South Korea eyes Silicon Valley prospects


The Korea Fintech Centre has signed a memorandum of understanding with Silicon Valley organisations 500 Startups and Silicon Valley Forum.

The Korea Fintech Centre is working on promoting South Korea’s fintech start-up scene by signing two agreements with Silicon Valley organisations following its recent Fintech Demo Day in the San Francisco Bay area.

The first partnership agreement with g global venture capital seed fund and start-up accelerator, 500 Startups, will be a valuable networking tool for South Korean start-ups, with the organisation hosting more than 100 demo day events each year and claiming a global reach of more than 20,000 in 40 countries.

The memorandum of understandings (MOUs) marked South Korea’s fifth accord with foreign countries with regard to fintech, following MOUs in Australian, France, Singapore and the UK.

More than 20 South Korean fintech firms participated in the recent Silicon Valley demo day, which was held in conjunction with the K-Global Silicon Valley event.