10 Startups In South Korea To Keep An Eye On

South Korea, a country known for being a global tech hub, continues to produce innovative startups across a variety of sectors.

From AI platforms to business services, these ten startups showcase South Korea’s world-famous entrepreneurial spirit. Let’s take a look…


1. BeMyFriends – Fandom Business


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BeMyFriends is changing the way influencers connect with their fans through its business solution platform.

Through IT solutions and consultancy that helps influencers leverage their fans to generate sales, BeMyFriends is a bridge between community and commerce.


2. TESSA – Art Investment


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TESSA is on a mission to help more people invest in art sculptures through their blockchain based systems.

Their platform gives art lovers a secure environment for buying, selling, and trading digital artwork.

With a focus on global accessibility and security, TESSA is helping more people own art in the digital era.


3. Seoul Robotics – Smart Infrastructure

Seoul Robotics


Seoul Robotics is at the forefront of 3D sensing technology, specialising in technologies that help build smarter infrastructure.

Their tech helps autonomous vehicles, smart cities and more by providing real-time 3D data and location tracking. Their technology can be used across a variety of areas, but is helping innovate in smarter mobility.


4. CLO Virtual Fashion – 3D Fashion


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CLO Virtual Fashion is helping fashion creatives with their pieces through its 3D garment visualisation software.

The tool allows designers to visualise, style and design clothing virtually, reducing the need for samples and lowering material waste.


5. Between – Couples Communication App


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Between is a mobile app that provides a private chat room for couples to communicate, share pictures, and keep memories.

Its key features include messaging, shared calendars, anniversary reminders and photo albums, making it a popular choice for couples looking to create shared memories online.



6. EnergyX – Sustainable Building Platform


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EnergyX uses AI to help architecture firms build zero-energy buildings.

The platform looks at energy patterns to recommend efficiency improvements, allowing the buildings to consume less energy and be more sustainable.

EnergyX have already partnered with a number of companies, pushing forwards sustainable cities in South Korea.


7. Riiid – AI Tutoring Service


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Riiid is an AI tutor, designed to offer personalised learning experiences for students.

Through its deep learning algorithm, it is able to adapt to each student’s learning habits and needs, making tutoring more accessible.

Through the power of AI, Riid is helping students access affordable and personalised learning experiences, anytime, anywhere.


8. 42dot – AI Mobility


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42dot is developing tech to help make autonomous vehicles safer and more accessible.

Through their Software-Defined Vehicles, which are designed to regularly update, they are helping create smarter and more connected mobility services.

By focusing on AI and innovative technologies, 42dot is working towards safer, more efficient urban mobility.


9. Ringle – Personalised English Tutoring


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Ringle is a platform that offers live, one to one online English tutoring sessions with tutors from top universities.

Designed for professionals and students looking to improve their English for career purposes, Ringle’s platform helps people improve their language skills from the comfort of their own home.


10. Kurly – Fresh Grocery Delivery


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Kurly is changing the way people shop for groceries in Korea with its delivery service.

Focusing on high-quality products and offering next-day delivery, Kurly provides convenience without compromising quality.


These ten startups are just a small example of South Korea’s thriving startup landscape.

Keep an eye on these companies as they continue to revolutionise their industries, both in Korea and globally.