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2021/07/27

[StartupRecipe] Korea now has 15 startup unicorns

#Weekly Funding Overview [July. 19~ July. 23] The total funds raised by Korean startups of this week is KRW 67.8 billion. Major Funding Medical AI startup Lunit secured a strategic investment of KRW 30 billion from Guardant Health. The U.S....

2021/07/20

[StartupRecipe] Global VCs look for next Coupang

#Weekly Funding Overview [July. 12~ July. 16 ] The total funds raised by Korean startups of this week is KRW 2.21 trillion. Major Funding Yanolja raised an investment of kRW 2 trillion from SoftBank Vision Fund, valued at KRW 10...

2021/07/13

[StartupRecipe] Korea Venture funding hits all time High in H1 of 2021

#Weekly Funding Overview [July. 5~ July. 9 ] The total funds raised by Korean startups of this week is KRW 1.32 trillion. Major Funding Travel platform Yanolja received an $8700 million investment from SoftBank Vision Fund. SoftBank plans to buy...

2021/07/06

[StartupRecipe] Government selected 7 next Korean unicorns

#Weekly Funding Overview [June. 28~ July. 4 ] The total funds raised by Korean startups of this week is KRW 169.65 billion. Major Funding Mathpresso, which runs Qanda, an AI-based math problem-solving app, raised KRW 56 billion. If you take...

2021/06/29

[StartupRecipe] Alternative Investments are on the rise among millennials

#Weekly Funding Overview [June. 21~ June. 25 ] The total funds raised by Korean startups of this week is KRW  687.4 billion. Major Funding Viva Republica, the operator of Toss, finalized their series G investment worth KRW 460 billion. They...

2021/06/22

[StartupRecipe] The 52-hours workweek will change the rules of startup work culture

#Weekly Funding Overview [June. 14~ June. 18 ] The total funds raised by Korean startups of this week is KRW   282.1 billion. Major Funding Brave Mobile, the operator of the service matching platform Soomgo, raised KRW 32 billion. The company...

2021/06/15

[StartupRecipe] ESG matters more than ever

#Weekly Funding Overview [June. 7~ June. 11 ] The total funds raised by Korean startups of this week is KRW  167.1 billion. Major Funding Logistics IT platform Barogo finalized an investment in Series C worth KRW 80 billion. The company...

2021/06/08

[StartupRecipe] Funding surges in May due to inflow of foreign capital

#Weekly Funding Overview [May. 31~ June. 4 ] The total funds raised by Korean startups of this week is KRW  237.6 billion. Major Funding AI semiconductor startup Furiosa raised KRW 80 billion in Series B investment. The company is developing...

2021/06/01

[StartupRecipe] Global VCs eye on Korean startups

#Weekly Funding Overview [May. 24~ May. 28 ] The total funds raised by Korean startups of this week is KRW 857.7 billion. Major Funding Mobile healthcare startup Noom, established in the US by a Korean founder in 2008, raised 540...

2021/05/25

[StartupRecipe] Startup M&A deals boom in Korea

#Weekly Funding Overview [May. 17 ~ May. 21 ] The total funds raised by Korean startups of this week is KRW 162.2 billion. Major Funding Teamblind, an anonymous community at work, has succeeded in finalizing a $3.7 billion Series C...

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