[Korean Startup Interview] Azar, Say Hi With a Swipe


With just a swipe, Hyperconnect can help you meet a French lady before you visit Paris, or a university student in the U.S. studying English. With this killer feature, it took less than a year the app to achieve 13 million downloads and US$2.3 million in turnover. Launched in March 2014, the company’s flagship app Azar has been of interest mainly in emerging markets like Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. AppAnnie, the app analytics team, shows that Azar’s users are most commonly from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Eygpt, and Israel.

I am interested in applying design thinking to the business. I love to code in Central Park on weekends and build something people love to use. You can reach me at sehwan@techforkorea.com


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