Posts Tagged: south korea


Changsu Lee from 5Rocks gives you app engagement tips and tricks (#StartupAsia preview)

Changsu Lee from 5Rocks gives you app engagement tips and tricks (#StartupAsia preview)

A complex nexus of app discovery, engagement, and monetization - those are the main challenges facing startups and smaller app developers.

  • August 11, 2014
  • at 4:28 pm
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Softbank and Qualcomm-backed startup aims to take over Korea’s last-mile delivery industry

While Uber has hit its toughest regulatory road block yet in Seoul, last-mile delivery service Naldo pushes forward with its plan to upend S...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 5:32 pm
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19 of the hottest South Korean startups came to Tokyo looking for business partners – here’s our top five favorites

19 of the hottest South Korean startups came to Tokyo looking for business partners for Startup Alliance Korea. Here are the top five from t...

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Awesome chart shows 50 countries with homegrown tech titans, but only 13 of those nations are in Asia

An interesting report from the Economist yesterday crunched data from the World Startup Report and lists the top three most valued tech comp...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Inspired by crowdfunding craze, MyMusicTaste wants fans to decide where concerts take place

Could the collective voice of a nation’s music fans, amplified by the internet, persuade a musician or band to fly halfway around the worl...

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 7:59 pm
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Fresh off its latest funding boost, Korea-based couples app Between sets up shop in Taiwan

We’ve been following South Korea’s VCNC, creator of the for-couples chat app Between, since its early days as a bootstrapped startup, tr...

  • June 6, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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Korean ecommerce giant Coupang nabs $100M in funding from Sequoia Capital

Coupang, the rapidly-growing Seoul-based ecommerce startup, announced this morning it raised US$100 million in an investment led by Sequoia ...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 10:52 am
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HelloMarket, Korea's Craigslist on steroids, gets funding to expand in Japan and more countries

HelloMarket, Korea’s Craigslist on steroids, gets funding to expand in Japan and more countries

South Korea-based HelloMarket is like Craigslist on steroids, with a better interface oriented around photos and a built-in escrow payments ...

  • May 20, 2014
  • at 5:29 pm
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Shakr gets funding to help more small businesses create good-looking video ads

Need to make a professional-looking video ad? That's a tough task for a small business.

  • May 13, 2014
  • at 9:45 pm
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Tapjoy acquires 5Rocks, a Korean startup, to boost mobile analytics know-how

5Rocks, a mobile game analytics startup that launched in April this year, has been acquired by US-based Tapjoy.

  • August 6, 2014
  • at 4:34 pm
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KakaoTalk now has 20 million monthly active users on its social games

KakaoTalk now has 20 million monthly active users on its social games

KakaoTalk now has 520 social games, along with 20 million monthly active gamers.

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 6:49 pm
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This Korean startup’s founders left Google and LG to crush Dropbox, today they secured $1M investment

Employees giving up their highly-prized, stable, and well-paid corporate careers in Korea’s tech behemoths used to be incredibly rare. But...

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 4:28 pm
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Global Brain invests in Korean game illustrators matching platform Rainbow.dot

Rainbow.dot lets game developers select different genres of artwork ranging from characters, items, to backgrounds.

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 9:22 am
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Korean travel guide marketplace MyRealTrip finds $1 million investment, plans to embrace Chinese tourists

After new $1 million investment, Korean travel guide marketplace MyRealTrip plans to embrace Chinese tourists

MyRealTrip, a Korea-based startup that provides the country's overseas travelers with personalized guided tours in Korean, today announced i...

  • June 19, 2014
  • at 7:25 pm
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In South Korea, mobile shopping reaches $2.83 billion

A recent study shows the amount of mobile transactions in the country increased 156 percent year-on-year.

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 11:10 am
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10 taxi apps for Asia - 2014 list

10 taxi apps you can use across Asia

Standing on the curb with your arm flapping in the air is so last century. The best way to grab a cab now is to reach into your pocket and l...

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 10:10 am
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Google’s Chromecast makes debut in Asia as sales start in South Korea

Google has partnered with local streaming media services Tving and Hoppin to give users acccess to "tens of thousands of videos, movies, and...

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 6:45 pm
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Korean couples app Between launches ecommerce store, adds 1M users in Japan and 2 new investors

Between, the South Korean app for couples, will launch an ecommerce store today. It also hit 1M users in Japan and attracted two new investo...

  • May 12, 2014
  • at 10:01 am
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