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101 Top South Korean Mobile Companies and Startups

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

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Toss

Toss

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

Krafton

Krafton

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Krafton is a game developer for PC and mobile devices that focuses on fantasy games.

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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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TMON

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TMON (Ticket Monster) is one of leading e-commerce companies in Korea.

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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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Kakao Pay

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Kakao Pay allows over-counter payments, peer-to-peer transactions, bill payment, web banking, and more.

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Between

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Between provides emotional communication methods to enrich real and offline-based relationships.

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CHAI

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CHAI is a mobile payments dApp that allows consumers to pay for items online by simply adding their bank account.

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Samsung Electronics

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Samsung Electronics is an electronics company engaged in consumer electronics, IT and mobile communications, and device solutions.

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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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ZIGZAG

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ZIGZAG is a shopping meta-service app for women.

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4:33 Creative Lab

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4:33 Creative Lab, a top Korean mobile game designing 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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MyMusicTaste

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A fan-initiated live event making service

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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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Coinplug

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Coinplug is a Korean blockchain developing company founded in 2013 with over 300 blockchain patents in multiple fields.

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Bungaejangter

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Bungaejangter operates as a mobile C2C marketplace application.

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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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Miso

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We make booking services (cleaning, moving, remodeling) as easy as buying products on Amazon

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Buzzvil

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Buzzvil provides a lock screen ad platform that connects partners and advertisers.

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Retrica

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Retrica is a camera app that lets its users take photos and edit them with over different filters, and share them with the world.

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Ground X

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Ground X is a technology company that creates a platform by integrating blockchain with other innovative techs in a global market.

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Spoqa

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Spoqa develops mobile marketing solutions such as Dodo, a promotional marketing app for cafes, restaurants, beauty shops, and other stores.

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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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Qualson Inc

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With the slogan, “Rescue people’s time”, Qualson Inc. develops mobile language learning services.

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Estmob

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

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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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ODDM

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ODDM is mobile / online marketing platform company in Korea running automatic influencer marketing platform, Adpick

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IGAWorks

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Full Stack ad-tech company for digital marketing

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StyleShare

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StyleShare is a realtime mobile and online platform that allows users to share and receive updates on fashion and beauty.

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Loadcomplete

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Loadcomplete is a social and mobile games developer in Korea.

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Healcerion

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HEALCERION is a Korean incubator that offers a mobile-based healthcare system for providing physicians and patients with ultra-portability.

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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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DRAMA & COMPANY

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Drama&Company offers a cloud-based business card management application, “Remember”

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GAMEVIL

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Gamevil develops and publishes video games for mobile devices.

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IDEABOX GAMES

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IDEABOX GAMES is a mobile game developer delivering 2D and 3D gaming technologies.

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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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MOIN, Inc.

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MOIN is a Blockchain-based global money transfer service, which is fast, convenient, and reasonably priced, focusing on Asia countries.

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Everspin

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

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Hellomarket

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Korea’s mobile P2P classifieds marketplace on steroids

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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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JobPlanet

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Career Management · Employment · Company Data.

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HFR

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Specialist on the Optical and Radio Networking.

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Remember

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Remember is a developer of business card organizer app.

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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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12cm

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12cm operates echoss, a cloud O2O service platform that provides offline to mobile connection services.

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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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SN Mobile Technology

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SN Mobile Technology develops games for smartphones.

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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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Caret Games

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Caret Games is Mobile Game Start up. MMORPG, RebirthM

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Docfriends

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shares each hospital’s concerns and innovative know-how, creates IT services that are widely deployed, and pursues global service

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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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OGQ

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OGQ is a Social Creators Platform. 14M Creators upload images, videos, musics, stickers like emoji and fonts to OGQ market.

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SKY

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SKY is smartphone brands that provide other electronic product.

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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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Casual Steps

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Casual Steps provides global online shopping services and solutions.

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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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Jocoos

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Jocoos is a mobile application that works with video transcoding technology.

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Pristones

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Pristones is a Korean venture supporting startups that provides mobile and web services.

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Cocoon Games

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Cocoon Games is engaged in the development of mobile games.

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EnSight Media

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ENSIGHTMEDIA is a software company that develops applications for smartphones.

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Supreme Games

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Supreme Games is made up of members with more than 10 years of experience in Korea’s top game makers including Webzen, Neowiz, and NC-Soft.

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iFunFactory

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iFunFactory offers a backend platform for mobile game services and solutions.

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Netmarble

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

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Melephant

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Melephant aims to create a new video entertainment culture.

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Mydol Co., Ltd.

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Develop mobile service for celebrities’ fans

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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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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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Super Creative

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Super Creative develops RPG games with artistic and technological updates.

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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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FLEAPOP

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Fleapop provides women in their teens and 20s with an opportunity to experience the latest fashion items and online items every two days.

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DancingAnchovy

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DancingAnchovy is a global game developer and publisher for mobile platforms.

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MOMO

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MOMO is a social or software program platform that specializes in web drama, content, video, movies, mobile, media & entertainment.

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Keukey

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Keukey is a Korean-based software company engaged in developing a typo-free keyboard input system for smartphones.

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Mobil Factory

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Mobil Factory is a mobile video game developer.

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Payvil

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Payvil is an app to use AliPay in Korea.

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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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Won

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Won provides people to use their credit cards more easily on the mobile.

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InnoSpark

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InnoSpark is a game development company for mulit-platforms such as smart phones, tablets, PC canvas, etc.

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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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Nutgee

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Nutgee is a mobile game development company.

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ONEPLE

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

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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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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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WhiteOut

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WhiteOut is a mobile development group based in Seoul, South Korea.

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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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4PLAT

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4PLAT is a game developer and publisher focused on providing optimized mobile RPG games for massive simultaneous group playing.

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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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Avocado Entertainment

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Avocado Entertainment is a top-ranked social and mobile game publisher in Korea.

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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.

Written by Mark Fitz

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