Why we expanded our startup to South Korea

The Next Web

Entrepreneur South Korea startup sceneRegardless 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. Additionally, if the expansion goes well, you’ll have also demonstrated the adaptability and versatility of your product on a world stage.

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. Additionally, if the expansion goes well, you’ll have also demonstrated the adaptability and versatility of your product on a world stage. So when your later stage startup is ready to expand, where should you go?


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My First Trip to South Korea

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Korean accelerator SparkLabs showcases social and e-commerce startups at its second Demo Day

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SparkLabs , an accelerator program in South Korea that is bringing a Silicon Valley-like approach to the Asian country’s startup ecosystem, showcased its second batch of startups to investors at Demo Day today. The businesses that the accelerator favor all aim to go beyond Korea’s traditionally inward focus, and move into lucrative markets including the US, China, Japan, and others. Asia Entrepreneur News Roundups South Korea startups

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.

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The entrepreneur’s guide to the South Korean tech ecosystem

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Even though some people might have a hard time pointing out South Korea on a map, almost everybody knows South Korean companies like Samsung and LG — but they aren’t the only noteworthy companies in the country. Many other interesting companies play an important role in the South Korean tech scene, and it’s hard to discuss one’s business expansion in Korea without knowing the major players in the market.

Watch the highlights from Seoul’s leading startup event

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South Korea and its capital Seoul are best known for cutting-edge tech giants like Samsung and LG, but now there’s a big push to put its startups in the spotlight. One way the country is doing this is through events, specifically Start-Up Seoul: Tech-Rise 2019 — Seoul city government’s flagship event. TNW flew to Seoul to attend the buzzing conference where over 40,000 attendees, 300 startups, and a 100 investors from all over the world got together to share ideas and experiences.

Video: Explore Seoul’s cool startup kitchens — plus a robot restaurant!

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If there are two things that South Korea should be known for, it’s tech innovation and delicious food. Seoul houses giants such as Samsung and LG, and its startup ecosystem is seeing amazing growth. The city’s food culture is also to die for (I mean, who doesn’t love kimchi?), so it’s the perfect place to check out innovation in the food industry.

The Covid-19 virus is not politically correct

Steve Blank

It takes data from South Korea, Spain, Italy and China. The Covid-19 virus is not politically correct. It discriminates against the old and the unhealthy. The biggest risk factor in dying from the virus is age.

5 Communication Hacks For Startup Cofounders


Jeong also sits on South Korea’s Ministry of Science & Technology’s steering committee and the board of Chonnam Hospital, South Korea’s largest private hospital. by Saeju Jeong, CEO and Co-founder of Noom Coach. Many friends who start a new business together often end up going their separate ways, leaving the company to collapse and the relationship to turn sour.

Does Alternative Finance Exist In Singapore And Hong Kong?


In Asia Pacific, the volumes in alternative finance have come from South Korea and China. The biggest player in South Korea is Money Auction, and the largest P2P lender in Japan is maneo Inc. by Anthony Coundouris , trade finance evangelist for ApexPeak. In Hong Kong, there are fewer than 10 alternative financiers, with similar numbers in Singapore. Alternative finance has grown slowly in these countries, because both are the historical treasurers of Asia.

[Asia] Asian Attitudes Towards Creativity And Education Differ: Adobe Study


That number is 66% in India and 62% in Southeast Asia but only 53% in Greater China and 50% in South Korea. This compares to Southeast Asia’s 62% and 58% in Australia-New Zealand, yet garnered only 45% in South Korea. From the study results, it also seems evident that while educators in Australia and New Zealand are convinced of the importance of creative tools and digital media skills, respondents from South Korea aren’t quite so.

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5 Tips For A Traveling Entrepreneur


Over the last 24 months, I’ve had to adapt to live in places with limited connectivity like Patagonia and the Sahara Desert to places made for the digital worker like Seoul, South Korea. Prior to Ansel, John moved to South Korea to teach English and “figure things out.” by John Lim, founder of Ansel.

What’s Plan B? – The Small, the Agile, and the Many

Steve Blank

It may be the hedge we need to deter China in the South China Sea. The sum of these Chinese offset strategies means that in the South China Sea the U.S. This does not bode well for our treaty allies, Japan, the Philippines, and South Korea.

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Why We Invested in Toya

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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 ).

Ticketbis, An Online Event Ticket Trading Platform


The company then started its international expansion, and today has presence in 15 countries around the world in especially in Latin-speaking countries (which isn’t a surprise considering its Spain roots), but also covers parts of Asia including Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea and Singapore. Have you ever bought tickets to an event but later couldn’t make it, and found it a challenge to find someone else to take them off you?

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Entrepreneurial Journey Takes Melvin Brewing To Denver’s Heights and Beyond

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During the festival, beers are shipped overseas to South Korea, Japan, Norway, Belgium, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Jeremy Tofte’s family background in the beer business shows through in his work with Melvin Brewing.

8 Tips On Intercultural Communication And International Etiquette To Create Successful Business Relationships In Asia


For years I’ve studied the cultures in 10 Asian countries: China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar (formerly Burma), the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan. Fast fact: In South Korea, where hierarchy is highly valued, it is important to match the formality, rank, and status of a Korean counterpart in business negotiations. . By Sharon Schweitzer, J.D.,

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USA Now an Innovation Also-Ran — 11th in World

Gregg Fraley

Germany and South Korea, still kicking ass. Bloomberg Innovation Index Build Back Better CCC China Creativity education Germany Joe Biden Korea President Joe BIden STEM STEM Education Switzerland USA economy USA innovationUSA, Now An Innovation Loser.

5 Ways To Make Extra Money After You’re Retired


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Wilkins Finance Cryptocurrency Predictions For Summer 2018


For example, regulators in countries such as China and South Korea started to toughen up on cryptocurrencies while in the US, there was a move by the SEC to try and gain control over the cryptocurrency market. If there’s one thing for sure with cryptocurrencies, it is that nothing is certain and something unexpected is always happening. In the last year, Bitcoin has seen some astonishing peaks and troughs in value. Other currencies have had a rocky time too.

Asian Exporters Drive e-Commerce Growth: eBay


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The Great Winnowing of World Cup & The Startup Ecosystem

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Picture I took in 2002 of WC stadium Daegu, South Korea. I’ve been a devoted fan of Arsenal for nearly two decades, former MLS season ticket holder (both San Jose Earthquakes when I lived in the SF Bay Area and New England Revolution here in Boston), attended World Cup 2002 in South Korea, and was fortunate to see both gold medal soccer matches in Bejing 2008 Olympics (US women’s victory, Argentina men’s victory).

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How To Keep Your Company Alive – Observe, Orient, Decide and Act

Steve Blank

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How To Profit From Bearish Crypto Markets


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Big Tech’s Competitor? Government

Andrew Payne

And while New York state has an economy comparable to Russia, South Korea, OR Canada, Amazon negotiates with them as roughly an equal. I’ve always felt my “best” Hacker News comments are the ones most down voted , like this nugget from about a year ago: (From: “ Zuckerberg struggles to name a single Facebook competitor “). Today, the concept of breaking up or limiting the big tech companies is far less abstract, with Sen.

State of Colorado COVID-19 Innovation Response Team, Part VII – Retrospective


I’m not sure I’d want a Chinese style lockdown (although that may prove to have been effective), but South Korea’s pattern of learning from SARS and MERS, bulking way up on labs, reagents, epidemiologists, ventilators, etc.,

Dog Days of Summer


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Export Online Without Frontiers: A Global Map of B2B Marketplaces

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How To Reach Millennial Clients With Digital Currency


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The Snap IPO Happened. What Next LA?

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We are the most diverse city in America — perhaps the world — with 200 nationalities, 100 languages and the largest population outside of a home country for 39 nations around the world including Mexico, South Korea, Armenia, the Philippines, Thailand and many others. Mayor Eric Garcetti at Upfront Summit, February 2017 I first sat down with then councilman Eric Garcetti on the Ides of March 2012 — almost 5 years ago exactly.

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What the World Could Learn from an Internet Blackout in the World’s Most Connected Country


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Recent fluctuations in the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies were the direct result of new regulations announced by the South Korean government , and other regulatory agencies across the world are guaranteed to make similar moves. South Korea only recently started exploring regulation, for instance, while Sweden has been offering derivatives in Bitcoin since 2015. Economic bubbles aren’t new.

International Business Do’s And Don’ts


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I was at a private meeting with 20 people and the president of South Korea and she was asking us what we thought made the US tech ecosystem so great. She said that Korea really wants to build a “creative economy” and that understanding why the US is so innovative was important to her. Failure. It smells. People are afraid of it. It’s like cancer.

Financial Literacy Across Asia Declining: Mastercard


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