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101 Top South Korean Software Companies and Startups

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

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N.THING

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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Lunit combats cancer through AI-powered imaging biomarkers.

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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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3i Inc.

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We transform the way the physical world interacts with the digital world.

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CLO Virtual Fashion

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CLO Virtual Fashion develops true-to-life, 3D garment simulation technology for fashion and film/gaming industries.

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Bespin Global

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Bespin Global provide consulting, migration, managed service as well as solutions for hybrid cloud.

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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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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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Urbanbase

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Urbanbase offers VR/AR tools for architecture and interior design with its patented algorithm and data

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Kakao Enterprise

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Kakao Enterprise specializes in providing AI technology-based working platforms and services.

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WizSchool

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WizSchool is an innovative edtech company.

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Rezi

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AI-Powered Resume Builder

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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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Hancom

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Hancom provides office software and a variety of other sets of software to the world market to enhance productivity.

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MakinaRocks

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MakinaRocks provides machine learning solutions and an MLOps platform to accelerate and scale the industrial sector’s transition to AI.

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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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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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VoyagerX

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VoyagerX develops artificial intelligence software.

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Seoul Robotics

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Making Robots Intelligent – Building advanced Lidar perception software for self driving cars and robots

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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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Blocko

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Blocko offers a blockchain operating system and development platform.

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Skelter Labs

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Skelter Labs is an artificial intelligence technology company developing innovative machine intelligence technology.

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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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YDEA

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YDEA is a Korean-based startup company focused on providing new-age e-commerce solutions to its customers.

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rainist / 레이니스트

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Rainist is a one of the fastest growing Korean startup that helps users to manage money fun and easy.

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Dongnae

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Dongnae provides an online real estate platform that digitizes the rental and home-buying market.

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CeREELs

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Mobile Media App with a library of original contents

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Rebellions.ai

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Delivering rebellious AI compute power imaginable at lower energy than ever

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Helloworld

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Helloworld is a Korean software company that provides online delivery solutions.

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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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Korea Credit Data

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Korea Credit Data provides business management software to small and medium-sized businesses.

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Estmob

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

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CLASSUM

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CLASSUM is a chatting based QA system designed to increase class engagement.

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Evain

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Evain offers a wide range of professional IT skills and solutions.

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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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Ybrain

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Ybrain develops medical devices that measure & cure neuropsychiatric illness based on neuroscience.

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MARS Auto

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MARS Auto is a self-driving technology to the commercial trucking industry.

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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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Testworks

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AI data processing, RPA, & Software testing

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Cochl

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Cochl develops the next-gen Sound AI technology and provide it through Cloud API and Edge SDK.

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Grepp

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Grepp, Inc. supports all activities for education.

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Ateam Ventures

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Ateam Ventures brings personalized manufacturing to the hardware and software the company designs.

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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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WELT

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WELT, the smartest belt for healthcare & fashion

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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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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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Prinker Korea Inc. (formerly SketchOn Inc).

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Prinker Korea Inc. is a manufacturer of Prinker custom tattoo solution that applies fabulous and splendid images on your skin.

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Kids Note

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KidsNote is a Korean childcare-based web and mobile application that connects teachers with parents.

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YAP

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The YAP Company is a Korean startup providing O2O commerce platform

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Codeit

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Codeit is an e-learning company.

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MAXST

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On Demand AR Platform for Enterprise

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OnePredict

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Big Data, Data Science, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software Solutions

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Dabeeo

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Dabeeo is a platform that offers services of map technology with positioning and geospatial data technology with AI.

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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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OWiN

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OWiN is a computer company that provides a device and software platform that connects car divers and merchants online and offline.

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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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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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Loom Network

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Loom Network is a Platform as a Service built on top of Ethereum that allows developers to run large-scale decentralized applications.

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Caret Games

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Caret Games is Mobile Game Start up. MMORPG, RebirthM

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Uberple

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Uberple is building real-time statistical computing engine to democratize investment research.

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AIDOT

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AIDOT develops medical software using AI. Their flagship product makes cervical cancer screening faster, easier and more accurate.

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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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Dryad

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Dryad is a mobile game development platform in Korea.

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GLOWDAYZ

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GLOWDAYZ is a Korean-based IT company specialized in providing mobile development solutions to the cosmetic and real-estate sectors.

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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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OpenTrade

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OpenTrade is a Korean business incubator focused on developing a communication-based crowd funding platform for startups.

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RADSONE

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Radsone, short for Radical Sound, is a full stack audio company established to deliver high quality sound easier than before.

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Jocoos

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

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TradLinx Co.

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Tradlinx links shippers and service providers online with our open market platform, by which easy and fast freight quote can become reality.

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5Rocks

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5Rocks provides business intelligence and data analysis for mobile game developers.

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MVERSE

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MVERSE designs and develops mobile accessories and mobile commerce solutions.

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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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Common Computer

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Common Computer is building a global backend infrastructure that transforms millions of open-source projects into live services.

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Chain Partners

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Global Blockchain Company Builder

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Innopresso,Inc.

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Touchpad Embedded Keyboard Manufacture Company.

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Popcorn5

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

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DeepNatural

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High-quality corpus to train and evaluate your natural language models

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fastpong

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Smart Interactive Table Tennis Training Device

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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.

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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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Quad Miners

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Quad Miners creates the Network Blackbox, a solution that proactively detects and responds to cyber threats.

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ONOFFMIX

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We are a meeting and event platform helping to build strong values among the people we work with.

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OPENSURVEY Incorporated

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OPENSURVEY is a consumer data company that leverages mobile application and advance analytical technology.

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Baum

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Baum is a semiconductor solution company.

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Lablup

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Lablup is developing technologies for distributed computing for machine learning researches and applications.

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EVERY KIT

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

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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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Remake Digital

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Remake Digital is a creative AI startup.

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Day2Life

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Day2Life is a Korean-based IT company that provides mobile scheduling and supply management solutions to the B2B and B2C markets.

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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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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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Wit studio

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Wit studio is a software development company that provides software for UI designers and developers.

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KineMaster

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KineMaster is the only full-featured video editor for Android, now with multi-layer video.

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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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NEUROPHET

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NEUROPHET Inc. is a medical SW company using advanced neuroscience and AI technologies for better brain treatment.

Written by Mark Fitz

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