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Statistics show that 90% of startup founders in Korea are men.  However, there has been a strong group of female entrepreneurs that are great …

Jessica loves reading long-form blog posts. Jessica was mesmerized by the opening statement, so she shared a 3,000 word essay to her friends. George …

K-Pop is bigger than ever.  Many thank Psy for that but before “Gangnam Style” K-pop had a loyal fan base all over the world. …

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Here’s a quick rap sheet for WEB DESIGN FOR THE KOREAN MARKET (aesthetically speaking): Benchmarks:  (note: Korean sites are usually best viewed in IE. …

What is the most important thing a Korean VC is looking for when looking to invest in a startup business?  Is it the business …

2016 was a crazy year for the Korean startup scene.  The scandal of President Park, as well as the slowing economy, played a large …

Korean society puts substantial pressure on those living under it to succeed by following a proven model: Go to a top university, make connections, get a job at a big company, draw a decent paycheck and hope to not be given “honorary retirement” before reaching the executive level around the time you’re 50. The people who would make the best entrepreneurs because of their abilities tend to take the safe path instead.

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First before we even talk about why people should start a startup in Korea.  We first need to answer the question of why start …

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Working with Sanrio Digital (ala Hello Kitty and Friends) over the last few years has been an enlightening, if challenging, experience.  There is nowhere …

South Korea has the seventh largest e-commerce market in the world and the third largest in in Asia.  (China $563 billion, U.S. $350 billion, …

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I’ll just come right out and say it. Korea is a difficult market. The consumers are demanding, the regulations are often opaque and fads come and go faster than Silvio Berlusconi’s girlfriends. For foreign companies it’s even harder. After all, Korea is the country that has held off Google in favor of local search providers Naver and Daum. It proved a difficult market for Facebook because of the widespread popularity of Cyworld. And until recently Korea was the country where only a brave (or silly) few carried handsets made by companies other than Samsung, LG or Pantech.

About the KBBA The KBBA (Korea Blog Business Association; KBBA) was established for consolidation of members of Korean blogosphere. As an affiliate of the …

Korea has a rich history of innovation and technological advancements.  Since premodern times, Koreans were always finding ways to improve their lives whether for …

Korean Facebook

As Twitter and several similar microblogging services are on the rise, Facebook too is seeing a major increase in local Korean membership. While Facebook’s …

It’s been about six months since the Apple’s iPhone first went on sale in Korea and the iPhone has definitely impacted the Korean market …

More and more Koreans are wanting to become entrepreneurs and start their own Korean Startups.  That wasn’t always the case.  In Korea, the dream …

Google’s struggle to maintain their position in Korean market is a prime example of foreign corporations unable to penetrate the walls that surround the …

K-Pop is hotter than ever and 2016 was a great year for South Korean K-Pop Entertainment Companies.  Most had record highs in sales as …

South Korea is looking to reform their complex finance laws and a part of that will be the Bitcoin Industry.  South Korea’s Financial Services …

The buzzword ‘self-interior’ (셀프 인테리어) has flooded the Korean online blogging community as well as other media platforms. While most Koreans used to settle …

How do you choose the best K-Beauty brands in Korea?  You have to first look at their wide selections and then look at quality. …

There has been a lot of innovation and improvement in Korea’s Financial sector, but there is still room for more and experts see a …

Korean Startups have a chance to work with BNP Paribas Cardif, a highly respected international insurance company.  Korean startups that are working on products/services …

Paperback books have been dying for years now.  Soon libraries and bookstores will follow.  E-Books are clearly the future and their popularity in Korea …