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beSUCCESS is a professional media company with a particular focus on startups and tech industry | beSUCCESS는 국내 기업의 해외 진출을 지원하는 미디어 회사로, 실리콘밸리를 포함한 전세계 테크 트렌드와 스타트업 뉴스, 기업가 정신 등 국내 스타트업의 인사이트 확대를 위해 필요한 외신 정보를 직·간접적으로 제공할 뿐만 아니라, 한국의 스타트업 생태계와 출시 소식 등 주요 뉴스를 영문으로 세계 각국에 제공해 한국 스타트업의 글로벌 성공을 지원하는 '연결'의 역할을 합니다.
Korean startup VNCN’s ride-sharing service ‘Tada’ gaining popularity despite tough situations
2019년 02월 14일

Korean mobility startup VNCN’s ride-hailing service – Tada launched in October 2018 and is doing fair business despite the stringent Korean government transport laws and protests from existing taxi-unions. The company faces an uphill battle for making profits in the country, but with its dependable service, Tada is gaining a lot of word of mouth popularity. Matching Passengers with Right Drivers The startup VNCN was bought by Daum founder and CEO of ride-sharing company SoCar Lee…

Get rid of your English writing woes with Korean platform Ediket
2019년 02월 12일

When it is about important documents, most people struggle with writing correctly and in a foolproof manner. It always helps to have the written work copy edited by someone who is better with it, but it is understood that it’s an expensive task and affordable by businesses. Korean startup Ediket has worked out a most democratic platform which offers everyone help with their written documents. Easy, affordable way to correct your English writing Ediket…

AI 튜터 개발사 뤼이드, 세계 최초 토익 기반 암호화폐 ‘산타토익 코인’ 발행
2019년 02월 12일

뤼이드(Riiid, 장영준 대표)가 자사 AI 튜터 서비스인 산타토익 유저들을 보상하기 위한 리워드형 블록체인 시스템을 구축하고 암호화폐 ‘산타토익 코인(STOEIC)’을 발행했다. 산타토익 코인은 산타토익 플랫폼 내에서 학습자가 하는 모든 활동에 대해 지급되는 보상형 암호화폐로, 문제 풀이와 강의 청취, 예측점수 상승 등 학습자의 공부량에 따라 차등 지급된다. 인공지능 기반 맞춤학습 솔루션인 산타토익은 학습자들의 행동별 데이터가 축적될수록 인공지능이 고도화된다. 이에 뤼이드는 인공지능이 추천해주는 개인별 맞춤 문제를 풀고 강의를 청취하는 유저들을 지속 보상해, 스스로 동기부여될 수 있게 하는…

WeFit – For A Fitter Tomorrow
2019년 02월 11일

Owing to the rising popularity of fitness-based recreational activities, the market has reached a near saturation point making it overwhelmingly difficult for one to choose their ideal place for their routine fitness sessions. This very need for an organized view of the available fitness partners around a locality gave rise to WeFit – an application that organizes and presents the user with data about nearby recreational activity grounds and allowing them to…

지냄, 볼로 그리고 디스커버엑스로 이어지는 블록체인 기반 여행 생태계
2019년 02월 09일

토마스쿡은 세계에서 가장 오래된 여행사이다. 1841년 7월 신실한 침례교인이였던 토마스 쿡(Thomas Cook)은 570명의 금주(禁酒) 집회 참석자를 모집하여, 객실 9량을 전세 내 영국 레스터(Leicester)에서 러프버러(Loughborough)까지 1인당 1실링으로 22마일을 왕복하는 특별열차를 편성했다. 19세기 영국에서 세계 최초로 증기기관과 철도가 발명되었고, 토마스 쿡은 철도기술에 단체여행을 접목한 것이다. 이렇게 자기 이름을 딴 세계 최초의 여행사가 세워졌다. 얼마 뒤 프랑스, 이탈리아, 인도 등으로의 해외여행 패키지 상품도 팔았다. 국내 여행과 달리 해외 국가에서 환전과 결제에 불편한 문제가 있었다. 이에 토마스 쿡이…

Korean startup NOTA develops low cost, high performance AI solutions  
2019년 01월 31일

Korean startup NOTA has developed unique model compression technology using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, which can be applied broadly to mobile, drone and robotics.  NOTA’s AI solutions do not need a server or network cost for operating AI models because of the on-device ML techniques. Low Server Cost; Low Latency Issue AI-based systems are getting much attention across the globe for its utility in autonomous driving and drones. The AI-based systems…

Korean startup SendBird is becoming the most scalable chat-API in the world
2019년 01월 29일

Human interaction is becoming more and more digital and messaging is one of the leading communication tools. Korean startup SendBird provides a complete messaging solution that helps businesses communicate with their customers flawlessly without losing the integrity of their brand. The messaging solution for businesses SendBird has made remarkable progress as a leader in building the most scalable and powerful chat API in the world. A chat API is an application program interface that provides…

Radish offers  ‘serial’ reading for serious readers
2019년 01월 29일

The Korean startup Radish is revolutionizing the mobile-reading space with its serialized storytelling platform. Radish serves a wide variety of stories that can be read in bite-sized installments optimized for the smartphone reader. Radish can be defined as a literary equivalent of addictive TV shows, right on the phone! Read & Pay one chapter at a time Radish app. is user-friendly and a great tool for serious readers. The company describes its…

Food-Tech Delivery Platform By Woowa Brothers
2019년 01월 24일

In today’s world, every sector has become technology-driven and most companies are using the ‘online platform’ to stay in the competition. The food sector is no different; the on-demand food delivery apps are now prowling the market and are making their way up. Ordering food from your couch has become a norm and it is just a matter of time before every restaurant succumbs to selling on the food delivery platform. Woowa…

Flitto: The Korean startup teaching translation to AI-driven online translators
2019년 01월 23일

A Korean startup that started as a crowd-sourced translation service has become the most sought after company for providing language data to various international servers for improvising on their translation programs. Flitto, powered by artificial intelligence and professional translators, connects requesters and translators through its website or app. Platform to Connect with Translators Flitto was launched in 2012 and presently has 9.5 million users in 173 countries. The translation platform is very simple to…

Generation Z Opens their Ears and Wallet to Korean Tech Spoon Radio
2019년 01월 23일

Mykoon, the parent company of the better known Spoon Radio, surpassed $20.2M USD (23B KRW) in 2018 annual sales. This trajectory makes for a more than 900% year after year growth rate. Spoon Radio, which started in March 2016, is a private radio broadcasting service which successfully targets Z-geners. Users aged 18 to 24 account for more than 70% of all users. Accumulated downloads range to 5.7 million, and more than 1.2 million…

Restaurants At Your Doorstep With Swiggy
2019년 01월 21일

In the present era of e-commerce, the online food ordering and delivery business has seen an immense interest from entrepreneurs, consumers, and investors. These online business platforms have bridged the gap between consumers and restaurants/local food shops/food chains. The online food apps/websites have high user engagement as it offers convenience. Swiggy one of India’s leading online food delivery startup has brought restaurants to consumer pocket. The company has raised over $1 billion venture funds…

Korean startup FutureBioWorks making safe connections for health of ‘hearts’
2019년 01월 17일

Myocardial Infarction or Heart Failure is of the most common causes of death in humans. A person with heart problem needs surgery like a bypass or vascular anastomosis. Korean startup FutureBioWorks’ Biotechnology Research Institute is developing a shape memory polymer for safe and fast vascular implants with excellent characteristics. BM-Tube connection for safe, faster recovery The product BM-Tube has many advantages because of shape memory polymer use. Shape Memory Polymer based vascular stents are…

Korean Startup’s device can detect harmful bacteria from water & food, preventing avoidable deaths
2019년 01월 16일

An estimate by the World Health Organisation says almost 600 million people which is about 1 in 10 people in the world fall ill due to contaminated food each year. 420,000 people die because of food poisoning every year. 502,000 is the number of diarrhoea deaths due to contaminated water each year. Safe drinking water and clean food have become a paramount need in today’s world to save healthy lives from unwanted…

신한금융 ‘신한퓨처스랩’ 5기 스타트업 모집 시작 (~2월 15일까지)
2019년 01월 15일

신한금융그룹(회장 조용병)이 오늘부터 2019년 ‘신한퓨처스랩’ 5기 스타트업 모집을 시작한다. ‘신한퓨처스랩’은 신한금융그룹이 2015년 5월 금융권 최초로 출범한 스타트업 액셀러레이팅 프로그램으로, 작년 4기까지 총 61개 기업을 선발・육성하고 약 81억원의 지분투자를 진행했다. 이번 신한퓨처스랩 5기는 ‘1천억원 규모의 그룹벤처펀드를 통한 투자 확장’ ‘모집영역(소셜벤처) 확장’ ‘글로벌(베트남) 진출 사업화 지원 확장’ 의 3가지 확장의 키워드를 중심으로 육성될 예정이다. 모집 분야는 핀테크 기업 및 AI, 빅데이터, 블록체인, 보안 등의 기술기업, IoT, O2O, 커머스, 컨텐츠, AR/VR 등 금융과 융합적 시너지를…

Socar Shifts Gears with a $44.5M USD Windfall
2019년 01월 15일

Socar, a Korean ride-sharing platform, is planning to rev up development with an investment worth $44.5M USD (50B KRW). The multi million investment comes from four companies, KB Investment, Stone Bridge Ventures, and Softbank Ventures, along with the Silicon Valley-based VC, Altos Ventures. This will be the second time Socar gained the confidence from benefactors. Last April, the company attracted $53.5M USD (60B KRW) from a Korean private equity fund, IMM Private Equity (IMM PE). Socar plans to…

Blank Corporation Promotes KOSDAQ Listing after 3 years of Establishment
2019년 01월 15일

Media commerce start-up company called Blank Corporation is planning to be listed on KOSDAQ (Korea Securities Dealers Automated Quotation) next year. The company, which was established in early 2016 under the name of Blank TV, has shown rapid growth and is set to challenge IPO (Initial Public Offering) for the first time in three years. Blank Corporation sent a bid request (RFP: request for proposal) to local brokerages on the 10th to select securities…

슈퍼갈땐슈퍼맨, 30분 안에 무료배달 서비스 시작 
2019년 01월 14일

동네 슈퍼마켓 상품을 배달해 주는 슈퍼갈땐슈퍼맨(대표 조성호)이 ’30분 무료배달’ 서비스를 시작했다.  30분 무료배달 서비스는 고객이 슈퍼갈땐슈퍼맨 앱을 통해 15,000원 이상 주문하면 30분 안에 무료로 배달을 해주는 서비스로 현재 강남구, 송파구, 미사 지역 일부 슈퍼마켓에서만 이용할 수 있다. 이후 참여 매장을 늘려 순차적으로 서비스를 확대할 계획이라고 업체는 밝혔다. 슈퍼갈땐슈퍼맨은 2015년 동네 슈퍼 사장님들의 어려움을 해결하기 위해 시작된 서비스로, 슈퍼에서 직접 가격을 입력하지 않아도 자동으로 가격이 동기화되는 소프트웨어 SuperGO를 개발하는 등 인공지능 무인운영 슈퍼마켓…

Innovative Technology Solutions by BBP to Make Buildings Energy Efficient
2019년 01월 14일

Buildings are the iconic landmarks for any city. However, what is often overlooked is to find ways to improve the energy efficiency of these buildings that can help in alleviating many challenges that cities face from public health problems to climate change. Buildings have always been huge and long-lasting investments and efficient buildings provide better financial and social returns. Adopting modern energy saving solutions is imperative for both industrial and commercial buildings….

Travel Around The World With Traveloka
2019년 01월 14일

With metasearch engines and aggregating data from all over the web into one platform have made online travel companies a success across the globe. The travelers can easily access and compare offers allowing them to get the best value for their money. Thanks to incredible technological advancements, travelers can check the real-time availability and book their tours or activity that fits into their itinerary. With so much competition around, there is a…