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Seoul Startup Ecosystem Overview

City Ranking
National Ranking
1st
0
in South Korea
Regional Ranking
5th
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1
in East Asia
Global Ranking
23rd
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2
worldwide

top industries
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Social & Leisure
#13 worldwide
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Hardware & IoT
#14 worldwide
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Ecommerce & Retail
#23 worldwide

notable startups
startup iconBithumb
startup iconCoinone
startup iconDanggeun Market

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The Startup Ecosystem of Seoul is ranked at number 23 globally, and shows a negative momentum decreasing -2 spots since 2020. Seoul also ranks at number 1 in South Korea, and 5 in East Asia.

Seoul is an ideal place to locate for Social & Leisure, Hardware & IoT and Ecommerce & Retail startups. As the most popular industries in Seoul, there is a sample of 96 Social & Leisure startups in Seoul, 35 Hardware & IoT startups in Seoul, and 27 Ecommerce & Retail startups in Seoul, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is also a sample of 256 startups in Seoul, 4 accelerators in Seoul, 2 coworking spaces in Seoul, 1 organizations in Seoul and 1 leaders in Seoul.

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Bithumb is a platform to buy and sell cryptocurrency. Read more
Coinone provides various blockchain and cryptocurrency related services, including cryptocurrency exchange center and foreign remittance Read more
Carrots Market is a second-hand direct app for residents near you.  Read more
Career Management · Employment · Company Data. Read more
Market Kurly is a food delivery and logistics platform that enables its users to order food online. Read more
Buzzvil is a startup based in Seoul, Korea with a mission to provide the most natural and effective advertising platform. Founded in 2012, we've created and successfully monetized the concept of using smartphone lockscreens to connect advertisers and consumers. Our flagship mobile app, Honeyscreen, has reached over 2 million users in South Korea, and its counterpart, Lockjoy, is now the #1 lockscreen advertising platform in Japan. Read more
Dable, Inc. is B2B Omni-channel Personalization Platform. Read more
The team behind Tappytoon, premier digital-first comics platform & daily destination for 3+ Million readers worldwide. English/French/German Read more
CryptoQuant utilizes machine learning to provide comprehensive on-chain data and analytics to institutional investors. Read more
Makestar was born to suggest new communication method between Hallyu star and global fan. Read more
OWiN is a computer company that provides a device and software platform that connects car divers and merchants online and offline. Read more
"Liner" helps you highlight and save text on the web. Highlight your favorite sentences on Medium, Wikipedia, and PDF files. Linersaves all your highlights made across mobile and desktop. Share highlighted pages instead of sharing the entire article. Leave sentence-level feedback on web pages by leaving comments on the highlights itself. By crowd-sourcing highlights we can find out what sentences people are actually interested in. While Google is limited to knowing what “Pages” you prefer. Liner goes a level-deeper and knows what “Sentences” within the page you prefer. Google knows you bookmarked 20 pages. Liner knows you bookmarked 20 pages and at least +10 Highlights for each webpage. Read more
Oqupie is an online customer support platform where communication between global customers and companies is managed in a single space. Read more
Choose english speaking dentist in seoul and easily book without call! Dental clinics are located around SNU Station & Nakseongdae Station Read more
ProtoPie is the easiest tool used to turn your UI/UX design ideas into highly interactive prototypes for mobile, desktop, web, and IoT. Read more
Tridge combines technology and human network and uses this to connects consumers and vendors. Read more
Korbit is South Korea's first and largest bitcoin exchange and wallet. Read more
Brandi is an online marketplace that offers clothes and foot wears for women . Read more
A platform that allows you to get the latest luxury goods in just 3 days. Read more
Xangle is a crypto disclosure platform that provides that missing transparency and trust in the market. Read more
WireBarley is a fin-tech company that provides a platform for online money transfer. Read more
Itemscout is a provider of keyword analysis solutions for online sellers and businesses. Read more
ShareHows is a collection of "how-to" information channels on categories such as technology, business, beauty, life, travel, DIY and more. Read more
flitto is a crowdsourcing translation platform that gives you access to all kinds of content in your native language. With flitto, you can now read your favorite celebrities and brands’ social media feeds, discover funny comics to share with your friends around the world, search for travel deals, or request translations for any content that you need! flitto provides you with accurate, cost effective, fast translations for voice, text, and images that can be accessed through your mobile phone or the web! Read more
Additor is the collaborative knowledge base for distributed teams. Read more
Codeit is an e-learning company. Read more
Tours and activities reservation platform Read more
Wanted is Asia’s first referral-based recruiting platform Read more
Dot strives to be a pioneer in accessible and affordable innovations for the vision-impaired and the deafblind, to lead independent lives. Read more
Accommodation management platform, GDS, CMS, PMS, RMS Read more
ArtistsCard supports Classic Manager, a free streaming service for classical music. Read more
WhaTap Labs is a Korean company providing B2B service monitoring engine. Read more
Uberple is building real-time statistical computing engine to democratize investment research. Read more
Listly is an innovative data extraction tool that strong algorithm instantly converts important data from Web page into a spreadsheet. Read more
Urbanbase offers VR/AR tools for architecture and interior design with its patented algorithm and data  Read more
Lunit uses Artificial Intelligence in developing cancer treatments. Read more
Ediket is an online proofreading platform with a web-based document editor specialized for proofreading workflow. Writers can easily make proofreading requests to their peers online, and editors can offer their insights almost immediately. Ediket uses revision control to manage multiple versions and analyzes correction data to generate statistics for helpful feedback. Read more
Classum is an interactive learning platform for higher education Read more
Gen.G is the leading esports organization connecting the U.S. and Asia. Read more
Hyperconnect is a global social platform company that provides video and AI-powered products. Read more
Online marketing services for small businesses and startups. Run ads on multiple ad platforms. Read more
MOIN is a Blockchain-based global money transfer service, which is fast, convenient, and reasonably priced, focusing on Asia countries. Read more
WISHUPON is a universal shopping wishlist. Read more
Collabee is a team collaboration software that helps organize updates and manage your files, projects, schedules, and tasks in one page. Read more
Prinker Korea Inc. is a manufacturer of Prinker custom tattoo solution that applies fabulous and splendid images on your skin. Read more
Payroll, Human Capital Management(HCM) service for SMBs, Payday Loan/Hiring/Insurance Read more
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