SimpleHoney Startup Acquired by OpenCoin

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Serial entrepreneur Joyce Kim celebrates her second startup acquisition! By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

Joyce Kim co-founded Korean entertainment community website Soompi in 2006, which was acquired by Seoul-based company Enswers in 2011.

This week, Joyce's current company SimpleHoney was acquired by payment company OpenCoin for an undisclosed amount. SimpleHoney built a mobile app to help you keep track of things you love.

In their blog post explaining the acquisition, Joyce explains SimpleHoney co-founders' interest in alternative currency (ie. Bitcoin). She writes "At OpenCoin, we will be establishing their consumer-engagement team and will be focused on usability – making all virtual currencies and the Ripple network easy for people to understand and use. We are excited to be part of this movement so stay tuned for great things to come!"

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Angie Chang is Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of Women 2.0, a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology. Our mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform. Previously, Angie held roles in product management and web UI design. Angie holds a B.A. in English and Social Welfare from UC Berkeley. Follow her on Twitter at @thisgirlangie.