Seung Bak: DramaFever Founder
Starting a online television network with no content and absolutely no experience in television is enough to make even the most persistent founder begin to sweat. It may have taken Seung Bak 8 months to land his first licensing deal for DramaFever, but since then he’s built a platform that attracts more than 1.5 million users per month. DramaFever, the streaming service for subtitled Asian television, counts Youtube co-founder Steve Chen, AMC, and the family behind Televisa and Univision as its investors. Seung didn’t come from the hype of the startup scene, he and his co-founder saw an opportunity, bootstrapped their business, and went after a market.
Hear how he and his team have gone from being a humble startup to the largest distributor of Korean television in the US and Canada.
WHEN: 7PM Monday June 3rd
WHERE: General Assembly
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