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49 Top South Korean Digital Entertainment Companies and Startups

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

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Big Hit Music

Big Hit Music

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Big Hit Music is an entertainment company that makes new innovations to the music industry business model.

RIDI

RIDI

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RIDI Corporation is South Korea’s leading content platform specialized in Web Comics, Web fiction and e-book, headquartered in Seoul.

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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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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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Stela

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Stela is Asia’s first music library that licenses music for content creators.

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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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Toomics

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Toomics is a provider of webtoon platforms intended to hosts a variety of webtoons of various genres.

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COOLJAMM

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COOLJAMM develops musical AI engine that composes various styles of music.

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The Makers Studio

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The Makers Studio Co. Ltd. provides film production services.

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Webtoon

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

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YD Online

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Online game developed and service

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redice studio

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redice studio produces, publishes and distributes content such as cartoons, webtoons and videos.

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Pledis Entertainment

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Pledis Entertainment is a major record lable & comprehensive entertainment agency in Korea.

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SANDBOX

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SANDBOX is a digital entertainment company that provides multi-channel network services for digital content.

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CJ ENM

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CJ ENM is a korean entertainment and mass media company.

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Joara

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Joara is an online storytelling platform.

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KPOP UNITED

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

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Celltrion Entertainment

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Celltrion Entertainment is a production and artist management company.

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Koen Media

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Koen Media is a independent producer of entertainment for the TV market and other digital platforms in South Korea.

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Tooniplay

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Tooniplay is a game development company.

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Everyclass

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Everyclass is a web platform that operates as a virtual lessons provider for cooking and baking, handicrafts, art, music, culture, and more.

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Imagine Asia

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Imagine Asia is a South Korean entertainment company.

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SHOWBOX

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SHOWBOX is a film distribution company in South Korea.

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WYSIWYG Studio

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Wizwick Studio is a company that specializes in VFX, animation, interactive media, VR & AR.

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Skonec

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SKONEC Entertainment prepares for a new start and experience in through the VR.

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Amootoon

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Dynamic animation effects maker

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FTV

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FTV is a fishing channel that broadcasts documentaries.

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XrisP

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XrisP is a multi-platform digital & physical entertainment company for kids & family.

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Wemade Max

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Wemade Max is a developer of games such as National games wind runner, candy pang, and wind soul.

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Bbangya Networks

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Bbangya Networks is a Korean live streaming platform.

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1stlook

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1stlook is an entertainment and lifestyle magazine.

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Safehouse

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Safehouse is a story contents development company.

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U5K

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U5K engages in commercial feature films, independent feature films, TV dramas, web dramas, commercial videos, and short films production.

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360today

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360today provides VR content planning, production, editing, and publishing services.

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BilliardB

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BilliardB is a digital billiard platform.

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Groovy X

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Groovy X is a digital entertainment company.

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SM Life Design

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SM Life Design is a media and publishing house involved in creating content, logistics operation, and drama planning and production.

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Giantstep

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Giantstep is a studio which provides digital media and visual media production services such as feature films and commercials to clients.

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Digital Multimedia Technology

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Digital Multimedia Technology is a cable provider for television network.

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SONA Entertainment

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SONA Entertainment is an entertainment company that provides casting, training and management services.

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Flyspace Entertainment

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Flyspace Entertainment is a music production and entertainment company.

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Tarae Universe

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Tarae Universe is a cultural art planning social venture that produces various cultural local festivals, cultural events, and art education.

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Boazcmt

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Boazcmt is a provider of interactive media solutions for next-generation smart platforms.

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LifeTime

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LifeTime is a channel that broadcasts content related to women.

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Korea Broadcasting Journalists Association

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Korea Broadcasting Journalists Association is a broadcasting and media production company.

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Copus Korea

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Copus Korea is a digital content provider in Korea and Japan

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GTV

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GTV is a cable broadcasting women’s channel.

Written by Mark Fitz

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