Founder Club X Artificial Intelligence

beSUCCESS Media Group supports "Founder Club Members" as preferred partners for their global success!

About beSUCCESS : Coupang, Woowa Brothers and Toss, all three companies have something more in common than their billionaire status. They were a part of beSUCCESS Media Group’s startup conference beGLOBAL in 2013. beSUCCESS, the tech startup media hosted one of the biggest startup conferences called beGLOBAL. The conference was organized with the objective to showcase promising startups from South Korea at a global stage. beSUCCESS’s expertise in Korea’s startup community, international media, and investor network have given promising startups an opportunity to become the next unicorn.

beSUCCESS Media Group not only provides direct and indirect information to expand the insights of domestic start-ups such as tech trends, startup news, and entrepreneurship around the world (including Silicon Valley), but also introduces Asia’s startup ecosystem and news in English to the rest of the world to support the global success of Asian startup ecosystem. The company also runs KoreaTechDesk.com and AsiaTechDaily.com, the English news site about Korean and Asian startups for global readers. Additionally, beSUCCESS Media Group recently launched the news aggregations site called Startupnchill.com to bring more value to the Korean readers.

In the past 9 years, beSUCCESS Media Group has worked with more than 10,000 entrepreneurs in Asia to face the challenges and problems in the journey of entrepreneurship. We understand and are strongly connected with the venture capital circle. Through the community, we can help entrepreneurs connect with the right investors and founders to achieve efficient resource docking. The aggregation of knowledge, the high level of mutual trust in business, and the opening of a black box for the industry make entrepreneurship easier.

beSUCCESS' latest venture: Founder Club

About Founder Club: 

Founder Club is an elite group consisting of revolutionary startups working in the Artificial Intelligence industry who are hand-picked by our team of experts and mentored to make it big. These are the companies working on cutting edge products and solutions using AI which can solve some of the biggest probems faced by mankind. With Artificial Intelligence impacting human life like never before and finding applications in virtually every field, these are the startups which have the potential to become the next unicorns.

If you're an entrepreneur, an innovator, or a startup founder, here's your chance to join a unique and exclusive program specially curated to help you succeed. Founder Club is a private membership club for founders designed to provide members with international business development opportunities. In addition, Founder Club boasts of like-minded people from different industries, helping to facilitate networking opportunities, connections, and much more. Get mentored by some of the most well-known VC's from around the globe with the goal to secure much-needed funding. Your success defines our success and we tirelessly work with our members to help them achieve their goals internationally. 

Success Stories from our initiative support
  • Global Brain VC invested in Korean Moblie analytic company, 5Rocks (2013) ➔ Acquired by Tapjoy (2014)
  • Strong Ventures invested in Korean bitcoin exchange, Korbit (2014) ➔ Acquired by Nexon (2017)
  • 500 Startups invested in Mykoon (2014) ➔ Mykoon pivoted the product into the internet-radio service Spoon Radio and has raised a $17m funding round (2018)
  • Bluepoint Partners invested in subscription service providing dog product,  Bacon Box (2018)
  • Silicon Valley angel investor invested in visual collaboration service, Beecanvas (2019)
  • Sparklabs invested in IoT radar technology, Bitsensing (2019)
  • Sparklabs Ventures, TBT and Bon Angels invested in Taxi ride-sharing service, Banban Taxi (2019)
  • The published article from KoreaTechDesk about Korean art-blockchain project ARTBLOC has been successfully spread out around the globe. Over 20 international publications wrote about ARTBLOC and over 300 times twitter mentions (2019)
What to expect from Founder Club

Grow Your Network - From a large pool of mentors, find your top 3-5 mentors who will be committed to helping you with product development, market fit, and will also provide valuable introductions to help quickly grow your company.

Gain Traction - Go deeper with your lead mentors, work with your Managing Director, gain traction and hit your milestones – whether that’s a prototype, building out the next phase of your product, finding your first customer or hitting key revenue goals.

Accelerate Your Business - Determine your fundraising strategy and prepare to meet with investors. Learn how to communicate your vision and prepare to meet with investors, partners and other key stakeholders who can help shape your future.

Connections - Thanks to our massive network, startups can build relationships and partnerships that wouldn’t be possible at their stage without Founder Club. Need an intro to a customer? Early access to a new platform feature? Stuck at the border? Our network will provide guidance and support to resolve these questions. Our network is your network. 

Demo Day - The program culminates with a celebration at Demo Day! This is your chance to show the world how much progress you’ve made in just a few months.

More Benefits in detail
  • [Expert Feedback/Advise] Unlimited access to "beSUCCESS Media Group Industry Expert Connections"
  • [International Business Development] Unlimited requests of ad-hoc support (e.g. sharing of buyer's list, connections, etc.) 
  • [Digital Marketing (PR)] Unlimited requests of custom-written press pitches and PR campaigns run by our team of PR experts
  • Social Gatherings (once a year) where beSUCCESS connections (VCs, Corporates, Governments, Startups, Foundations etc.) meet each other in a private event and network
  • Access to all exclusive articles of AsiaTechDaily about Investors' insights and founders' startup growth experiences.
  • Access to all exclusive webinars of AsiaTechDaily about education series for product's growth.
  • Club members have a unique identification, AsiaTechDaily website publishes and displays each project brief (300 words)

In order to ensure the exclusivity of the club, only 10 memberships will be open for this period. The membership service will be valid for one year. After the registration is successful, we will review it within 7 working days and post approval our team will contact you.

"beSUCCESS James has been a huge help to myself and my startup. From help getting investment to connecting me to such a vast network he has been instrumental in ensuring our success. Having been through the startup life ahead of me he has given me so much advice from product to management. Through this Founders Club he will be able to help many others just like he did for me. And it also gives founders like myself and opportunity to do the same for others."

- Charlie Rhee, Co-Founder & CEO @ Master.GG

October 29, 2019

beSUCCESS Media Group Connections

 

Steve Cervantes
Steve Cervantes
Associate Professor - International Trade (South Korea)
Homan Yuen
Homan Yuen
Partner - Fusion Fund (United States)
Michael Chou
Michael Chou
Managing Partner - The Riverside Company (United States)
Ryan Wang
Ryan Wang
Founding Partner - Outpost Capital (United States)
In Sik Rhee
In Sik Rhee
General Partner - Vertex Ventures (United States)
Ravi Mulugu
Ravi Mulugu
Senior Investment Director - UL Ventures (United States)
Jai Choi
Jai Choi
Founding Partner - Tekton Ventures (United States)
Rocio Wu
Rocio Wu
Investor - Liquid 2 Ventures (United States)
Amrit Saxena
Amrit Saxena
Founder & CEO of - SaxeCap (United States)
Dr Sue Xu
Dr Sue Xu
The Managing Partner - Amino Capital (United States)
Akul Penugonda
Akul Penugonda
Principal - Acceleprise (United States)
Wendy Lung
Wendy Lung
Managing Director - IBM Ventures (United States)
Nitin Pachisia
Nitin Pachisia
Founding Partner - Unshackled Ventures (United States)
James Currier
James Currier
Managing Partner - NFX (United States )
Matthew Papakipos
Matthew Papakipos
Founder - Peakstream (United States)
James Jung
James Jung
Founder & Global Connector - beSUCCESS (South Korea)
Victor Chua, CFA
Victor Chua, CFA
Managing Partner - Vynn Capital (Malaysia)
Michelle Suteja
Michelle Suteja
Partner - Central Capital Ventura (Indonesia)
Peter Mao
Peter Mao
Partner - Panda Capital (China )
Eric Marchand
Eric Marchand
Principal - Unigestion (Singapore)
Bá Minuzzi
Bá Minuzzi
Co-Founder - UMANA (United States)
Dr. Finian Tan
Dr. Finian Tan
Founder and Chairman - Vickers Financial Group (Singapore)
Adrian Li
Adrian Li
Managing Partner - Convergence Ventures (Indonesia)
Willson Cuaca
Willson Cuaca
Managing Partner - East Ventures (Singapore)
Isabelle DECITRE
Isabelle DECITRE
CEO - ID Capital Pte (Singapore)
Yinglan Tan
Yinglan Tan
Founding Managing Partner - Insignia Ventures Partners(Singapore)
Sudhir Sethi
Sudhir Sethi
Founder Chairman & Managing Director - IDG Ventures India (India)
Hsien-Hui Tong
Hsien-Hui Tong
Head, Venture Investing - SGInnovate (Singapore)
Chris Yeo
Chris Yeo
Head - Grab Ventures (Singapore)
Jackey Wang
Jackey Wang
500 Startups - Venture Partner (Taiwan)
Vince Chan
Vince Chan
Co-Founder and General Partner - Creta Ventures (HongKong)
Shelly Bell
Shelly Bell
Founder - Black Girl Ventures (United States)
Maya Horgan Famodu
Maya Horgan Famodu
Founder and Partner - Ingressive Capital (Nigeria)
Eric Kim
Eric Kim
Co-Founder and Managing Partner - Goodwater Capital (Uniited States)
Tim Chang
Tim Chang
Partner - Mayfield Fund (United States)
Richard Jun
Richard Jun
Managing Partner - Bam Ventures (United States)
Kiyo Kobayashi
Kiyo Kobayashi
Partner - Tokyo Founders Fund (Japan)
Osuke Honda
Osuke Honda
General Partner - DCM Ventures (United States)
Tim Chae
Tim Chae
General Partner - 500 Startups (United States)
John Nahm
John Nahm
Managing Partner - Strong Ventures (United States)
Emre Yuasa
Emre Yuasa
Principal - Globis Capital Partners (Japan)
Tina Cheng
Tina Cheng
Managing Partner - Cherubic Ventures (China)
Jeffrey Paine
Jeffrey Paine
Managing Partner - Golden Gate Ventures (Singapore)
Suneel Gokhale
Suneel Gokhale
Founding Partner - VentureSouq (United Arab Emirates)
Curt Shi
Curt Shi
Founding Partner - Follow[the]Seed (China)
Raja Hamzah Abidin
Raja Hamzah Abidin
Co-Managing Partner - RHL Ventures (Malaysia)
Anant Raj Pathak
Anant Raj Pathak
Associate - HAX (India)
Andreas Surya
Andreas Surya
Principal - Kejora Ventures (Indonesia)

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