Founding Story

The main reason for founding beSUCCESS is to support local entrepreneurs to find more business opportunities in overseas. When James was a university student in Korea, started a startup called JRI which import and export interior goods around the globe. But really felt that the SMBs founders in Dongdaemun market got so much suffered in selling their products to overseas due to language and connectivity barrier. And also when working in Korea Telecom as an international Public Relations Manager in Korea, There are few media publications which support local startups to be exposed to the overseas market, most media focus on talking about big corporates like Samsung, LG. But as many people know there are lots of talented people and startups who can change the world into a better place and James wanted to show and promote these startups to the world in more efficient ways.


Short Description

A fully inter-connected entrepreneurial community


Long Description

beSUCCESS (www.besuccess.com) has been founded in 2010 as a blog writing about the story of startup founders and as time goes on, this blog is getting influential in Korean startup community hitting around 15,000 UVs a day. beSUCCESS is aiming for supporting Korean/Asian founders to be well discovered from global partners and investors through media and conference community.

beSUCCESS organizes beGLOBAL, Korea’s biggest startup conference in Seoul. Last year the 2-day conference was attended by more than 3000 people and the event spawned tremendous deal-making, networking and extensive media coverage globally and in Korea. The attendance makes this one of the biggest startup events in Asia.

Through its media platform as well as their global events in Seoul and Silicon Valley, beSUCCESS hopes to support Korean startups in their ambitions to enter the global market, to raise funds from overseas investors, and to gain partners for global expansion. In this Progress, we have supported around 200 startups to be showcased for domestic and international investors for 4 years and 4 (Miso, Memebox, Sendbird, Seerslab) out of 5 Korean startups that have been accepted in Y Combinator have joined our conferences before too.

But, Scalability Issues to expand this kind of conferences to other local startup communities. At least 6 months preparations for one conference for supporting 20 “Korean” startups only. So We developed Technology adopted startup ecosystem where unlimited startups can get benefits called BEGINNING!


Products & Services


BEGINNING |

Technology adopted startup ecosystem where unlimited startups can get benefits.

Goals by Milestones

1. Digitalize startup demoday(showcase)/contest/conference’s operation process (* Processing) through Open Innovation/Showcase platform where anyone can host projects/campaigns and Any Startup can access/apply directly with existed company profile pages

2. Digitalize one-stop deal sharing process partnering with International/Local Deal DB Firms

3. Digitalize startup Deal process through Smart Contract upon blockchain through Providing ICO infra for fund-raising (Smart Contract code, ICO page, Marketing etc) and Escrow Services for crypto Transactions (Buy/Sell Deals for product distributions)




beGLOBAL Conference |

Asia’s No.1 Tech Startup Conference, ‘beGLOBAL SEOUL 2015′

beGLOBAL Conference (http://besuccess.com/conference_page/sf-home/) gathers the leaders and innovators of the technology and media industries to give you deep insights into the creative destruction happening right now in Asia. The Big Changes. The subtle trends.

We’ll bring the experts together to talk about what’s next. And why. You’ll meet the people behind the new startups, new products and new technologies driving disruption today and be part of a conversation that will stimulate and challenge you.

beGLOBAL session videos can be found on here : www.youtube.com/user/beSUCCESSdotcom
All beGLOBAL Pics can be found on here : www.flickr.com/photos/besuccess

Past Speakers : Kevin Hale (Y Combinator), Christine Tsai (500 Startups), Matt Kaufman (CrunchBase), Kevin Scott (Silicon Valley Bank), Jorn Lyssegen (Meltwater Group) Ben Huh (Cheezburger Network), Cyril Ebersweiler (HAXLR8R), David Richter (Uber), Ben Bateman (Indiegogo), Naval Ravikant (Angelist), Eric Migicovsky (Pebble), Three generations of pioneering global venture capitalists, Bill, Tim, and Adam Draper, David Lee (Former SV Angel), Aydin Senkut (Felicis Ventures), Jeff Clavier (SoftTech VC), Joe Lonsdale (Formation 8), Sonny Vu (Misfit Wearables), Mike Cannon-Brookes (Atlassian), Cameron Winklevoss (Winklevoss Capital) Tyler Winklevoss (Winklevoss Capital), Phil Libin (Evernote), Jonathan Badeen (Tinder), Soul Htite (Dianrong), Suk Park (DramaFever), BongJin Kim (Woowa Bros Inc.), Shao Shunchang (Zhongguancun Development Group)




beSUCCESS Media |

Leading Korean Tech/Startup Media

beSUCCESS (www.besuccess.com) is a tech and media channel for Korean startups, featuring startup interviews and a variety of funding news from around the world. Through its media platform available in both Korean and English, as well as their global events in Seoul and Silicon Valley, beSuccess hopes to support Korean startups in their ambitions to enter the global market, to raise funds from overseas investors, and to gain partners for global expansion!

beSUCCESS is building a tech/startup leader community in Korea that will become unicorns in 5-10 years. Monthly Visit : 224,000 UV/ Facebook Likes : 25,800 / Newsletter Subscribers : 20,000 Most Powerful Startup Media in Korea/ Global Network with 54 Countries’ Startup Media.

Korean Media article : http://besuccess.com/2015/09/moley/
English Media article : http://besuccess.com/2015/09/remember_en/





Featured Team

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Jinju Jeon VP

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Richard Fushimi CTO

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James Jung Founder of beSUCCESS, Korea leading Tech/Startup Media (besuccess.com / besuccess.com/eng) and Organizer of beLAUNCH (Biggest Korea Tech/Startup Conference)

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Funding



August 2016 | Series A

Investor Name Description Country
Strong Ventures Strong Ventures is a seed fund, based in California, supporting Korean-Global entrepreneurs. United States
Tokyo Founders Fund Venture Investment for the founders, by the founders. Japan
The Ventures The Ventures is a company-building company and a venture capital firm that specializes in providing seed-stage funding to tech companies. South Korea
Hardy Farm Ventures Eary Stage focused VC firm in china China
DCM DCM is an early stage VC empowering the global ambitions of inspired entrepreneurs United States
500 Startups 500 Startups is a Silicon Valley seed fund & accelerator founded by PayPal/Google alums. United States

November 2012 | Seed

Investor Name Description Country
Strong Ventures Strong Ventures is a seed fund, based in California, supporting Korean-Global entrepreneurs. United States