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South Korea Startup Ecosystem Overview

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Regional Ranking
2nd
0
in East Asia
Global Ranking
19th
0
worldwide
Population
51.7
million

top industries
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Transportation
#9 worldwide
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Health
#14 worldwide
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Social & Leisure
#15 worldwide

notable startups
startup iconKakao Pay
startup iconBuzzvil
startup iconCoinone

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ecosystem description

The South Korea Startup Ecosystem is a regional Leader in innovation, ranked at number 19 globally, and shows a strong hold by 0 spots since 2020. South Korea also ranks at number 2 for startups in East Asia.

There are 5 cities ranked in the top 1,000 in South Korea and the top ranked city in South Korea is Seoul at 23 globally. Seoul is followed by Busan at 162 and Daejeon at 557.

South Korea is an ideal place to locate for Transportation, Health and Social & Leisure startups. As the most popular industries in the country, there is a sample of 111 Transportation startups in South Korea, 51 Health startups in South Korea and 36 Social & Leisure startups in South Korea, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is a sample of 332 startups in South Korea, 4 accelerators in South Korea, 3 coworking spaces in South Korea, 1 organizations in South Korea and 1 leaders in South Korea.

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Kakao Pay is the financial technology division of Kakao. 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
Coinone provides various blockchain and cryptocurrency related services, including cryptocurrency exchange center and foreign remittance Read more
Market Kurly is a food delivery and logistics platform that enables its users to order food online. Read more
Career Management · Employment · Company Data. Read more
Dable, Inc. is B2B Omni-channel Personalization Platform. Read more
Class101 is an online platform where people can make and enjoy hobbies. Read more
Carrots Market is a second-hand direct app for residents near you.  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
Socar is South Korea's number 1 car-sharing platform, with a mission to change the world through innovation in mobility Read more
Tridge combines technology and human network and uses this to connects consumers and vendors. Read more
Makestar was born to suggest new communication method between Hallyu star and global fan. Read more
Brandi is an online marketplace that offers clothes and foot wears for women . Read more
Codeit is an e-learning company. Read more
Choose english speaking dentist in seoul and easily book without call! Dental clinics are located around SNU Station & Nakseongdae Station Read more
Sentbe offers a faster, cheaper, and easier way to transfer money abroad. 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
Korbit is South Korea's first and largest bitcoin exchange and wallet. 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
PayPal is a credit card + bank transfer integrated payment service that removes all the obstacles to your convenience. 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
A platform that allows you to get the latest luxury goods in just 3 days. Read more
Itemscout is a provider of keyword analysis solutions for online sellers and businesses. Read more
WireBarley is a fin-tech company that provides a platform for online money transfer. Read more
Oqupie is an online customer support platform where communication between global customers and companies is managed in a single space. Read more
Xangle is a crypto disclosure platform that provides that missing transparency and trust in the market. Read more
Men's care products targeting Millennials 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
Payroll, Human Capital Management(HCM) service for SMBs, Payday Loan/Hiring/Insurance Read more
Classum is an interactive learning platform for higher education Read more
소셜 축구 풋살 경기 진행 서비스 Social Football, Futsal pickup game service Read more
Wanted is Asia’s first referral-based recruiting platform Read more
Loom Network is a Platform as a Service built on top of Ethereum that allows developers to run large-scale decentralized applications. Read more
Additor is the collaborative knowledge base for distributed teams. Read more
Bespin Global provide consulting, migration, managed service as well as solutions for hybrid cloud. Read more
Instantly book quality home services such as cleaning, moving, interior and more. Read more
Urbanbase offers VR/AR tools for architecture and interior design with its patented algorithm and data  Read more
Gen.G is the leading esports organization connecting the U.S. and Asia. Read more
Prinker Korea Inc. is a manufacturer of Prinker custom tattoo solution that applies fabulous and splendid images on your skin. Read more
Tours and activities reservation platform Read more
WhaTap Labs is a Korean company providing B2B service monitoring engine. Read more
Hyperconnect is a global social platform company that provides video and AI-powered products. Read more
Jivaka Care is a hospital and healthcare company that specializes in the fields of medical, healthcare, and health services. 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
A global leading AI Tutor solution provider delivering creative disruption to the education market through its cutting-edge AI technology. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in South Korea Ranked by StartupBlink

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