Start-Up (2020)


Status: Complete
Drama: Start-Up
Country: South Korea
Episodes: 16
Aired: Oct 17, 2020 - Dec 6, 2020
Aired On: Saturday, Sunday
Original Network: tvN, Netflix, Netflix, Netflix, Netflix
Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older
Available Subtitle: English


“Startup” is set in South Korea’s fictional Silicon Valley, called Sandbox, and tells the story of people in the world of startup companies.
Seo Dal Mi dreams of becoming Korea’s Steve Jobs. She’s an adventurer who doesn’t own much, but has a grand plan for herself. She also has experience in a wide range of part-time jobs and is a person of great vitality.
Nam Do San is the founder of Samsan Tech. He was once the pride of his family as a math genius, but for the past two years, he’s been going nowhere with his company’s investments. It turns out that Seo Dal Mi remembers him as her ‘cool first love’, and he decides to begin a startup in the hope of turning Seo Dal Mi’s misunderstanding into reality.
Han Ji Pyung begins a startup company to pay off his debt. A team leader at SH Venture Capital, his astonishing investment skills and sharp tongue earn him the nickname, “the Gordan Ramsay of investments”. Though he’s prickly to most others, he’s softer than anyone to one special person who granted him a great favor in the past.
Lastly, CEO Won In Jae has everything society respects: the educational background, beautiful appearance, and money. She considers her background as a second generation chaebol a weakness and does everything she can to create success on her own and be acknowledged for her skills. However, she ends up being used and thrown away by her father, and in order to stop being a disposable piece on her father’s chess board, she throws herself into a startup.

(Source: Soompi)

Main Cast

Bae Suzy

Seo Dal Mi
Main Role

Nam Joo Hyuk

Nam Do San
Main Role

Kim Seon Ho

Han Ji Pyung
Main Role

Kang Han Na

Won In Jae
Main Role

Support Cast

Kim Do Wan

Kim Yong San [Software engineer]
Support Role

Yoo Su Bin

Lee Cheol San [Software engineer]
Support Role

Kim Hee Jung

Park Geum Jung [Do Sans mother / Seong Hwans wife]
Support Role

Kim Won Hae

Nam Seong Hwan [Do Sans father / Geum Jungs husband]
Support Role

Jang Se Hyun

Nam Cheon Ho [Do Sans uncle]
Support Role

Kim Hae Sook

Choi Won Deok [Dal Mis grandmother]
Support Role

Song Sun Mi

Cha Ah Hyun [Dal Mi and In Jaes mother]
Support Role

Seo Yi Sook

Yoon Seon Hak
Support Role

Kim Min Seok

Park Dong Chun [Ji Pyungs junior staff]
Support Role

Uhm Hyo Sub

Won Doo Jung [Stepfather]
Support Role

Stephanie Lee

Jung Sa Ha
Support Role

Kim Joo Heon

Seo Chung Myung [Seo Dal Mis father]
Support Role

Jasper Cho

Alex Kwon
Support Role

Kang Yoo Seok

Support Role

Song Ho Soo

Support Role

Jo Ah Ra

Support Role

Guest Cast

Heo Jung Eun

Seo Dal Mi [Young]
Guest Role

Kim Kang Hoon

Nam Do San [Young]
Guest Role

Nam Da Reum

Han Ji Pyung [Young] (Ep.1)
Guest Role

Lee Re

Won In Jae [Young]
Guest Role

Lee Bo Young

Guest Role