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KOCCA Hosts K-Digital Content Pre-IR Event to Help Korean Startups Break into the International Market
2017년 11월 15일

Los Angeles, CA, November 14, 2017 – On Tuesday afternoon, KOCCA(Korean Government Agency’s Korea Creative Content Agency), in partnership with KOCCA US Business Center, IgniteSpark, and beSUCCESS, hosted a K-Digital Content Pre-IR Event on BEGINNING platform (http://bit.ly/2zGDd6q) in which they selected 13 up-and-coming Korean startups to present their companies to potential investors to secure funding for expansion into global markets. The startups ran the gamut from gaming to senior health to art,…

Busan Hosts Exciting Global Startup Conference ‘Bounce Busan 2017’
2017년 10월 20일

(Press Release) Busan, S.Korea October 20, 2017 Bounce Busan 2017, the first of its kind global conference on startups in Busan will be held at BEXCO, Centum City, Busan on Oct 31. Busan, one of the most beautiful port cities, has been well-known for tourism attraction and film festival ‘Busan International Film Festival (BIFF)’, and now it is taking the first step to growing as one of global startup hubs following the…

WEWORK ACCELERATES TO BUILD A STRONGER COMMUNITY BY OPENING THE FOURTH LOCATION IN KOREA
2017년 09월 19일

  (Press Release) Seoul, Korea SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 WeWork – the platform for creators that provides the space, community and services to help people make a life, not just a living – announced that it will open its fourth location in Korea, WeWork Yeoksam Station, in Capital Tower near Yeoksam Station, in late 2017. WeWork has chosen Capital Tower close to Yeoksam Station for its fourth location to meet growing demand for…

KONO, THE AI POWERED SCHEDULING BOT IS NOW OPEN TO INDIVIDUAL USERS.
2017년 09월 13일

(Press Release by PR.com) San Francisco, CA, September 13, 2017  Konolabs announced today that its AI powered scheduling bot, Kono, will be available starting today. Called Kono, the email-bot comes with an AI engine with machine learning and natural language understanding capabilities. Users write to or copy Kono in their email, and the bot will schedule a meeting based on users’ calendars and preferences. While Kono checks calendar, sends invites, and exchanges emails, users…

UTRUST POISED TO TAKE THE BLOCKCHAIN PAYMENTS INDUSTRY IN ASIA.
2017년 09월 12일

(Press Realese) SEPTEMBER 11, 2017 Fintech solutions company UTRUST is set to transform the cryptocurrency payments landscape. With a team of experts from various consumer and corporate business, financial, legal, and technical fields, UTRUST is building the payments platform of the future as the PayPal of the digital currency market. Since Bitcoin’s inception in 2009, cryptocurrencies have solved problems that are inherent in today’s bank-based payment systems. Offering low fees and fast…

TechCrunch is coming to Seoul for its 2nd Meetup event
2016년 10월 12일

Last year, TechCrunch came to Seoul to host its first-ever Meetup, and is returning to Seoul on October 27, 2016 to host its second Meetup+Pitch-Off competition for Korean early-stage startups. “We had reside chats with tech leaders like Jimmy Jihoon Rim, the CEO of Kakao and Bedy Yang, Managing Partner at 500 Startups. Our first Pitch-Off winner, BBB, a pioneering mobile health company, has already raised $5 Million in Series A funding this…

MangoPlate Upgrades English Services for Foreigners in Korea
2016년 09월 08일

SEOUL, 8 September 2015 – MangoPlate, a South Korean restaurant discovery app, recently renewed its English service for foreigners in Korea. Established in October 2013 to help people find information about restaurants, MangoPlate offers restaurant discovery service with reviews written by users. While the service was already available in both Korean and English from the very beginning of its launch, the English app was renewed with a new website launch. The foreigners…

A Main Stage for Korean Startups, beSUCCESS Raises Pre-Series A From Global Pool of Investors
  ·  2016년 08월 22일

Seoul, Korea 22th Aug – beSUCCESS has successfully closed a Pre-Series A round with investors from Korea, USA, China, and Japan, in order to grow its expanding brand as a leading media platform for news on Korean startups, host of Asia’s largest tech conference, beGLOBAL, and now also a database platform with its recent launch of Beginning (beginning.xyz). Among the firms that participated in this round include DCM Ventures, Strong Ventures, 500 Startups(US), Hardy…

beSUCCESS Launches Beginning, an Online Platform Connecting Business Interests in Asia
  ·  2016년 08월 10일

Seoul, Korea 10th Aug -Beginning (beginning.xyz), an ambitious new service launched by beSUCCESS founder and CEO James Jung (Hyun Wook Jung), is an online hub that seeks to bridge businesses, investors, and various government agencies across borders. It also hosts a growing, real-time database that profiles startups in one view, sourcing directly from key players in the Asian startup industry. Since its conception, beSUCCESS has been a leading source of information on…

Mobile Blood Testing Solution ‘BBB’ Raises $5 Million Series A Round
2016년 08월 08일

BBB Technologies Inc. (BBB), a mobile healthcare startup, announced $5 million in Series A fundraising. This round’s investors consisted of ID Ventures, POSCO Capital, and Mirae Asset Capital. BBB released the world’s first Android-based mobile blood testing device, elemark®, within six months of its founding in 2014. With elemark®, patients can conduct blood tests themselves and have the test results automatically saved in the cloud for tracking their biomarkers. BBB also established a…

Mobile App Prototyping Now Easier Than Ever in Completely Redesigned Proto.io 6
2016년 07월 14일

Proto.io 6 – Top 10 features from Proto.io on Vimeo. Proto.io, the mobile app prototyping software used by more than 300,000 industry professionals and regular, non-technical people, today announced the launch of Proto.io 6. Along with a redesigned UI and numerous performance enhancements, the new Interaction Wizard makes it easier than ever to create dynamic, interactive prototypes. This enables users to quickly create beautiful, fully-featured prototypes – even if they don’t have…

SangBong Suh, the head of Smilegate Orange Farm center, helps Korean startups to go to China
  ·  2016년 06월 21일

If a person comes for the profit goes for another profit, a person bows for a power searches for another powerful men. Only the person comes for the mind lasts forever.” – from “The Rise of the Great Nations” by SangRae Cho. Smilegate group(CEO HyeokBin Kwon) is famous for a FPS game called ‘Cross Fire.’ Cross Fire which has 500million global users, 6million users for concurrent user, successfully localized the game in…

Positioning the Korean Wave as ‘Lifestyle’ for a Sustainable Business Model in China
  ·  2016년 05월 30일

Where are the momentum that will lead the next decade in the consumer market in China? One advised to pay a good attention to the ‘Post-8090’ generation. The Post-8090 generation, often named balinghou (Post-80) or jiulinghou (Post-90), refers to the people who were born between 1980s and 1990s in China after the Chinese government has introduced ‘One-child’ birth-control policy in 1979. The Post-8090, also named Small Emperors (xiaohuangdi), can be viewed as…

Mirion’s Binary Code ‘bCODE’ brings a new way of communication
2016년 05월 10일

Start-up company ‘Mirion’ is now developing ‘bCODE’. bCODE is a binary code which can be written by hand for management of online and offline data collectively, it is also a way of providing internet connection to different products.   bCODE is similar to QR code, but there are some big differences. QR code is a distributor focused system. Usually, only big companies uses printed QR codes for commercial purposes. bCODE however, is a two-way…

Viva Republica, providers of P2P Transfer service ‘Toss’, Raises $23 million
2016년 04월 11일

Viva Republica, the providers of P2P money transfer service ‘Toss’, raised KRW 26.5 billion (about $23 million) on April 11th from a consortium consist of the leading domestic venture capital from KTB and Sillcon valley based firms from Goodwater capital and Altos ventures. The capital raised from this round will enable the company to strengthen Toss’ market dominance and expand its lineup of Fintech services. Toss, which launched on February of last…

‘ELEVEN:ZULU CAPITAL’ Opens Its Door for Asian Startups
2016년 03월 29일

ELEVEN:ZULU CAPITAL, a new VC from Los Angeles, Calif. announces today that it officially opens to accept investment proposals from startups in Asia and in the US. “The space is crowded. There is so much money. As a result, the valuations of most US startups have gone through the roof. However, we know that there are still many other ecosystems in different parts of the world, whose startups are equally capable but just much undervalued…

BeyondK, a Hallyu based MCN star promotion program, has been launched.
  ·  , 이 한종 2016년 03월 29일

  BeyondK, a Hallyu based MCN star promotion program, has been launched. BeyoundK is a program which plans and creates contents for Hallyu based global creators. It is a one-stop program cooperated by GoodTimeWithMe(KBEAT) and Wish Company, which also manages all from the producing of projects, managing, marketing, and creating profit. GoodTimeWithMe is a startup which is based on the KPOP fandom community service and the network with Hallyu based MCN stars. For…

Korea launches ‘Startup Campus’ in Pangyo
2016년 03월 26일

South Korea opened its largest startup complex near Seoul on Tuesday as part of its efforts to boost promising local startups and attract foreign companies. The “startup campus” in Pangyo, just south of Seoul, is designed to nurture more than 200 startups, offering workspace and consulting services for capital funding, according to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning. They include the Yozma Group, an Israel-based global venture capital firm, and TEDCO,…

Rank-Type Social Dating App ‘Charmy’ Launch
2016년 03월 24일

Social dating ‘Charmy’ has successfully completed it’s beta and announced an official launch of the service. Charmy is a dating app using ‘ranking’ and ‘matching’ solution which matches partners based on the rank much like the very well known on-line game League of Legends (LOL). Experiences like being frustrated of not being able to meet a likable match, Charmy has designed its service to minimize the fatigue by adopting ranking system. Basically the users…

Mass Challenge is open to Korean startups now
2016년 03월 22일

KOISRA Seed Partners, the first Korea-Israel Seed Fund and Accelerator and Mass Challenge based in Boston with satellites in the UK and Israel, signed on partnership agreement last week in order to develop the Korean-Israel startup eco-system. For the first step of collaboration, KOISRA Seed Partners will help Mass Challenge attract Korean startups to participate in its acceleration program in Israel during July~October 2016. The finalists of the acceleration program will enjoy the global mentoring, office…