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South Korea’s 101 Fastest Growing FinTech Startups

At Fintech Energy we track over 200,000 fintech startups and over 1,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and organisations we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.

We’ve ranked the top 101 FinTech companies in South Korea. The companies, startups and institutions listed in this article are all exceptional companies, well worth a follow. We have included links to their websites, socials and CrunchBase (if you’re interested in their financials).

We selected the organisations listed in this article based on:

  • Track record
  • Executive leadership
  • Market share
  • Innovation
  • ESG rating

Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as CrunchbaseSemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.

Top FinTech Companies & Startups (South Korea)


Anchor Protocol

FoundersDaniel Shin, Do Kwon
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Anchor Protocol is a savings platform that provides crypto natives, fintech companies, and investors a stable, high interest rate finance.


Toss

FoundersSeunggun Lee
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Toss is a mobile finance platform used to simplify the payment procedure.


PeopleFund

FoundersJoey Kim
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PeopleFund is Korea’s leading digital lender focused on consumer finance.


Kakao Pay

FoundersUnknown
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Kakao Pay allows over-counter payments, peer-to-peer transactions, bill payment, web banking, and more.


Qraft Technologies

FoundersUnknown
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Qraft Technologies provides AI solutions customized for various uses and has specialties in AI investment solutions.


Fount

FoundersY.B. KIM
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Fount Inc. Is an asset management Robo-Advisor startup founded in 2015.


Sentbe, Inc.

FoundersJ Young Lee, Sangyong Jung, Seongouk Choi
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Sentbe offers a faster, cheaper, and easier way to transfer money abroad.


Coinplug

FoundersJay Hong, Ryan Uhr
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Coinplug is a Korean blockchain developing company founded in 2013 with over 300 blockchain patents in multiple fields.


WireBarley

FoundersEric TaeJung Yoon, Jai Kim, John Joongwon Yoo
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WireBarley is a fin-tech company that provides a platform for online money transfer.


VegaX Holdings

FoundersNatasha Bansgopaul, Sang Lee
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VegaX Holdings is a cryptocurrency index platform providing actionable crypto-indexes & index-based asset management products for investors.


DAYLI Financial Group

FoundersSangYoung Park, Sean Shin
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A leading Fintech company in Asia providing data tech solutions, digital wealth management, and lead-generation services


Dunamu

FoundersChi-Hyung Song, Hyoung-nyon Kim, Hyung-nyon Kim
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Dunamu provides a wide range of innovative services with a focus on fintech and blockchain.


rainist / 레이니스트

FoundersTaehoon Kim
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Rainist is a one of the fastest growing Korean startup that helps users to manage money fun and easy.


Coinone

FoundersMyunghun Cha
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Coinone provides blockchain-related financial services including cryptocurrency exchange, asset management and trading matching engines.


AIZEN Global

FoundersJung Seok Kang
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Redesigning Digital Banking with AI Lending Platform ‘CreditConnect’, powered by proprietary AutoML platform ABACUS


Kasa

FoundersUnknown
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Kasa is a financial service platform that allows people to invest in commercial real estate.


Doomoolmori

FoundersJisoo (Guersam) Park, Rakhyeon (Ryan) Song, Seungkyu (Simon) Lee, Yung Nok (Jules) Chun
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Doomoolmori provides AI wealth management and data analytics solutions to financial institutions, and robo-advisory services to end users.


MOIN, Inc.

FoundersIlseok Ian Suh
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MOIN is a Blockchain-based global money transfer service, which is fast, convenient, and reasonably priced, focusing on Asia countries.


HonestFund

FoundersSanghoon Seo
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Fintech, Marketplace Lending, Alternative Investment


Korbit

FoundersKangmo Kim, Louis Jinhwa Kim, Tony Lyu
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Korbit provides online bitcoin exchange, wallet, and merchant processor services.


Lendit

FoundersSungjoon Kim
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#1 online lending marketplace for unsecured personal loans in Korea


TESSA

FoundersJun Kim, Timothy Shin
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Alternative investment platform for the purchase, sale and trade of fractionalized ownership interests in investment-grade blue-chip artwork


Uberple

FoundersJae Yun Kim, Jaepil Jeong
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Uberple is building real-time statistical computing engine to democratize investment research.


Albam

FoundersJinyong Kim, young Cho
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Payroll, Human Capital Management(HCM) service for SMBs, Payday Loan/Hiring/Insurance


Streami

FoundersJunhaeng Lee
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Blockchain remittance middleware and infra provider for financial service providers


AIM (Automated Investment Management)

FoundersJenna Lee
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AIM is an online platform that allows its users to make trades and investments via smartphone.


Quantec

FoundersSanggeun Lee
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Quantec provides individual optimized portfolio provision services through discretionary financial investment with Robo-Advisor technology.


QARA Soft

FoundersChangwhan Byun, Jongwook Oh, Katie Bomi Son
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Fintech start-up that provides online investment advisory and asset management services using deep-learning technology.


Bankware Global

FoundersKyoungjo Lee
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Bankware Global is a company specialising in enterprise software for banks and financial services, with its headquarters in Seoul


Ascensive Assets

FoundersOliver Blakey
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Ascensive Asset is a private investment firm focusing solely on digital assets industry


Klaytn

FoundersJaesun Han
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Klaytn is an enterprise-grade, service-centric platform that brings user-friendly blockchain experience.


Kakaobank

FoundersUnknown
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Kakaobank offers digital banking, loans, and financial services.


Superbly

FoundersUnknown
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Superbly provides the payment authentication system that utilizes IT Fin Tech including authentication, information security and payment.


Keypair, Inc.

FoundersJY Lee, Kevin Lee
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FinTech Company – The World first NFC enabled HSM & OTP card solution provider for safe financial transaction and eID card.


KT investment Inc.

FoundersJinsoo Kim
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KT Investment Inc. is a venture capital arm of KT Corporation. The firm was founded in 2015 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.


ProBit Exchange customer support

FoundersHyunsu Do
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ProBit Exchange is a global Top 20 crypto exchange in real daily trading volume that has successfully completed over 200 rounds of IEO.


N-Cash

FoundersUnknown
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N-Cash is a tech firm that powers micro-transactions and virtual economies.


Banksalad

FoundersTaehoon Kim
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Banksalad is a fintech company that develops financial applications.


Finda

FoundersHongmin Park, Hyemin Lee
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Finda is an online financial comparison platform across various financial products.


bitHolla

FoundersAdrian Pollard, Ali Beikverdi
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Financial cryptocurrency trading engine


Shinhan Financial Group

FoundersUnknown
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Shinhan Bank, is a bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.


Beyond Finance

FoundersKenneth Moon
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Beyond Finance is a decentralized platform for creating and trading synthetic financial products.


Upbit Singapore Pte. Ltd.

FoundersUnknown
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Upbit Singapore Pte. Ltd. was incorporated in Seoul, Korea in April 2012, and is one of the country’s leading fintech companies.


Cashwalk

FoundersUnknown
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Cashwalk is an app that motivates to walk by providing financial incentives.


BOMAPP

FoundersJoon-woo Ryu
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Bomapp is a Seoul-based insurtech startup that offers fully digital insurance experience to consumers.


Bitribe

FoundersUnknown
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Bitribe is a cryptocurrency trading platform for digital currency aggregation transactions.


Gowid

FoundersHang-Gi Kim
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Gowid is a fintech company that provides corporate credit cards, instalments, loans and B2B financial services for start-ups.


SSenStone

FoundersChang-Hun Yoo
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SsenStone specializes in Fintech, Authentication and Cyber Security.


WaveBridge

FoundersJihoon Lee
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Wavebridge is a fintech startup that provides a digital asset management platform through various financial services.


Korea Tech Incubator Program For Startup

FoundersUnknown
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R&D fund for Korean startups who secured at least $100,000 from designated startup VCs or Accelerators


Smallticket

FoundersJung Eun Kim
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Digital insurance brokerage platform that provides with the customized policies and services for micro-segmented groups


Gopax

FoundersUnknown
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Gopax is a virtual asset exchange platform by Streamy.


Solidware

FoundersOlivier Duchenne, Sophie Eom
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Solidware builds Machine Learning-based predictive models for financial services companies to make more profits.


Lucidefi

FoundersSung Min Aum
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Making defi investments easy, smart, and profitable


Mobidoo

FoundersDavid Yunhee Lee, Ryan Kwon
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Frictionless mobile payment solution via SmartSound (data over sound) technology.


Cross Remittance

FoundersUnknown
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Cross is a payments service that introduced South Korea’s first blockchain-powered remittance service


Huobi Korea

FoundersUnknown
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Huobi Korea is a digital asset exchange platform.


Lucentblock

FoundersUnknown
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Lucentblock is a FinTech and blockchain-based digital real estate securities platform company.


8percent

FoundersUnknown
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8percent is Korea’s leading online financial service.


Youbit

FoundersUnknown
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Youbit is a digital currency exchange platform.


GLOSFER

FoundersTaewon Kim
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GLOSFER is a leading blockchain technology and services company in South Korea.


Blockchain Revolution Partners

FoundersBruno Cho, Sean Eo, Steve Han
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Blockchain Revolution Partners is a blockchain-specialized company that invests in promising blockchain companies.


Spendit

FoundersUnknown
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Spendit is a B2B fintech company in Seoul, Korea.


TBT

FoundersRam Lee
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TBT utilizes its industry knowledge and experience to help companies build services and products that can make the world a better place.


Dove Wallet

FoundersUnknown
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Dove Wallet is a service to deposit, transfer, and trade cryptocurrency.


CrePASS Solutions

FoundersUnknown
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Peer-to-Peer Financial Integration Platform


Utransfer

FoundersUnknown
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Utransfer is a platform that offers overseas money transfer services.


UUNIO

FoundersConnor Tack
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UUNIO is a SNS marketplace based on the blockchain technology with the actual reward system.


PayGate

FoundersUnknown
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PayGate is a fintech solution provider company.


Metaps Plus

FoundersSeungyeon Kim
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As a part of Metaps Group listed in Tokyo Stock Exchange(TSE: 6172), Metaps Plus is a leading fintech/blockchain platform in South Korea


EdenChain

FoundersUnknown
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EdenChain provides digital asset platform service for leaders of the new digital economy.


Kaist Venture Investment Holdings

FoundersByungtae Lee
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Kaist Venture Investment Holdings is a startup company that invests in startups that solve social problems through innovative technologies.


TAP Angel Partners

FoundersUnknown
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TAP Angel Partners provides accelerator programs, venture investment, and corporate innovation.


Innofin

FoundersUnknown
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Innofin is a Korea-based fintech company.


Daybit

FoundersUnknown
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Daybit is a Korea-based cryptocurrency spot exchange platform.


PAYMONTHS

FoundersJongwook Jang
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Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL)


Foblgate

FoundersUnknown
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Foblgate is a virtual asset investment platform that builds an anti-money laundry system for secure cryptocurrency transactions.


M-Venture Investment

FoundersUnknown
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M-Venture Investment Inc. is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in small and medium companies in startup stage. The firm


COINVEST

FoundersUnknown
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COINVEST is a cryptocurrency and fintech solution development and consulting company.


ThinkPool

FoundersUnknown
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ThinkPool is a big data and AI-based investment platform.


Korbot

FoundersJoon Song, Keunil Wang
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South Korean Cryptocurrency Algorithmic Trading Company.


SBI Cosmoney

FoundersUnknown
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SBI Cosmoney is a fintech company that provides money transfer service.


Samsung Securities

FoundersUnknown
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Samsung Securities provides personalized asset management service to individual investors


Korea P2P Exchange

FoundersUnknown
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Korea P2P Exchange is a P2P investment marketplace.


Newsystock

FoundersHongjib Moon, Ryan Kyungrok Moon
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Newsystock is a Robo-Portfolio platform based on Quant providing simulation and analysis infra and algorithm market for retail investors.


X Lab

FoundersAnton Lee, Lex Choi, Mammad Emin, Mammad Emin Muzaffarli, Min Koo Kang, Youngjin Mo
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X Lab is a technology company provides smart solutions to online spending.


Hashgrab

FoundersUnknown
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Hashgrab is a fintech company and financial service platform.


MoneyQ

FoundersUnknown
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MoneyQ is a P2P investment platform that offers financial services.


Emmental

FoundersUnknown
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Emmental is a fintech startup that combines expertise and IT.


Payhere

FoundersUnknown
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Payhere is a fintech company that provides card terminals and online payment gateway services for multiple industries.


Cakeplabs

FoundersJoohyun Oh
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CakepLabs is a South Korean based company which concern about Financial Technology (Fintech) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) development.


Cakeplabs

FoundersJoohyun Oh
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CakepLabs is a South Korean based company which concern about Financial Technology (Fintech) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) development.


TCASH

FoundersUnknown
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TCASH is a mobile wallet application that provides payment and cash withdrawal services.


Fintech Switch

FoundersUnknown
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Fintech Switch is a blockchain technology development and finance platform.


Kairex

FoundersUnknown
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Kairex is a digital currency platform based in Korea.


Blockbridge Partners

FoundersUnknown
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Products and solutions to streamline processes for blockchain startups and refining tokenized fundraising models.


SECUVE

FoundersUnknown
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SECUVE specializes in information security, IoT and fintech services.


AVEapp

FoundersSung Rock Lee, Won Seok Kim
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Fintech social media platform


d.Lemon

FoundersUnknown
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d.Lemon is a fintech financial service provider.


IMAS

FoundersUnknown
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IMAS is an information technology company that provides mobility management and fintech solutions.


Finnq

FoundersUnknown
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Finnq is a mobile-based app platform that offers deposits, loans, insurance, and other financial services.

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