Korean startup Hanteo Global combines K-pop and data technology to serve millions of K-pop fans. The company boasts an unrivaled amount of K-pop data among companies that collect and hold big music data worldwide. The startup uses Artificial Intelligence for big data in music. The company’s primary services include the real-time music chart “Hanteo Chart”“Hanteo Chart” and a mobile application “Whosfan.” The startup is also operating Hanteo News and Whosfan Cafe.
Hanteo Chart is a real-time music chart that collects and processes album sales data in real-time. Its technology collects and analyzes data from social media, portals, and broadcasts, helping K-Pop artists accelerate business. The startup applies the HATS (Hanteo Aided Tracking System) model, creating global album charts by directly authenticating K-pop fans.
Hanteo’s Whosfan is a mobile application that enables global voting events based on blockchain and large-volume traffic distributed processing technology. It has become an essential app among K-pop fans, attracting 6.4 million international subscribers within one year of its official launch.
Selected as ‘Baby Unicorn’ in Korea
Hanteo Global introduced Hanteo Chart and Whosfan at the CES 2022 (Consumer Electronics Show), the world’s largest IT and home appliance fair, held in Las Vegas. Hanteo has been recently selected as a “Baby Unicorn Enterprise” by the Ministry of SMEs and Startups and the Korea Institute of Startup and Entrepreneurship Development (KISED), showcasing its promising potential.
Hanteo Global’s technological prowess has been recognized in Korea by receiving the Ministry of Science and ICT Award for 2021 DATA-Global overseas expansion. They also received the Minister of Science and ICT Award for the 2021 SW High Growth Club 200, which honors high-growth companies to recognize their future growth potential.
An official from Hanteo Global said, “We had an obligation to show the status and excellent business model of K-pop at international fairs. This year we will make additional advances by introducing new services including a vertical commerce business specializing in K-pop.”
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