Today's Entrepreneur: Paul Lee

Mitos Suson · January 27, 2016 · Short URL:

No.1 Mistake: Not listening to your end users

Today's Entrepreneur is Paul Lee, Co-founder and CEO of CurelyCurely is a constant care mobile messaging marketplace that connects doctors and consumers around the world. Based on an instant messenger technology, Curely empowers doctors to create their independent online practices, set their own session price, and provide consumers with answers synchronously and asynchronously. It also allows consumers to choose doctors by specialty and language, review them, and earn credits for free sessions.

Lee is a clinician, scientist and an entrepreneur. He is a graduate of St Paul’s School and University of Oxford in UK with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. Received an M.D. from The School of Medicine at Catholic University of Korea. He founded several startups including OXEC and Kuddly, Inc.

Curely self-categorizes in these areas: Email HealthtechLive chatMarketplacesMobile appsMobile healthTelemedicine and Wellness

Here's a little about Lee:

I am a(n): Entrepreneur

Companies I've founded or co-founded: 
Curely, OXEC, Popegg, Kuddly

Companies I work or worked for: 
Curely, Kuddly

Company exits (of companies you founded):

If you are an entrepreneur, why? 
To change lives for the better

My favorite startups: 
What's App, AirBnB, Etsy, Paypal

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Frustration: Thinking about it all the time. Reward: Being able to think about it all the time and getting results.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make? Not listening to your end users. Must really listen to them, adapt and evolve.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur? 
Hang in there, Be decisive and get some quality sleep.

Full bio

Clinician, scientist and an entrepreneur. CEO & Co-founder of Curely and Kuddly. A graduate of St Paul’s School and University of Oxford in UK with a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. Received an M.D. from The School of Medicine at Catholic University of Korea and founded OXEC, an educational consulting and advisory service. Paul is also a graduate of FutureMed at Singularity University 2013 and Exponential Medicine 2014. He served in the ROKA as a lieutenant doctor and a director of Pogok public health center in Yong-in. Paul also founded JNP LAB in Seoul that acts as a development hub for global exponential technologies. He also holds a position as the managing partner at Impact Asia.

 is competing in the Splash Health. The top eight of the competition will compete live on stage at Splash Health on Feb. 23 at Kaiser Center, Oakland. Register here.

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Why trust your health with Google or WebMD when you can get instant, reliable advice from a board-certified doctor? Whether you’re worried about symptoms, have an urgent question, or simply need advice about everyday wellness, Curely is your go-to solution. Our app connects you to health professionals worldwide through live chat texting and email correspondence. There are NO membership fees, and you don’t need health insurance to use Curely. We believe health is a human right, and we’re here to provide the constant care you deserve.


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Clinician, scientist and an entrepreneur.