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[Korean Startup Weekly News #25] MSS has chosen 50 baby unicorns and 15 preliminary unicorns that will grow into global unicorn companies

2024-07-07 4 min read

[Korean Startup Weekly News #25] MSS has chosen 50 baby unicorns and 15 preliminary unicorns that will grow into global unicorn companies

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MSS has chosen 50 baby unicorns and 15 preliminary unicorns that will grow into global unicorn companies
The MSS of Korea selected 50 baby unicorns and 15 preliminary unicorns to foster into global leaders, providing financial support and strategic partnerships for global market entry.

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The Korean Ministry of SMEs and Startups (MSS) signed MOUs with Vietnam to establish a venture committee and enhance the startup ecosystem, fostering cooperation and innovation between both countries.

Seoul Bio Hub and Roche Diagnostics Collaborate for Startup Sprint Demo Day in Seoul
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THE HYOOSIK Receives Series B Funding to Enhance and Expand Hotel Operations
THE HYOOSIK, a Korean IT-based lodging company, secured KRW 16 billion in Series B funding, enhancing its hotel management and expansion into the institutional investment market.

DeepSmartech Secures 4.3 Billion KRW in Pre-Series A Funding for Nano-Coating Tech
DeepSmartech raised 4.3 billion KRW in pre-Series A funding to advance polymer nano-coating technology and plans to establish research infrastructure and collaborate with large enterprises.

Sweet-bio Secures Series B Bridge Investment to Accelerate Expansion into Japanese Market
Sweet-bio, a Korean biotech company, secured a Series B bridge investment from LOTTE Ventures Japan to expand into the Japanese market and advance its Greek yogurt production.

CULTURE THINK Secures a 2 billion KRW funding from Sony Music
Sony Music invests 2 billion KRW in Korean startup CULTURE THINK through The Orchard, supporting its expansion in the music industry and aiming to make it Asia’s No.1 Artist Fulfillment Agency.

Mediver Secures 1.5 Billion KRW Pre-Series A Funding to Enhance Beauty Medical devices
Mediver, a Korean firm, secured 1.5 billion KRW pre-Series A to enhance product competitiveness and expand into North American and Southeast Asian markets through global partnerships.

Homes Company Secured Investment from Aqaralife to Enhance Co-living Smart Solutions
Homes Company and Aqaralife partner to integrate smart IoT solutions in co-living spaces, enhancing convenience and efficiency, with plans for senior housing and global expansion.

Solarize Secures 300 Million KRW Funding to Drive Solar and Hydrogen Energy Solutions
Korean startup Solarize secures 300 million KRW investment from Jeonnam CCEI and joins Gyeongbuk Unicorn Support Program, aiming for growth in solar and hydrogen energy sectors.

ShunyTech Secures Investment to Revolutionize Eco-Friendly Seaweed Seed Farming
ShunyTech, a Korean aquatech firm, secures investment to enhance eco-friendly seaweed seed farming technology, addressing inefficiencies and environmental issues of current methods. 

PulseAd Secures Seed Funding from SparkLabs to Launch Global Retail Media Platform
Korean startup PulseAd secures seed funding from SparkLabs to enhance its AI-powered retail media platform, aiming for global expansion and optimized ad results on e-commerce platforms.

WeBareSoft Secures Seed Funding From HYU Holdings to Advance AI API Platform
WeBareSoft, a Korean middleware startup, secured seed funding from HYU Holdings and plans to enhance its OSORI API Gateway, while developing an AI API integration platform.

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BION LIQUID, a Korean innovative biotech startup, uses ionic liquid technology to convert injectable drugs into oral forms, aiming to simplify medication administration and improve patient compliance.

Korean Venture Capital News

Hyperithm Invests in ‘Solv Protocol’ : Advancing BTC-Linked DeFi Solutions
Hyperithm invested in Solv Protocol, a Web3.0 platform, enhancing BTC-linked DeFi solutions with omnichain technology. SolvBTC, their flagship product, surpassed $1 billion in deposits.

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