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THE INVESTOR
November 13, 2019
Big Reunion

Startups & Investors

MetLife Korea partners with startups to enhance health care solutions

  • PUBLISHED :October 30, 2019 - 13:38
  • UPDATED :October 30, 2019 - 13:38
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South Korea’s MetLife Insurance unit said Oct. 30 that it has signed memoranda of understanding with domestic startups dedicated to health care technologies to enhance its end-to-end health care solution 360Health launched in April.

MetLife Korea Senior Vice President Song Young-rok (third from left) and representatives of startups that signed MOUs with MetLife Korea on Oct. 29 pose for a photo at an event held at Google Startup Campus in Seoul.
MetLife Insurance Co. of Korea

The startups include Deep Medi, which develops a mobile app to optically measure blood pressure with camera; Dr.Kitchen, dedicated to making low-sodium meals for diabetics; and DoingLAB, which develops a food image recognition technology for users’ dietary assessment.

The signing ceremony for the strategic partnership was held at Google Startup Campus in Seoul, followed by a workshop. The event was attended by MetLife Korea officials including Senior Vice President Song Young-rok and the startups, as well as representatives of other domestic health care startups Mono Labs, 300Fit, Genoplan and Mediage.

MetLife Korea said the event was aimed at honing cutting-edge health care solutions for 360Health, whose mobile app is poised to be launched by early 2020.

By Son Ji-hyoung (consnow@heraldcorp.com)

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