Tag: South Korea

(Women on Top in Tech is a series about Women Founders, CEOs, and Leaders in technology. It aims to amplify and bring to the fore diversity in leadership in technology.) I met JaeHee Chang at The Asian Leadership Conference (ALC). It is a premier...
One has to admire how entrepreneurs create businesses and generate new jobs wherever they go. Not every person can build a product or a service and make it an empire, as it takes one to have great personal strength and interpersonal gifts. Many...
Chris Ballard knew what he wanted to do, studied it, and has been working in the design industry for 20 years. In November this year, he started his own agency, Lex Design. What's your story? I’ve always liked taking things apart, just to put them back together again to see how...
After a brief slowdown witnessed in 2016–17, India’s start-up ecosystem is now witnessing an influx of investors. Post 2017, investment into start-ups have increased by over 100 percent, from USD 2.0 Bn in 2017 to USD 4.2 Bn in 2018. The total number of start-up funding deals especially in the...
Anndy Lian founded Linfinity, the world's first distributed supply chain platform. What's your story? Linfinity is a total local technology company that implements blockchain, targeting the various pain points such as costs, bureaucracy, counterfeit frauds and many others, into the total supply chain network. What excites you most about your industry? The most...
(Women on Top in Tech is a series about Women Founders, CEOs, and Leaders in technology. It aims to amplify and bring to the fore diversity in leadership in technology.) Jungeun(June) You is the founder and CEO of Mabo app, the first guided mindfulness meditation app in Korean and a...
The wonder drug for Korean startup growth, domestic hyper-consumerism, is pivotal in the development of the startup market and for this reason deserves a more in-depth analysis than the window dressing it normally receives. For those new to this concept, Korean hyper-consumerism is the fixation on having the nicest and...
On the evening of August 8, a 16-year-old Pakistani kid named Sumail Hassan laid down his headphones and stepped away from his computer where he’d been playing a video game called Dota 2. Fireworks exploded around him. He hugged the friends he’d been playing with. They had just won...
“…nooow you can unfaaasten your seatbelt’ and tuuurn on your electronic deeevices” says Matthew McConaughey-like voice on a bird that carries me over the ocean, far from Silicon Valley. I reinterpret his announcement as a signal to start writing these lines. Wow, it’s been over 4 months 4 months since I closed...
Ryan Hildebrandt knows the difference between a good idea, and an idea worth spreading. He helps people and businesses create good content to promote. What's your story? I studied as an engineer, moved to the UK, started up a TEDx event, and have now been travelling full time for the past...