FRENCH TECH COMMUNITY SEOUL
With more than 30 000 startups and 130 VC funds, the Korean ecosystem has raised 12 unicorns and many successful startups in high-tech fields such as AI, biotech and fintech. At the same time, France positioned itself as a real startup nation with funding booming since 2013 and key private initiatives such as the creation in 2017 of Station F, the world's largest startup incubator housing more than 1000 startups and corporate partners such as Naver, Facebook and Microsoft.
To bridge these ecosystems and encourage partnerships between France and Korea, the French Tech Hub was created in 2016, resulting in numerous MoUs signed and genuine interest of both innovation ecosystems to develop partnerships. To further accelerate this success, the French government now wishes for these hubs to be directly managed by and for startups: the French Tech Hubs became French Tech communities in 2019.
We are a group of individuals and companies, lead by a board of volunteers from the French-Korean startups ecosystem.
CEO Asia, Germinal
Director – Investment Partners Asia, Eurazeo
Founder, deputy CEO & president, Aryballe Asia
Sarah Sookyung Henriet
Founder & CEO, Soodevie
Vice - President
Open Innovation Manager, Asiance
Founder & CEO, Soundboard Asia
Project Manager, Fairtrade International
General Manager Venture Capital, GS Holdings
Head of Blockchain Investments, Line Corp.
Co-founder & CEO, nr2
Innovation Manager, Hyundai Motor Group
Honorary Board Members
Orange Fab Seoul
Le Wagon Seoul