Buzzvil is a startup based in Seoul, founded in 2012 by leaders in the South Korean startup and tech scene. We're a team of people who aspire to change the world by dreaming the impossible.
to optimize the first screen of mobile to better connect users with the world
Our journey of optimizing the first screen of mobile
HONEYSCREEN & LOCKJOY
The world's best smartphone lockscreen advertising platform
Currently available in Korea and Japan
Our flagship mobile apps, Honeyscreen & Lockjoy, transform your smartphone lock screen into a billboard. We deliver highly-targeted ads and offers to users' lock screens. Consumers are then compensated for simply seeing an ad every time they unlock their phone, and even more once they engage with it. Smartphone subscription is expensive. Here’s a way to save a few bucks every month! Since our launch, we have reached 1.5 million registered users in South Korea and have become the #1 lock screen advertising platform in Japan.
Our Core Values
Dream, Focus, Relationships, Patience, Belief
"We change the world by dreaming the impossible."
An idea, no matter how brilliant, is still only an idea - until someone is crazy enough to make it a reality. At Buzzvil, we embody what Google's Larry Page calls "a healthy disregard for the impossible." Dreams are never born within your comfort zone. We dream up projects that challenge us and move the world.
"We win by changing the rules of the game and being 100% focused."
Remember the legendary battle between David and Goliath? David defeated his opponent, not by the traditional sword and shield, but with a more creative weapon: the slingshot. We believe we can be industry leaders by changing the rules of the game and focusing on making the best "slingshot" there is. At Buzzvil, we zero in on projects with impact, and we commit 100% of our focus and energy.
"We think of ourselves as a family and prioritize our relationships."
Our success comes from working as a seamless team, a collection of talented, open-minded collaborators that share ideas and opinions. We connect with each other on a personal level to cultivate trust and free-flowing communication. We relate to each other inside and outside the office. At Buzzvil, we work and play as a team!
"We grow by enduring and embracing all our growing pains."
Challenges are catalysts for growth. As the saying goes, no pain, no gain! We focus on long-term, forward-thinking development rather than immediate results. We don't dwell on the present. We're all about taking it step-by-step into the future.
"We believe that by reaching for the sky, we will catch the stars."
Positive thinking and a steadfast belief in what we do make anything possible. We're fueled by our "yes, we can" attitude and we never give up. By setting the sky as our limit, we confidently draw closer to catching the stars that once seemed unreachable.
Our Dream Team
Co-founder / CEO
John has founded and sold several successful businesses, including Dailypick (acquired by Ticketmonster and later, Groupon). He also served as COO of Ticketmonster. John has always had an entrepreneurial spirit; he invented a door lock device and sold its patent to a Japanese company at the age of 10!
Co-founder / CEO
Young founded a social referral marketing platform startup prior to Buzzvil. He feels ultimate happiness while thinking up and creating something new. Although he loves reading and meditating (both of which are quite static), he is also a talented athlete: he proudly ranks #1 in the Buzzvil table tennis league.
Zune Jueun Seo
Co-founder / Software Engineer
Zune (Jueun) enjoys working with great people around him. Anytime, anywhere, he's always ready to learn from them. He graduated from SNU with a B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering. He also used to be an amateur boxer; some of his fights were broadcasted on TV!
Patrick Bongchul Kim
Co-founder / Software Engineer
Previously, Patrick (Bongchul) was an electrical engineer, but he was fascinated with programmers who can make everything using only a computer. With this passion, he joined the Buzzvil team. He enjoys making things and solving hard problems. He dreams of being an engineer like
Joey Seungho Lee
Co-founder / COO
Joey (Seungho) is an experienced entrepreneur who founded the mobile app startup "Autobee" before he joined Buzzvil. He believes that IT can truly change the world in a positive way. His method of finding extreme happiness is by scuba-diving in the beautiful oceans of the world!
Joshua Ohsu Kwon
Head of Global Business
Joshua (Ohsu) is a tech enthusiast with experience in the online advertising industry from his time at Google. Previously, he studied Business at Seoul National University. He loves bouldering and CrossFit: he goes to the CrossFit gym in our building every day at lunch, and the first thing he does on a business trip is to find the nearest CrossFit gym in the area.
We're looking for people to dream the impossible with us!
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E-mail: email@example.com Tel: +82 70 4632 2354 Fax: +82 2 6499 5513 3F Daerim Building, 32 Songpa-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, Korea #9 - 1099 23rd Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
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