#24: Leading the Digital Evolution in Hospitality - David Solomito, Global CMO at Yanolja Cloud
Korea Startup Podcast
by Korea Startup Podcast
8M ago
Dive into the dynamic world of global tech transformation with David Solomito, the Global CMO at Yanolja Cloud. With a rich career spanning American Express, NBA, BMW, and AWS, David shares the remarkable journey that led him to his current role. In this insightful episode, explore how Yanolja Cloud, a leading provider of AI-based SaaS solutions for the hospitality and leisure industries, is reshaping the digital landscape. Discover the synergy between its parent company, Yanolja, Korea’s #1 travel app, and Yanolja Cloud's mission to revolutionize the industry. Key points of discussion: - How ..read more
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#23: Some Timeless Factors of Startup Investment - Michael Lee, Partner at SB Partners
Korea Startup Podcast
by Korea Startup Podcast
9M ago
After many years of experience navigating diverse market scenarios and managing hundreds of millions in private equity and venture capital, Michael Lee, Partner at SB Partners, distills the key timeless principles of startup evaluation. Whether you're an investor or entrepreneur, this episode offers crucial insights for prioritizing investment factors and refining decision-making strategies. Key points of discussion: What traits are essential for founders to succeed in building startups? How does a founder's ambition influence startup success? How do you distinguish genuine ambition from delu ..read more
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#22: Foreigners in Seoul building a career at Picky - Sharon (Frontend developer) and Karol (Product and Operation Lead) at Picky
Korea Startup Podcast
by Korea Startup Podcast
10M ago
Understand Korea through the eyes of Sharon and Karol, two foreigners driven by a passion for the Korean culture, who moved to Seoul, and are currently working at a startup called Picky (Featured in our 5th episode). Adapting to the Korean work environment - Working 12 hours a day? - Do you have to drink soju to get along with your boss and coworkers? - Will you be fired if you take more than two days off in a row? - Is working in an international startup like Picky different from a big corporate? - Does language pose a significant barrier in the working environment? What to expect as a fo ..read more
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#21: Ultimate Guide to Surviving the South Korean Startup Ecosystem - Albert Shafiev, General Manager at Lmeca
Korea Startup Podcast
by Korea Startup Podcast
10M ago
Albert is one one the most experienced foreigners involved in the South Korean startup scene. His extensive career gives him a full perspective of all the different aspects of this ecosystem. Today, we are lucky to discuss with him all the relevant matters that a foreign entrepreneur must know if planning to do business in such a unique country. 1. Comparative Ecosystem Analysis and Dispelling Misconceptions: - Explore key differences between the startup ecosystem in South Korea and in other countries and their impact on success. - Be aware of the common misconceptions foreign entrepreneurs h ..read more
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#20 Effective Leadership: Insights from Deloitte's Executive Director - Richard Wilson, Executive Director at Deloitte
Korea Startup Podcast
by Korea Startup Podcast
10M ago
Deloitte is one of the largest and most prominent professional services firms globally. In this episode, we delve into an interview with Richard, the executive director at Deloitte, uncovering his expertise, leadership qualities, and the key factors that lead him to his esteemed position. Leadership - What are Richard’s key leadership principles? - How does Richard balance being a friendly and demanding leader? - You lead people and manage things: Richard’s approach to leadership - How does Richard effectively handle internal conflicts among employees? Secrets to reaching a high Position in ..read more
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#18: Is Working at a Global VC a Good Path to Becoming a Founder? JaeHee Chang (Partner) & Gustav Birol (Senior associate) at Antler
Korea Startup Podcast
by Korea Startup Podcast
10M ago
Antler is the world’s most active early-stage investor supporting founders from Day 0, providing capital, accelerator program, and resources to early-stage startups and founders in 25 locations globally. Today, we have the pleasure of speaking with two of Antler's members, JaeHee Chang, Partner in Korea, and Gustav Birol, Senior Associate for Global Portfolio, who will share their experiences working at Antler, building the startup ecosystem. JaeHee and Gustav`s startup journey: - What motivated JaeHee to leave her corporate job and enter the startup ecosystem? Was it a wise decision? - How h ..read more
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#17: Learn How Electric Cars Will Transform Our Mobility - Mincheol Lee, ex-Tesla and Founder and CEO of RIDE
Korea Startup Podcast
by Korea Startup Podcast
10M ago
After being the Head of Corporate Sales at Tesla for four years, Mincheol decided to build RIDE, which aims to accelerate the world's transition to sustainable energy transportation through EV pre-sales, sales, and vehicle management. In this episode, we will delve into RIDE's business and the electric car industry, as well as hear Mincheon's perspective on Elon Musk's predictions and unconventional projects. - What makes RIDE innovative and why and how they exceeded its growth expectations? - Why is selling electric cars totally different from selling gasoline or diesel-powered vehicles? - W ..read more
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#16: Korean Market Entry: Tips for global companies and startups - Eyal Mamou, Founder and CEO at KOISRA
Korea Startup Podcast
by Korea Startup Podcast
10M ago
KOISRA is a leading business consultancy and outsourcing firm specializing in the South Korean market. Its CEO, Eyal, will share with all of us the learnings he gained after helping hundreds of companies develop successful businesses in Korea since 2009: - Key First Steps to Successfully Enter the Korean Market - Best ways to source local partners - Overcoming the Biggest Challenges Faced by Global Companies in Korea - Avoiding Traps: Tips for Dealing with a Korean Business Partner - Building Strong and Lasting Relationships with Korean Companies: Essential Elements - Understanding Cultural D ..read more
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#15: Unlocking the Secrets of Talent Attraction and HR Trends - Gordon Dudley, CEO of RDI Worldwide
Korea Startup Podcast
by Korea Startup Podcast
10M ago
Today´s guest is Gordon Dudley, CEO of RDI Worldwide, Korea´s n1 talent attraction agency. In this episode we will discuss the following topics: - Gordon´s journey as an entrepreneur (biggest lessons, failures, hard moments, and future plans) - Benefits of outsourcing the recruitment process to a talent attraction agency. - The impact of AI and Chatgpt in the HR world. - Tips for applicants to write better cover letters and perform better in interviews. - Korean new trends in the workforce and company culture ..read more
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#14: The Super Apps phenomenon, what you need to know - Pascal Kurzawa, CGO of Wallet Engine and Co-founder of Verso Finance
Korea Startup Podcast
by Korea Startup Podcast
10M ago
Today´s guest is Pascal Kurzawa, the CGO of Wallet engine and the co-founder of Verso Finance. Both fintech and web3-related companies. In this episode we will talk about “Super apps”: Concept of super apps and business model. Benefits and disadvantages for both companies and users Branch of services of super apps Most successful examples (Wechat, Kakao, Grab..) The reason behind their popularity in Asia and not in the rest of the world Embedded finance in Super apps (Peer-to-peer payments, loans, investment..) Future of super apps (Example: Facebook's intention to become a super ..read more
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