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101 Top South Korean Social Companies and Startups

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

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Karrot Market

Karrot Market

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

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Hyperconnect is a global social platform company that provides video and AI-powered products.

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Lezhin Entertainment

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Lezhin Entertainment is a Korean startup that offers Lezhin Comics, a webtoon ( web comics , online manga ) service for mature readers.

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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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Primer

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Startup Accelerator in Korea from Jan 2010

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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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Loadcomplete

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Loadcomplete is a social and mobile games developer in Korea.

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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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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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Trust Us

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Trust Us is a Korean IT venture company that offers online content and services such as Poing and My Booking, two food-related apps.

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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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PlayEarth

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Playearth is a Korean socal games developer and is the developer of Kaizan Rumble.

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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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Soulgit, Inc.

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Soulgit is a mobile game publisher and premium marketing agency.

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Get Together

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Get Together is a Korean company based in Seoul, enabling people of other sectors of the community to connect with companies.

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Promisope

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Promisope is a personalized Korean social shopping platform.

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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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Freetrip Co

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Frip is a social activity platform which allows people to gather and enjoy various outdoor/indoor activities together.

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Black coin

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Black coin, a Korean startup, provides social membership cards for individuals all around the country.

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Bob Games

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Social casino game developer

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Yello Digital Marketing

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Yello Digital Marketing is a total media platform.

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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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ChannelBreeze

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ChannelBreeze (채널브리즈) is a Korean company that provides social commerce services through an online platform including social network

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INSOMENIA

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

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CwaveSoft

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CwaveSoft was founded by former head director of Nexon.

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Haeyoom Media

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Haeyoom media is a Korean mathematics teaching service provider.

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Entcrowd

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Performance facilitation platform.

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SeeOn

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SeeOn is a location-based social network service that allows users to contact other users and share experiences with one another.

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BollingoBlog

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Bollingo is a social blog service for users to share experiences and interests with each other.

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Bitave Lab

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Bitave Lab is a Korean tech startup offering social networking, marketing, web, and mobile services.

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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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Veam

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Veam is a Seoul-based social networking company.

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Yea Studio

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Yea Studio a popular kids drawing social networking site

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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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플랩풋볼 Plab Football

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소셜 축구 풋살 경기 진행 서비스 Social Football, Futsal pickup game service

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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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Post-i

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Post-I is an interactive design and development platform in Korea.

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Labelby.me

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labelby.me is a social e-commerce platform that provides its users with fashion merchandising services.

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Social Network

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Social Network, a specialist platform servicing Korean trends.

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Mediafront

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Mediafront is a media agency based in Seoul, Korea.

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Dodonation

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Dodonation is a Korean online recruitment agency that enables users to apply for job vacancies, present their salary expectations, and more.

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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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Mapiacompany Inc.

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

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U.Gene.us

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U.Gene.us is a Korean advertising company based in Seoul, executing new approaches to help companies market their products.

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CookApps

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CookApps is a game developer that specializes in web and mobile games.

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Cubbying

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Cubbying is a web and mobile service that gathers and organizes content gathered from a person’s social media networks.

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Claris

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Claris is a Korean social dating platform that enables users to collaborate online with others and build new relationships.

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Wow Ventures

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Wow Ventures is a Korean social network services platform offering advertising and mobile application development services.

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Asiance

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Asiance is the first Brandtech partner in Asia. Brandtech is an advanced model of Digital Agency based in Seoul and Tokyo.

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TI

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TI is a tech startup based in Korea that offers travel- and tourism-based social networking services.

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NOTEFOLIO

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NoteFolio is a social web platform that enables artists and designers to share their creative notes and work with each other.

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Ium

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IUMSOCIUS is a Korean-based app development company focused on creating novel dating apps for mobile users.

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Nasmedia

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Korea’s No.1 Media Marketing Agency that specializes in media planning, buying, operating & optimization for various types of ad campaign

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AINE

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AINE is a company that provides social platform services using artificial intelligence technology.

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Syntasia

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Syntasia is a Korean web and mobile social game development and publishing company.

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HS Ad

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HS Ad is an advertising agency that was established in 1984 as an affiliate of LG Group.

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PUBLY

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PUBLY is a Content Platform for Working People.

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Persona

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Persona brings the influential people to your business for social marketing.

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Twinklr

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Twinklr offers SUPERFAN, an online service that enables clients to promote and share their brand and related content on Facebook.

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Moncast

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Driven Cast is a social network that offers video clips in different categories and genres.

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Bapul

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Immediately Solve is a question-and-answer platform that enables users to ask and answer study-related questions.

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Vanilla Breeze

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Vanilla Breeze is a developer of applications, games, and content for the smartphone industry.

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MIRAL Welfare Foundation

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MIRAL Welfare Foundation is an international humanitarian organization.

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NRISE

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NRISE research and develops social media services to bring people the joy of communication.

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Foresting

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Foresting rewards content creators and curators through a new concept of social media token operation.

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Donordonut

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

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Fungrep

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Fungrep is a Korean mobile game development and publishing company focusing on iOS, MS Mobile, and Android devices.

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Asan Nanum Foundation

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Asan Nanum Foundation to contribute to the alleviation of social inequality and to promote entrepreneurship among youth.

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MOVIE1 broadcast media

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International satelite, web2.0 IPTV

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Whatif

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Whatif is a Korean software startup offering online advertising and social network services.

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Kaist Venture Investment Holdings

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Kaist Venture Investment Holdings is a startup company that invests in startups that solve social problems through innovative technologies.

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Yoons English School

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Yoons English School is an english education company that provides english education programs.

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BourbonShake

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We focus on a product that connects people nearby with a fun and unique location-based technology.

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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.

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Compassion

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Compassion is a social service organization for children.

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BlockPet

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BlockPet is a blockchain-based social media pet community platform with a practical reward system

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lele global

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lele is mobile app making people meet quickly really social.

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SMC

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SMC is a digital marketing agency that provides all-in-one social marketing solution for brands.

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Underdogs

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Underdogs is a company specializing in social innovation entrepreneurship education.

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KickSubs

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KickSubs is an influencer marketing platform that delivers native ads within online videos, with 85+ million subscribers.

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Buzzni

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Buzzni is a Korean data searching web platform that helps consumers find reliable information.

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Langtree Korea

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Langtree Korea is an open service platform that connects tutors and students to enable them to learn each other’s native language.

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Swizzle Global Inc.

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The Feedback Interpreters – providing solutions to turn your app store reviews into actionable insights.

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Featuring

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Influencer / Social Commerce

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Profound

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Profound is a business spot-consulting market network.

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Ihateflyingbugs

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Ihateflyingbugs is a mobile application offers social network, marketing, and PR services to its users.

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Science & Engineering Research Support soCiety

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SERSC is an international center for supporting distinguished scholars and students.

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Grap.io

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GRAP is an enterprise social networking service for collaboration.

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WikiTree

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WikiTree provides social news and information services.

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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.

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Peoplegate

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Peoplegate is Korean-based software company focused on developing a self titled social messenger service for smartphones.

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KAI Inc.

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KAI presents the next generation immersive media. This allows the creation of VR experiences in the simplest and the most powerful way.

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Newsway

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Newsway is an online media and news company.

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MONs group

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MONs group is a Korean-based company specializing in providing interactive media solutions and mobile development solutions to its clients.

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Inquivix (인퀴빅스)

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Digital Marketing Agency in Korea Specializing in Paid Search, Paid Social and SEO.

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Epirus

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Epirus is a publisher specializing in genre novels & webtoons.

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The SMC Group

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The SMC Group is a social marketing company.

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I-UM SOCIUS

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The Social Dating Pioneer

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GSIL Co., Ltd.

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GSIL Co., Ltd provide ‘Total safety care solution’ using Risk-Matrix first in world.

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RANKWAVE

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RANKWAVE is providing customer management solutions based upon its social big data analysis platform

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Written by Mark Fitz

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