Four Korean startup founders: Today’s brightest young leaders in Asia by Forbes


On the 25th, Forbes Asia announced this year’s “30 under 30”, the list of the most influential young leaders (under the age of 30) in 10 different sectors, including Art, Finance, Sports, Consumer Technology. 30 nominees were selected per sector, making the total list of 300 people. The Forbes website introduces the the inaugural 30 Under 30 Asia list as “300 of the top promising young leaders, daring entrepreneurs and game changers in 10 different sectors.”

Two of the selected Koreans work in the consumer tech field, one of whom is JaYoung Yoon, the CEO of a mobile startup that provides a style-sharing fashion service; the other is JinHa Lee, the Co-founder of Bradley Timepiece (

In Media sector, SeungYoon Lee, an Oxford graduate who co-founded Radish made the list, and JaeSeung Yum, CEO of the crowdfunding platform ‘TumblBug’ got chosen in Finance sector. In total, four Korean startup founders got listed in “30 under 30” this year.

Besides, five of Korea’s entertainment stars, namely G-Dragon, Yuna Kim, Soohyun Kim, Yoona and Siwon Choi proudly made the list. Combined, 13 Koreans are selected across five categories. Check out the full rankings here.

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