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101 Top Seoul Social Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best Seoul 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 Seoul 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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Startup Accelerator in Korea from Jan 2010

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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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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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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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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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Yello Digital Marketing

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Yello Digital Marketing is a total media platform.

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Hyperconnect

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

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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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Bob Games

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Social casino game developer

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INSOMENIA

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

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Entcrowd

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Performance facilitation platform.

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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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Haeyoom Media

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Haeyoom media is a Korean mathematics teaching service provider.

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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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Yea Studio

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Yea Studio a popular kids drawing social networking site

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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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Kong Liao

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Kong Liao is a web-based platform that offers daily quizzes.

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Mediafront

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Mediafront is a media agency based in Seoul, Korea.

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CwaveSoft

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CwaveSoft was founded by former head director of Nexon.

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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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Pristones

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Pristones is a Korean venture supporting startups that provides mobile and web services.

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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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Persona

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

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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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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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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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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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Veam

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Veam is a Seoul-based social networking company.

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Newsway

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Newsway is an online media and news company.

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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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PUBLY

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PUBLY is a Content Platform for Working People.

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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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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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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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Yoons English School

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

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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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Ihateflyingbugs

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

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Grap.io

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GRAP is an enterprise social networking service for collaboration.

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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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WikiTree

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WikiTree provides social news and information services.

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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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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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Avocado Entertainment

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Avocado Entertainment is a top-ranked social and mobile game publisher in Korea.

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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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Vanilla Breeze

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

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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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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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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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Punch Digital Marketing

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Full service digital marketing agency in Korea. PPC, SEO and social media marketing. Naver and KakaoTalk ads.

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Profound

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Profound is a business spot-consulting market network.

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Mergerity

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Mergers build an infinity platform that connects all stories and information in the world and connects the real and digital worlds.

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StyleWiki

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A Seoul-based social wiki platform for fashion enthusiasts

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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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FriendsCube

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Friendscube is a mobile app that operates as a social network for making friends by offering introduction and referral services.

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PIMFY

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PIMFY is a Korean provider of location-based social network services for communities to share local information and organize activities.

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HyperC

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HyperC is a social media advertising company.

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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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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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Buzzni

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

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Brain Commerce

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Brain Commerce offers an entrepreneurship & corporate information sharing platform.

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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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AVEapp

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Fintech social media platform

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Rushmo

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Rushmo is a Korean mobile game development company offering online gambling and board games.

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Global Outliers

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Global Outliers is a social networking application.

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Cizion

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Cizion is the maker of LiveRe, a social commenting solution for blogs and other websites.

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Indie CF

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Independent Commercial Films

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Kai Mobile

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Kai Mobile provides data science, collaboration system, and social learning services.

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lele global

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lele is mobile app making people meet quickly really social.

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MK Company

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MK Company is a web design and digital marketing agency.

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Youha

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Youha is a youtube tool for checking advertisement prices.

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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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Wishpoke

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Wishpoke is a social app where users can exchange gift ideas and help their loved ones find fitting gifts with an easy listing process.

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Uniqlass

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Uniqlass is a communications technology, and services.

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SEOUL SOCIAL ECONOMY CENTER

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SEOUL SOCIAL ECONOMY CENTER helps in job creation and local community problem solutions.

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Daum Foundation

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Daum Foundation is a non-profit corporation supporting innovative projects.

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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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Sunnyloft

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Sunnyloft is a Korean provider of web and mobile social network services and products.

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Nalebe

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NaleBe, a real life time documentation service.

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MINOWORKS

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Minoworks is a software development company specialized in mobile applications development for the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

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Urimalo

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Urimalo is a Korean social travel community offering an app for travelers to connect, share information, and plan trips and meet-ups.

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Weenu

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Weenu is a Korean global studio and social networking services (SNS) platform for artists and craftsmen.

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Chayun Public Relations

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Chayun Public Relations offers media management, brand marketing, corporate communications and digital marketing services.

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Seodaemun Welfare Center for the Disabled

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Seodaemun Welfare Center for the Disabled is a welfare center that provides medical, education, social & psychological services.

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Korea Communications Commission

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Korea Communications Commission is organization that respond to the trends triggered by advanced digital technology in the broadcasting.

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I-UM SOCIUS

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The Social Dating Pioneer

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Vlogr

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Vlogr is a SNS platform.

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Lecle

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Lecle provides a collaborative annotation service for programmers.

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CAMSCON

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CAMSCON is a Korean social magazine that specializes in amateur photography and fashion blogging.

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Nemone

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Nemoneis a Korean social commerce donation platform that offers donated goods at discounted prices.

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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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Enactus Korea

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Enactus Korea is an experiential learning platform.

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Gladpark

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Mobile App, VR, AR, metaverse

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Innomove

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Innomove, a Korean innovation firm, provides strategy consulting and builds innovative businesses.

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meader

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meader is a social promotion society that provides professional marketing services.

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Handsome Company

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Handsome Company is a Korean web platform that operates as a dating site for singles.

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AUN Korea Marketing

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AUN Korea Marketing provides search engine optimization, market research, and social media marketing services.

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beGLOBAL

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beGLOBAL provides businesses with information about technology solutions, and technical startups and entrepreneurs.

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JOINUS Foundation

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JOINUS Foundation is a non-governmental organization in Korea focused on bringing about a multi-cultural exchange.

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CUVISM MAGAZINE

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CUVISM MAGAZINE is a Korean online platform providing interview-based information about specialized personalities in various fields.

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Jumping Nuts

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Jumpingnuts is an app designed to provide a new social experience for teens.

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