SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–South Korea placed first in the 2021 Bloomberg World Innovation Index that measures the top 50 countries using dozens of criteria with seven equally weighted metrics, including research and development spending, manufacturing capability and concentration of high-tech public companies.

13 Korean tech companies specializing in various technologies such as AI, AR/VR, Cybersecurity, Fintech, Green Tech, and IoT are participating at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021, which will be a fully virtual event from September 21 to 23 (PDT).

There will be a pitch event of the Korean companies where their innovation and technology will be showcased on Wednesday, September 22 at 11 AM (PDT). The event can be viewed after registration using the Free Expo Code.

The companies and their solutions are listed below.

Artificial Intelligence

  • Business Canvas : AI-Powered Document Management Platform ‘Typed’
  • Cochl : Sound AI Platform with Ambient Sound Recognition beyond Voice Recognition
  • Visual Camp : Eye Tracking Software Solution without Hardware
  • Wayne Hills Ventures : AI Software which Converts Text to Digital Video Content through TTV, ML, and NLP Technology.

AR/VR | 3D Display

  • Augmented Knowledge : AR/VR Solution Specialized for Aviation Maintenance
  • Alpha Circle : VR Engine for Considerable 360° 3D VR Image Improvement through Image Segmentation and Synchronized Playback Algorithm
  • SiliconArts : Real-time Ray Tracing GPU Technology for Servers, Workstations, PCs, Mobile, and VR/AR Headsets
  • Mopic : Light Field 3D Display for Immersive Visual Experience

Cybersecurity | FinTech

  • Infosonic : Inaudible Sound Wave Technology for Near-Field Data Transmission
  • Spiceware : Data Security and PII Protection Services for Building Infrastructure Utilizing Cloud, Big Data, and AI.
  • SSenStone : Authentication Security Solution through One-Time Authentication Code (OTAC) that Requires No Server Connection

Green Technology | IoT

  • Marine Innovation : Bio-based Plastic Technology Utilizing Seaweed Extract
  • Willog : Cloud-based Real-time Logistics Monitoring Solutions that Logs Temperature, Humidity, Light, and Shock Data during Package Transportation

Visit the Korea Pavilion hosted by KOTRA and KITRI at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 Expo after the registration using the Free Expo Code.


KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency) serves as a global business platform tailored to meet the needs of buyers, investors and Korean entrepreneurs alike.


KITRI (Korea International Trade Research Institute) aims to create new paradigms in international trade through publications and pursue academic activities.


Sean Min – Marketing Manager

KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency)