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SparkLabs Global Ventures Launches New $30 Million Seed-Stage Fund
  ·  2013년 10월 24일

SparkLabs Global Ventures is launching a new $30 million seed-stage fund that will invest in early-stage companies looking to rapidly scale their innovations. The founding partners are Bernard Moon, Net Jacobsson, Frank Meehan, Jimmy Kim, John Lee, and Jay McCarthy.  Bernard, Net and Frank will be the primary operating partners. “SparkLabs Global Ventures was founded on our strong momentum from our SparkLabs accelerator in South Korea, where we have already invested in 16…

10 must-read Korea Startup and Technology Stories this Week
  ·  2013년 09월 01일

Through the beSUCCESS Korea Startup and Technology Weekly Roundup, we bring you major articles and posts related to the Korean startup and technology sectors from beSUCCESS as well as other media websites. The Wall Street Journal: South Korean Startup Eyes U.S. for Bigger Audience beSUCCESS: Korean Startup Easyworks Universe Wants You To Share Your Portfolio With Visumé beSUCCESS: MyRealTrip – The AirBnB of Travel Tours beSUCCESS: Learn About Silicon Valley VC’s Investing…

Singapore Accelerator JFDI.Asia Announces Next Batch of Startups
  ·  2013년 08월 29일

Singapore accelerator Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI.Asia) has selected ten teams to begin its next 100-day startup accelerator program. The teams were chosen in an open competition that attracted 321 applications. JFDI was founded in 2010 in Singapore by Hugh Mason and Wong Meng Weng with financial support from successful entrepreneurs based in Singapore. In 2011 JFDI.Asia became the first SouthEast Asia member of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN) set up by…

beSUCCESS Korea Startup and Technology Weekly Roundup
  ·  2013년 08월 25일

Through the beSUCCESS Korea Startup and Technology Weekly Roundup, we bring you major articles and posts related to the Korean startup and technology sectors from beSUCCESS as well as other media websites. Updates on beGLOBAL, being organized by beSUCCESS in Palo Alto on September 13, 2013: beSUCCESS: Come Meet 3 Generations of Global Venture Capitalists, The Drapers, at beGLOBAL beSUCCESS: Come listen to Marc Shedroff, VP of Samsung’s $1Bn Open Innovation Center in…

beSUCCESS Korea Startup and Technology Weekly Roundup
  ·  2013년 08월 19일

Through the beSUCCESS Korea Startup and Technology Weekly Roundup, we bring you major articles and posts related to the Korean startup and technology sectors from beSUCCESS as well as other media websites. beSUCCESS: Korean Startup WePlanet Reinventing The Age Old Journal beSUCCESS: Robotic Pet Care From Korean Startup SinglePet Could Break New Ground For Pet Owners VentureBeat: beGLOBAL: A global tech conference, with a touch of Korean spice! Skift: 5 Travel Startups Tackle Trip Planning…

beGLOBAL Conference by beSUCCESS brings South Korea’s best Tech Startups to Silicon Valley
  ·  2013년 08월 06일

Press Release, Seoul/San Francisco beSUCCESS, South Korea’s leading startup and technology media platform, will organize beGLOBAL conference on September 13, 2013 at Four Seasons Hotel, in Palo Alto, Silicon Valley. beSUCCESS, organizer of beLAUNCH, South Korea’s biggest tech startup conference aims to bridge the Asian and Silicon Valley startup ecosystems. The event will feature discussions from thought leaders and agitators from Asia and Silicon Valley, and will showcase 10 of the Asian start-ups…

Sequoia Investee, Indian anti-virus Software firm Quick Heal Plans IPO, Global Expansion
  ·  2013년 08월 05일

Quick Heal Technologies, an Indian anti-virus and security software firm is preparing for an Initial Public Offering to scale its product offerings and global expansion reports The Economic Times. The current portfolio of Quick Heal includes cloud – based and advanced machine learning enabled security solutions, which offer security solutions that stop threats, attacks and malicious traffic.The solutions are indigenously developed in India. Quick Heal AntiVirus Solutions, Quick Heal Scan Engine and…

beSUCCESS Korea Startup and Technology Weekly Roundup
  ·  2013년 08월 05일

Through the beSUCCESS Korea Startup and Technology Weekly Roundup, we bring you major articles and posts related to the Korean startup and technology sectors from beSUCCESS as well as other media websites. The Korean startup ecosystem got a lot of online buzz this week, thanks to The Wall Street Journal article, ‘Startups Take Off in South Korea; Successful Entrepreneurs Reinvesting in Fledgling Companies’ North Korea’s tablet got a lot of attention too beSUCCESS: Startup…

beSUCCESS Korea Startup and Technology Weekly Roundup
  ·  2013년 07월 28일

Through the beSUCCESS Korea Startup and Technology Weekly Roundup, we bring you major articles and posts related to the Korean startup and technology sectors from beSUCCESS as well as other media websites. beSUCCESS: Korean Firms controlled 42% of the Global Smart TV market in Q1 2013 beSUCCESS: [Part III] Cybersecurity Issues In Korea beSUCCESS: Global Ambitions For Korea’s No. 1 Mobile Ad Startup, AppDisco beSUCCESS: Professors and Students of South Korean Tech Universities to get Startup…

Korean Firms controlled 42% of the Global Smart TV market in Q1 2013
  ·  2013년 07월 27일

According to new research by Strategy Analytics, Samsung continues to hold the largest market share of global Smart TV shipments, occupying 26 percent of the market, as vendors attempt to combat falling average selling prices (ASPs) of Flat Panel TVs (FPTVs) by adding premium features that better match evolving viewing habits. The Strategy Analytics Consumer Home Devices (CHD) service report, “Global Smart TV Vendor Market Share Q1 2013,” indicates that global Smart…

Professors and Students of South Korean Tech Universities to get Startup Sabbaticals
  ·  2013년 07월 25일

The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning of South Korea has come up with a proposal which would enable faculty members and students of South Korea’s leading tech universities to take a break from teaching and studying to set up their startup, reports MK Business News. As per the proposal, faculty members who have started up will be able to extend their break to 6 years at the longest and hold…

South Korea’s Biggest Telco SK Launches Accelerator for Early Stage Startups
  ·  2013년 07월 23일

SK Planet, part of South Korea’s biggest mobile operator SK Telecom announced the launch of its accelerator program ‘101 Startup Korea’ for early stage startups yesterday. The application period will last until August 16, followed by application screening and an interview round. Once the final participants are selected, the incubation program will start on September 2 and will continue until February 28, 2014. SK Planet, established in October 2011 as a wholly owned subsidiary of…

TIDE Institute: A non-profit to support entrepreneurship in Korea, inspired by Singularity University
  ·  2013년 07월 23일

TIDE (which stands for Technology Imagination Design Entrepreneurship) Institute is a non-profit organization supporting entrepreneurship and tech-based startups in Korea. TIDE Institute has various initiatives and programs to encourage and support entrepreneurs. The four main initiatives of the TIDE Institute to encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship: TIDE Academy is a curriculum designed to encourage advanced, trailblazing startups. Some of the nation’s most inspiring speakers share their insights in cutting-edge technologies, global markets and design trends,…

beSUCCESS Korea Startup and Technology Weekly Roundup
  ·  2013년 07월 20일

Through the beSUCCESS Korea Startup and Technology Weekly Roundup, we bring you major articles and posts related to the Korean startup and technology sectors from beSUCCESS as well as other media websites. beSUCCESS: Current Cybersecurity Issues In Korea beSUCCESS – Infographic : Smartphone penetration rate in Korea VentureBeat: At 1-year anniversary, Korea’s Kakao mobile game platform hits 30M users and 400M game downloads More to Gangnam than Gangnam style, YoungEntrepreneur.com – Gangnam: The Silicon Valley of South…

Economist Intelligence Unit Report ‘Good to grow? The environment for Asia’s Internet businesses’: Highlights about Korea
  ·  2013년 07월 08일

‘Good to grow? The environment for Asia’s Internet businesses’ is an Economist Intelligence Unit report commissioned by the Asia Internet Coalition. Its central question is why Asian-produced online content and platforms do not have greater worldwide audiences, given that Asia is the world’s largest and fastest growing Internet market. Based on interviews with more than 30 entrepreneurs and experts around the region, this report focuses on the internal and external factors that…

BootstrapAccelerator Asia Announces its July 2013 Class of Startups
  ·  2013년 07월 05일

BootstrapAccelerator Asia, the joint-venture between Silicon Valley-based BootstrapLabs, and Malaysia-based MAD Incubator is opening its doors officially to the public July 3rd, 2013. It is the first Southeast Asia-focused Tech Startup Accelerator with a Silicon Valley Fast TrackTM program for its most promising candidates. First announced back in May of this year, BootstrapAccelerator focuses on early-stage capital efficient software startups that leverage the speed of Internet distribution and the scalability of cloud…

Noom Launches Noom Walk, a pedometer app that counts your steps and shares your progress with friends
  ·  2013년 06월 11일

Noom Walk is a free pedometer app that counts your steps and shares your progress with friends. Noom Walk is based on software that collects sensor data from the user’s mobile phone. Instead of relying on expensive wearable accessories, Noom Walk utilizes the smartphones users already own. In the future, Noom may explore integration with wearable devices, but for now Noom believes smartphones are sufficient. “We believe that smartphones can do 90%…

With over 17 million users in the Android market, Weight Loss Coaching App Noom launches on iOS
  ·  2013년 05월 10일

Noom Weight Loss Coach, a leading weight loss app on the Android platform, has announced the release of its first iOS version today. Like its Android application, Noom Weight Loss for iOS will track exercise and food habits of users, and motivate users throughout the day to lead a healthier and more active lives. To help members eat well, Noom Weight Loss tracks food intake through food logging. The search functionality is…

Disruptive Asian entrepreneur: Cracking the Silicon Valley code
  ·  2013년 05월 03일

A panel discussion titled ‘Disruptive Asian entrepreneur: Cracking the Silicon Valley code’ was organized on Day 2 of beLAUNCH 2013, the biggest startup and technology conference in South Korea. The panel discussion was designed as a forum for successful Asian American entrepreneurs to share their insights and experience from starting and growing their company in Silicon Valley. The moderator of the session was Jay Eum, Co-CEO of Translink Capital and the panellists…

Meet the Winners of beLAUNCH 2013 !
  ·  2013년 05월 02일

We are delighted to announce the winners of beLAUNCH 2013! 20 startups pitched at the Startup Battle at beLAUNCH 2013, South Korea’s biggest startup event. Winners of the different categories: 1. Amazon Web Service Winner: JDLab 2. K-APP Global Business Project Winner : CloudVision and WePlanet 3. Global Brain Winner : A chance to pitch in front of Japanese investors SinglePet 4. beLAUNCH2013 Winner : A chance to pitch at beLAUNCH New York (sponsored…