Many Korean startups were are to get some one on one time with the editors from TechCrunch through SeoulSpace. The meeting was held at Ediya Coffee Lab on Oct 28th and was a great success.
Unlike pitch competitions, startups were able to have actual conversations and get advice from TechCrunch. The TechCrunch editors at the coffee meet up were:
Jon Russell is an Asia-based writer for TechCrunch. Formerly he was an Asia editor for The Next Web.
Jordan Cook is a Senior Writer for TechCrunch. She writes about internet culture, social networks, and consumer-facing technology.
Matt Burns is a Senior Editor at TechCrunch. He previously wrote for Engadget and EngadgetHD before moving to TechCrunch.
They spoke to Korean startups individually giving each startup 15-20 minutes. The Korean startups at the meeting not only explained their company, but also told their startup backstory and got important feedback from the TechCrunch team. Below were the Korean startups at the meet up.
Flitto – a global crowd-sourcing translation platform, where you can request translations as you need or become a translator if you can speak more than one language.
Popsline – a VR video shopping platform where users can see shopping locations through videos as well as provides directions and shopping information.
Liner – a web highlighting startup that lets users highlight their favorite sentences across all sites and PDF files.
B2Link – distributes Korean beauty products to on/offline channels in other Asian markets.
IOFit – Smart shoes that syncs with your smartphone.
Polariant – a VR controller that uses artificial light instead of motion trackers.
BeautyInApp – users can find a stylist using the beauty app.
AIM – automated investment management service.
SkillsMeet – App for real time connections with people for networking.
Dibiup – social fin tech app.
MedicalIP – provides medical service through image segmentation & 3D printing technologies based on unique intellectual property. Creates 3D organs and 3D digital scans.
DiningCode – provides restaurant recommendations based on reliable sources of restaurant data from tens of thousands of different blogs.
AskAjumma – an online virtual concierge service.
Marketing Crew – a collective intelligence marketing platform for Southeast Asia.
Brich – e-commerce site for the latest in Korean street fashion.
BeeCanvas – a whiteboard based visual collaboration tool which delivers information in all kinds of different formats in one place and organize them in a visual manner.
Radish – a freemium Youtube for stories where you can write, share, and monetise form serialised fiction based on bite-sized pieces suitable for 10 minutes on a smartphone.
Ringle – 1:1 Premium English Tutoring with tutors from elite universities (60% from Harvard, Yale, 30% from UPenn).
Elice – machine learning platform for education.
BrilliantTS – creators of Brilliant Card a smart multi card that combines all cards into one.
Below are some photos from the event. SeoulSpace will let the readers know when the next Coffee with TechCrunch is scheduled.