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From Archives: 50 ghost factories operating in Korea: All about the unknown tech shops

From Archives: 50 ghost factories operating in Korea: All about the unknown tech shops

BESUCCESS, SYNDICATED | 25 Dec, 2015

There are many prototype making spaces in Korea, but not a lot of them are known to the public 

KakaoTalk introduces in-chat search feature KakaoTalk #search

KakaoTalk introduces in-chat search feature KakaoTalk #search

BESUCCESS, SYNDICATED | 02 Jul, 2015

Both the KakaoTalk #Search and Channel features are currently only available in Korea, for users on Android or iOS phones 

10 pieces of “Marriage Advice” for startups

10 pieces of “Marriage Advice” for startups

BESUCCESS, SYNDICATED | 12 Jun, 2015

Eric Kim, Managing Partner, Goodwater Capital, tells you how raising funds from venture capitalists is just like entering into a marriage 

IDG Capital and SMBA create US$910M Korean venture fund

IDG Capital and SMBA create US$910M Korean venture fund

BESUCCESS, SOUTH KOREA, SYNDICATED | 18 Feb, 2015

The fund will focus on healthcare, gaming etc. IDG Capital will connect Korean and Chinese business it has invested in to create synergy 

Korean startup The Beatpacking Company raises US$11 million

Korean startup The Beatpacking Company raises US$11 million

BESUCCESS, NEWS, SYNDICATED | 04 Feb, 2015

The mobile music streaming startup will use the fund mostly for music sourcing and marketing 

Job Planet acquires US$8.3M from QualComm Ventures and others

Job Planet acquires US$8.3M from QualComm Ventures and others

BESUCCESS, NORTH KOREA, SOUTH KOREA, SYNDICATED | 19 Jan, 2015

The Korean assessment platform plans to upgrade its service and accelerate launch in Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, Malaysia, and the Philippines 

Mobile game company Eight Panda raises US$2.4 million

Mobile game company Eight Panda raises US$2.4 million

BESUCCESS, NEWS, NORTH KOREA, SOUTH KOREA, SYNDICATED | 16 Jan, 2015

The Korea-based firm will use the funding to accelerate its game development which it plans to launch this year 

Daumkakao buys smart alarm note startup Kids Note

Daumkakao buys smart alarm note startup Kids Note

BESUCCESS, BUSINESS, MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS, NEWS, SYNDICATED | 08 Jan, 2015

Kids Note retains independent control over the management and will receive support from Daumkakao with development and service strategy 

IT distribution startup Mesh Korea secures US$4M

IT distribution startup Mesh Korea secures US$4M

BESUCCESS, FINANCE, INVESTMENT, NEWS, NORTH KOREA, SOUTH KOREA, SYNDICATED | 08 Jan, 2015

The investment will mostly be used to boost marketing, design, management, and development efforts 

Altos Ventures invests US$2M in video messenger startup Hyperconnect

Altos Ventures invests US$2M in video messenger startup Hyperconnect

BESUCCESS, SOUTH KOREA, SYNDICATED | 31 Dec, 2014

Hyperconnect is the developer of live time video communication technology and the service host for the video messenger Azar