beSUCCESS Launches Beginning, an Online Platform Connecting Business Interests in Asia
August 10, 2016

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Seoul, Korea 10th Aug -Beginning (beginning.xyz), an ambitious new service launched by beSUCCESS founder and CEO James Jung (Hyun Wook Jung), is an online hub that seeks to bridge businesses, investors, and various government agencies across borders. It also hosts a growing, real-time database that profiles startups in one view, sourcing directly from key players in the Asian startup industry.

Since its conception, beSUCCESS has been a leading source of information on Korean startups and now hosts beGLOBAL, the largest tech conference in Asia. beGLOBAL has been a springboard for Korean startups such as Toss Lab, NEOFECT, and RippleBuds which have successfully procured investments from globally recognized VC firms for further scale after being showcased amongst beGlobal’s Top Startups.

Beginning may best be characterized as an outgrowth of beSUCCESS, as both are Jung’s solutions to the same goal: creating greater wealth and opportunities by connecting the right people to the right resources. Beginning aims to do so by providing an open channel for fast and transparent communication between investors and companies as well as providing intelligent company data that can empower investors to make impactful choices.

Prospective investors can curate a portfolio of companies of interest by searching through Beginning’s database, a culmination of expertise knowledge drawn from the extensive network of startups, investors, and government agencies that Jung has built steadily over the years through his work for beSUCCESS. Investors can directly contact these companies on the Beginning platform and also receive news of product updates and releases.

Currently all users can explore Beginning’s database simply by registering on the website, while premium account holders can gain access to more detailed performance analysis for a monthly fee. As an IBM Watson accelerator partner, Beginning is poised to provide increasingly sophisticated search and analytics tools for its database in the future, and users are highly encouraged to contact the Beginning team with feedback or for further data requests.

 

Elise Shin
A contributing writer for beSUCCESS, I am mainly interested in tracking growth of startups in Korea and gaining investor insights. After graduating from Yale in 2013 with a B.A. in Cognitive Science and Economics, I worked as a production and operations manager for a fashion startup based in New York before starting an education consulting company. I practice yoga regularly and dabble in meditation. beSUCCESS 영문 기자로서 한국 스타트업의 발전 및 국내외 투자현황에 초점을 맞춘 컬럼을 운영중입니다. 예일대학교에서 인지과학 및 경제학을 전공한 후 패션 및 교육 산업에서 일해왔으며 현재는 다음 사업을 계획중인 예비 창업자입니다.