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The Case for Optimism and Risk at Startups

Both Sides of the Table

I was fortunate enough recently to be invited to a private sitting with the president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, along with 18 other entrepreneurs. She is trying to build a “creative economy” in South Korea and wanted to learn from some Americans what made us so innovative and what they could learn from us.

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My First Trip to South Korea

Austin Startup

My first time to Asia, specifically South Korea, happened two days after Thanksgiving. Being in the U.S. Navy Reserves has it’s perks… Continue reading on Austin Startups ».


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Korea – Asia’s Startup Powerhouse


by Jun Byongnam, Regional Director of the Korea IT Cooperation Center in Singapore. In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, South Korea has been lauded in the speed and clarity of their response. We will take a look at what those steps have done for South Korea and the possible projections.

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Why We Invested in Toya

VC Cafe

On a macro level, we also believe that the 30% App Store tax which currently charged by Apple and Google on mobile devices will significantly decrease in the future – driven by competitive and regulatory pressures, as evidenced by South Korea’s recent ruling ). Toya – more than a studio.

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Why we expanded our startup to South Korea

The Next Web

Regardless of where your startup resides, you should always monitor where else in the world your product is gaining traction. Expanding to a new country can lead to a larger client base, a foothold in another market, more media exposure, and more investors.

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Elon Musk’s new startup xAI seeks to raise $6 billion to challenge OpenAI


For the newest fundraising effort, Musk has also reached out to investors in South Korea and Japan, though his office did not respond to a request for comment. Elon Musk has never made any secret about his plans to build a safer AI.

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Why Acceptance of Failure is Critical to Startup Success

Both Sides of the Table

This came to mind a couple of years ago when I had the chance to sit down with the president of South Korea and she asked a small gathering of 19 tech & business leaders for opinions about how to make the Korean economy more “creative.”