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101 Top Seoul Media and Entertainment Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best Seoul based Media and Entertainment companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Media and Entertainment industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Seoul Media and Entertainment Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Hybe

Hybe

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Hybe Corporation is the owner and manager of the popular K-Pop boy band BTS.

YG Entertainment

YG Entertainment

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YG Entertainment, the entertainment company

YG Entertainment

Big Hit Music

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Big Hit Music is an entertainment company that makes new innovations to the music industry business model.

YG Entertainment

Contents First

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Tappytoon, premier digital-first comics/novel reading platform & daily destination for 6+ Million readers worldwide. English/French/German

YG Entertainment

Spoon Radio

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Spoon operates as a real-time personal audio broadcasting platform.

YG Entertainment

Gen.G Esports

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Gen.G is the leading esports organization connecting the U.S. and Asia.

YG Entertainment

bemyfriends

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A SaaS solution for you to own and build a direct relationship with fans and customers and create sustainable values at any scale

YG Entertainment

SMARTSTUDY

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SmartStudy is a global entertainment company. We make high-quality animated and gaming content such as Pinkfong and Monster Super League.

YG Entertainment

Makestar

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Makestar was born to suggest new communication method between Hallyu star and global fan.

YG Entertainment

CeREELs

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Mobile Media App with a library of original contents

YG Entertainment

Label Foundation

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LABEL is a blockchain-based education content incubation integration service.

YG Entertainment

SEMS GAMES

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SEMS GAMES is a Seoul-based company that builds innovative and appealing games for mobile entertainment.

YG Entertainment

JYP

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JYP is an entertainment and music label company based in South Korea.

YG Entertainment

Flintgames

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Flintgames is an online platform that creates video games for its users.

YG Entertainment

Netmarble

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Netmarble is a developer, publisher, and sponsor of free online games.

YG Entertainment

Entcrowd

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Performance facilitation platform.

YG Entertainment

Still8

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Still8 helps current pro-gamers to boost their talents and retired pro-gamers to sustain their career.

YG Entertainment

Mediafront

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Mediafront is a media agency based in Seoul, Korea.

YG Entertainment

Coinin

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Coinin is a blockchain media and incubation & investment platform.

YG Entertainment

CJ ENM

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CJ ENM is a korean entertainment and mass media company.

YG Entertainment

Cyworld

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Cyworld is a virtual community that features content on food, entertainment, technology, and more.

YG Entertainment

Starship Entertainment

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Starship Entertainment offers artist management and music production services.

YG Entertainment

Kakao Entertainment

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Kakao Entertainment is an entertainment, mass media, and publishing company that will provide consumers a different pleasure and experience.

YG Entertainment

blintn

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Blintn is an online B2B content data platform that connects media companies.

YG Entertainment

Stela

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Stela is Asia’s first music library that licenses music for content creators.

YG Entertainment

PUBG Corporation

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PUBG operates as an online game developer and publisher.

YG Entertainment

TKIT

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TKIT is a mobile viral ticketing platform where users can find the information to enjoy the globalized entertainment content.

YG Entertainment

DLTO

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Dielto creates joy and enjoyment through the connection of new technology and entertainment content.

YG Entertainment

Alphaworks

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Leading blockchain tech company for the digital Assets

YG Entertainment

CJ Entertainment

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CJ Entertainment is an entertainment and mass media company that provides media content and platform services.

YG Entertainment

Toyou’s Dream

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Toyou’s Dream is a media production company. Asia NO.1 webtoon IP studio. We creates quality webtoon Intellectual Property and expand them.

YG Entertainment

OGN

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A South Korean cable television channel .

YG Entertainment

TAKEONE Studio

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TAKEONE Studio creates and develops original IP addresses for various media and entertainment contents.

YG Entertainment

Chosun Biz

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Chosun Biz is a media and news services provider company.

YG Entertainment

Anypoint Media

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Anypoint Media specializes in the development of advertising platforms for satellite TV and mobile services.

YG Entertainment

DAMWON

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DAMWON is an operator of e-sports business focusing on education and entertainment.

YG Entertainment

beSUCCESS

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beSUCCESS is a tech and media channel for Korean-based startups.

YG Entertainment

Koen Media

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Koen Media is a independent producer of entertainment for the TV market and other digital platforms in South Korea.

YG Entertainment

Maeil Broadcasting Network

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Maeil Broadcasting Network is a broadcast media company.

YG Entertainment

AWESOME Entertainment

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AWESOME Entertainment is a media company that specializes in YouTube content, advertising, production and web posting.

YG Entertainment

YG PLUS

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YG PLUS offers advertising and promotional services through digital media, music/record investment, distribution & other marketing services.

YG Entertainment

HYOWON COMMERCE

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HYOWON COMMERCE is a content creation and digital media agency.

YG Entertainment

Korea Broadcast Advertising Corporation

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Korea Broadcast Advertising Corporation is the media representative in South Korea.

YG Entertainment

TENASIA

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TENASIA is a news and media publishing company.

YG Entertainment

Ascendio

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Ascendio operates in the media & entertainment sector and provides film, video, and broadcast program production and distribution.

YG Entertainment

SOMESING

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SOMESING is a mobile karaoke app for songs and shows.

YG Entertainment

Munhwa

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Munhwa is a daily newspaper company in South Korea.

YG Entertainment

Newneek

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Newneek is a news website.

YG Entertainment

Sports Seoul Company

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Sports Seoul Company is engaged in publishing news articles and magazines related to sports industry.

YG Entertainment

Next Entertainment World

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Next Entertainment World engages in film investment and domestic distribution business.

YG Entertainment

Dong-A

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Dong-A provides online news and media services.

YG Entertainment

Jcontentree

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Jcontentree is a media company engages in broadcasting program production and distribution.

YG Entertainment

IHQ

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IHQ is engaged in media business and supplies talented artists through their own channels for television series and music production.

YG Entertainment

SBS Contents Hub

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SBS Contents Hub is a content distribution company.

YG Entertainment

UnionWave Entertainment

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Entertainment & Artist management agency

YG Entertainment

Bound Entertainment

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Bound Entertainment is an entertainment studio in Korea.

YG Entertainment

Digital Emation

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Digital Emation is a Korean animation studio that develops creative concepts and characters.

YG Entertainment

BERRY Entertainment & Media

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BERRY Entertainment & Media is a broadcasting and media production company.

YG Entertainment

Design Jungle

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Design Jungle specializes in graphic design and digital media services.

YG Entertainment

AOMG

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AOMG is an entertainment company that provides music label and artist management services.

YG Entertainment

Allm

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AllM is an online game developer of the Kritika series.

YG Entertainment

Fantagio

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Fantagio is an integrated entertainment company.

YG Entertainment

CJ 4DPLEX

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CJ 4DPLEX is a privately held company that constructs and operates 4D cinema theatres.

YG Entertainment

Syntek

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Syntek is an IT, e-commerce and media service provider company. ​

YG Entertainment

Korea Dance Association

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Korea Dance Association is a Korean art and entertainment service provider company.

YG Entertainment

Seoul Vision

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Seoul Vision is a Korean post-production house for TV commercials.

YG Entertainment

SNS Entertainment

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SNS Entertainment is an arts & entertainment, broadcasting and media production company.

YG Entertainment

Digital Chosun

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Digital Chosun provides online news and media services.

YG Entertainment

VENTAVR

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VENTAVR is a 3D stereoscopic VR contents development company.

YG Entertainment

Freeco

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Freeco provides free services such as various movie previews, plays/performances, and concerts to young people.

YG Entertainment

MEWPOT

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MEWPOT specializes in content production and background music services.

YG Entertainment

Insight

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Insight is a news and media company that collects all the news from the world and communicates with readers.

YG Entertainment

FURMO-DT

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FURMO-DT is the provider of broadcasting & media production services.

YG Entertainment

NewsCulture

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NewsCulture specializes in delivering cultural news.

YG Entertainment

BreakNews

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BreakNews is the provider of the latest news based in Korea.

YG Entertainment

Spackman Entertainment Group

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Spackman Entertainment Group operates as an entertainment production company.

YG Entertainment

Epizodic Entertainment

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<< Stealth Mode >>

YG Entertainment

Safehouse

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Safehouse is a story contents development company.

YG Entertainment

Chorokbaem Media

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Chorokbaem Media operated in entertainment business.

YG Entertainment

artmining

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artmining is a platform to discover, buy, collaborate with Korean contemporary arts.

YG Entertainment

SBS Media Holdings

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SBS Media Holdings offers television broadcasting, cable broadcasting, program production and contents distribution.

YG Entertainment

SRuniverse

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SRuniverse provides video production solution services.

YG Entertainment

Wonyframe

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Wonyframe is an image content, webtoon, emoticons, and character content studio.

YG Entertainment

PlayList

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PlayList is a web drama production company that produces dramas and music content.

YG Entertainment

Liak

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Liak is a non-profit music record label based in South Korea.

YG Entertainment

Simplex Films

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Simplex Films operates as a startup film studio.

YG Entertainment

KStarLive

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KStarLive is a provider of entertainment and news services.

YG Entertainment

People Today

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People Today is a monthly magazine to provides opinion leaders interviews and news.

YG Entertainment

Youngjin

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Youngjin is a book publishing and news & media company.

YG Entertainment

J1BEATZ

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J1BEATZ is a South Korean hip-hop music sharing platform that offers music streaming services.

YG Entertainment

Asia Business Daily

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Asia Business Daily is a news network that broadcasts daily economic news.

YG Entertainment

Macrograph

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Macrograph is a multimedia and entertainment company that offers motion pictures and film production services.

YG Entertainment

THE STAR ASIA

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THE STAR ASIA engages in the management and marketing of overseas K-wave stars.

YG Entertainment

Pop in Korea

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Pop in Korea is an entertainment marketing company that offers music label & publishing, event promotion, and media marketing services.

YG Entertainment

DAL FACTORY

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DAL FACTORY is a media commerce company that provides entertainment services.

YG Entertainment

OHBROWN

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OHBROWN is an advertising firm that offers media development, OOH media, creative production, influencer, and global connect marketing.

YG Entertainment

Richslide

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Richslide is media signage platform that connects users, hardware and advertisers.

YG Entertainment

Rookiest Entertainment

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Rookiest Entertainment is a social entertainment company.

YG Entertainment

BRPR Company

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BRPR Company is a public relations and marketing agency.

YG Entertainment

Engineering Journal

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Engineering Journal is an engineering magazine in Korea that specializes in the field of engineering.

YG Entertainment

Maeng’s Work

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Maeng’s Work is a graphic design and production company.

Written by Mark Fitz

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