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You could have by now browse about our forthcoming TC Meetup + Pitch-off in Seoul future week. But what you could not know is that we’re integrating much more written content into the plan so you can listen to from some of the most smart minds in the industry.

As for each regular, we’ll be holding the TC Pitch-off, exactly where ten organizations will have precisely sixty seconds to pitch their wares to a panel of skilled judges. But prior to the madness commences, we’ll be hosting two panels.

The 1st is about Likely Global. Most startups discover it tough to deal with the one of a kind worries of each and every new current market, from naming to distribution to advertising, not to mention local laws and governments. Is it far better to seek the services of another person that is aware of the local current market or is aware of the organization?

We’ll deal with these thoughts and much more with the enable of 500 Startups partner Tim Chae and MangoPlate CEO Joon Oh.

Tim Chae, 500 Startups


Tim is a Companion at 500 Startups, a Silicon Valley based mostly seed stage VC fund with organizations like Twilio, Get, Talkdesk, Intercom, Udemy in its portfolio. Tim manages 500 Kimchi, a $10M+ fund of 500 Startups centered on Korea, top its investments and ecosystem developing initiatives. Given that becoming a member of 500S in 2013, Tim has created 30+ investments into organizations like Famebit (acq’ by Google), AutoLotto, PeopleFund, Althea, and Finda. For his do the job, Tim was named to Forbes Asia’s inaugural 30 Beneath 30 listing in 2016.

Prior to 500S, Tim founded quite a few bootstrapped and venture backed companies together with PostRocket (500S Batch three company), a social media advertising optimization program, to nuFlw Leisure, a nightclub for substantial school college students. As an entrepreneur, Tim was named by NFIB/McKelvey Basis as one particular of the major Youth Entrepreneurs in the US in 2009.

Joon Oh, MangoPlate


Joon Oh is the CEO of MangoPlate, a startup founded in June 2014 that delivers restaurant testimonials and information and facts. Earlier, Joon Oh was Senior Director of Business Advancement at Samsung and, prior to that, was Senior Director of Strategy at Hewlett-Packard.

The next panel will focus on range, asking why there aren’t much more female cofounders and what the Seoul tech neighborhood can do to foster a much more inclusive atmosphere for females-led startups. We’ll be joined by Rebekah Kang, Fiscal Note’s Head of Asia, Finda CEO and founder Hye Min Lee.

Rebekah Kang, Fiscal Observe

Rebekah runs the Seoul place of work of FiscalNote, a Washington D.C.-based mostly startup providing a lawful analytics platform to acquire regulate of government strategy for all businesss with machine-studying know-how. FiscalNote predicts the outcome of bills released from equally federal and condition governments and now serves Fortune 500 organizations as customers. Rebekah earlier founded MyCandidates in Korea. MyCandidates was obtained by FiscalNote in 2015 and is setting up to be current less than FiscalNote’s Asia strategy.

Hye Min Lee, Finda


Hyemin has often been passionate about acquiring opportunities and developing organization. Whilst earning her B.A. at Korea University, she interned at the Ministry of Overseas Affairs and Trade based mostly on encounter in Universidad de Pontificia Católica de Chile, realizing so many prospective companies in unexplored nations around the world. In buy to elaborate organization techniques, she worked at STX company as a task supervisor for new strategic organization enhancement and investment for STX Group with honored registration as a member of ‘Knowledge authorities group’ of Ministry of Awareness Economy.

Hyemin joined Rocket Net and correctly co-founded their 1st membership organization model, Glossybox, and led expansion to six Asian nations around the world. With a kindred spirit to broaden organization, she established Individuals & Co, an e-commerce and advertising consulting startup, with the co-founders of Rocket Net as CEO and awarded as the IT start-up of the year.

As before long as she achieved co-founders at Noom that is a healthcare application based mostly on AI, its balanced and worldwide vision moved her so she introduced Noom from NewYork to make Asians significantly much healthier in a good way. In 2012 Dec, she founded NoomKorea exactly where she contributed to elevate USD 30 mil with a file of major grossing application in the equally Android and iOS for two.five year.

To support to create Korean startup ecosystem, she also contributes as a venture advisor of 500 startups and as a mentor of Google campus Seoul. Encouraged to start-ups by mentoring at Google campus and by moderating Eric Schmidt as a consultant serial entrepreneur in Korea, she identified to create her startup once more and is now running Finda(www.finda.co.kr), an on the web financial solution comparison platform at Google campus Seoul. Finda has raised $one.five Mil in 2016 from US and Korea.

We can’t wait to see you at the party on Oct 27. Buy tickets right here.