Korea Credit Data services business management software CashNote.
Since its launch in 2017, CashNote currently services over 500,000 small & medium-sized businesses with more than $9B in monthly transaction data volume under management .
The company has raised $20M USD from leading strategic investors, including Kakao, KT, and Shinhan Card.
Maro is a blockchain development company that operates with the vision of “Blockchain for Billions”.
The foundation has developed and operated a number of blockchain projects simultaneously, including its own blockchain Mainnet Rigi, social network rewarding protocol “Acorn Protocol” and decentralized financial service “Tigris Protocol.”
Acorn Protocol is a social network service where users get rewards based on the content they produce, the time they consume, and the value and contribution of their social activities.
Tigris Protocol is an open, reliable, interoperable Decentralized Financial (DeFi) service built on the TTC blockchain platform.
Terra is a next-generation, stablecoin powered blockchain payment network.
Terra offers a cheaper, faster, and more efficient payment solution by utilizing a network of stablecoins pegged to the world’s major currencies, which are collateralized by staking token Luna.
Backed by a $50 billion alliance of Asia’s top eCommerce companies, which includes giants such as TMON, Qoo10, and Carousell, Terra is driving mainstream adoption by supporting popular payment apps such as CHAI in Korea and Memepay in Mongolia.
By bridging the gap between digital currencies and real-world application, Terra aims to evolve into an open platform for innovative financial DApps.
Nabu Studio operates community-based sports portal SPORTSPLEX.
Nabu Studio’s vision is to create a community-based sports portal where users can actively participate and interact. The first service SPORTSPLEX attempts to achieve this goal in fantasy sports in MLB,NBA with future plans to introduce NFL, NHL and eSports such as LOL. In addition to fantasy sports, SPORTSPLEX will launch sports management simulation game, where users can trade their game asset via cryptocurrency.
This economy within the game encourages users to share ideas and build relationships, which ultimately makes SPORTSPLEX a true community.
Travel Wallet operates mobile FX exchange app Travel Pay.
Via Travel Pay, users can conveniently exchange foreign currencies, 24/7. Customers can pickup their cash at Incheon airport or at over 30,000 partner locations across 9 geographies in Asia.
Travel Wallet is the only company in South Korea that holds all 4 government licenses to legally provide foreign exchange, remittance and payment platform services.
DalcomSoft services artist IP-based game, the SuperStar Series.
The SuperStar Series is a new contents delivery platform that delivers artists’ hits and photo cards to fans through its games. It also is a new revenue generation platform that enables artists to monetize their fans without having to perform activities such as recording music and concerts.
DalcomSoft plans to expand the SuperStar Series to all artist, country and device, and will develop the platform into a Unique Global Fandom Network where fans and artists can interact.
Finhaven aims to use blockchain technology to transform traditional capital markets.
Finhaven’s technology aims to provides efficient, transparent transactions for both global issuers and investors.
Based on a hybrid blockchain for securities tokens, Finhaven has created an end-to-end infrastructure that can provide various financial intermediary services in one platform. This platform will support the streamlining of investor onboarding, capital raising, trading, depository services and investor relations. Leveraging on these technical innovations, Finhaven has created a decentralized, double-edged solution to global capital market integration through a trusted and intelligent financial network for content and data.
HonestFund is an alternative marketplace lending(P2P) platform.
HonestFund is one of the biggest and fastest growing marketplace lending(P2P) platforms in South Korea, connecting underserved investors and lenders. Via collaboration between excellent engineering teams from IT giants like Kakao, and financial experts from the traditional financial industry, HonestFund pioneers the vision of Korean alternative finance by bringing innovation to the blind spots of conventional finance industry.
As of Dec 2019, cumulative investment by customers reached 760M USD. Since its establishment in 2015, HonestFund has attracted total of 33M USD investment from large financial institutions, including Shinhan Bank, Dunamu & Partners etc.
Memory is a blockchain game development company using popular IPs.
Since its launch, MEMORY has focused on developing mobile games using popular IPs. The company has developed “Hello Kitty Disco Pop” which used the world famous IP Hello Kitty and “Battle Cats Rangers” using the world-famous “The Battle Cats”. In January 2020, it released a new puzzle game “Moomin Friends” using the world famous IP “Moomin”. In April, it plans to launch casual idle RPGs using Japanese animation IPs.
Banksalad is Korea’s leading data driven personal finance management app.
Banksalad is a data-based financial platform that records and analyzes customers’ financial data - based on the input data, Banksalad provides personalized financial diagnosis and optimized financial product recommendations.
Banksalad has achieved 6 million downloads as of December 2019, recording a steady 30% mom growth since launch.
Total user input financial data / AUM has exceeded 180 billion USD. In 2019, the company received 45M USD in investment, putting the company’s value at approximately 300M USD.
CodeChain is an end-to-end blockchain solution provider.
CodeChain aims to provide next generation digital securities services, which are legally compliant and security proof. Currently operates two key main services - CodeChain Foundry and Zuzu.
CodeChain Foundry is a framework for building custom blockchain networks where you can build your own blockchain infrastructure with customized logics. Zuzu is an equity management and corporate legal operations management software service for private companies.
Magnis is the developer of Tembit, a next generation digital asset marketplace.
Magnis works with various domestic and global partners to provide blockchain developers/companies with the Tembit Solution. Tembit Solution enables the creation and management of blockchain assets in a quick and easy manner, and faciliates trading of assets accumulated in their games or apps via the Tembit Marketplace.
Nodebrick is the developer of blockchain powered game Infinity Stars.
Founded in 2018, Nodebrick is developing a new game that combines traditional games with blockchain. In addition to traditional game content, Nodebrick envisages to provide a transparent game environment where content ownership and augmented values are shared with users.
Nodebrick’s goal is to create games that are fun to play and where values are voluntarily added by the users.
Friends Games is a casual game developer that uses key IPs of Kakao Corporation. Friends Games has launched the ‘Friends Town’, a game based upon intellectual properties (IP) related to Kakao Friends. Equipped with the best talents and the best contents, the company is developing various genres including ‘Project King (tentative name)’. In July 2021, Friends Games has merged with WAY2BIT to expand its business portfolio into diverse businesses such as metaverse and NFT. Friends Games is expected to become a major player in the game developing industry based on its blockchain technology and game publishing expertise.
Superbloke is developer of blockchain collectible card game Man City Superstars.
Supberbloke is the first Asian company to be official authorized as a game partner of Manchester City FC. Man City Superstars is a blockchain powered mobile game where users can collect and own blockchain cards of Manchester City FC’s superstar players and trade/redeem via cryptocurrencies.
Eineblume services chatting text-formed/bite sized contents platform Chatie.
Chatie is a platform where both professional writers and users can upload their creations freely. Chatie boasts over 1 million cumulative downloads in Korea alone, along with more than 150,000 titles made into chatting text-formed stories.
Chatie has become a pioneer in the Korean contents market by creating a mobile optimized platform with easy-to-read text-formed contents that has gained wide traction from the teen population.
Cenaclesoft Inc. develops and operates a cloud based EMR healthcare software.
Cenaclesoft is a digital healthcare service company founded by highly experienced IT service professionals. The company provides an everyday communication-based healthcare platform that enables various participants, such as doctors and patients, to communicate and collaborate with each other.
The first step is to launch a more user-friendly and secure cloud-based EMR (Electronic Medical Record) service for physicians during the first half of 2020, and to launch a PHR (Personal Health Record) service for individuals in the second half of 2020.
Sandbox is Korea’s leading MCN/video influencer management company.
Created in 2015, Sandbox is powered by a true appreciation for creators, and currently houses more than 400 creators. Based on the vision that “Imagination makes the world a better place”, Sandbox provides an environment conducive to content creation, which allows creators and digital natives to perform at their fullest.
Band Protocol is a secure, blockchain-agnostic, decentralized oracle framework.
Band Protocol is a renowned blockchain project featured on Binance’s IEO platform Launchpad. The oracle solution enables blockchain applications to access any web API with assured data integrity by querying the data through Band Protocol’s Cosmos-based blockchain, BandChain.
The community can utilize the BAND token and XFN dataset token to curate data providers, and the resulting data is delivered to offchain DApps for distribution.
Fabrictime operates global online fabric marketplace Swatchon.
Swatchon is the most loved online fabric sourcing platform for fashion designers, helping designers around the world source fabric online. Connecting high quality South Korea Dongdaemun fabric to global micro fashion designers, the platform boasts the most comprehensive fabric database available online.
Traditionally a fully offline market, Swatchon aims to bring the fabric shopping experience online and power the fashion inspiration for fashion designers worldwide.
Musinsa investment partnership invests in up & coming Korean fashion brands.
The core investment theme lies around identifying and supporting Korean fashion brands that are seeing strong growth on the Musinsa platform, or have the right assets to grow into core Korean fashion brands with growth and revenue potential.
Tasty9 is a premium home meal replacement (HMR) brand.
Since its launch in 2015, Tasty9 has focused solely on providing high quality, premium HMR products. Tasty9 has become one of the main providers of HMR products for leading online channels such as Coupang, Market Kurly, where Tasty9 is responsible for 19% of HMR category sales.
The company currently produces 180 different products, distributing them through various online, offline and TV shopping channels.
Newploy is developer of HR payroll automator and attendance check software Albam.
Since its launch in 2014, Albam has revolutionized HR management for SMBs through its time attendance tracking service that uses proprietary beacon technology. In addition, the company has evolved to provide various HR functions, such as work scheduling management, payroll automator and recruitment services.
Albam currently services more than 100,000 domestic and overseas businesses, including small business owners and large manufacturing/retail/global franchise companies.
LOUD Communications is a eSports contents production company which provides various eSports related content/services to B2C and B2B consumers.
The company’s main business consists of eSports game creator management, eSports game contents production along with other core services pertaining to eSports marketing and contents. LOUD communications also acts as the main provider of Korea eSports games to various global counterparts via contents and business partnerships.
Logispot operates a B2B freight logistics software/platform.
The company connects freight clients and carriers via its web/mobile platform, helping stakeholders in the $27B Korean trucking industry to interact and cooperate in a more efficient business manner. Logispot provides a cloud software and data analytics platform to freight clients, enabling them to enhance their logistics operations via Logispot’s software.
Major clients include leading conglomerate clients, such as Fursys, Nexen, Hanssem Effex and Histeel.
2C2P is SEA’s leading digital payments processor.
Midst the rapidly growing SEA commerce landscape, 2C2P helps clients receive and settle payments from customers from different geographies, using different payment methods. The company’s key products include a web/mobile PG service, offline alternative payments settlement methods and social network payment modules.
2C2P powers the payments for leading online travel/airline companies and pan-SEA Asian commerce platforms. As the leading payments processor in Thailand and Myanmar, the company is aggressively planning to gain foothold in geographies such as Indonesia and Phillippines.
Qraft Technologies uses AI technology to power new and revolutionary investment management tools.
Qraft Technologies has listed the world’s first deep learning-based fully AI managed ETF “QRFT” on NYSE, and has since then also listed AI ETFs such as AMOM and HDIV.
In addition, Qraft Technologies comprises over 80% of South Korea’s B2B roboadvisor industry AUM and also owns a world-class AI execution engine that helps corporates optimize various operational business trading routines.
Musinsa is Korea’s leading millennials fashion commerce platform.
Recording 900M USD in GMV in 2019, Musinsa is the largest and most sought after fashion commerce platform for the 1020 demographics. Musinsa showcases high quality local fashion designer products, providing a true fashion discovery shopping experience that is superior to other commerce platforms in Korea.
The company recently received an investment from Sequoia Capital at a 2 billion USD valuation.
BuildBlock is a cross-border real estate investment platform.
Buildblock uses real estate expertise and technology to help investors invest in overseas real estate assets. Buildblock introduces properties tailored to customer’s needs and manages the property on behalf of them, and provides professional management for the investments via end-to-end management platform.
The investment and management process is seamless and low operational hassle for investors, lowering the hurdle for investors to actively invest in overseas real estate.
Gradient Boosted Investments, a Canadian technology company, develops financial AI intelligence service “Boosted.ai.”
Boosted.ai helps investment managers easily acquire real-time data, test diverse investment strategies, and guide them to make better investment decisions.
Investment managers are able to leverage machine learning technology without any technology background, thus enabling funds and managers to be more competitive than peers in their execution.
Melixir is Korea’s first vegan cosmetic brand that offers healthy and hypoallergenic skincare products with plant-based ingredients.
Melixir supports environmental sustainability by reducing carbon emissions in all its products and packaging.
Melixir is backed by global online fandom that acts as voluntary brand ambassadors. Its product quality is acknowledged by various global online channels such as Amazon. Melixir is next-generation global skincare brand that can offer both Korean technology and sustainable brand equity to numerous millennials worldwide.
Vlogr is an easy-to-use mobile video editing service.
Vlogr is a go-to mobile editing service when it comes to creating vlog contents. Not only Vlogr offers simple user interface for complicated video editing process, but it also provides users with creative contents in templates, background music, and subtitle fonts. Vlogr is nominated as one of the best “Korean applications” in Apple’s App Store with numerous users appraising its value in video creating and editing.
FounderNest is an AI driven startup discovery platform, where corporates and investors are able to build a set of company information/startup deal pipeline based on their specified preferences.
Whereas engaging with startups and scaleups has become both a need and an opportunity in an increasingly competitive corporate environment, finding and connecting with that company that perfectly fits corporates’ needs is extremely difficult. FounderNest’s AI Scout™ discovers the best-fitting disruptive companies for corporations, helps connect with them; and tracks them over time. AI Scout™ tracks over 1,000,000 companies worldwide (with 20M+ data points and 5M+ smart insights.)
To-date, FounderNest has acquired many leading corporates and VCs as their clients such as Roche, Novo Nordisk, Société Générale, Allianz, Accenture, Capital One, Mitsubishi, Sequoia, NEA, a16z, MAPFRE, Founders Fund, and First Round.
Co-founded by Stanford, Wharton, and Columbia graduates, FounderNest is based in California and Madrid and is backed by top Silicon Valley investors who have also invested in Paypal, Waze, Palantir, Square, or Pinterest.
AmazeVR produces immersive VR concert content with its proprietary ultra-high resolution custom cameras and cloud based VR creation/processing tools. With the imminent distribution of VR/AR hardware and increasing demand for VR/AR content, AmazeVR aims to become a mainstream VR creation platform that can produce high quality yet affordable VR content for mass distribution.
AmazeVR’s first immersive VR concert was created in partnership with Roc Nation’s hip hop duo Ceraadi, and the content will be distributed offline via the company’s motion chair enabled buses and local cinemas. AmazeVR plans to accelerate its partnership with record labels such as Roc Nation to create a wide array of immersive VR concerts and distribute them via diverse online/offline channels.
Infomining provides vital sign measurement wearable and software “Hearty Hearty.” Its product aims at better detecting body temperature, blood pressure, blood sugar level, pulse, blood oxygen level, ECG real-time so that these vital signs can signal to physicians and hospitals the current state of their patients. Infomining envisions to be an integral part of telemedicine as these vital signs are an indispensable piece of personal healthcare.
Infomining is working with Samsung Hospital, Asan Hospital, Severance Hospital, KUMC, Bumin Hospital to acquire the medical device license and commercialize its product.
AvoMD provides a clinical decision support system publishing platform for physicians, clinics, and hospitals. Existing clinical decision support systems(CDSS) were underused due to its limitations in usage cases, misrepresentation of clinical workflows, and low interoperability with other information systems. AvoMD offers an easy-to-use and very interoperable CDSS that clinicians and physicians can publish according to their own needs and clinical workflows.
Led by a team of medical doctors and software experts, AvoMD is collaborating with numerous hospitals in the USA and Korea, such as Samsung Seoul Hospital, Pfizer, PM Pediatrics, and Columbia University Hospital.
ViFive provides a virtual clinic for musculoskeletal disorders(MSK disorders). As one of the most prevalent disorders worldwide, MSK disorders require consistent care and preventive measures; however, in-person visits to clinics have always become an obstacle to consistent care. ViFive revolutionizes MSK disorder treatment by offering a virtual clinic with a simple application that helps patients to carry out exercise programs that PT and DPTs have preplanned.
ViFive envisions becoming a human physio-wellness company by providing accessible, affordable, and patient-centered healthcare solutions.
OP.GG is data analysis, community, and live-streaming service for online games.
OP.GG concentrates on MOBA(Multiplayer Online Battle Area) games and FPS(First-Person Shooter) games. The games that OP.GG serves are League of Legends, PUBG, Overwatch, etc. Its main service, League of Legends stats comparison, is #1 platform that LOL players find indispensable when looking for gaming data. Its presence in this area is backed by overwhelming traffic, level of recognition, and amount of data provided, compared to competitors. OP.GG is a global service whose 60% of the traffic comes from global players other than Korea.
Meanwhile OP.GG runs its own gaming team, operates ‘Talk.P.GG’ - an online space where users can share gaming tips and know-hows, and provides ‘Next’ - a real-time online game user matching service. OP.GG is planning to launch various services to help gamers around the world to better enjoy gaming experience.
Rebellions designs AI processors while developing software optimized for its AI semiconductors. AI processor is a semiconductor that maximizes computational capability to implement AI’s core technologies such as learning and inferencing, and it has an advantage in speed, efficiency, and power consumption over CPU or GPU.
Rebellions aims to design AI processors specializing in certain areas, produce optimal performance, and develop Application-Specific AI semiconductors for each industry. Starting with the financial sector, Rebellions is planning to develop AI processors that can be used for data centers and autonomous driving in the future. The financial-specific AI processor currently being developed by Rebellions is expected to drastically reduce the time it takes to analyze transaction patterns and execute investments while creating transaction data that has never existed before.
SHOPLIVE provides the state-of-the-art live commerce SaaS platform.
With its live streaming, real-time messaging, big data and AI/ML technologies, SHOPLIVE empowers commerce players to provide customers with the most innovative online shopping experience.
The founding members of SHOPLIVE consist of ex-members of Facebook, Google, Naver, and Kakao. SHOPLIVE’s client base spans across enterprise-level clients such as Musinsa, LG, and Kolon; and SMB-level clients in South East Asia.
RRR is on an endeavor to inspire top celebrities to build brands that fully embody the individual persona they have accumulated over their successful career. Going beyond the boundaries of the traditional entertainment industry, RRR believes that brand businesses are a natural fit for celebrities and can potentially pioneer a new business arena for celebrities. RRR plans to internally build an efficient brand incubating process that can help celebrities to plan > launch > operate diverse brands.
RRR is home to successful celebrities, such as Wondergirls Yubin and Hyerim, along with other artists such as Minchelo Shin and Seyoung Hwang.
Soundable Health develops clinical-grade digital audible biomarkers from ambient sound to track chronic symptoms. Sounds carry a substantial amount of health-related information, but significantly underutilized since traditional stethoscopes. In the power of the most modernized AI technology, Soundable Health reinterprets our ancient instinct, sense of hearing.
The company believes that its sound AI technology will help patients and clinicians to make better care decisions timely with full daily pictures of symptoms in the most natural, non-obtrusive way.
SWIT Technologies operates SWIT, a b2b collaboration saas software which offers chat and project management features in one succinct and easy to use interface.
Corporates are increasingly adopting saas collaboration tools for the purpose of 1) corporate wise communication (ex. Slack, Notion) and 2) function specific project management (ex. Jira, Trello, Figma), but each purpose is served via an independent product and interface. SWIT provides these two key usage cases in one interface, thus helping corporates reduce the number of tools, cost and time spent to communicate and work.
SWIT is currently used by more than 35,000 companies worldwide (as of Aug 2021).
Bejewel operates jewelry vertical commerce “amondz”.
Jewelry is a key fashion vertical along with clothing and shoes, and mid-priced jewelry constitutes a 600M USD market size domestically. Bejewel is bringing the offline based jewelry shopping experience to its digital platform, and is introducing higher priced jewelry products, such as gold/diamond/precious stones to its customer base. Going beyond a pure jewelry commerce platform, Bejewel aims to provide customers with a product where they can obtain accurate and transparent information about assets such as gold/diamonds/precious stones and provide a shopping experience that replicates/is superior to the current offline experience.