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101 Top South Korean Internet Companies and Startups

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

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Coupang

Coupang

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Coupang offers an e-commerce platform that is powered by innovative technology and operations.

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Naver operates as a search engine and e-commerce platform providing fintech, digital content, and cloud services.

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N.THING

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N.THING is a Seoul-based agri-tech company leading innovation in the farm-to-table food value chain by combining IoT technology and data.

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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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Spoon Radio

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

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KT Corp

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KT Corporation is a Korean telecommunications company which provides services to residential and business users across South Korea.

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Kakao Mobility

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Kakao Mobility provides online taxi-hailing and parking services.

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Pearl Abyss

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Pearl Abyss is a game developer based in Korea currently developing, the Next-Gen MMORPG ‘Black Desert Online’.

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MegazoneCloud

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“We Are Digital Architects” – We empower customers with cloud-optimized technology, people and process.

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Platfarm Inc. (mojitok)

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Platfarm helps messaging services to monetize or/and increase user engagement with the visual communication solution.

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Ecube Labs

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Ecube Labs develops smart waste management solutions and remote monitoring tools.

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Dable

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Dable, Inc. is a Leading Content Discovery Platform & Personalized Recommendation Company in Asia-Pacific Region.

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Kmong

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Kmong is a Korean online talent market enabling individuals to sell and buy services in design, business, computing, music, and more.

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Coinone

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Coinone provides blockchain-related financial services including cryptocurrency exchange, asset management and trading matching engines.

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Energy X

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Energy X connects energy market participants from individual households to EPC contractors and investors via its online and mobile platform.

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LUXROBO

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LUXROBO develops educational robots, IoT platform, and modular robotics kit.

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Blocko

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Blocko offers a blockchain operating system and development platform.

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GTA

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GTA is a Telecommunications provider offering wireless,Internet and Digital Television services on Guam.

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Toss Lab

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Toss Lab is a SaaS enterprise software company that provides enterprise messaging and collaboration tools.

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FEELWAY

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FEELWAY is the 1st largest domestic luxury products market place in korea.

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Estmob

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Taking a easy, quick, and unlimited approach to file sharing.

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Iconloop

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Iconloop is a Blockchain company

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Picky

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Picky is a fast-growing mobile-first community that enables consumers to discover the best beauty, skincare brands, and products.

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Crowdworks

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Crowdworks solves the toughest problem in AI today: Delivering training data sets with next-level accuracy, quality assured.

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BxB

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BxB is building KRWb, a stable bridge from Korea to anywhere. It’s a globally accessible, 1:1 stable coin backed by the Korean Won.

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Wider Planet, Inc.

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The 1st largest local DSP(Demand Side Platform) and DMP(Data Management Platform) in Korea.

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VITCON

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VITCON offers products and services that make it easy for anyone to configure IoT.

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Bitsensing

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Bitsensing is a radar technology startup focused on developing smart city solutions to improve citizens’ quality of life.

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Makestar

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

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B2Link

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B2Link is an online B2B beauty platform that offers subscription services for branded products.

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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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HFR

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Specialist on the Optical and Radio Networking.

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ZeroWeb

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ZeroWeb is a local network mobile platform developed for small to medium business people.

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Socialinus

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Socialinus Inc. is a Korean-based independent game development company focused on creating online games for social networks.

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StudioBside

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StudioBside is a mobile game developer based in Korea.

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SelectStar

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SelectStar is the finest Data Platform for your AI: Mobile Crowd-sourcing based High quality data with diversity guaranteed

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Coconut Silo

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Hyundai Motors’ in-house startup Coconut Silo provides a cross border logistics platform that gets customers their orders in 5 minutes.

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N3N

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N3N provides IoT visualization software for large enterprises to act on their workflows, processes and very own Internet of Things.

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Posture360

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SaaS & Mobile App platform that solves spinal problems through AI devices integrated into ergonomic products to relieve pain.

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42Maru

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42Maru builds a question answer system that finds a single, specific, correct answer based on Deep Learning

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Trevari

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Trevari is a online book club platform operator .

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Seculetter

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SecuLetter is a cutting-edge solution of SecuLetter is able to detect unknown attacks with hybrid approaches,static and dynamic analysis.

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Bagel Labs

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Bagel Labs creates a user-friendly and smart tape measuring device.

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Tumblbug

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Tumblbug is an online Korean crowdfunding site focused on art and cultural content.

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Chain Partners

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Global Blockchain Company Builder

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Popcorn5

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Popcorn5, Inc. is a business-to-business software platform.

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KardiaChain

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KardiaChain is a blockchain platform for decentralized application.

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MEDIHERE

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A telehealth platform connecting patients whose mother tongue is not English with doctors who can speak their mother tongue.

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ulalaLAB

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ulalaLAB, South Korean startup company specializing in Industrial IoT, SaaS and Machine Learning technologies.

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Marketit

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Marketit is an Influencer Platform where Individuals could utilize their influencing value.

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Kong Liao

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Kong Liao is a web-based platform that offers daily quizzes.

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Mosiler

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Mosiler is to provide safe and comfortable service to your destination with your vehicle .

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Dadam Game

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Dadam Game is a Seoul-based gaming platform that provides its users with online games.

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Market Designers

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Market Designers is a matching platform designed to provide effective resource sharing and distribution.

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EVERY KIT

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World’s first plug & play IoT software education service.

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Venticake

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The developer of camera app ‘Retrica’ .

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I-ON Digital Corp

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I-ON Digital Corp is an enterprise software company based in South Korea.

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Mobil Factory

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Mobil Factory is a mobile video game developer.

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OWLOGUE

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OWLOGUE is a Seoul-based game studio that creates anime games.

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Alt – A

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Alt – A is developing a “next-generation connected convex mirror” as a smart traffic safety solution.

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Xquare

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Xquare provides a crowdfunding platform and a securitized marketplace focused on renewable energy across the globe.

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Carboneyed

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Carbon is the second most important element in the human body.

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SPACOSA Corp.

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Location platform based on Tracking service.

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Tenfingers

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Tenfingers offer date course curation service.

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Brave Company

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Brave Company is an internet publishing company.

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CashFi, Inc.

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CashFi is an internet company that specializes in the fields of the internet of things.

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DiGiFi Korea

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A global satellite communication company .

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RacoonSoft

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RacoonSoft is a group of creative minds whom craving for luxury enjoyment and fun.

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Haeyoom Media

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Haeyoom media is a Korean mathematics teaching service provider.

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Listly

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Listly is an innovative data extraction tool that strong algorithm instantly converts important data from Web page into a spreadsheet.

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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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39 degrees C

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39 degrees C is a Mobile app development company.

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WayWearable

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WayWearable, a ‘beauty-appliance’ company based in Seoul, has created the first total personal skincare companion that fits in your purse.

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FraSen

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Lulleep is a comfortable mask that allows people have power nap, deep relaxation and deep sleep.

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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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MKI

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MKI is a Korean Corporate Education platform that operates as a knowledge academy.

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INNOCEED

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INNOCEED is a game development company based in Seoul, Korea.

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Veam

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Veam is a Seoul-based social networking company.

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NOONBORA

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NOONBORA are app developers for Google Play.

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Daliworks

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DaliWorks provides stable and scalable Internet cloud services.

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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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Webtoon

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

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HappyFactory

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HappyFactory provides mobile and web services for educational institutions and parents to communicate with one another through platforms.

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askstory

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AskStory’s mission is to create the most efficient and commercially optimized collective intelligence system.

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brideasmart

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Bridea Smart is a mobile game developer, making creative games with high end technology, in Korea.

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MBUZZER

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Temperature/Humidity monitoring service that utilizes IoT

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Soundl.ly

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Soundl.ly provides IoT manufactures & app developers with the most reliable data-over-audio technology for pairing devices instantly

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Playmaroo

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Playmaroo designs and develops video and online games.

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A33 Studio

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Mobile game developer A-33 Studio

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YES24.com

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YES24.com is an internet online bookstore.

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RESPACE

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RESPACE is a Korean company providing a shared space platform for people looking for extra spaces.

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NOSITH

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Nosith/patplex provides online patent search and marketing platform in patent transaction.

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J2C

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J2C provides iris recognition solutions with self-developed iris recognition devices and software.

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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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Ebates

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Ebates is an e-commerce discovery platform offering a smarter way to shop.

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Abroadin

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Abroadin provides New Hak that is a service of O2O platform for overseas studying in reasonable price.

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LiveRe

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Cizion is the maker of LiveRe, a social commenting solution for blogs and other websites.

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Finda

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Finda is an online financial comparison platform across various financial products.

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Slowhale

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Slowhale is provides Internet and wireless communication, and various communication services.

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8Cups

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Eightcups develops smart cups that motivates the user to keep hydrated.

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AfreecaTV

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AfreecaTV is a live streaming social media platform that anyone from anywhere can use to broadcast live.

Written by Mark Fitz

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