for growing companies globally to his new role with Vungle. “South Korea’s startups have…

This Korean Startup Allows Developers To Add Voice, Video, & Chat To Web/Mobile Apps With A Few Lines Of Code

‘Appspand’ is an advanced communication service, allowing voice, video, and chat to be added to any web/mobile app, with a few lines of additional code. Uberple was founded in Jan 2013 with the vision of dramatically improving communication within the financial services industry. This need was borne out the founder’s experience of crude tools available for communication both internally and with clients. While their scope has been broadened to embrace opportunities in…

Foreign-Owned NYK Media Group Helps Korean Startups and SMEs Communicate Effectively in English
1018일 전

“Touch Your Customers… Appropriately” Does the English in the above picture seem awkward to you? Let’s take a moment to look at it. There are no misspellings. The grammar is correct. But there is something definitely strange about telling a potential customer that your company “can touch anywhere”. Touch what exactly, and for what purpose? I guess we will have to use our imagination, but in this case first impressions will certainly…

Bb – A New Feature Packed Video Sharing App From Korean Startup AHIKU
1349일 전

With Vine and Instagram dominating the image and video sharing market, is there enough room for another player? Korean startup AHIKU thinks their app Bb has a chance. But with a plethora of photo and video apps coming out of Asia, Ahiku is facing a tough battle to make a stand in the market. However, with a small team and low overheads combined with existing partnerships with companies such as KT, STP…