startups
$1 Billion Invested In Startups As Corporates and Government Rally Behind Entrepreneurship
2014년 10월 21일

Sources in the Goverment have confirmed that a total of around $1 billion was invested in startups in the first nine months of the year. This represents a 9.5% increase from a year earlier. The number of startups that received investment also increased to 619 from 579 over the same period. The increase in funding has been attributed to a rise in activity by institutional investors and private venture funds, as well as government investment…

South Korea: An Emerging Global Hub For Tech Startups
2014년 02월 07일

According to a recent article on Forbes, and indeed my own insight from having worked very closely with Korean startups over the years,  “A new start-up powerhouse is on the horizon – South Korea”. While the US, Israel, and Europe have long led global innovation in the tech industry there is excitement in the startup ecosystem in Korea, with a number of highly notable stories emerging. What is also encouraging is that where…

‘Born Global Startups’ – A New Korean Startup Initiative, With a Dodgy Name, Opens For Business
2013년 09월 26일

On September 16, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) opened the ‘Born Global Startups’ (forgive the slightly dodgy name) project at the Future Global Business Start-up Support Center in Seoul. The twenty selected teams, three accelerators and two business incubation centers participated in the event. The aim is to support startups with strategy and to attract investment. The program will also finance three Korean incubators including Venture Square (teamed…