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Born2Global Centre’s member startup Sendbird joins the Unicorn Club

Sendbird, the leading mobile engagement & communication company across in-app chat, voice and video, today announced that it closed $100 million in Series C funding in an oversubscribed round led by STEADFAST Capital Ventures. STEADFAST Managing Director and Head of Venture Capital Karan Mehandru will join Sendbird’s board of directors. Emergence Capital, Softbank Vision Fund 2*, and World Innovation Lab also participated in the round, as well as previous investors, ICONIQ Growth, Tiger Global Management, and Meritech Capital.

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Argentinian VC visits Korea for the inauguration of the Argentina-Korea Venture Capital Council (AKVCC) to promote investment of joint ventures

Born2Global Centre announced on April 26th the establishment of the “Argentina-Korea Venture Capital Council (AKVCC)” to promote the investment of joint ventures between innovative deep-tech startups in South Korea and Latin America. The AKVCC was organized by the Argentine Embassy in Korea and ten global and Korean venture capitals, with Born2Global Centre as the Secretariat of the council.

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Qraft Technologies, an AI-based fintech startup, raises $9 million from Smilegate and Korea Development Bank

Qraft Technologies, an AI fintech startup, announced on the 29th that it has successfully attracted an investment of 10 billion won ($9 million) from Smilegate and Korea Development Bank (KDB), with each investing $4.5million. They now have a cumulative investment of 20.6 billion won and are planning to boost their R&D and expand their global sales and marketing activities. They have also established a Hong Kong subsidiary in January of this year and are actively planning to expand their business abroad.

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2021 Action Plan for Digital New Deal

- Ensure the benefits of Digital New Deal can be shared in 2021 - Advance data, network and AI-based economic structure (5.2tn won), establish foundation for contactless industry (0.6tn won), invest a total of 7.6tn won for digitalizing infrastructure (1.8tn won) (about 220% increase from the third supplementary budget of 2020) - Invest heavily, overhaul institutions and implement regulatory reform to realize benefits

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Forum proposes Korea-Latin America digital cooperation to overcome COVID-19

An international forum in Seoul has proposed bolstering digital cooperation between Korea and Central and South American countries. The 2021 Korea-LAC (Latin America and the Caribbean) Digital Cooperation Forum, held from March 17-18 at Lotte Hotel Seoul, was jointly hosted by the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Science and ICT.

startups of the week

    • 1 AFUN INTERACTIVE
      Headquarters

      #401, 23, Seonyu-ro 49-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

      Description

      Real-time Interactive 3D Digital human

    • 2 Wellscare Co.,Ltd
      Headquarters

      507, 5F, 107, Gwanggyo-ro, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea / (US) 3580 WILSHIRE BLVD, STE 1460, LOS ANGELES, CA 90010

      Description

      The stylish, comfortable and safe home-care laser pain therapist IASO

    • 3 Riiid
      Headquarters

      29, Teheran-ro 87-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

      Description

      Riiid is bring creative disruption to education market through AI technology.

    • 4 SSenStone Inc
      Headquarters

      #808, Digital-ro 30-gil 28, Guro-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

      Description

      StonePASS provides various authentication methods such as FIDO biometrics, security PIN, pattern, mOTP, etc. into a single solution.

    • 5 12CM
      Headquarters

      Pangyo Silicon Park A-501 Seongnam, Gyeonggi 13486, Republic of Korea

      Description

    • 6 SketchOn
      Headquarters

      Corporate Collaboration Center #85313, 2066, Seobu-ro, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, 16419

      Description

      Harmless, Easy-to-Erase Printed Tattoos

    • 7 Dable
      Headquarters

      #301, 22, Nonhyeon-ro 79-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06237

      Description

      Explain Your Business in One Line

    • 8 SMART STUDY
      Headquarters

      5F, 94, Myeongdal-ro Seocho-gu, Seoul, 06668

      Description

      Sing, Play and Learn with PINKFONG

    • 9 HYLIUM INDUSTRIES, Inc.
      Headquarters

      #3-326, Pangyo-ro 289beon-gil 20, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si. Gyeonggi-do, Republic of korea

      Description

    • 10 Ovitz Corporation
      Headquarters

      260 East Main Street, Suite 6103 Rochester, NY 14604

      Description

      Compact, Fast, Portable Eye Diagnostic Device

    • 11 Lunit
      Headquarters

      169, Yeoksam-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

      Description

      DIB is an imaging biomarker derived from large-sca

    • 12 linkflow
      Headquarters

      Yugi tower 13F, Teheran-ro 69gil 5, Gangnam-gu, Seoul Korea

      Description

      Wearable 360 degree camera company

    • 13 Exosystems, Inc.
      Headquarters

      #804, 815, Daewangpangyo-ro, Sujeong-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea

      Description

      Exosystems provides a new paradigm of rehabilitation with the slogan-“Fun @Home, Data Driven Rehab!”

    • 14 Visual Camp
      Headquarters

      Startup Campus #325, 289beon-gil 20, Pangyo-ro Bundang-gu, Gyeonggi-do, 13488

      Description

      Eye Tracking Technologies for Mobile VR Devices

    • 15 MOPIC
      Headquarters

      85307, corporate collaboration center, 2066 Seobu-ro, Jangan-gu, Suwon-si Gyeonggi-do, Korea 16419

      Description

      Your Breathtaking Mobile 3D Theater

    • 16 NEWRATEK
      Headquarters

      2~4F, Iksung Building, 6, Bongeunsa-ro 112-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06170

      Description

      New Radio Communications for a New Era

    • 17 ZOYI Corporation
      Headquarters

      15F, KR Tower, 141, Teheran-ro Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06132

      Description

      Growth Hacking for O2O Commerce

    • 18 Salted Venture
      Headquarters

      340 Nonhyeon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06227

      Description

      Fixing Golf Swings and Squats from the Feet

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