With $29M In Funding, Memebox Brings Korean Beauty Products To The World

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For many people around the world, their exposure to Korean pop culture is still limited to the aural and visual wonders of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” video. In much of Asia, however, the demand for Korean entertainment and products is so strong that it even has a special term in Chinese and Japanese that means the “Korean Wave.” Beauty products are a breakout export and Memebox, a Seoul-based e-commerce startup riding that surf, has just closed a $17.5 million Series B. Combined with its previously unannounced Series A, this brings the total Memebox has raised to $29.35 million.

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