Posts Tagged: startups in korea


JewelDistrict

This startup makes 3D-printed, one-of-a-kind jewelry

In personalization of jewelry, since some geometrically complex designs can only be achieved by 3D printing.

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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CoinPlug

As Coinplug gets another $400k from Silicon Valley, South Korean investors miss out on their country’s bitcoin craze

Does this mean that Korean VCs are missing out on the next big thing, or have they made the smart choice to avoid bitcoin?

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 12:07 pm
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This app turns Twitter into a Quora-esque search engine for all your burning questions

God bless Twitter – it’s a breaking news haven, a 24-hour virtual networking event, a help-desk line, a job search tool, an RSS ...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 12:58 pm
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BeLAUNCH 2014

BeLAUNCH gears up for May conference to bridge South Korean startups with the world

South Korean media startup and blog BeSUCCESS aims to continue bridging Korean and Asian startups with the global market at its third BeL...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Between’s product manager: attention to detail can be a double-edged sword

In the season of all things lovey dovey, for this inaugural series of women in technology, we speak with Jooyeon Kim (pictured right), the p...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Noom picks up $7M in series A funding for its marathon effort to help people lose weight

Noom, the NYC-based startup behind a set of mobile weight loss apps announced today it has received a $7 million series A funding round led ...

  • February 4, 2014
  • at 5:14 pm
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This new app helps Koreans and Japanese speak English like it’s their first language

Korean educational startup Smatoos, known for its BeNative apps, has just launched an iOS app called Formula for English Conversation (our t...

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 4:52 pm
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Cute couples app Between gears up for Southeast Asia as it reaches 5 million downloads

Good things come in pairs, and couples app Between today announced that it has reached 5 million downloads worldwide, marking a 150 percent ...

  • December 20, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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Korean startups at beGLOBAL 2013

Korean startups finally get all the limelight at beGLOBAL event in Silicon Valley

This past Friday, Korean startup blog beSUCCESS inaugurated its first beGLOBAL conference in Silicon Valley, bringing Korean startups togeth...

  • September 16, 2013
  • at 4:05 pm
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5Rocks, backed by a strong team, hopes to rock the game analytics world

The startup has experienced entrepreneurs on board as well as some familiar names in Asia as investors.

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 6:27 pm
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Moglue closes

Despite early promise, ebook creation tool Moglue shuts and sells out

Moglue's clever tech has been acquired by two companies, but the ebook creation tool and service no longer exists.

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 12:28 pm
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Google to Korean app developers: use our brand name and bypass ‘Kakao tax’ (Updated: Not true)

In order to fight back against the ‘Kakao tax’, Google is offering to lend its own brand to local Korean app developers.

  • March 5, 2014
  • at 4:26 pm
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Tidy app

Tidy app helps you make good-looking albums to organize your phone’s photos

If you have as many photo apps on your phone as I have, juggling and organizing all those photos can be a bit of a pain. That’s why a ...

  • February 18, 2014
  • at 11:08 am
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App for couples Between raises money from DeNA

Between, an app for couples by Korean company VCNC, has raised an undisclosed amount of money from strategic investor DeNA (2432.T), a Japan...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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South Korea just issued its first startup visa

South Korea at the end of 2013 issued its first ever startup visa to Jason Lee, founder of J.J. Lee Company, according to Korea.net. The co...

  • February 4, 2014
  • at 10:47 am
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enkino

This startup is chasing the next frontier of advertising – smartphone homescreens

Facebook is perhaps the most engaging app in the world, with 1.15 billion monthly active users and a staggering average daily usage of 20 mi...

  • January 2, 2014
  • at 11:32 am
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Sparklabs founder talks about Korea’s new generation of startups and his accelerator’s third batch of teams

It’s been a busy December for SparkLabs, the Seoul-based accelerator that burst into the Asia startup scene in August 2012 and quickly bec...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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Flitto, the Korean startup that uses crowdsourcing to destroy Google Translate

Flitto just came out of beta this week in sync with TechCrunch Disrupt. Now, how does an app that was still in beta get over two million use...

  • September 13, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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