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101 Top South Korean Communities Companies and Startups

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

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Socar

Socar

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Socar is a Korean eco-friendly car sharing community that allows travelers to share cars with others who are traveling the same route.

Karrot Market

Karrot Market

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Karrot is a hyperlocal community app which offers a secondhand marketplace.

Karrot Market

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.

Karrot Market

Trevari

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Trevari is a online book club platform operator .

Karrot Market

ESC Company

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ESC Company, a Korean mobile community for animal lovers, offers Hola Pet, an app that provides real-time SNS-based content related to pets.

Karrot Market

ONEPLE

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Oneple, a Korean developer of web and mobile services, provides individuals with suitable places to live and travel alone.

Karrot Market

Haebora

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Haebora is developing a wearable ear-microphone called ‘ALLO Ear Talk’.

Karrot Market

Bluedice Studio

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Bluedice Studio is a software company that develops Run and Raid Season 1 gaming software for various customers.

Karrot Market

WAPA

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WAPA is a Korean designer community organizing design contests.

Karrot Market

Mapiacompany Inc.

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Mapiacompany is a global digital music business operating on 3 independent platforms, Mapianist, MyMusicSheet and KPopPiano.

Karrot Market

Danggeun Market

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Danggeun Market develops an online secondhand marketplace that connects buyers and sellers within a neighborhood.

Karrot Market

Federation of Korean Music Performers

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Federation of Korean Music Performers develops the cultural industry by protecting music performers’ rights and interests.

Karrot Market

CBMC KOREA

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CBMC KOREA is a non profit organization for christian businessmen and professionals.

Karrot Market

Donordonut

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Donordonut is a smartphone application that enables users to share and donate goods and money to create social value.

Karrot Market

KPOP UNITED

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KPOP UNITED is a forum built for the purpose of uniting the K-Pop community worldwide.

Karrot Market

Dongguk University Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation

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Dongguk University Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation is for the promotion of tenants and entrepreneurship.

Karrot Market

Korea Foundation

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Korea Foundation is a non-profit public diplomacy organization.

Karrot Market

Kwangwoon University Industry-Academic Collaboration Foundation

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Kwangwoon University Industry-Academic Collaboration Foundation offers professional manpower and technology demanded by industries.

Karrot Market

Kintex

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KINTEX is Korea’s largest and newest international exhibition and convention venue as well as a joint investment among KOTRA.

Karrot Market

Startup Alliance Korea

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Startup Alliance Korea works to help startups grow and go global by connecting people in the startup ecosystem with one another.

Karrot Market

Korea FoodTech Association

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Korea FoodTech Association is a food-tech startup and expert association representing Korea for information sharing and personal exchange.

Karrot Market

ppomppu

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ppomppu is a platform that offers shopping information such as shopping mall hot deals, coupons and events.

Karrot Market

Doongle

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Doongle is an app service that helps users to make global friendships with people who share lifestyle, interests, and culture.

Karrot Market

KOREA UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

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KOREA UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION is a publication of newsletters and various events.

Karrot Market

Chung Ang University Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation

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Chung Ang University Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation performs tasks related to research grant.

Karrot Market

Minimap

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Minimap is a game review and recommendation platform.

Karrot Market

World-OKTA

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World-OKTA is a global Korean economic community.

Karrot Market

MiNDCAFE

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MiNDCAFE is an online psychological counseling platform.

Karrot Market

Loopkin

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Loopkin is the 1st kids activity sharing platform that connects people with extra capabilities to host kids activities to local kids.

Karrot Market

KOREA INSTITUTE OF CERAMIC ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

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KOREA INSTITUTE OF CERAMIC ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY specializes in the research and development of ceramics.

Karrot Market

Store-sharing

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Store-sharing is a Korean web platform that operates as a community providing information on extra store spaces for personal businesses.

Karrot Market

Sasaro

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Sasaro provides equitable educational opportunities to young people from families in need.

Karrot Market

Unblocked Block

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Unblocked Block provides consulting, business model planning, investment advisory, PR, and marketing services.

Karrot Market

Korean University Council For Social Service

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Korean University Council For Social Service is a council for community services.

Karrot Market

ASEAN-Korea Centre

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ASEAN-Korea Centre is an intergovernmental organization that consists of republic of korea and the ten ASEAN Member Countries.

Karrot Market

NSPACE

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NSPACE is a space-sharing platform that allows users easy access to spaces.

Karrot Market

Korean National Commission for UNESCO

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Korean National Commission for UNESCO is a non-profit organization that promotes world peace and human development.

Karrot Market

KCCI

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KCCI engages in the healthy growth and development of enterprises.

Karrot Market

Junggu Cultural Foundation

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Junggu Cultural Foundation is a community art center.

Karrot Market

Korea Chemical Fibers Association

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Korea Chemical Fibers Association contributes to the development of the Korean textile industry and related industries.

Karrot Market

Adbiotech

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Adbiotech is a company that leaps toward the future with continuous challenges

Karrot Market

ANSAN CITY HALL

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ANSAN CITY HALL is providing information about Ansan city.

Karrot Market

People Ventures

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People Ventures is a Korean commerce consultation startup.

Karrot Market

nonce

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nonce connects trustworthy people building trustless technologies.

Karrot Market

GYEONGGI PROVINCE

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GYEONGGI PROVINCE provides information about city services, departments, administration, meetings, events, and the community.

Karrot Market

Meblic Perfume

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Meblic Perfume is an e-commerce platform for perfume products.

Karrot Market

INCHEON Seogu Facilities Management Corporation

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INCHEON Seogu Facilities Management Corporation is a public and community organization.

Karrot Market

Suwon Sustainable City Foundation

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Suwon Sustainable City Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers public and urban services.

Karrot Market

RealJOB

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RealJOB is a job platform and membership registration.

Karrot Market

Recording Industry Association Korea

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Recording Industry Association Korea is a non-profit corporation that manages the copyrights of music producers.

Karrot Market

Korea Democratic Pharmaceutical Union

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Korea Democratic Pharmaceutical Union promotes a new labor movement in the pharmaceutical industry.

Karrot Market

KEPCO Research Institute

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KEPCO Research Institute is a central research center for electric power group companies.

Karrot Market

KSAE

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KSAE aims to contribute to the development of the automobile industry through advancements in automotive engineering and technology.

Karrot Market

National Rehabilitation Center

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National Rehabilitation Center is a Korean public health agency that oversees treatment, rehabilitation research, education and training.

Karrot Market

Korea Billiards Federation

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Korea Billiards Federation is a non-profit organization that supports Korean billiards.

Karrot Market

KryptoSeoul

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KryptoSeoul is a leading community building and marketing.

Karrot Market

KCTI

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KCTI is a research organization dedicated to culture, art and tourism.

Karrot Market

Docple

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Docple is an online community portal for doctors.

Karrot Market

HB CORPORATION

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HB Corporation receives high-quality products from all over the country through a national network and provides them to customers.

Karrot Market

Seoul Urban Regeneration Center

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Seoul Urban Regeneration Center is a government organization that provides support for urban regeneration projects.

Karrot Market

Wemeetplace

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Wemeetplace is an appointment platform for appointments and places to gather with friends.

Karrot Market

Korea Customs Service

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Korea Customs Service is a tax organization in South Korea.

Karrot Market

The Welcome

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The Welcome is the travel management company.

Karrot Market

Onemount

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Onemount is a complex entertainment space that provides events and events cultural performance facilities.

Karrot Market

EAP Daol

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EAP Daol is a company specializes in EAP that adds happiness to welfare for human.

Karrot Market

OKKY

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OKKY is a web developer community.

Karrot Market

BLUEAGE

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BLUEAGE is an online platform for publishing, design, web, video and artificial intelligence.

Karrot Market

Korea Local Information Research & Development Institute

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Korea Local Information Research & Development Institute specializes in local information, promoting informatization for residents.

Karrot Market

World Vision

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World Vision is an NGO that works for social welfare and child-sponsoring.

Karrot Market

Korea Institute for Gender Equality Promotion and Education

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KIGEPE provides gender awareness training for policymakers, public officers and gender trainers.

Karrot Market

DoEng Community

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DoEng Community is engaged in English education such as English broadcasting, study and study abroad consulting.

Karrot Market

Presidential Committee for Cultural Enrichment

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Presidential Committee for Cultural Enrichment promotes cultural values and rights of the people.

Karrot Market

Gangwon Art & Culture Foundation

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Gangwon Art & Culture Foundation promotes art creation to preserves the roots of Gangwon’s culture.

Karrot Market

Yongin Cultural Foundation

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Yongin Cultural Foundation supports the establishment and development of local culture and cultural activities.

Karrot Market

Media Center

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Media Center provides media education and production support services.

Karrot Market

Korean Society of Feline Medicine

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Korean Society of Feline Medicine is a society of veterinarians who love cats and practice veterinary medicine mainly on cats.

Karrot Market

FCA Korea

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FCA Korea is a non-profit organization to inspire a person for sport.

Karrot Market

The HFK

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The HFK is a community that operates various types of self-development programs and networking for the growth of office workers.

Karrot Market

Gaeseong Industrial District Foundation

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Gaeseong Industrial District Foundation is a non-profit community organization.

Karrot Market

KCDF

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KCDF promotes crafts, public design and traditional life culture.

Karrot Market

Yonsei Blockchain Lab

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Yonsei Blockchain lab is a non-profit student organization that pursues academic research and the local community.

Karrot Market

SSNRT

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SSNRT is a company where the wrong adults work together for children.

Karrot Market

CYANSTAR

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CYANSTAR is a travel community.

Karrot Market

Animal House

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Animal House is a pet company that supplies dog and cate snacks in Korea.

Karrot Market

GYEONGGI EMPLOYERS FEDERATION

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Gyeonggi Employers Federation is a government organization for employment and labor.

Karrot Market

Local Friends

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Local Friends is a property sharing and rental services company.

Karrot Market

CREATIVETHON

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Creativethon is an appropriate technology maker community.

Karrot Market

COW&DOG

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COW&DOG is a co-working community that offers event planning services.

Karrot Market

FnsHoldings

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FnsHoldings is a fashion magazine and community for the digital native generation.

Karrot Market

Dreamclass

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Dreamclass is a community center that provides education for poor peoples.

Karrot Market

Moneynet

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Moneynet is an online crypto community in South Korea.

Karrot Market

Youngsan University

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Youngsan University is a private university in southeastern South Korea.

Karrot Market

Korea Research Institute for Fashion and Distribution Information

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Korea Research Institute for Fashion and Distribution Information is a fashion and lifestyle information institute.

Karrot Market

G-CEO

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G-CEO is a non-profit organization that offers improvement of investment difficulties and social contribution activities.

Karrot Market

Saejungang Church

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Saejungang Church is a religious organization in Korea.

Karrot Market

Friendasia

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Friendasia is a non-profit organization that offers child education services.

Karrot Market

Hive Arena

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Hive Arena is a curated community with creative individuals, remote workers, digital nomads.

Karrot Market

Gwangyang Culture City Project Group

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Gwangyang Culture City Project Group specializes in support and cultivates citizens’ life and cultural activities.

Karrot Market

KOCEA

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KOCEA offers career management and education for construction engineers.

Karrot Market

JOINUS Foundation

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JOINUS Foundation is a non-governmental organization in Korea focused on bringing about a multi-cultural exchange.

Karrot Market

maRIeTTe

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maRIeTTe is a social enterprise that helps unmarried adolescent mothers become more stable and self-reliant.

Written by Mark Fitz

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