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Tech In Seoul

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LA FRENCH TECH SEOUL.

Tech In Seoul is a podcast focusing on Tech and Startups in Korea. We meet and interview startup founders, entrepreneurs, investors, VCs, accelerators, and all the players of the local and international community.
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#013 - MEDTECH: Kay Kim, NuriBio

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#020 - EDUTECH: Josie Daw, RAW KOREAN
Tech In Seoul, in partnership with La French Tech Seoul, meets Josie DAW, Co-Founder at Raw Korean. Raw Korean is a new way to learn Korean! How so? Find out in this episode of Tech In Seoul! Josie tells us why she decided to leave the UK and settle down in Korea, how she ended up launching a Korean learning platform, and who is the team behind this promising startup. She also shares her opinion on the Korean startup ecosystem and the opportunities and challenges of starting a business in Korea. Link: Raw Korean: https://rawkorean.com About La French Tech Seoul: La French Tech Seoul is a community of startups, investors, corporate and government organizations working together to build bridges in the tech ecosystem between France and Korea. Website: https://lafrenchtechseoul.com [This episode was recorded on September 7th, 2021]
25:17
September 25, 2021
#019 - BOX DELIVERY: Suji Sohn, SEOUL BOX
Tech In Seoul, in partnership with La French Tech Seoul, meets Suji Sohn, Co-Founder at Seoul Box. SeoulBox is "an authentic Korean experience through a box of hand-picked snacks, K-Pop merch, and K-Beauty treats." The company was founded in London by two students who later moved to Korea. In this episode, Suji tells us the story of Seoul Box, and shares with us the ambition of her team to provide a unique experience to all Korea lovers around the world. Link: Seoul Box: https://myseoulbox.com About La French Tech Seoul: La French Tech Seoul is a community of startups, investors, corporate and government organizations working together to build bridges in the tech ecosystem between France and Korea. Website: https://lafrenchtechseoul.com [This episode was recorded on August 19th, 2021]
35:42
September 12, 2021
#018 - TECH MEDIA: Sue Nguyen and John Yoon, SEOULZ
Tech In Seoul, in partnership with La French Tech Seoul, meets Sue Nguyen and John Yoon, Co-Founders at Seoulz. Seoulz "aims to be Korea’s leading independent digital media resource covering the latest tech news, events, and trends for the Korean Startup Community." In this episode, Sue and John tell us everything we need to know about Seoulz: how they started it, why they started it, and why they are now pivoting to a new business model. We also talk about the different kinds of startups in Korea and the strengths and weaknesses of the Korean startup scene. Link: Seoulz: https://seoulz.com/ About La French Tech Seoul: La French Tech Seoul is a community of startups, investors, corporate   and government organizations working together to build bridges in   the tech ecosystem between France and Korea. Website: https://lafrenchtechseoul.com [This episode was recorded on August 12th, 2021]
35:31
August 28, 2021
#017 - STARTUP PROGRAM PARTNER: Mario Garcia-Lee, Lighting Up Ventures
Tech In Seoul, in partnership with La French Tech Seoul, meets Mario Garcia-Lee, Co-Founder and CEO at Lighting Up Ventures. Lighting Up Ventures is, as Mario puts it, an impact innovation company that helps scientists, engineers and inventors to develop and execute their market entry strategy.  In this episode, we talk about Lighting Up Ventures' vision and mission, about Mario's background, about the Korean startup and innovation scene, and much more! Links: Lighting Up Ventures: https://www.lightingupventures.com Mario's LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariogarcialee About La French Tech Seoul: La French Tech Seoul is a community of startups, investors, corporate  and government organizations working together to build bridges in  the tech ecosystem between France and Korea. Website: https://lafrenchtechseoul.com [This episode was recorded on August 9th, 2021]
51:20
August 15, 2021
#016 - EDUTECH: Rachel Chung, BEAPTIVE
Tech In Seoul, in partnership with La French Tech Seoul, meets Rachel Chung, Co-Founder and CEO at BeAptive. BeAptive is (in Rachel's own words) a social media app for kids using an educational twist to create future digital citizens.  In this episode, Rachel tells us how her professional experience in Korea brought her to launch BeAptive, how BeAptive is different from traditional social networks and what it is like to start a small Tech business after having been working for a Tech giant like Naver. UPDATE: On July 28th, 2021 Rachel has made the following announcement: "Due to unforeseen circumstances with our investor combined with the current situation with COVID, we have come to the hard decision not to continue with BeAptive and close the company at the end of this month. Although the team and I will not be moving forward with BeAptive, we are super excited about starting again with a clean slate! On behalf of all of us, I want to thank you for your continued support over the past year. It has meant a lot to us, especially during the most challenging times." About La French Tech Seoul: La French Tech Seoul is a community of startups, investors, corporate and government organizations working together to build bridges in the tech ecosystem between France and Korea. Website: https://lafrenchtechseoul.com [This episode was recorded on July 6th, 2021]
36:47
August 1, 2021
#015 - AI & EDUTECH: Jacob Jacquet, REZI
Why would someone from a small town in Wisconsin, USA come to Seoul, South Korea to build an AI/EduTech startup? Find out in our new episode of Tech In Seoul! Tech In Seoul, in partnership with La French Tech Seoul, meets Jacob Jacquet, Founder and CEO at REZI. REZI offers an AI-Powered ATS Resume Builder Solution that makes it much easier for job seekers to not only create their resume but also fill it with the best content. Learn more about REZI and its mission in this episode! Link: https://www.rezi.ai About La French Tech Seoul: La French Tech Seoul is a community of startups, investors, corporate     and government organizations working together to build bridges in     the tech ecosystem between France and Korea. Website: https://lafrenchtechseoul.com [This episode was recorded on June 25th, 2021]
35:34
July 18, 2021
#014 - AI and GIFTTECH: Archer Chiang, GIFTPACK
Tech  In Seoul, in partnership with La French Tech Seoul, meets Archer Chiang, Founder and CEO at GIFTPACK. GIFTPACK offers a "AI-powered solution that simplifies the corporate gifting process and amplifies the impact of personalized gifts". In this episode, Archer tells us about GIFTPACK and how Artificial Intelligence is helping to choose relevant gifts for customers and employees, deliver the gifts easily and gather and share some useful feedback to GIFTPACK customers.  Link: https://giftpack.ai About La French Tech Seoul: La French Tech Seoul is a community of startups, investors, corporate    and government organizations working together to build bridges in    the tech ecosystem between France and Korea. Website: https://lafrenchtechseoul.com [This episode was recorded on June 21st, 2021]
31:19
July 7, 2021
#013 - MEDTECH: Kay Kim, NuriBio
Tech  In Seoul, in partnership with La French Tech Seoul, meets Kay Kim, Business Development & Marketing - Overseas Partnerships Manager at NuriBio. NuriBio specializes in research and development of gene analysis, primarily focusing in detection of mutations caused by diseases such as cancer. In this episode, Kay introduces NuriBio. He also shares with us his experience and the challenges he has to overcome to promote his startup's new technology around the world. Link: http://nuribio.com About La French Tech Seoul: La French Tech Seoul is a community of startups, investors, corporate   and government organizations working together to build bridges in   the tech ecosystem between France and Korea. Website: https://lafrenchtechseoul.com/ [This episode was recorded on June 4th, 2021]
30:41
June 23, 2021
#012 - MEDTECH: Joanne J. Lee, MediHeroes
Tech  In Seoul, in partnership with La French Tech Seoul, meets Joanne J. Lee, Co-Founder and CEO at MediHeroes MediHeroes is a global B2B Medical Platform that aims to bring buyers, sellers, end-users of medical products & services onto a single transparent platform. In this episode, Joanne shares with us her vision and her ambition with MediHeroes. Link: https://mediheroes.com About La French Tech Seoul: La French Tech Seoul is a community of startups, investors, corporate  and government organizations working together to build bridges in  the tech ecosystem between France and Korea. Website: https://lafrenchtechseoul.com/ [This episode was recorded on June 3rd, 2021]
37:40
June 9, 2021
#011 - VENTURE CAPITAL: Brian KIM, KIM VENTUROUS
Tech  In Seoul, in partnership with La French Tech Seoul, meets Brian Kim,  Co-Founder at KIM VENTUROUS, a Korea-based Venture Capital company. KIM VENTUROUS is a new VC focusing on early stage Korean Startups. KIM VENTUROUS is also a registered Accelerator under the Korean Ministry of SMEs and Startups.. In this episode, Brian tells us about their ambitions within the Korean startup ecosystem. Link: KIM VENTUROUS: http://kimventurous.com/ About La French Tech Seoul: La French Tech Seoul is a community of startups, investors, corporate and government organizations working together to build bridges in the tech ecosystem between France and Korea. Website: https://lafrenchtechseoul.com/ [This episode was recorded on May 21st, 2021]
22:08
June 2, 2021
#010 - AI: Robert Grey, Alchera Inc.
Tech In Seoul, in partnership with La French Tech Seoul, meets Robert Grey, Product Owner - Wildfire Detection AI at Alchera Inc. Alchera is a leading Korean Startup in AI, Machine Learning, Facial Recognition, but also, and that is a first, Fire Detection. In this episode, Robert tells us how Alchera started, how it developed a Fire Detection service (the service he is in charge of) and what's next for Alchera in Korea and globally. Links: Alchera: https://alcherainc.com/en/ Fire detection: https://fire.aiir.ai/ About La French Tech Seoul: La French Tech Seoul is a community of startups, investors, corporate       and government organizations working together to build bridges in    the    tech ecosystem between France and Korea. Website: https://lafrenchtechseoul.com/ [This episode was recorded on May 20th, 2021]
36:05
May 26, 2021
#009 - MOBILITY: Youngjin Jang, YellowKnife (VELOGA)
Tech In Seoul, in partnership with La French Tech Seoul, meets Youngjin Jang, Co-Founder and Vice President at YellowKnife (VELOGA). VELOGA is developing several platforms and apps with an ambition to improve the future user experience of mobility (car, bike, e-bike, etc.). Their first product is a bicycle riding assistant speedometer application (VELOGA BICYCLE) that can provide various user experiences by changing the skin. Links: YellowKnife: http://yellowknife.io/ Kotra: https://www.kotra.or.kr/foreign/main/KHEMUI010M.html?LOCALE=en About La French Tech Seoul: La French Tech Seoul is a community of startups, investors, corporate      and government organizations working together to build bridges in   the    tech ecosystem between France and Korea. Website: https://lafrenchtechseoul.com/ [This episode was recorded on May 18th, 2021]
35:11
May 18, 2021
#008 - INNOVATIVE KOREA (Program) with Samer Samhoun
INNOVATIVE KOREA is a program with an ambition to help all foreigners to start a business in Korea. Run by Samer Samhoun and Nihat Kahlilzade, 2 'ex-foreigners' now holding Korean passports, INNOVATIVE KOREA is open to all foreigners with a valid visa in Korea.  The program offers multiple perks, the biggest one being, for the winner of the final pitch contest, to receive a valid startup visa.  In this episode, Samer tells us everything we need to know about this program, but also why he and his co-founder decided to launch the program, and how the Korea government is supporting them. We also talk about visas, about the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Korea, and about getting the Korean citizenship. Link: INNOVATIVE KOREA: https://www.innovativekorea.com/ About La French Tech Seoul: La French Tech Seoul is a community of startups, investors, corporate      and government organizations working together to build bridges in   the    tech ecosystem between France and Korea. Website: https://lafrenchtechseoul.com/ [This episode was recorded on May 10th, 2021]
43:11
May 11, 2021
#007 - TECH4GOOD: Lin (Lynn) Hwang, DamoGo
Tech In Seoul, in partnership with La French Tech Seoul, meets Lin (Lynn) Hwang, Co-Founder and CEO at DamoGo. At first DamoGo was an app with an ambition to reduce food waste in Korean and Indonesia. But the founding team has pivoted to a BtoB model and is now 100% focusing on the Indonesian marketing, while trying to raise its Seeds Series. In this episode, Lynn explains us why he launched this startup in the first place, why his co-founder and him decided to pivot and why they chose Indonesia as their main market.  DamoGo will also be pitching at Tech For Good, an online event by La French Tech Seoul.  Links: DamoGo: http://damogoapp.com/ Tech For Good: https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/tech4good-summit-2021-korea-france-and-beyond-registration-147910816233 About La French Tech Seoul: La French Tech Seoul is a community of startups, investors, corporate     and government organizations working together to build bridges in  the    tech ecosystem between France and Korea. Website: https://lafrenchtechseoul.com/ [This episode was recorded on May 4th, 2021]
27:35
May 7, 2021
#006 - FINTECH: Jordan Monnet, nr2
Tech In Seoul, in partnership with La French Tech Seoul, meets Jordan Monnet, Co-Founder and CEO at nr2. nr2 is a search engine which identifies high-growth start-ups in China and South Korea. In this episode, Jordan tells us why he decided to launch nr2 and why in China and Korea. He also shares with us his vision for his company and how he and his team plan to make Chinese and Korean startups more visible to the outside world.  Links: https://www.nr2.io/ About La French Tech Seoul: La French Tech Seoul is a community of startups, investors, corporate    and government organizations working together to build bridges in the    tech ecosystem between France and Korea. Website: https://lafrenchtechseoul.com/ [This episode was recorded on April 30th, 2021]
43:50
May 2, 2021
#005 - PROPTECH: Matthew (차민근) Shampine, Dongnae
Tech In Seoul, in partnership with La French Tech Seoul, meets Matthew (차민근) Shampine, Co-Founder and CEO at Dongnae. Dongnae is "a modern real estate discovery and service platform" with an ambition to revolutionize the way people rent or buy real-estate in Korea. The app will be officially launched in May 2021. Before starting Dongnae, Matthew spent a large part of his business life working for WeWork. He joined the company at a very early stage, launched the asia-pacific business and eventually moved to Seoul to become the general manager of WeWork Korea. In this episode, Matthew shares his experience in the prop-tech industry in the US and in Korea. He also develops for us the mission and the ambition of Dongnae, and how he and his team plan to have a strong and lasting impact on the local real-estate market.  Matthew and his co-founder only started the company 13 months ago. They already raised 4.8 Million dollars from US investors and VCs for whom it was the first investment in Asia. Links: https://www.dongnae.com/ (in Korean) https://blog.naver.com/dongnaeofficial (in Korean) About La French Tech Seoul: La French Tech Seoul is a community of startups, investors, corporate   and government organizations working together to build bridges in the   tech ecosystem between France and Korea. Website: https://lafrenchtechseoul.com/ [This episode was recorded on April 27th, 2021]
52:55
April 27, 2021
#004 - EDUTECH: Catherine Hong, TOOTI
Tech In Seoul, in partnership with La French Tech Seoul, meets Catherine Hong, Founder at TOOTI. Tooti is an online language platform. Catherine shares with us her experience of founding a multicultural startup in Seoul and abroad, while benefiting from the vibrant local ecosystem and the generous government support. Link: http://www.tooti.co.kr/ (not active yet) About La French Tech Seoul: La French Tech Seoul is a community of startups, investors, corporate  and government organizations working together to build bridges in the  tech ecosystem between France and Korea. Website: https://lafrenchtechseoul.com/ [This episode was recorded on April 26th, 2021]
37:55
April 26, 2021
#003 - EDUTECH: - Ania Montoya & Lucia Lacuesta, EKI
Tech In Seoul, in partnership with La French Tech Seoul, meets Ania Montoya & Lucia Lacuesta, Co-Founders at EKI. EKI is a gamified app where users can find everything they want to learn in the area of sex education. Link: https://www.instagram.com/eki_edu/ About La French Tech Seoul: La French Tech Seoul is a community of startups, investors, corporate  and government organizations working together to build bridges in the  tech ecosystem between France and Korea. Website: https://lafrenchtechseoul.com/ [This episode was recorded on April 22nd, 2021]
28:44
April 26, 2021
#002 - TECH MEDIA: Philip Lee, Pickool
Tech In Seoul, in partnership with La French Tech Seoul, meets Philip Lee, Founder and CEO at Pickool. In this episode, Philip Lee tells us everything we need to know about his new Tech media. He also shares his view on the strenghts and the weaknesses of the Korean Tech & Startup ecosystem. Links: Pickool (https://pickool.net/) About La French Tech Seoul: La French Tech Seoul is a community of startups, investors, corporate and government organizations working together to build bridges in the tech ecosystem between France and Korea. Website: https://lafrenchtechseoul.com/ [This episode was recorded on April 13th, 2021]
33:19
April 15, 2021
#001 - FOOD DELIVERY: Jason Boutte, Shuttle Delivery.
Tech In Seoul, in partnership with La French Tech Seoul, meets Jason Boutte, Co-founder and CEO at Shuttle Delivery. In this episode, Jason Boutte tells us everything we need to know about the startup he co-founded in 2016 by merging 2 startups together. Jason also shares with us his experience of starting a business in Korea and the challenges and opportunities he met along the way. Link: Shuttle Delivery: https://www.shuttledelivery.co.kr/en Promo-code: jasonboutte About La French Tech Seoul:  La French Tech Seoul is a community of startups, investors, corporate and government organizations working together to build bridges in the tech ecosystem between France and Korea. Website: https://lafrenchtechseoul.com/ [This episode was recorded on April 6th, 2021]
39:33
April 6, 2021