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What the Block? How to own stakes in sports clubs and stars with cryptocurrencies ‘Globatalent’
  ·  2018년 05월 30일

Any soccer fans out here? (or football fans if you prefer the British posh way of naming it) The childhood me used to seriously believe that I would become the first woman playing alongside Messi or Beckham. Despite having virtually no talent, I spent hours and hours running around soccer fields all the way until I got hit by the soccer ball enough for it to break my nose.  Nevertheless, there’s a…

What the Block? Interview With Henry, The Head Of Global Business Dept. at ICON
  ·  2018년 05월 14일

Hi everyone! I’m Sara, a 20-year-old college student at Yonsei University in Korea and an intern at VREX LAB, a startup focusing on VR/AR. Last December I caught one of my ‘sunbaes’ (a Korean word used to refer to upperclassmen) staring into a screen filled with colorful cats during one of our lectures. And then he told me he was actually making money by breeding these cats(CryptoKitties) and all I could think…

WEWORK EXPANDS FOOTPRINT IN CORE BUSINESS DISTRICTS OF GANGBUK, SEOUL WITH THE OPENING OFWEWORK YEOUIDO STATION AND WEWORK SEOUL STATION
2017년 12월 05일

-Portfolio of new WeWork locations will heighten its presence in Seoul through an extended WeWork community by adding space for 3,500+ new members   Seoul, Korea, 5 DECEMBER 2017, WeWork—the platform for creators that provides the space, community and services to help people make a life, not just a living—announced today that it will open its sixth and seventh locations in Korea, WeWork Yeouido Station at HP Building and WeWork Seoul Station at Seoul Square, during the first half of 2018….

Awair Partners With Brown University to Study Effects of Environmental Exposures on Neurodevelopment in Children
2017년 11월 29일

(Press Release) SEOUL Korea, November 29, 2017- Awair, the creators of devices that track air quality in homes, today announces its partnership with Brown University’s Baby Imaging Lab to collaborate on a National Institute of Health (NIH)-sponsored project called “Resonance”, a longitudinal study that focuses on understanding how a wide variety of environmental exposures affect child neurodevelopment. The project is one of the several cohorts participating in the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes…

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,…

WEWORK BUILDS A STRONGER COMMUNITY IN KOREA WITH THE OPENING OF WEWORK GWANGHWAMUN AND WEWORKGANGNAM STATION EXPANSION
2017년 11월 02일

-WeWork grows its presence in major districts of Seoul to connect its member network. -WeWork plays a leading role in accelerating the shift towards a new way of work, humanizing the way people work and live. Seoul, Korea, 2 NOVEMBER, 2017, WeWork—the platform for creators that provides the space, community and services to help people make a life, not just a living—announced today that it will open its fifth location in Korea, WeWork Gwanghwamun, at The-K Twin…

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…

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…

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…