There are stringent contractual protections for investors who decide to invest in a South Korean startup.

Venture capital (VC) is in short supply. While VC had a sustained resurgence in the late 1990s, with 29,000 investors injecting $485m of capital in 2000, that figure had dropped to $3m by 2010 – just 3% of total capital invested in South Korea that year. Although VC funding has picked up since 2010, with…

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