Four innovative Korean startups, supported by the KDB NextONE program and supported by KDB Industrial Bank, are poised to make a significant impact on the global technology scene by participating in “Japan Computer Week”. This premier IT exhibition, scheduled for three days starting October 25 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, will provide these startups with a platform to showcase their cutting-edge solutions and meet potential investors.
KDB NextONE is KDB Industrial Bank’s flagship startup development program, which began in 2020. Over seven cycles, it has successfully incubated and supported 105 startups, offering a wide range of services, including office space, one-on-one mentoring, IR consulting and business collaboration. The program’s mission is to generate real growth and attract investment for these startups.
Japan IT Week: a gateway to the Japanese market
Startups will have a unique opportunity to meet Japanese investors and open innovation companies on October 23-24, paving the way for their expansion. on the Japanese market. Starsia, a Japanese accounting firm with close ties to South Korea and Japan, is managing the event’s calendar, emphasizing the importance of fostering cross-border business relationships.
Meet Korean Innovators
1. B4PLAY: CEO Lee Young-min leads this “revolutionary gaming data discovery platform”. B4PLAY collects and analyzes game data from various platforms around the world, providing a comprehensive service. It allows players to manage their gaming information, including PlayStation, Xbox, and Steam accounts. Notably, B4PLAY holds patents for its unique “game classification system and search method” in Korea and the United States.
2. through B Co., Ltd.: Created in May 2020, this company simplifies cross-border logistics for e-commerce brands. Their platform, “Workpad,” integrates information from multiple online stores, offering order and product management in a single dashboard. It provides real-time logistics tracking and delivery issue resolution, thereby improving customer satisfaction. The company has attracted around 3 billion won in investment and regularly receives government support as a top startup team in Korea.
3. iPin Labs Co., Ltd.: CEO Yoo Joo-hyun set to unveil “BPIN,” a deep learning-based indoor positioning SaaS, at Japan IT Week. iPin Labs’ unique unsupervised learning-based indoor location tracking algorithm can be deployed globally within 24 hours. The company has already collaborated with major Korean companies, including SK Telecom, to prove the excellence of their technology. This technology is expected to play a pivotal role in various industries in the era of digital transformation.
4. Bering Laboratory: Co-represented by Moon Sung-hyun and Kim Jae-yoon, Bering Lab is a legal technology startup specializing in AI translation engines for the fields of law and patents. With an impressive team of over 400 lawyers worldwide, they provide accurate translations of legal and financial terms. The company aims to provide 10 language matching services by the end of the year and already has clients such as Microsoft, Sony Music and Kakao Games.
Korean startups have shown their mettle on the global stage, and with their participation in Japan IT Week, they are poised to make significant inroads into the Japanese market. With innovation, expertise, and support from programs like KDB NextONE, these startups are on their way to revolutionizing the tech industry.
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