beGLOBAL - Bringing Seoul To The Valley : Asia Startup Event in Silicon Valley


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The mission for beGLOBAL was to open a discussion about Global Entrepreneurship and Investing that would benefit entrepreneurs and investors, enlighten perceptions, and encourage startup success on a global scale.
Although, the event had a Korean theme, the discussions applied equally to entrepreneurs from any geography and clearly demonstrated that we are living in times that require a broader view, and an understanding of innovation in every corner of the globe in order to achieve success.

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beGLOBAL - Bringing Seoul To The Valley : Asia Startup Event in Silicon Valley

  1. 1. September 13 2013 Four Seasons Hotel, Palo Alto
  2. 2. Our Mission – Why beGLOBAL? We realized that Silicon Valley doesn’t care who you are or where you are from, but only judges you on the quality of your startup (as it should be). Through beGLOBAL we wanted to open a discussion about Global Entrepreneurship that would benefit entrepreneurs and investors, enlighten perceptions, and encourage success on a global scale. We are proud to say that while there is much still to do, we achieved our mission, and look forward to building a great future through collaboration. We invite you to join us in this great mission.
  3. 3. Executive Comments Eric Kim | Maverick Capital beGLOBAL is the premium conferences bringing great Korean Entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley Jeff Clavier | SoftTech VC I was really impressed with the production quality of beGLOBAL. Quite an achievement! Bill Draper | Draper Richards L.P. The wonderful people that have came to Silicon Valley take back some ideas, but they also are they leaving a lot with us. And we are really excited to be a part of this conference. Sarah Lacy | Founder & Editor-in-Chief, PandoDaily It was a fantastic event!! Kevin Scott | Managing Director, Silicon Valley Bank The conference was extremely well organized, and entirely r elevant and worthwhile for us. Troy Malon | Evernote beGLOBAL is a tremendous opportunity for us here in Silicon Valley
  4. 4. Main Sessions 9:00am Fireside Chat with The Drapers 9:40am Korean Startup Battle (5 startups pitch to the Drapers) 10:50am Samsung Innovation Center Fireside Chat (Marc Shedroff) 11:10am Silicon Valley VC’s Investing in Asia 1:15pm Seed Funds Going Global 1:50pm Korean Startup Battle (5 startups pitch to the Drapers) 3:00pm Global Entrepreneurship and Paying it Forward 3:25pm Korean Funds investing in Silicon Valley 3:55pm Entrepreneurial LOL, Fail & Meme (Ben & Emily Huh) 4:40pm Korean Entrepreneurs from New York 5:05pm Accelerators with Global in Mind 5:40pm Startup Battle Winner Announcement / Closing Remarks 5:50pm Silicon Valley Bank Lawn Party
  5. 5. In Photos Fireside Chat with The Drapers Seed Funds Going Global Entrepreneurial LOL, Fail & Meme: Ben Huh & Emily Huh Accelerators with Global in Mind
  6. 6. In Photos Samsung Fireside Chat Marc Shedroff & Joanna Glasner Korean Funds investing in Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs New York: Suk Park & Saeju Jeong Global Entrepreneurship and Paying it Forward: Jørn Lyseggen&Tomio Geron
  7. 7. Startup Battle 10 startups pitched to some of Silicon Valley’s top investors
  8. 8. Startup Booths Startups engaged with attendees and investors
  9. 9. Lawn Party What better way to build relationships than over a glass of wine?
  10. 10. Attendee Breakdown General Analysis Investors 250 Startups 28 110 Startup Biz Solutions Media 25 Others Others 17% Media 5% 84 497 Total Investors 50% Startup Biz Solutions 22% Specific VCs / Investors 125 Angel Investors 80 Corporate Finance 45 Startups 28 Accelerators 40 Incubators 30 Corporate 40 Media 25 Staff 24 Others 60 Startups 6% 165% over projected attendee figure.
  11. 11. Investor Support 97 investors / Incubators / Accelerators attended 500 Startups Blackbox Boost Fund BootstrapLabs DAG Ventures DFJ Athena Formation 8 Global Brain GREE Ventures Lindenberg Software LLC Maverick Capital Opus Capital Plug and Play Qualcomm Ventures Quest Venture Partners Rembrandt VC SF Angels Silicon Valley Bank Translink Capital Verizon Venture YouNoodle, Inc. Brightstone Partners Burrill & Company Crimson Growth Partners LLP Draper Richards Felicis Ventures General Catalyst Partners GGV Ventures Maven Ventures NHN Investment RocketSpace Samsung Ventures SoftTech VC Storm Ventures SV Angel SVB Capital Tech Futures Group Telos Ventures VoiVoda Ventures WL ventures Y Combinator Alfidi Capital Altos Ventures Angel Launch AngelHack Aranca Ventures blueprint Breakthrough Venture Partners Consulate General of France CrunchBase Draper Fisher Jurvetson Draper Nexus Ventures DrinkEntrepreneurs Firsthand Capital Forbes Fortis General Counsel Fundavision fundly GoGlobal Consulting Google GWC Hackers & Founders Hyundai Ventures iBankers Idea to IPO Jafco Ventures K Cube Ventures KASE Silicon Valley KTB Ventures Lono Holdings Corp MagTag NextVerb OATV OnDemandKorea PandoDaily Primer Private Venture Proof Ventures Reuters/PE Hub Samsung Innovation Center San Mateo Daily Journal Silicon Valley Business Journal SKTelecom Softlayer SparkLabs Global Ventures Stanford University Startup Grind Startup Monthly/Monthly Ventures Startup Sauna Swann Ventures Technode Tekton Ventures Telefonica TiE Silicon Valley Venture Capital ~ Private Equity Roundtable WeMade USA Caffee & James, LLP
  12. 12. Feedback from Entrepreneurs We had a great chance to speak with Silicon Valley investors at beGLOBAL. The conference helped us plan our global strategy. The main benefit of beGLOBAL was engaging with potential customers in the USA. We are now planning to open our US office. We applied to Plug&Play, RocketPunch, and Runway at beGLBOAL. The conference opened opportunities we could not imagine before. We also spoke with PandoDaily and other Silicon Valley media about partnerships. We had a great discussion with [Company] about investment. beGLOBAL really Helped to power our global growth. Also we had great media coverage with OATV. Through beGlobal, Smile Family was able to meet with many VCs in the valley and get connected to many entrepreneurs in the area relevant to their busines s. By facilitating the business to enter the US market sooner and get involved with the right people earlier, an event like beGlobal will continue to function as an important gateway for Korean companies to reach the global audience in th e future.
  13. 13. Global Media Coverage
  14. 14. In-Event Promotion Photo Zone Conference Guide Welcome Gift Main Stage banner
  15. 15. Sponsors
  16. 16. Thanks For more information or to get involved contact beSUCCESS Global Director Nathan Millard :