in

101 Top e-Commerce Startups in South Korea

Navigate the Article show

This article showcases our top picks for the best South Korea based e-Commerce companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the e-Commerce 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 South Korea e-Commerce Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Coupang

Coupang

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Coupang offers an e-commerce platform that is powered by innovative technology and operations.

CLO Virtual Fashion

CLO Virtual Fashion

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

CLO Virtual Fashion develops true-to-life, 3D garment simulation technology for fashion and film/gaming industries.

CLO Virtual Fashion

RIDI

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

RIDI Corporation is South Korea’s leading content platform specialized in Web Comics, Web fiction and e-book, headquartered in Seoul.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Tridge

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Tridge is a digital platform that combines technology and human network to connect buyers and suppliers globally.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Market Kurly

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Market Kurly is a food delivery and logistics platform that enables its users to order food online.

CLO Virtual Fashion

TMON

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

TMON (Ticket Monster) is one of leading e-commerce companies in Korea.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Ohouse

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Ohouse is a all-in-one lifestyle platform enabling customers to easily source & purchase goods for their homes.

CLO Virtual Fashion

MUSINSA

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Online fashion platform where you can enjoy everything about fashion.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Karrot Market

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Karrot is a hyperlocal community app which offers a secondhand marketplace.

CLO Virtual Fashion

BRANDI

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Brandi is a vertical commerce company that creates B2C and B2B platforms for fashion and beauty shopping.

CLO Virtual Fashion

WeMakePrice

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Wemakeprice (위메프) is a Korean social commerce platform offering e-commerce and internet advertising services.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Kmong

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Kmong is a Korean online talent market enabling individuals to sell and buy services in design, business, computing, music, and more.

CLO Virtual Fashion

ZIGZAG

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

ZIGZAG is a shopping meta-service app for women.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Balaan

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

A platform that allows you to get the latest luxury goods in just 3 days.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Wholesum Brands

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

We transform the entrepreneur journey by discovering, acquiring, and scaling brands that consumers love.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Althea

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Althea is Korea’s premier beauty e-commerce that provides the latest beauty products, trends and lifestyle to consumers in Southeast Asia.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Storets

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Storets was born from a desire to offer trendy, stylish, high quality fashion that doesn’t break your wallet.

CLO Virtual Fashion

YDEA

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

YDEA is a Korean-based startup company focused on providing new-age e-commerce solutions to its customers.

CLO Virtual Fashion

AIONCO KOREA Co

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

AIONCO KOREA provides competitive item sourcing and logistics solution service.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Bungaejangter

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Bungaejangter operates as a mobile C2C marketplace application.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Bringko

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Bringko is an integrated shopping platform that provides easy and quick purchase of Korean products.

CLO Virtual Fashion

DAILYHOTEL

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

DAILYHOTEL is a smartphone application that allows users to find and book luxury hotels.

CLO Virtual Fashion

B2Link

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

B2Link is an online B2B beauty platform that offers subscription services for branded products.

CLO Virtual Fashion

FEELWAY

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

FEELWAY is the 1st largest domestic luxury products market place in korea.

CLO Virtual Fashion

OWiN

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

OWiN is a computer company that provides a device and software platform that connects car divers and merchants online and offline.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Boosters

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Boosters is a brand aggregator that acquires, develops, and expands brands.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Perfitt

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Shoe Size Recommendation Solution, B2B Solution, Retail Technology

CLO Virtual Fashion

OGQ

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

OGQ is a Social Creators Platform. 14M Creators upload images, videos, musics, stickers like emoji and fonts to OGQ market.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Tumblbug

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Tumblbug is an online Korean crowdfunding site focused on art and cultural content.

CLO Virtual Fashion

29CM

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

29CM runs an online select shop 29cm, which provides customers with various kinds of domestic and foreign brands.

CLO Virtual Fashion

breezm

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Breezm produces custom eyewear optimized for the customer’s face, using 3D-printing, 3D-scanning, and big data analysis.

CLO Virtual Fashion

MEATBOX

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

MEATBOX is a B2B-based online commerce platform.

CLO Virtual Fashion

ODDM

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

ODDM is mobile / online marketing platform company in Korea running automatic influencer marketing platform, Adpick

CLO Virtual Fashion

Tuck & Company

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Tuck & Company Inc.provides mobile start-up, personal, and interpersonal commerce platforms.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Trust Us

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Trust Us is a Korean IT venture company that offers online content and services such as Poing and My Booking, two food-related apps.

CLO Virtual Fashion

GrowthFit

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

GrowthFit provides data analytics solution(Saas) for E-commerce

CLO Virtual Fashion

Hellomarket

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Korea’s mobile P2P classifieds marketplace on steroids

CLO Virtual Fashion

Mettler

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Mettler is a webshop that offers cosmetic products.

CLO Virtual Fashion

YAP

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

The YAP Company is a Korean startup providing O2O commerce platform

CLO Virtual Fashion

ONOFFMIX

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

We are a meeting and event platform helping to build strong values among the people we work with.

CLO Virtual Fashion

FLEAPOP

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Fleapop provides women in their teens and 20s with an opportunity to experience the latest fashion items and online items every two days.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Agreable

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Agreable is a brand commerce startup that manufactures and distributes lifestyle products.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Caffe Bene

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Caffe Bene provides a unique environment for New Yorkers looking for a similar experience.

CLO Virtual Fashion

BCA Korea

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Distributes foreign makeup brands in Korea

CLO Virtual Fashion

SIOT

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

SIOT provide e-commerce software frameworks to make people easier.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Linkshops

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

April is a Dongdaemoon (Korea’s biggest fashion marketplace) based B2B clothing wholesale service.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Onemoment

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Onemoment offers a flower delivery service to convey happiness.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Casual Steps

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Casual Steps provides global online shopping services and solutions.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Promisope

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Promisope is a personalized Korean social shopping platform.

CLO Virtual Fashion

The Clozet

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

THE CLOZET is a fashion sharing service aiming to be Airbnb for fashion.

CLO Virtual Fashion

ChannelBreeze

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

ChannelBreeze (채널브리즈) is a Korean company that provides social commerce services through an online platform including social network

CLO Virtual Fashion

simplyO

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

simplyO is a marketplace for everyone and offers premium consumer goods at breakthrough prices.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Planet8

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Planet8 is an internet startup incubator based in Korea, also focused on providing internet and software solutions to its customers.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Project Noah

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Eco-friendly bamboo toothbrush

CLO Virtual Fashion

CAPSULE CORP. Inc

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

International, Fandom, Otaku, E-commerce, Big Data Analysis

CLO Virtual Fashion

Piñata Labs

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Piñata Labs is a Korean online pop-up shopping experience featuring fashion-related events, details on latest accessories, and more.

CLO Virtual Fashion

11Street

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

11Street is an online marketplace for clothing and beauty products.

CLO Virtual Fashion

aliseon

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Aliseon is a crossborder ecommerce platform based on video content.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Marymond Corp.

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Marymond realizes the restoration of dignity through product design and infromative contects.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Lazy Society

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Men’s care products targeting Millennials

CLO Virtual Fashion

Brich

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

An O2O service delivering the latest Korean fashion trends online .

CLO Virtual Fashion

MeasureChina

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

MeasureChina is AI powered software for China marketing. It solves challenges in understanding 1.3B Chinese consumers within seconds.

CLO Virtual Fashion

WashApp Korea

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Clean baskets are not just a laundry basket contained only clothes.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Infinisoft

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Infinisoft specializes in developing and operating online and offline e-commerce software.

CLO Virtual Fashion

NOSITH

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Nosith/patplex provides online patent search and marketing platform in patent transaction.

CLO Virtual Fashion

VRISM

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

VRISM develops REALVU, online product 3D (AR and VR supported) viewer, which can enhance online shopping experience to another level.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Tenqube

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

A mobile app to explore global fashion items. Discover cross-border fashion items based on your styles. A virtual try-on camera with AR.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Easy Storage

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Easy Storage offers storage space to e-commerce.

CLO Virtual Fashion

SHAPL

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

A crowd design D2C ecommerce platform .

CLO Virtual Fashion

Ibuildea

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Ibuildea provides 3D printing solutions in Korea.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Qustreet

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Qustreet.com is an online retail store specialized in selling apparels from new brands in Korea.

CLO Virtual Fashion

EC21

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

EC21 is a B2B e-commerce company connecting buyers and suppliers through e-marketplaces.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Woman’s Talk

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Woman’s Talk, Korea’s is a first online mobile beauty home shopping.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Cafe24

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Cafe24 is a global e-commerce platform that provides everything you need to build an online DTC store in one-stop.

CLO Virtual Fashion

PesaMall

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

PesaMall is an e-commerce venture that aims to connect people in East Africa to high quality products sourced from Korea, Japan, and China.

CLO Virtual Fashion

E-mart

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

E-mart is a retail company that distributes and sells products through online shopping, specialty stores, and supermarkets.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Ashin

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Its online bitcoin exchange platform

CLO Virtual Fashion

WishLink

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

WishLink develops mobile shopping services such as Cacao Style, an advertising, brokerage and e-commerce platform for personal shopping.

CLO Virtual Fashion

BOOKCUBE

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

BOOKCUBE is an eBook portal that provides comics and webtoons books.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Trenbe

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Trenbe is an e-commerce company of footwear products.

CLO Virtual Fashion

GS Shop

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

GS Shop is an on-line shop set up to make the purchasing of products much easier and available.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Danggeun Market

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Danggeun Market develops an online secondhand marketplace that connects buyers and sellers within a neighborhood.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Finda

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Finda is an online financial comparison platform across various financial products.

CLO Virtual Fashion

WISHUPON, Inc.

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

WISHUPON is a universal shopping wishlist.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Enuri

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Enuri is a price comparison company based in South Korea.

CLO Virtual Fashion

COSRX

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

COSRX is an e-commerce platform for buying skincare products.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Aladin Communication

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Aladin Communication is a bookstore that offers books, albums and cosmetics products.

CLO Virtual Fashion

LOTTE-ON

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

LOTTE-ON is an e-commerce platform for beauty, health, fashion, food, automotive, and electronic products.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Shinsegae

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

A South Korean department store franchise.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Ebates

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Ebates is an e-commerce discovery platform offering a smarter way to shop.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Sellerhub

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Sellerhub is a web-based eCommerce platform for the online sellers integrating with up to 30 major eCommerce sites (ex. Coupang, Naver).

CLO Virtual Fashion

The Daebak Company

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

The Daebak Company is a community-driven e-commerce platform that aims to inspire the global Hallyu community

CLO Virtual Fashion

The Encore Company

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

The Encore Company is a startup studio that builds market disruptive businesses that can scale globally out of Korea.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Pantos Logistics

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Pantos Logistics renders consulting, freight, e-commerce and logistic services.

CLO Virtual Fashion

CJ Olive Young

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

CJ Olive Young is an e-commerce platform for the sale of health & beauty care products.

CLO Virtual Fashion

New Vessel

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

New Vessel is a e-commerce operations, strategy, finance, and law.

CLO Virtual Fashion

NextChapter

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

NextChapter is a eCommerce aggregator based in Korea that acquires and operates Coupang and Naver-based online native brands.

CLO Virtual Fashion

DFD Group

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

DFD Group is an e-commerce store for shoe, fashion and lifestyle and culture sectors.

CLO Virtual Fashion

Komachie

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Komachine is number 1 Machine Industry Online Platform in Asia

CLO Virtual Fashion

Hyundai Home Shopping

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Hyundai Home Shopping is a cable and satellite television channel specializing in televised home shopping.

CLO Virtual Fashion

LOUIS CASTEL

Crunchbase Website Twitter Facebook Linkedin

LOUIS CASTEL is an e-commers platform for the sales of golf wear.

Written by Mark Smith

101 Top e-Commerce Startups in Austin, Texas

101 Top e-Commerce Startups in Hong Kong