Unlocking South Korea’s Startup Potential: Explore Innovation and Investment Opportunities at the KOSME-beSUCCESS Showcase in the USA
2023년 09월 06일

In the ever-evolving landscape of global entrepreneurship, a remarkable event is on the horizon that promises to showcase the ingenuity of Korean startups while offering a window into exciting investment prospects. The Korea SMEs & Startups Agency (KOSME), in partnership with beSUCCESS Media Group, is hosting a Showcase for Korean startup founders in the USA on September 19 in San Francisco & September 21 at Menlo Park. (Details of Registration at End of Article. Please use the…

5 Myths About Asian Startups – The Importance Of A Global Perspective
2014년 12월 19일

[This article was originally published on Forbes] I was in Asia last week to attend a Demo Day for startups that participated in a two month acceleration program through DEV Korea where I serve as a principal. These companies had split their time between New York and Seoul in order to gain a global perspective that could be applied to their ventures while they were still in a formative stage. This is…

beSUCCESS Talks With Tapjoy & 5Rocks About Their Recent Merger, And Ongoing Integration
2014년 12월 02일

  “The Core of Mobile Advertising is Demand Estimation” Tapjoy, the company that recently acquired 5Rocks talked with a beSUCCESS editor about their first jointly produced product. In August this year mobile game analytics company 5Rocks from Korea was acquired by USA-based mobile advertisement platform Tapjoy. With 14 overseas branches and 600 million users per month Tapjoy is the world’s largest mobile advertisement company. Complimenting this portfolio, ‘5Rocks’ is an exemplary mobile…

ENOMAD, The Hydro-Power Techies From Seoul Bringing Mobile Power To Remote Locations
2014년 11월 26일

Last summer, crowds gathered around the free smartphone charging station set up near Chungye-stream in the heart of Korea’s capital.  The service was developed by ENOMAD a local startup and attracts people with music during the day and lights after it gets dark. We met up with the team do discover more about how they are ‘bringing electricity to places without wires’. Q. please introduce ENOMAD. A. In the developed world we…

SMATOOS Recognised by RedHerring As One of 2014’s Most Audacious Technology Companies
2014년 11월 14일

Korean EdTech startup SMATOOS, announced today that it has been selected as a candidate for Red Herring’s 2014 Top 100 Global award, a prestigious recognition honoring the year’s most audacious and far-reaching private technology companies and entrepreneurs from across the globe. SMATOOS connects US businesses to the Asian enterprise market using their popular BeNative service. BeNative interviews top-level executives of various American businesses and films their employees performing basic tasks at work….

Korean Adaptive Learning Platform KnowRe Secures $6.8 Million From Softbank
2014년 10월 23일

KnowRe, a Korean education technology company with a cloud-based adaptive learning program for secondary mathematics has just secured $6.8 million in a funding round led by Softbank Ventures. KTB Network Co., LTD, Partners Investment, SparkLabs Global Ventures and a number of other investors joined the round. KnowRe launched in March 2014 after a year-long beta period in which the company hosted a successful pilot program involving dozens of middle and high schools in…

Rakuten Ventures Launches $100M Fund, Expands Scope To NE Asia Israel & USA
2014년 06월 30일

Rakuten Ventures today announced the launch of a $100M global investment fund. This fund builds on the success of the Southeast Asia fund, which was launched in 2013 and counts Carousell, Visenze, Coda Payments and Send Anywhere among its investment portfolio. The investment in Send Anywhere is Rakuten’s first investment in a company outside South East Asia and their first in a South Korean startup, ESTMob. The new fund will target investments…

S. Korea Global No. 1 For Innovation, Ahead Of Sweden And USA
2014년 01월 28일

While many believe that the USA leads the world in innovation, with Silicon Valley as the heart of everything, there are other nations that are making an impact. Bloomberg recently conducted a survey of 215 countries to determine their ‘Innovation Quotient’ and ranked South Korea as number 1 in the world for 2013. South Korea has achieved phenomenal economic growth over the last four decades, and is now is a position globally…

2014년 미국 시장 진출을 노리는 스타트업이라면
  ·  2013년 12월 12일

2014년 미국 시장 진출을 노리는 스타트업들이라면 우리 스타트업의 글로벌 시장 진출을 돕기 위한 미디어로서 beSUCCESS는 미국, 일본, 동남아, 유럽 등 해외 시장의 초기기업 투자 동향을 지속적으로 모니터하고 있다. 기업이 직접 해외에 제품을 출시하는 방법도 효과적일 수 있지만, 현지 투자사들로부터 투자를 유치하고 그들의 네트워크와 시장 노하우 등의 무형 자산을 활용할 수 있다면 그 또한 매우 스마트한 글로벌 시장 진출 방법이 될 것이기 때문이다. 그러한 노력 안에서 beSUCCESS의 정현욱 대표는 얼마 전 AngelList의 창업자인…

교육 스타트업의 성공 지름길, 아시아를 무대로!
  ·  2013년 05월 14일

뛰어난 기술과 서비스는 교육의 발전에 영향을 끼친다. 전 세계 중 특히 아시아 지역은 소비자, 인터넷, 온라인 교육에 대한 의지가 대단하기 때문에 대부분이 인터넷을 사용하고 온라인 교육을 선호한다. 아시아 지역의 교육 기업 정착에 관한 좋은 성과를 기대할 수 밖에 없다.   교육 분야의 창업자라면 알고 넘어가자! – 교육 분야의 창업자들은 교육의 ‘가치’를 재정립 할 필요가 있다고 한다. 사실은 ‘비용’의 문제이다. – 인터넷 사용량도 사실 상관 없다. – 향후 20년 안에 교육 시스템을 바꾸고자 하는 의지가 있다면, 교육 분야에 진출을 계속 준비해도 좋다. – 미국에서는 저소득층 아이들을,…