News from May 2020
The monthly Korean tech startup news summary for May 2020, drawn from the daily Startup News Asia news feed.
The Korean startup news headlines below each link to one of the original online news articles that published the item concerned. Each article either directly covers South Korea’s tech startups, or deals with issues of importance to South Korean startups in some way.
News headlines featured here are the Korean tech startup news items pulled from our daily startup news coverage, which currently covers 17 primary locations across Asia and Oceania. News sources we pull from are agnostic; we find and aggregate news about Korea’s tech startups from online outlets large and small, based purely on relevance to individuals, and organisations, interested in South Korean tech startups.
Additional subject-focused news summaries are also online, covering the month’s blockchain news, artificial intelligence, digital currency news, cybersecurity and datasec, and a broad collection of fintech news.
- ICYMI: South Korea’s GameTalkTalk social gaming app rolled out blockchain project for gamers, offering rewards, platform and digital items exchange
- South Korea: ST Unitas online education firm gains gains $123M with English test and civil service exam preparation focus
- Samsung becomes the latest tech giant to roll out a debit card, under Samsung Pay and in partnership with SoFi online personal finance startup
- South Korea: Gov’t outlines plans for government-private sector Smart Republic of Korea Fund to boost growth in tech, startup and digital fields
- South Korea: Aizen gains $4.2M with AI/ML decision-making platform focused on banking and insurance
- South Korea: Applications now open for 2020 edition of K-Startup Grand Challenge, with 60 teams set for selection for 3-month accelerator
- Korea International Trade Association to hold NextRise 2020 startup conference and exhibition on June 23, featuring online and offline components
- South Korea: MoneyGram partners E9Pay money transfer and payments firm to tap into the Korean remittances market
- South Korea: 10 reasons for startups to consider applying to the K-Startup Grand Challenge
- South Korea: ComeUp event set for November 19-21 in Seoul and online, organised by Ministry of SMEs and Startups to aid startups in growing overseas
- South Korea: Daejeon University becomes latest university to redesign portions of finance and tech divisions, launching Future Convergence fintech department
- South Korea: Shinhan Financial Group to participate in creating a ‘Korean Silicon Valley’ in Incheon city, running a one-stop accelerator program
- Samsung Pay unveils first details of its forthcoming debit card under Samsung Money by SoFi brand, partnering with Mastercard
- Samsung partners Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, enabling users in US and Canada to buy cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin via Samsung’s Blockchain Wallet