Silicon Valley
Korea Rising: The 3 Pillars of Korea’s Startup Ecosystem
2015년 10월 28일

Editor’s note:  Senior Director Corporate Development at Baedal Minjok There is no doubt that Korea is in a revolutionary moment. In my last post, “Korea Rising”, I illustrated the unique position Korea is currently in. Leaving it with only one option: Build. The Korean War (1950–1953) left the country in a state of utter disorder. The bustling metropolis we reside in today was but a dream when basic running water was a…

Korea Rising ( Part I: Series Chronicling the Rise of Korean Startups )
2015년 10월 09일

Editor’s note: Senior Director Corporate Development at Baedal Minjok I. There is no greater time to be in Korea than now. Yes, that’s coming from a Korean American that has lived his entire life in the Bay Area and landed in Seoul 10 months ago. Hard to digest right? ( I can feel the collective eye roll of native Koreans ) 이사람, 진짜 미쳤다… My grasp of the language is mediocre at…

Knowledge and talent sharing service ‘Verlocal’ secures US$1m investment
2015년 06월 30일

‘Verlocal’, is a service app that allows individuals to share their talents and knowledge.  Its aim is to be a social marketplace where people with talent meet people with curiosity.  It was revealed that a 1 million investment had been secured from Silicon Valley investment firms ‘Seven Seas Venture Partner’ and ‘Big Basic Capital. The company was founded by two US university  graduates.  The CEO of Verlocal, Lee Won Hong, is a…

25% Off Tickets For GMIC Silivon Valley, December 1-3 2014
2014년 11월 21일

beSUCCESS is happy to announce that we are offering 25% off all GMIC SV tickets. To take advantage of this offer, please register using this code [GMICSVD32203F1]. GMIC Silicon Valley is the Largest Mobile Internet Conference in Silicon Valley and will be held December 1-3, 2014 Mobilizing the Next 5 Billion GMIC SV 2014 brings the global mobile ecosystem to Silicon Valley for three days of thought provoking presentations on the industry’s hottest…

Tribeluga, Korea’s Newest Startup Accelerator, Opens It’s Doors To Founders Eyeing China
2014년 10월 16일

Tribeluga is a Seoul-Beijing based startup accelerator with the core mission of connecting Startups to new (and traditionally tough) markets, primarily China and the US. Today the company’s President, Lili Luo, launched the accelerator in a glitzy opening event in Seoul that attracted media from across the globe. Dignitaries from the US, Korea and China, including the Mayor of Palo Alto also attended. The event was arranged to officially open the accelerator,…

A Look At beGLBOAL Startups: Kairos Watches And Team Blind
2014년 10월 07일

beGLOBAL was the annual event held in Silicon Valley, hosted by beSUCCESS. In the following piece we take a look at two of the teams that were selected to pitch to investors at the event. Kairos Watches claims to have built the world’s first mechanical watch and has secured well over $1M in pre-sales. Team Blind has developed a secret messaging system to allow employees to communicated in the work setting anonymously….

Silicon Valley Meets Asia in San Francisco Sep 12th, Join the Global Tech Discussion at beGLOBAL
2014년 09월 05일

Korea has long been known for lightning-fast internet and mobile broadband speeds. Now the country’s startups are also garnering global recognition. In the last 12 months Korean founders have been backed by the likes of Y Combinator, Tech Stars, Sequoia Capital, Altos Ventures, and Formation 8. Two local ventures also achieved ‘Unicorn’ status (a valuation of $1Bn or more) earlier this year. Kakao Talk, the country’s dominant mobile social platform is now valued…

beGLOBAL, One of Asia’s Pioneering Tech & Startup Events Returns to San Francisco, September 12th
2014년 08월 28일

The profile of Korean entrepreneurship has been steadily increasing over the past three years and some have heralded 2014 as the year that could make or break this ecosystem on the move. beSUCCESS has been at the forefront of tracking growth of the ecosystem over the past three years through its media channels and global startup and tech focused conferences. The organization will hold its stateside event September 12th in San Fancisco….

Startup Asia Comes To Tokyo, Offers Korean Entrepreneurs 25% Off Event Tickets
2014년 06월 05일

To be held on September 3 and 4, 2014, at Shibuya Hikarie, Startup Asia Tokyo is a two-day conference focusing on the growing technology and startup industry across Asia. Startup Asia Tokyo serves as a bridge connecting the Japanese technology community with the rest of Asia. With the unique code <StartupRocks>, you can purchase Startup Asia Tokyo 2014 tickets with a 25 percent discount here. Organized by Tech in Asia, a leading media company covering technology…

Using Data To Ignite Growth, Welcome To DataBeat Conference
2014년 04월 25일

DataBeat — VentureBeat’s second annual big data conference on May 19-20 in San Francisco— is laser-focused on helping companies increase profitability through smart analytics and big data tools. Now that data is driving their decisions, growth-oriented executives are confronting a bewildering set of options.  They’re gathering the brightest minds in the industry to filter through the noise and give new insights on technologies and strategies that will accelerate growth. beSUCCESS is offering a 15% discount on tickets and…

실리콘 밸리의 직렬 5기통 엔진, Draper 패밀리
  ·  2013년 09월 11일

실리콘 밸리는 배경보다도 실력이 우선인 곳이다. 어디 출신인지보다 어떤 아이디어를 가지고 있느냐가 성패의 여부를 가린다. 실리콘 밸리 사람들은 가족 중에 자신들이 첫 번째 실리콘 밸리 세대인 경우가 일반적이다. 그러나 Draper 패밀리는 예외다. Draper 사람들은 물려받은 배경에 안주하지 않는다. 간격을 두고 터지는 피스톤들이 모여 하나의 엔진을 구성하듯이, Draper 패밀리의 구성원들은 자신만의 길을 개척하여 “Draper”라는 하나의 엔진을 이룬다. 4대에 걸친 Draper 패밀리는 그 자체로 미국 벤처 캐피털의 역사이자 실리콘 밸리를 움직이는 엔진이다.    실리콘…

Korean LP’s/Funds investing in Silicon Valley Panel – How to pitch to them and how to manage the relationships
2013년 09월 03일

How do you pitch, and then manage the relationship with your investors? You cashed the check, now what? Managing the relationship with your investors is an important skill that new entrepreneurs have to learn. Join us at beGLOBAL for a lively discussion about how to navigate the sometimes-complicated relationship between the idea and the money. That is the topic that will be discussed at the Korean LP’s/Funds investing in Silicon Valley Panel…

Seed Funds Going Global Panel – Part 1 of 2
2013년 08월 27일

There are some seriously heavyweight VCs at the beGLOBAL conference in Palo Alto, September 13. One highlight will surely be the Seed Funds Going Global Panel, featuring top names such as David Lee (SV Angel), Jeff Clavier (SoftTech Ventures), Aydin Senkut (Felicis Ventures), and Christine Tsai (500 Startups), all moderated by the edgy Sarah Lacy, CEO of PandoDaily. The Line up for this panel is so impressive that we will divide the…

Startup Socials Party SF 2013, From StartupMonthly – Friends of beGLOBAL
2013년 08월 22일

Startup Socials bring entrepreneurs, investors, designers, developers, startups and professionals to meet and network in fun environment. Startup Socials parties combine networking, no-host full-bar and dance floor. The aim is to bring together passionate software entrepreneurs at very early stages of development of their companies and to help them build great companies through mentorship, acceleration and investment. You can see photos from previous Startup Socials in San Francisco, New York, Moscow, Tel-Aviv,…

Come listen to Marc Shedroff, VP of Samsung’s $1Bn Open Innovation Center in Silicon Valley
2013년 08월 22일

Large corporates, particularly Korean large corporates, have often been charged with the slogan that, “big companies don’t innovate”. That’s a statement Marc Shedroff, VP at Samsung’s Open Innovation Center in Silicon Valley, disagrees with. Samsung, which now has a $1Bn R&D operation in the heart of Silicon Valley, is pushing hard to convert new ideas into innovative products in an increasingly tough market (primarily phones & tablets). The company spends over $10…

아마존 CEO가 주주들에게 전한 편지
  ·  2013년 05월 08일

    아마존(Amazon)은 실리콘 밸리에서 지출이 비교적 큰 회사 중 하나 이다. 2012년의 순 손실이 390억원 이지만 아마존의 한 주는 당시 약 28만원에서, 현재는 상승세를 보인다. 아마존의 CEO인 제프 베조스(Jeff Bezos)는 실리콘 밸리의 유명 인사 중 한 명으로, 아마존이 서적 판매에만 집중하던 초기 시절부터 지금 까지의 주요 실적을 이끈 인물이다. 제프가 주주들에게 전한 편지에는 그의 사업 정신이 고스란히 담겨있다. 그는 기업이 오로지 수익 만을 추구해서는 안된다고 말한다. 새로운 비즈니스 분야에서도, 신뢰로 얽힌 고객들과의 관계에서 수익은…

Silicon Valley로 와라
  ·  2013년 02월 13일

큰 시장을 넘보는 걸출한 제품을 만들 수 있는 한국 벤처라면, 실리콘 밸리는 사람과 돈이 흐르는 약속의 땅이다.

Crowdoptic의 빅데이터 기술로 세계에서 가장 인기있는 피사체를 찾아내다.
2012년 12월 12일

Crowdoptic은 사진정보 속에 기록되어있는 위치정보와 카메라가 어느 방향으로 향했는지를 나타내는 정보를 통해서 사람들이 어떤 피사체를 가장 많이 찍었는지를 분석해낼 수 있다. 2년차 스타트업 Crowdoptic은 놀라울 정도로 발전한 이 기술이 어디에 쓰일 수 있을지 찾아가는 항해를 계속하고 있다.

실리콘밸리 언론에 소개되기 – Tapasmedia
  ·  2012년 11월 20일

지난 주, Tapastic의 서비스가 테크크런치, 판도데일리, 더넥스트웹 등 여러곳의 실리콘밸리 미디어에 소개되었다. 오픈한지 얼마 안되는 서비스로써 운좋게 여러곳에 소개된 셈. 그 과정에서 겪었던 몇가지 이야기를 공유합니다.

명절 연휴 Top 7 Silicon Valley News(10.04)
2012년 10월 04일

1) 스퀘어, NYC의 UI회사 80/20 인수
2) Will.iam과 사이먼 코웰, 차세대 스티브잡스를 찾는다.
3) Carsabi의 두 청년창업가, 페이스북에 영입되다
4) 지역기반 앱 랭킹 서비스
5) 안면인식 스타트업 Viewdle, 구글에 3천만 달러 인수 루머
6) 삼성벤처스의 후원받는 Maluuba, ‘안드로이드를 위한 Siri’
7) iBuildApp을 통해서 코딩 없이 모바일 앱 제작 가능