FAQ on Founded in South Korea


How can my startup be on Founded in South Korea?

Fill out this form. If the startup hasn't been submitted before, it will be queued up for review. Note that not every company will directly surface on the homepage as lots of startups are submitted each day.


How long does it take before my startup gets posted?

It can take up to a few weeks depending on the quality of your submitted logo and our verification process. Please remember that startup vectorised logos need to be of 600 x 600px optimized png image size. The logo quality needs to be higher than 300px and the image that you submit needs to be square (This is very important!) You can also send the logo and information via email.


Why didn't my submission get accepted?

Your startup probably doesn't match with one or more of the criteria:

  1. They were founded in South Korea in the 21st century
  2. They have the ambition to transform their industry
  3. The founders are innovative leaders

My startup matches the criteria, but it's still not posted. Why?

If after 6 weeks we still haven't posted your startup and it did match the criteria we might feel the quality of your logo/idea or the design of your landing page isn't a good fit.


My startup is listed, now what?

That’s great! This means you’re among the most innovative startups founded in South Korea. Now you can spread the word on your social networks to further strengthen your brand.


My company wasn't founded in South Korea. What can I do?

We've got you covered. We're working together with international partners to have a local list in your country. Head over to Founded X to check if your country is already available.


Can my startup be higher on the list?

Check out the possibilities for a featured spot. Note: your startup has to be added to the list before you’re eligible for a featured spot. If it's not on there yet, submit your Korean startup first.


Is there the possibility to advertise?

We currently only provide featured spots to approved startups but feel free to make us an offer we can’t refuse.


This is awesome! How can I contribute?

We’re always looking for people with great ideas who are eager to make them happen. So if you want to add, build or improve something just drop us a note at southkorea@foundedx.com


I have another question. Who should I contact?

If it's a quick question try Twitter @foundedkorea. For other questions you can try emailing us.


Who is behind FoundedX?

The Dutch founders of Weekly, The Innovation Startup launched Founded in Holland in September 2014. Nowadays, the initiative is supported worldwide, please head over to Founded X to see the growing presence of our exciting and formidable brand.