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

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Germany and South Korea, still kicking ass. But it’s a hell of an indicator. The USA still has significant strengths, but anybody who thinks the USA isn’t slipping isn’t paying attention. China, of course, is moving up. Switzerland holding steady in a top slot. Singapore is now a top player on the world stage.

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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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The Snap IPO Happened. What Next LA?

Both Sides of the Table

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.

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