Jack Hill may not have foreseen the massive revolution telecommuting would create in the global work scene when he postulated a flexible working structure for workers who reside in distant locations in his book “Telecommunications-Transportation Trade-off”. Today, remote work has become a...

The beauty industry is always changing as it tries to keep up with the latest consumer trends. K-Beauty has dominated the skincare space for many years now and global beauty brands are looking to see where they should go next. The beauty trends are shifting from legacy brands to more independent...

Biotech startups can be a high risk/high reward venture for investors. There are many Korean BioTech startups that have huge upsides. But they can be risky due to the ever-changing landscape in the healthcare industry. A typical biotech startup in Korea requires several years of research, tests,...

The technology space in Malaysia is widely perceived to be male-dominated. For years, the gender gap has been quite apparent in the number of female entrepreneurs active in the Malaysian scene. Despite the Malaysian government’s initiatives to address the lack of female participation in the...

With all the uncertainty regarding Blockchain regulations in South Korea, you would think their Blockchain ecosystem would be dying down. However, that is far from the case. Blockchain adoption is consistently growing in Korea. Furthermore, industries involved in finance, logistics, health, social...

Wildly popular dating app Tinder has been able to break into the Korean market.  It took a while because Tinder was not a huge hit when they first entered the Korean market back in 2015.  The Korean online dating service industry is valued at over $75 million.  It is estimated that 2/3 Korean...

Many Blockchain companies are looking to enter the Korean market.  Korea in the past has been a hub for many ICO projects.  Korea even has a week dedicated to Blockchain called Korea Blockchain Week.  While the hype has died down quite considerably, there are still many Blockchain/ICO marketing...

Government and organisations in Asia Pacific are realising the benefits of new technologies as digital spend is expected to have reached US$375.8 billion in 2019. Spending on technologies that enable the digitisation of business practices, products and organisations is also forecasted to steadily...

Seoul is becoming the fashion hub of Asia.  Seoul hosts its popular Seoul Fashion week twice a year. Fashion has always been a part of Korean culture and it is now bigger than ever. Online Korean Fashion startups are on the rise as Korean fashion continues to get global recognition. Korea’s...

Finding jobs in Korea can be difficult in Korea. South Korea’s unemployment rate (4.4%) hasn’t been this high since 2010. President Moon Jae-in replaced his economic team by naming a new finance minister and economic policy adviser. Furthermore, Korean stock markets have taken a hit in 2019 due...

Koreans love gadgets.  Korea’s high-speed internet service allows users to download a 2-hour movie in just 2 minutes.  This is due to South Korea’s support of many of Korea’s top telecommunications companies like SK and KT.  They made faster internet a priority in South Korea.  This...

It was only a few years ago that VR was the craze in South Korea. However, it seems that AR (Augmented Reality) is getting more buzz and startups in Korea are looking to cash in on this immersive experience. Having the world as a background opens the door for new experiences, technologies, and...

About WANTED Korean startup WANTED is a job recruiting platform that matches job-seekers with their ideal position. Founded in 2015, the company has acquired over 1,700 companies in Korea and Japan.  Due to its referral feature, it differs from other recruiting apps and has an increased employment...

The rise of startups has created a rise in the need for creativity in entrepreneurship. The entrepreneur is no longer seen as a conventional businessman but rather an innovator capable of making the world a better place with sustainable innovations and product development. This rise in innovation...

Pet startups in Korea are on the rise because it is estimated that South Koreans spend $2.5 billion a year on their pets in 2019. The Korea Rural Economic Institute feels this number will double to $5 billion by 2027.  If you walk down the streets of Seoul, you will see dogs in some of the cutest...

Entrepreneurship is all about bravery and taking bold action. The path to achieving success in any venture can be challenging and disorienting, and it requires a lot of hard work, patience, and dedication to turn your ideas into reality. From selecting the right team to raising the required...

Life as an Asian startup can be especially tricky. There’s little power afforded to new players in their bids to rub shoulders with the region’s elite players, and scant traces of help from respective governments.  Startups, especially those emanating from Southeast Asia, are attaining...