FuturePlay is an accelerator and early-stage investor specialized in deep tech startups. Founded in 2014 in Seoul, South Korea, FuturePlay have invested in 55 deep tech, mainly South Korea`s startups and about one third of them are US-based startups.
FuturePlay is expanding target regions to Southeast Asia like Singapore, Vietnam, Taiwan,
and Hong Kong. It also plays a role of LP of some tech-focused funds like 500 Kimchi (500Startups` Korean Fund) and Zeroth.ai (http://zeroth.ai/). FuturePlay is venture-backed mainly from global enterprises such as CISCO, DeNA, LG, NHN, SK Planet.
FuturePlay has two acceleration program, TechUP and TechUP+. TechUP is annual batch program which is a kind of company-building with deep tech engineers. TechUP+ is a co-acceleration program with large enterprise specialized in a particular industry like food, beauty, energy, etc. The first TechUP+ is sponsored by AmorePacific, the number one cosmetic company in Asia, and is running now with 5 beauty tech startups. Industries:
Human Computer Interaction
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Location: Seoul, Korea South