About UFIRST Inc.



Since its foundation in 2015, UFIRST Inc.
has been recognized for its innovative technology designed
for improving the lives of people with disabilities.


We developed our ‘NUGUNA Solutions’ for people who are hard of hearing, and people suffering from age related or noise-induced hearing loss.
Our flagship product, ‘NUGUNA Neckband,’ is a wearable safety neckband-type device designed for people with hearing loss. It informs
them of high-pitched sounds around them (*car horns, fire alarms etc.) through vibrations and keeps them engaged in their everyday lives.
“NUGUNA Earphones” are safety wireless earphones designed to improve the safety of earphones users by alerting them to sounds around
them through vibrations.


UFIRST Inc. strives to introduce innovative solutions for hearing loss in the global wellness market.


* In 2017, UFIRST Inc. successfully funded NUGUNA Neckband on Kickstarter, while being selected as a prospective design driven
company by the Korea Institute of Design Promotion. Furthermore, UFIRST Inc. was designated as a promising exporter by KOTRA, and
chosen as a member of the Start-up Nest by the Korea Credit Guarantee Fund.


- UFIRST History


   

2018

03  Appointed as Global IP-STAR company
[Korea Invention Promotion Association]

2016

12  Seoul International Invention Fair – Gold Prize

10  Appointed as SVCA fellowship [SVCA]

      Social Venture Competition Asia - GRAND PRIZE [SVCA]

08  INPEX 2016, U.S. - GRAND PRIZE

       IoT Innovation Awards - 1st Place

03  BIO Venture Idea Awards – Grand Priz

2017

12  Relocation of Headquarters (Ansan to Pangyo)

Appointed as K-GLOBAL 300 [Ministry of Science and ICT]
Angel Investment (66 million KRW/ External Ownership 3.0%)
Capital Increase, 10 million to 200 million KRW

09  1.5 billion KRW loan arrangement by Korea Credit Guarantee Fund

08  Wonju branch established in Gangwon-do

06  US business established (UFIRST INC.)

05  Selected as HIT500 [Small& Medium Business Corporation]
Appointed as START-UP NEST by Korea Credit Guarantee Fund
04  Appointed as potential exporting company by KOTRA
Appointed as Prospective Design Driven Company 100
[KIDP & Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy]

2015

05  Admitted to Youth Venture Promotion School (Ansan)

02  Established UFIRST Inc.


- Awards and Certifications