t’s already been two years since Buzzvil first launched HoneyScreen in the Japanese market. At Buzzvil whose overseas expansion policy is to have minimal local human resources, a small number of local members deal with almost the same set of jobs as in the headquarter only excluding product development. So rather than opening an independent office where Buzzvillians should take care of every maintenance and administrative work, Buzzvil, as a pragmatist startup, decided to settle down at local shared offices(co-working space) in Tokyo and Taipei.
When you think of an office, you would probably imagine an office with cubicles of different departments with assigned seats. To go against this idea, Buzzvil has been changing seats bi-monthly with the intent of invigorating the office ambience and understanding what other teams’ members do. At its early stage, Buzzvil used to seat together members from the same team as most of other companies do. But not long after did we realize that simply seating each team together did not necessarily lead to higher work efficiency and rather hindering deeper understanding about different roles, adopting this new random seating […]
Our Buzzvillian Story series features our outstanding team members on our blog. Get to know us, hear our stories, and find out how we came to be part of this dream team! Arata Yoshizawa, Business Manager, Japan From Gunma, Japan What’s your story? In 2002 when Korea and Japan were co-hosting the World Cup, I stayed in Busan as an exchange student. I hoped to learn about digital content, and at that time Korea was a leading country in the industry. So I asked a Korean professor in my university with whom I had had no acquaintances before […]
Our Buzzvillian Story series features our outstanding team members on our blog. Get to know us, hear our stories, and find out how we came to be part of this dream team! Joshua Ohsu Kwon, Head of Global Business FROM Seoul, Korea WHAT’S YOUR STORY? Originally, up until high school, I was a “sciences” student, but after taking the college admissions exam and contemplating my career path, I had the vague idea of wanting to get into business, so I requested to change programs and entered the school of business administration at Seoul National University. As I’m now […]
What a year this has been! As we wrap things up for 2014 and set new goals for 2015, we can’t help but be thankful for all that we’ve accomplished this year. In 2014, Buzzvil took some big steps forward in becoming a more global startup by expanding our Honeyscreen service to Japan and Taiwan and by growing our global team. We’re so grateful to our users, our partners, and, of course, our own team – we couldn’t have done it without you!
Last week, Startup Grind Seoul hosted their fourth event at Maru 180, this time with Alvin Foo (@alvinfoo) of Airwave China (Omnicom Media Group) and previous Head of Mobile for Google China. As a veteran entrepreneur and the first speaker from outside of Korea to join us at a Startup Grind Seoul event, Alvin had a lot to share with the crowd, especially about his startup experience in China. On top of heading up Airwave China, the Mobility Business Unit within Omnicom, Alvin is also the co-founder of AppBoost, his third startup, where he takes on more of an advisory […]
On October 22nd, Startup Grind Seoul hosted their third event at Maru 180, this time featuring Jake (Jaeuk) Park, CEO of VCNC (Between app). The widely attended Startup Grind events are becoming an increasingly popular meeting ground and networking space for current and aspiring entrepreneurs in the Seoul startup scene. By a show of hands, about 40% of the audience indicated that they are repeat attendees, and Joon Oh, the director of Startup Grind’s Seoul chapter and Chief Strategy Officer at MangoPlate, wants this percentage to increase as more people become a part of this community. With the usual excellent […]
Every two weeks, we feature one of our outstanding Buzzvillians on our blog. Get to know us, hear our stories, and find out how we came to be part of this dream team! Zune Jueun Seo, Software Engineer & Co-founder FROM Geochang, Korea WHAT’S YOUR STORY? I’ve enjoyed games since I was young, so my goal was to study computer science. Around the time I graduated from my undergraduate program, I discovered the appeal of hardware, so I was studying soldering and chip design in graduate school while considering to pursue a path in hardware. Those were the […]
Back in July, our team at Buzzvil first started our Challenge Board where each of our Buzzvillians set a personal goal for themselves to accomplish by the end of Q3! We had a wide variety of goals that our team challenged ourselves with, such as creating an app, improving their language skills, or losing weight, which was the most common trend in our office. So, how did Team Buzzvil do? Well, out of the 22 people that participated in our Challenge Board for all of Q3, we only had four people successfully complete their goals this time: Elena – Read […]