South Korea has never lacked talent and the country is looking to foster its own. Here are five South Korean startups in 2019 that have the potential to ride the big tech trends of the next decade.
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South Korean food-tech firm Woowa Brothers, which runs the Baedal Minjok delivery app, has invested $2 million into US robotics startup Bear Robotics.
SoftBank Ventures Korea has invested 4.5 billion won ($4.2 million) in startup Daangn Market that specialises in localised used goods trading.
Any startups in Korea will be eligible to use meeting rooms and facilities at SK Telecom's Seoul campus when registrations open at the end of April.
Five beauty and kids tech startups have graduated from Samsung's in-house incubator program, C-Lab, and become independent companies.
Samsung has launched a program called Creative Square that plans to find and help startup and designers in mobile.
Average life expectancy is rising every year worldwide and Korean start-up Genoplan says it wants your spit to collect valuable data from Asia to help cure diseases.
A pillar of South Korea's startup scene, known for his successful angel investments in multiple startups, has been arrested over charges of defrauding the government and companies.
Samsung will provide its IT manufacturing know-how to over 1,000 businesses in recession-hit South Korea as part of a joint program with the government to increase the competence of startups and SMBs.
Armed with a bagful of patents and the experience of adding his Aulu Z technology to a Huawei device, HiDeep CEO Brian Ko expects 3D Touch to arrive on many smartphones this year.