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101 Top South Korean Apps Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best South Korean based Apps companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Apps 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 South Korean Apps Startups

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Toss

Toss

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Toss is a mobile finance platform used to simplify the payment procedure.

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MX Player is developing a video player with advanced hardware acceleration and subtitle support.

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Woowa Bros

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WOOWA BROS is a Korean developer of smartphone applications and advertising platforms.

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Kakao Corp

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Kakao is a mobile lifestyle platform offering services ranging from messaging, news, advertising, gaming, e-commerce, and music.

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O-House

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O-House is a one-stop home furnishing and interior design platform enabling customers to easily source & purchase goods for their homes.

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One Store

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One Store is a mobile app market that allows users to download apps that are limited in Korea only.

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Spoon Radio

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

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RIDI

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RIDI Corporation is South Korea’s leading content platform specialized in Web Comics, Web fiction and e-book, headquartered in Seoul.

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Snow Corporation

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Snow develops and operates Snow App, a photo and video app with localized filters, stickers, and features.

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ZIGZAG

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ZIGZAG is a shopping meta-service app for women.

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WizSchool

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WizSchool is an innovative edtech company.

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Contents First

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The team behind Tappytoon, premier digital-first comics platform & daily destination for 4+ Million readers worldwide. English/French/German

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ProtoPie

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The easiest interaction design tool for all digital products, allowing designers to build highly interactive prototypes.

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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.

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DAILYHOTEL

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DAILYHOTEL is a smartphone application that allows users to find and book luxury hotels.

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CeREELs

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Mobile Media App with a library of original contents

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Bringko

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Bringko is an integrated shopping platform that provides easy and quick purchase of Korean products.

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Kakao Games

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Kakao Games is a KaKao gaming subsidiary, serving various genres of games including PC and mobile.

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IGAWorks

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Full Stack ad-tech company for digital marketing

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Chlngers

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Chlngers is an app that helps you to manage tasks, habits, and goals.

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Birdview

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Birdview was founded by three High school alumni,

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Flexcil

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Flexcil – The best digital annotation solution for iPad

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WASHSWAT

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Washswat is a laundry service that washes and dries the laundry that is operated by specialized facilities and personnel.

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Neosapience

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Neosapience develops Typecast.ai, a virtual voice and video actor casting service

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S-Alpha Therapeutics

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S-Alpha Therapeutics engages in the research and development of health apps and digital therapeutics.

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Everspin

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Cybersecurity company that invented the world’s first dynamic security module.

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Albam

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Payroll, Human Capital Management(HCM) service for SMBs, Payday Loan/Hiring/Insurance

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Goodoc

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Goodoc is a Korean smartphone app providing medical services such as information on doctors, their rates, contact numbers, and more.

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Scatter Lab

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Scatter Lab is a text-based Korean sentiment analysis service which is available as a smartphone application.

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Remember

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Remember is a developer of business card organizer app.

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Backpackr

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Backpackr offers an online app store that enables users to buy a range of smartphone applications.

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StudioBside

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StudioBside is a mobile game developer based in Korea.

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Violet

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Violet provides you the easiest way to edit and share videos

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Siksin

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A restaurant recommendation app.

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5minlab

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5minlab is a PC/mobile game development company based in Seoul, South Korea.

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Vingle

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Vingle is an interest-based community platform available via mobile and web, where users can mingle together through shared interests.

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Quantec

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Quantec provides an asset management platform for everyone on a daily possibility.

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Brandi

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Brandi is an online marketplace that offers clothes and foot wears for women .

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EnSight Media

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ENSIGHTMEDIA is a software company that develops applications for smartphones.

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Melephant

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Melephant aims to create a new video entertainment culture.

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Stayes

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Stayes is an online platform that helps users to plan and live in South Korea.

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SEMS GAMES

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

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Simfler

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BabyTime is an app where busy parents can track and learn baby habits, monitor growth, and record precious milestones.

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Soulgit, Inc.

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Soulgit is a mobile game publisher and premium marketing agency.

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amazer

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amazer is a fun video battle platform for content creators.

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Share & Care Co., Ltd.

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Share & Care Co., Ltd. is provides social networks and mobile app services.

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Plask

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Plask is a Korean startup developing mobile apps, like Believe My Brother, Girlfriend, and Alfredo.

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ThinkSuit

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ThinkSuit is a Korean interactive media platform that caters to mid-sized enterprises.

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Venticake

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The developer of camera app ‘Retrica’ .

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Add2paper

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Add2Paper is a Korean mobile app that offers an online paper for college students to post advertisements on printing services.

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Payvil

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Payvil is an app to use AliPay in Korea.

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Demand

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Demand is a healthcare app that provides Digital Healthcare Service Program for user groups such as companies and nursing facilities.

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Flaskon

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Flaskon is a Korean mobile game development studio.

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macaron TAXI (KST Intelligence)

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macaron TAXI (KST Intelligence) is a cab chauffeur app

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Jampick

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Jampick are a start-up mobile game development company.

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Ddocdoc

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Ddocdoc is a B-Bros’s developer of hospital search app

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Unpa

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Unpa is a Korea’s leading beauty SNS

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Justnine

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Justnine Co. Ltd is a mobile app developer company and developed apps like HELLKID : hook & jum

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TNDN

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TNDN is tourism app aimed at Chinese tourists traveling to South Korea.

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CK Materials Lab Co., Ltd.

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CK Materials Lab discovers the new aspects of smart materials, develops creative ways of it applications, thus drives brand new tomorrow.

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Emotive

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Emotive is a Korean company that develops Moodclip, a smartphone application.

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Linkage

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Linkage is a Korean startup providing web development, web design, and mobile application services.

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SWING

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SWING provides an electric kickboard rental service.

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TimeCast

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TIMECAST is a smartphone app development and consultancy company offering entertainment content and social networking services.

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Holla Company Inc.

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Contents Making Factory of the couple, by the couple, for the couple

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Trance Studio

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Stylish action game developer in South Korea. Well-known developers of DNF(Biggest revenue maker of Tencent and Nexon) and Lineage Eternal.

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INSOMENIA

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INSOMENIA is a Korean startup offering a social mobile shopping app.

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WaHome

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WaHome is a home cleaning service matching platform.

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Woman’s Talk

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Woman’s Talk, Korea’s is a first online mobile beauty home shopping.

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ZEPETO

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ZEPETO is an application for creates personalize avatars.

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Washon

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Washon is an on-demand laundry service based on Seoul metropolitan area in Korea.

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39 degrees C

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39 degrees C is a Mobile app development company.

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Knock N’ Roll

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Knock N’ Roll is a smartphone application that enables users to ask their friends about their current status before contacting them.

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KUKUDOCS

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Document-based incredible experience through innovative technology.

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SIKSIN (from SeeOn)

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SIKSIN operates two services:

1. Mobile App – food stamp service for business (Korean name – 식신 e-식권)

2. Mobile, PC web, App – Service for finding local restaurants that are worth sharing experiences with other people. (Korean name – 식신)

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SpinNote

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SpinNote is an app that allows users to collect favorite topics and share with friends on smartphones.

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NANOO COMPANY Inc.

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Nanoo Company offers an official website, community, and centralized support system for mobile game developers and publishers.

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Allstay

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Allstay will able to leverage on South Korea’s high smartphone penetration

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CSS99

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CSS99 is a Korean startup providing mobile application and mobile content on topics related to beauty and fashion.

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Needer

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Needer develops mobile application.

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Peeper

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Peeper is a Q&A platform, connects Stars and Fans for the mission of “Star-Fans make the world better.”

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COOLJAMM

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COOLJAMM develops musical AI engine that composes various styles of music.

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Veam

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Veam is a Seoul-based social networking company.

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UserHabit

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UserHabit helps app makers increase user satisfaction by automatically analyzing user behavior and advising how apps can be improved.

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NOONBORA

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NOONBORA are app developers for Google Play.

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Sketchware

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Sketchware is a Scratch-like block programming based Android app development platform on an Android smartphone.

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RocketOz

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RocketOz is a Korean company that engages in social mobile game development for mobile phones.

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WishLink

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WishLink develops mobile shopping services such as Cacao Style, an advertising, brokerage and e-commerce platform for personal shopping.

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Easyworks Universe

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Easyworks Universe is a Korean-based startup company engaged in the development of Planet Jack, a web portal for designers.

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Moreh

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Moreh is an AI start-up that focuses on maximizing the scalability of the AI market.

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Webtoon

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LINE Webtoon – A New Way To Enjoy Comics on Mobile.

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VLLO

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Vllo is a video editing application.

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Wonderabbit

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Wonderabbit is a Korean mobile app company focusing on private social networking services.

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CBS

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CBS provides major news in real-time through cool images and videos.

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Greysox

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GreySox is a Korean design company developing mobile applications such as the music apps String Trio, Drum Meister, and Finger Stomp.

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FNB People

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Korea’s only franchise operation & management app. FNB People is a perfect partner to successfully manage franchise stores.

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Banksalad

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Banksalad is a fintech company that develops financial applications.

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Botem

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Botem creates state of the art human recognition sensor devices that determine people’s movement direction.

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Jienem

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Jienem is a guesthouse accommodation service specialist and catering for Chinese tourists.

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PAY:WATCH

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PAY:WATCH is a mobile application for advance payment and instant payment.

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WISHUPON, Inc.

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WISHUPON is a universal shopping wishlist.

Written by Mark Fitz

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