As well as boasting an impressive speaker line up when it comes to VCs, beGLOBAL also feature some very interesting entrepreneurs and business people, two of which are Saeju Jeong, Co-CEO at Noom and Suk Park, Co-Founder of DramaFever.
With both being born in Korea and currently based in New York, they have a lot in common. But the biggest common denominator is their success. Since the age of 19, Saeju Jeong has been an enthusiastic entrepreneur with experience in many diverse industries. In Korea he established an independent music label which was chosen as the most promising e-business in Korea in 2001.
After focusing on global markets, he settled in New York where he worked as the sole representative of an international music company. In 2006 he co-founded Noom (previously WorkSmart Labs) and built CardioTrainer, the free mobile fitness application for Android smartphones, which has been the leading fitness application on the Android platform since then, partnering with Google, Motorola, Verizon and NTT DoCoMo. After building the 4 apps the company currently features, Noom recorded the most downloads in the health/sports sector in the Android marketplace with over 15 million downloads and, after receiving investment from Kleiner Perkins, the world’s top-tier investment company (which also invested in Google, Amazon, Zynga and Twitter), the company has been growing very fast. Currently the company has the largest share in the global health care application market and is receiving intense media interest not only from America, but also across the world.
With K-pop being an omnipresent cultural phenomenon in The US, the Korean wave is now expanding its reach with Korean TV dramas. According to the Korea Creative Content Agency, dramas account for 82 percent of Korea’s content export with 167 million dollars. Suk Park is the co-founder of Dramafever, an Internet TV network specializing in cross-border distribution of premium content online. The company aggregates popular TV shows from around the world and make them available on demand with subtitles. DramaFever is the online market leader in East Asian TV shows in the Americas, and has a growing footprint in additional categories including Latin telenovelas.
Park recently met Korean president Geun Hye Park to discuss creative ways to advance the government’s economic initiatives at the intersection technology and culture.
BeSUCCESS’ Global Director Nathan Millard as acting moderator will join the pair on stage to discuss the bridge between investors and partners from both U.S. and Asia, exploring the differences between Western and Eastern business cultures.
More about beGLOBAL:beGLOBAL is a global tech conference, with a touch of Korean spice. Produced by the organizers of beLAUNCH, the top Startup/Tech Conference in Korea, beGLOBAL aims to bring together the best of Tech from the East and West. We will feature the top giants from Silicon Valley discussing the latest tech trends, with a global perspective. Additionally, ten of the best Korean startups will showcase their services to our audience, offering an opportunity to see a snapshot of the next generation of tech from Asia.