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Top 50 Consumer Startup Investors in South Korea

A list of 50 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Consumer startups based in South korea. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Consumer companies from South korea. We update this investor list every month.

Top 50 Consumer Startup Investors in South Korea

Investor Consumer South Korea investments
Korea Credit Guarantee Fund 21
Strong Ventures 20
Kakao Ventures 17
KB Investment 15
Big Basin Capital 13
Center for Creative Economy and Innovation 11
Primer Sazze Partners 10
Industrial Bank of Korea 10
Korea Investment Partners 10
Altos Ventures 10
Lotte Ventures 10
Korea Development Bank 10
Smilegate Investment 9
SBI Investment Korea 9
Capstone Partners 9
MYSC 9
Bass Investment 8
DSC Investment 8
KDB Capital 8
Hana Ventures 8
Shinhan Capital 8
Translink Investment 7
Naver 7
Hansae Yes 24 Partners 6
IMM Investment 6
Yoonmin Foundation 6
TheVentures 6
KOSME 6
Fast Ventures 6
Coolidge Corner Investment 6
Seoul Business Agency(SBA) 5
LB Investment 5
SBVA 5
STIC Ventures 5
Wadiz 5
Hyundai Motor Company 5
Aju IB Investment 5
Atinum Partners 5
L&S Venture Capital 5
Hashed 5
Enlight Ventures 4
Kolon Investment 4
Laguna Investment 4
TBT 4
DS Asset Management 4
Stonebridge Capital 4
InfoBank 4
Devsisters Ventures 4
KOREA INVESTMENT & SECURITIES 4
WONIK Investment Partners 4
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Korea Credit Guarantee Fund VC Fund · Daegu, Taegu-jikhalsi, South Korea · 16 investments in the past 12 months
Korea Credit Guarantee Fund operates as a public financial institution.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, Manufacturing
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Suppor-T — Suppor-T is an entrepreneur-focused growth management tool
  • Bungee — Bungee is a recruitment platform that provides hiring, SEO, content marketing, and performance marketing services.
  • Pion Electric — Pion Electric is a company that is reimagining the future of the energy industry and the worldwide market for emerging technologies.
Strong Ventures VC Fund · Los Angeles, California, United States · 17 investments in the past 12 months
Strong Ventures is a seed fund, based in California, that finances, supports, and mentors Korean/Asian/Global entrepreneurs, empowering them to build strong ventures and to break successfully into the global market.With proven experience as operators, executives, and entrepreneurs, they provide hands-on assistance and guidance. On topof their financial investment, they aim to provide tangible value to their entrepreneurs, through network reach, strategic thinking, and execution collaboration. And, as they engage together in their venture endeavors, they hope to make the entrepreneurial ecosystem, where they build companies and labor in, a better, stronger, and more fun place for all.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Health Care, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • South Korea, United States, Poland
Portfolio highlights
  • K Visa — K Visa is an immigration service agency that offers visas, permanent residency, and employment services.
  • Realry — Search, compare, and shop your luxury items here. Realry is your luxury fashion search engine that lets you search thousands of online fashion stores at once.
  • Spotlite — Spotlite operates a professional model recruitment platform for commercial photography.
Kakao Ventures VC Fund · Seongnam, Kyonggi-do, South Korea · 14 investments in the past 12 months
We are an independent subsidiary of Kakao Corp. & the most active, startup-friendly early stage VC of Korea. (Limited Partnerships, not strategic.).
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, Indonesia
Portfolio highlights
  • GPUN — GPUN is a platform that enables individuals to build games.
  • Kinolights — Kinolights is a movie rating and recommendation services provider.
  • Sandy Floor — Sandy Floor is a multiplayer games platform. It develops of casual fun games.
KB Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 37 investments in the past 12 months
Founded in 1990, KB Investment Co., Ltd. (KBIC) is one of Korea’s leading investment firms of venture capital and private equity funds with over USD 2.6 Billion of asset under management as of December 2023. KBIC is a subsidiary of KB Financial Group, Korea’s premier financial group with the largest domestic customer base as well as the widestnetwork of service branches in Korea.KBIC’s team is recognized for industry thought leadership, a broad network of powerful industry relationships, and a unique professional investment approach to investing. KBIC passionately support our portfolio companies with active guidance in all key aspects of team building, strategy, operations and governance
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Biotechnology
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Apollon — Apollon develops noninvasive continuous glucose monitoring systems.
  • AGL — AGL Co., Ltd. is a leading company that specializes in providing integrated solutions, including tee time Global Distribution System (GDS), Pay, and ERP, to both domestic and overseas golf courses.
  • NXN Labs — NXN Labs empowers individuals in crafting indistinguishable and sophisticated human images and videos. It goal is to empower people to seamlessly navigate this exciting, intertwined journey into a new era.
Big Basin Capital VC Fund · Cupertino, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Big Basin Capital is a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley, investing in early-stage startups in Korea and the United States.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • South Korea, United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • mAy-I — mAy-I is a tech startup that develops advanced human tracking solution based on machine learning techniques.
  • Lynens — Linenance prioritizes operational excellence by systematizing the entire process, from customer contracts through washing. We believe that operational excellence leads to affordable rates and that reasonable rates lead to customer happiness.
  • Globaleur — Thousands of travelers from around the world rely on Globaleur for travel. Leverage Globaleur's software and APIs that include dynamic destination data and AI-powered developer tools to change the way we travel the world.
Center for Creative Economy and Innovation VC Fund · Daegu, Taegu-jikhalsi, South Korea
CCEI is a frontline post of creative economy to create new industries and markets.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Yoitang — Yoitang is a brokerage platform that combines online and offline real estate transactions by utilizing big data and artificial intelligence from public institutions. CEO Heo Ji-soo acquired the 26th certified real estate agent license in 2015 and experienced 20 real estate brokerage businesses.
  • Semos — Semos app offers water sports with certified trainers to enable users to learn anywhere anytime.
  • Cloud Stone — Cloud Stone provides delivery services for college students.
Primer Sazze Partners VC Fund · San Jose, California, United States · 11 investments in the past 12 months
Primer Sazze Partners - We like to find founders who are making the impossible happen through sheer force of will and a refusal to accept hard truths.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • South Korea, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • DALPHA — Simple, Fast, Affordable AI services. FREE AI Consulting, demo production. Fast AI service implement within 2WEEKS. 50% cost saving compared to existing AI Solutions
  • Paraform — Match with expert recruiters and fill your hardest roles. Finding exceptional talent was extremely difficult, until now.
  • Upstage AI — Upstage AI is an artificial intelligence (AI) startup that helps companies focus on their core businesses.
Industrial Bank of Korea VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 29 investments in the past 12 months
Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) is committed to honoring its charter of financing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The Bank has extended the scope of its expertise to provide a comprehensive range of financial services to individual customers in a quest to emerge as a leading financial services group. In pursuit of that goal, IBK is makingevery effort to enhance its competitiveness, achieve balanced growth and strengthen its global presence.The Bank employs around 10,000 staff and operates a distribution network of 612 branches including 12 overseas branches. Providing complementary services, the Bank also operates several subsidiaries: IBK Capital Corporation, IBK-SG Asset Management, IBK System Co., Ltd., and IBK Credit Information Corporation. In 2008, IBK Investment & Securities was launched, focused on meeting the needs of SME customers for services such as IPOs and M&As. Moreover, strategic alliance with Korea Investment Holdings enhances product competitiveness and affiliation with the National Post Office promoting easy customer access to IBK banking services.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Health Care, Software
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • MetisX — MetisX is a startup firm that develops intelligent memory and memory-centric computing architectures based on CXL.
  • HoneyNaps — Connected Family through Digital Healthcare.Beginning in 2015, HoneyNaps began to develop the element technology for monitoring Bio-signal and completed the platform launch. In order to derive full-cycle bio-signal management & the disease prediction model.
  • MedInTech — Our mission is to help both doctors and patients through our intuitive and intelligent medical devices
Korea Investment Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 21 investments in the past 12 months
Korea Investment Partners (KIP) is a leading venture capital & private equity firm that has over 30 years of experience in providing venture capital to bold and innovative entrepreneurs who want to change the world. Korea Investment Partners invests in leading pioneers like Kakao(KOSDAQ:035720), Naver(KRX:035420), YGEntertainment(KOSDAQ:122870), Bodyfriend, Osstem Implant(KOSDAQ:048260), Doubleu Games(KOSDAQ:192080) and Didi Chuxing. KIP manages over 20 venture and private equity funds with US$1.8 billion in total assets under management. The company operates globally from its Seoul headquarters office with other locations in Shanghai, Beijing, and Sunnyvale.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • LabInCube — LabInCube develops inCube materials capable of selective drug release, sustained release, and supporting complex raw materials.
  • LiveIn — LiveIn is a hospitality company that offers long term room rental. Enjoy quality assured room, cleaning services, maintenance and community activities. Find out more!
  • Twelve Labs — Twelve Labs helps developers make programs that can see, listen, and understand the world as we do by giving them the most powerful video search API
Altos Ventures VC Fund · Menlo Park, California, United States · 11 investments in the past 12 months
Altos Ventures was founded in 1996 to invest in early stage technology companies. After starting with $30 million in committed capital, we currently manage more than $8 billion in regulatory assets under management, supporting the full lifecycle of companies from inception to global growth and profitability. We have been the first and leadinstitutional investor in 100+ companies around the world. We invest in both consumer and enterprise tech companies, with particular interest in enterprise SaaS, FinTech, e-commerce, and consumer brands and services. We look to invest in high-growth, capital-efficient, founder-led companies. Initial investments can start as small as $500,000 while our follow-on investments can exceed $100 million in a single round, purchasing both primary and secondary shares.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Internet
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • South Korea, United States, Indonesia
Portfolio highlights
  • Charan — Charan is an operator of an e-commerce platform intended to sell second-hand fashion apparel.
  • GOMBLE — GOMBLE creates blockchain-based casual games that focus on the game's core fun rather than just playing for the money.
  • KODA — KODA provides business and institutional customers with digital asset storage services.
Lotte Ventures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Lotte Ventures is a venture capital firm that is based in South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Manufacturing
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • South Korea, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Sugarblade — Sugarblade is a non-destructive test-based used golf goods certification and trading platform.
  • SpaceVision — Space Vision is an artificial intelligence-powered digital advertising platform.
  • City Storage — City Storage is a side dish platform that produces and sells salads, soups, and pickles.
Korea Development Bank VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 26 investments in the past 12 months
The Korea Development Bank (KDB) provides long-term financing for projects designed to assist Koreaâ€:tm:s economic growth and development. It offers equipment capital loans and working capital loans to Korean private enterprises that undertake major industrial projects. The bank also extends guarantees to its clients to facilitate their otherborrowings and to finance major industrial projects. KDB guarantees Won-denominated corporate debentures, local currency loans, and other Won liabilities and foreign currency loans from domestic and overseas Korean financial institutions and from foreign institutions. The bankâ€:tm:s other activities include engagement in a range of industrial development activities, including conducting economic and industrial research; performing engineering surveys; providing business analyses and managerial assistance; and offering trust services. As of June 30, 2007, KDB had 40 local branches, 6 overseas branches, and 2 overseas offices. The bank was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • South Korea, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Artblood — Artblood is a cell-based artificial blood production company.
  • Upstage AI — Upstage AI is an artificial intelligence (AI) startup that helps companies focus on their core businesses.
  • NaraSpace Technology — NaraSpace Technology specializes in the design, development, integration, and testing of CubeSats and small space systems.
Smilegate Investment VC Fund · Seongnam, Kyonggi-do, South Korea · 22 investments in the past 12 months
Smilegate Investment, founded in 1999 originally as MVP Capital, is a venture capital and private equity firm that grows remarkably alongside invested companies. Since initial venture capital funding in 2000, the firm has since organized and managed more than 30 venture capital and private equity funds and has invested in more than 200 companieswith promising growth potential.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, Vietnam
Portfolio highlights
  • NXN Labs — NXN Labs empowers individuals in crafting indistinguishable and sophisticated human images and videos. It goal is to empower people to seamlessly navigate this exciting, intertwined journey into a new era.
  • MedInTech — Our mission is to help both doctors and patients through our intuitive and intelligent medical devices
  • Reliv — Automate QA tests in just 5 minutes
SBI Investment Korea VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 6 investments in the past 12 months
SBI Investment Co., Ltd. has established itself as a true partner of the Republic of Korea venture business development in the past 28 years as a venture capital concept introduced first in Korea in 1986 was even unfamiliar concept of 'venture'. SBI Investment Co., Ltd. is a direct excavation domestic / other promising venturesinvestment as well as domestic / external funding attracted through cooperation with institutional investors and technology, marketing, public offering (IPO), the law, adhere to the role which has been providing comprehensive services such as Value-up tax.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, E-Commerce
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • South Korea, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • MetisX — MetisX is a startup firm that develops intelligent memory and memory-centric computing architectures based on CXL.
  • LINKFLOW — LINKFLOW is a hardware company that produces and develops wearable cameras to capture scenes at a full 360-degree angle. The cameras are designed as wearable neckbands, use anti-shaking software to stabilize the image are lightweight allowing hands-free operation, and have cloud storage functionality with single-tap mobile applications connected tocapture their surroundings with seamless integration and a virtual reality-ready camera.
  • LOCUS — LOCUS is a comprehensive cultural content producer which operates a diversified content business in multiple fields.
Capstone Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Capstone Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in early-stage companies operating in the Information technology, wireless technology, architecture, pharmaceutical, internet, online game, software, solid state disk, and IP television sectors. It primarily invests in China and South Korea, with a focus in Seoul and Gyeonggi province. Thefirm prefers to exit its investments through a trade sale. Capstone Partners was founded in 2008 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.Capstone Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in entrepreneurs seeking success with fresh ideas. Capstone Partners values the funds of union investors better than our own, working for the interests of investors and following the objective of the investments.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Gaming
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Doongji — Doongji is a small building PM company providing commercial property maintenance and management services.
  • Rapeech — Rapeech is an AI voice technology company that provides product development services.
  • GlucoFit — GlucoFit offers meals that induce blood sugar rises and helps to regulate blood sugar more effectively and healthily.
MYSC VC Fund · Seongdong, Kyonggi-do, South Korea · 12 investments in the past 12 months
MYSC is an innovative company that helps innovation through consulting, social venture accelerating, and impact investing.
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Health Care, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • South Korea, China, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Rovigos — Rovigos analyzes data from your whole business to help you make better forecasts and choices.
  • Welfare Union — Welfare Union focused on customized senior care meals and nutritional services.
  • Phyto Research — Phyto Research offers virus-free, high-quality seedlings as OEM through tissue culture and seed manufacturing.
Bass Investment VC Fund · Seocho, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Bass Investment is a venture capital firm based in South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Information Technology, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • BrownBag — Brown Bag is an online portal for coffee and cafe supplies.
  • Liberty Labs — Liberty Labs specializes in prompt engineering that allows them to build applications that showcase AI potential. Liberty Labs offers products such as Toolbuilder, regex.ai, Opencharacter, and CLN.me.
  • Paradigm Shift — Paradigm Shift created an exercise diary platform to help people stay fit. The company's website allows mothers to upload activity diaries, encourage one another, and win incentives, enabling them to grow through motivating support.
DSC Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 15 investments in the past 12 months
DSC Investments invests in early stage and growth companies in the field of corporate identify and focus, IT, software, biotechnology, machinery, and future high-growth areas such as environment and resources.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Software, Information Technology
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • DALPHA — Simple, Fast, Affordable AI services. FREE AI Consulting, demo production. Fast AI service implement within 2WEEKS. 50% cost saving compared to existing AI Solutions
  • Modusign — Modusign is an IT brand and electronic contract company.
  • Terracle — Terracle is a Korean eco-friendly startup with the world's best waste plastic depolymerization technology. We supply recycled TPA (PTA) and EG in large quantities and focus on low-grade, hard-to-recycle plastic waste, clothing, and film waste. The best ESG solution is Terracle.
KDB Capital VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
KDB Capital Corp. operates as a credit specialized and corporate restructuring company in South Korea.It provides equipment leasing services for various properties, including machineries, ships, IT equipments, medical equipments, automation equipments, transportation machineries, educational research equipments, construction machineries, heavy,and other equipments for social services.The company provides venture capital for companies operating in various areas, including computer and related components, semiconductors and equipment, telecommunication and accessories, software, multimedia, precision chemistry, environment, biotechnology, content/fashion, mechatronics, and entertainment.In addition, the company offers services to help distressed companies, including merger and acquisition, business consulting, merger and acquisition loan, rescheduling, acquisition of stocks, operating loan fund for restructuring, and consulting for corporate reinforcement; funding services, such as working capital, project financing, and equipment funding; financing via acquiring account receivables from corporations; and credit card services.The company was established in 1972 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. KDB Capital Corp. is subsidiary of The Korea Development Bank.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Biotechnology, Information Technology
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • enhans — Viralpick provides IT services for organizations including data analysis, automation, acquisition, and advertising services.
  • Best Graphene — Graphene specialized company_BESTGRAPHENE
  • Pion Electric — Pion Electric is a company that is reimagining the future of the energy industry and the worldwide market for emerging technologies.
Hana Ventures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 14 investments in the past 12 months
Hana Ventures is a corporate venture capital of Hana Financial Group.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Health Care
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • South Korea, Japan, Malaysia
Portfolio highlights
  • MedInTech — Our mission is to help both doctors and patients through our intuitive and intelligent medical devices
  • Arobot — Arobot creates robots with HRI-based behavior patterns, allowing consumers to embrace robots more readily and organically.
  • NaraSpace Technology — NaraSpace Technology specializes in the design, development, integration, and testing of CubeSats and small space systems.
Shinhan Capital VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Shinhan Capital is a credit-specialized company offering corporate finance services for its clients. It provides financial services, lease, corporate loans, investment financing, housing loans, installment financing, etc. Shinhan Capital was established in 1991. The company is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Apps
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • CURAUM — CURAUM is a specialist in oral care and sleep-related health care products.
  • ELROILAB — ELROILAB provides an AI hyperspectral imaging solution to find foreign objects in food materials.
  • Avelos Therapeutics — Avelos Therapeutics is a precision medicine company in the clinical stage that finds, creates, and sells targeted therapeutics.
Naver VC Fund · Seongnam, Kyonggi-do, South Korea
Naver operates as a search engine and e-commerce platform providing fintech, digital content, and cloud services.The company introduces innovative search services such as ‘Comprehensive Search,’ ‘Knowledge iN,’ and ‘Real-time Rising Keyword.' It also offers UGC services such as Blog and Cafe; Junior Naver, a children’s portal; Happybean, anonline donation portal. NAVER launched its Webtoon service in June 2004 and has pioneered the distribution and consumption of webtoons, also known as digital comics. In addition, NAVER also offers services for the global market, including the mobile messenger LINE through LINE Corporation, NAVER’s subsidiary; the video messenger Snow; and the group communication service BAND.NAVER is also involved in software development and distribution; performances and exhibitions business; mobile content development and distribution; search advertising; internet commerce and customer service business; the operation and security services of IT infrastructure; operating online shopping services, and mobile applications marketing.Lee Hae-Jin and Lee Joon-ho headquartered the company in Seongnam, Kyonggi-do, South Korea in 1999.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, Indonesia
Portfolio highlights
  • NXN Labs — NXN Labs empowers individuals in crafting indistinguishable and sophisticated human images and videos. It goal is to empower people to seamlessly navigate this exciting, intertwined journey into a new era.
  • Wallapop — wallapop, make money selling the stuff you don't need any more and find nice opportunities in your area
  • NFTBank — Home - Make NFT portfolio management smart
Hansae Yes 24 Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Hansae Yes 24 Partners is a 3D webtoon content company.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Pyler — Filer is an artificial intelligence Martech startup.
  • Wilco — Wilco a start-up specialized in thermal management of electronic products and new space era.
  • KRISTIN — KRISTIN is a supplier of flat, sneakers, and boots.
IMM Investment VC Fund · Kangnam, Cholla-namdo, South Korea · 14 investments in the past 12 months
Korean alternative asset investment firm
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, Health Care
  • Series B, Funding Round, Series A
  • South Korea, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • DALPHA — Simple, Fast, Affordable AI services. FREE AI Consulting, demo production. Fast AI service implement within 2WEEKS. 50% cost saving compared to existing AI Solutions
  • MetisX — MetisX is a startup firm that develops intelligent memory and memory-centric computing architectures based on CXL.
  • EV Motors Japan — EV Motors Japan provides sales and services for commercial vehicles in the automotive industry.
Yoonmin Foundation VC Fund · Seocho, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Yunmin Foundation provides start-up support, youth challenge school, and online start-up education.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Apps, Information Technology
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • zetciti — A one pager template for Entertaining companies aiming at striking their online presence with their events or conferences.
  • Horang Edu — Horang Edu offers coding education classes at different educational institutions.
  • Iroun & Company — Iron & Company offers solutions that enable businesses to employ artificial intelligence to boost production and efficiency secand easilyly.
TheVentures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 14 investments in the past 12 months
TheVentures provides their portfolio companies access to on staff world class experts in recruiting, PR, marketing, early stage customer acquisition, raising money, and strategy. They even provide engineering and design support, co-building products with the founding team, while assiting in hiring those difficult to recruit early engineers.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • South Korea, Vietnam, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Loanfra — Loanfra delivers mortgage loan options within 10 minutes and approves loans the following day.
  • Reppley — Reppley is an AI chat tool that generates a daily conversation chatbot based on previous KakaoTalk talks.
  • Zetic.ai — ZETIC.ai presents Zero-cost AI with Server-less, On-device optimized AI with fully utilized target hardware.
KOSME VC Fund · Jinju, Kyongsang-namdo, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
KOSME specializes in providing youth entrepreneurship services. It offers support for all the stages of the startup lifecycle. it has contents that major programs, entrepreneurship education, practical education for startups, multiple coaching systems focusing on practical business. additional, follow-up supports for graduate companies forovercoming the Death Vally and innovation growth.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, E-Commerce, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Difon — Difon is a developer of smart window solution technology, which is designed to regulate sunlight transmittance.Difon Co., Ltd. emerged as a spin-off from Hyundai Motor Group in 2021, with a vision to evolve into a leading provider of smart film solutions. The company is dedicated to enhancing consumers' living spaces by conducting researchand development while manufacturing smart films.To accelerate the adoption of smart film technology, Difon has established a robust supply chain through strategic alliances and investments in system integration with various relevant companies, including glass manufacturers, automobile OEMs, and construction firms.With a strong commitment to sustainability and social responsibility, Difon aims to foster a better environment and future through its endeavors. The company strives to maximize its impact by continually innovating and creating products that benefit both consumers and society as a whole.
  • Tredy Team — A new tool that blends your everyday work apps into one. It's the all-in-one workspace for you and your team
  • Bell Therapeutics — New generation Digital Therapeutics.
Fast Ventures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Fast Ventures is a venture capital investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Apps, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Actnova — AI Vision based Behavior Test Platform
  • Doers — Doers is an influencer commerce platform that offers several services for connecting influencers and companies.
  • SpaceVision — Space Vision is an artificial intelligence-powered digital advertising platform.
Coolidge Corner Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Coolidge Corner Investment (CCVC) provides Seed and Seed+ funding to the most innovative tech startup companies in Korea. They proudly provide their portfolio companies a customized support in professional incubating, growth hacking, strategy, network and more.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile Apps, Manufacturing
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, Belgium
Portfolio highlights
  • Relay — Relay is a second-hand market solution that provides technology, logistics, and operational solutions required for the used business.
  • Sendy — sendy Korea is a cloud-based logistics platform that provides on-demand freight transportation services.
  • Geek Planner — Geek Planner provides an ultra-short-term work optimization platform and manpower management tool.
Seoul Business Agency(SBA) VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Seoul Business Agency (서울산업통상진흥원) is a Koran startup providing support services for small businesses to increase their efficiency and foster a stable business. The company provides support in the areas of technology, management, human resources, and more.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, E-Commerce, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Dot Mill — Dot Mill is a mixed reality content production company.
  • Foody Worm — Foody Worm is an insect research company that practices and develops ESG and sustainability management through insects.
  • Works Mate — Works Mate is a job search matching platform for daily workers in the field of construction and architecture sectors.
LB Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 6 investments in the past 12 months
LB Investment is one of the top VCs in Korea. LB invests in diverse industries ranging from Technology and Contents to Bio and healthcare
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Software, E-Commerce
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • South Korea, China, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • MetisX — MetisX is a startup firm that develops intelligent memory and memory-centric computing architectures based on CXL.
  • Torder — Torder is evolving into a next-generation technology leader that allows unattended control of all devices from any location. The business began as a platform for ordering and advertising on tablets.
  • aiz Entertainment — aiz Entertainment uses AI technology to generate interesting content.
SBVA VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 11 investments in the past 12 months
SoftBank Ventures Asia is the corporate venture capital arm of SoftBank Group. The firm prefers to invest in the information technology, smart robotics industry artificial intelligence, internet of things and information, communication, and technology sectors. It is based in Seoul, Korea, and was founded in 2000.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, E-Commerce
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • South Korea, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Charan — Charan is an operator of an e-commerce platform intended to sell second-hand fashion apparel.
  • Modusign — Modusign is an IT brand and electronic contract company.
  • Upstage AI — Upstage AI is an artificial intelligence (AI) startup that helps companies focus on their core businesses.
STIC Ventures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 5 investments in the past 12 months
STIC Ventures invests in small and mid-sized venture companies with core technologies and new business models.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Software, Information Technology
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, Vietnam, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • MetisX — MetisX is a startup firm that develops intelligent memory and memory-centric computing architectures based on CXL.
  • Apollon — Apollon develops noninvasive continuous glucose monitoring systems.
  • Sangwha — Creating experiences by adding imagination to technology. We design all possibilities through innovative technology, ideas and bold aspirations.
Wadiz VC Fund · Bundangdong, Kyonggi-do, South Korea
Wadiz is Asia's largest crowdfunding platform company.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Health Care, Sales
  • Seed, Equity Crowdfunding, Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Botash — Botash manufactures and sells carbon packaging boxes.
  • GrowingMom — GrowingMom is an online parenting consultation/analysis platform.
  • Power Player — Natural Clean Beauty
Hyundai Motor Company VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 5 investments in the past 12 months
The Hyundai Motor Company is a South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer. It has various vehicle lineups, brand vision, and global campaigns like clean mobility, sustainability, art, and sports partnership.The company was founded in 1967 and, along with its 32.8% owned subsidiary, Kia Motors, together comprise the Hyundai Motor Group,which is the world's fifth-largest automaker based on annual vehicle sales in 2012. In 2008, Hyundai Motor (without Kia) was ranked as the eighth largest automaker. As of 2012, the company sold over 4.4 million vehicles worldwide in that year, and together with Kia total sales were 7.12 million.
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Investment focus
  • Automotive, Software, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Terracle — Terracle is a Korean eco-friendly startup with the world's best waste plastic depolymerization technology. We supply recycled TPA (PTA) and EG in large quantities and focus on low-grade, hard-to-recycle plastic waste, clothing, and film waste. The best ESG solution is Terracle.
  • Surff — Surf is a logistics company that offers a solution that allows for both the comparison of shipping/forwarder freight rates by route, which was previously difficult to provide on other platforms, and actual shipment reservations.
  • Motional — Motional harnesses deep industry experience in our mission to develop and deploy autonomous vehicles and to make driverless technology safe and reliable.
Aju IB Investment VC Fund · Yeoksamdong, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Aju IB Investment is a venture capital firm that offers SMEs with investments and consulting services.Aju IB Investment offers consulting services that focus on business management, tax, accounting, legal, mergers and acquisitions, additional funding, marketing, and technology support.Aju IB Investment was founded in September 1974 and is basedin Seoul, South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Therapeutics
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • South Korea, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Returnit — RETURNIT is a service that replaces single-use containers with reusable containers used for food delivery.
  • KRISTIN — KRISTIN is a supplier of flat, sneakers, and boots.
  • Live Anywhere — Live Anywhere is a tour guide that recommends houses suitable for monthly living.
Atinum Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 12 investments in the past 12 months
Atinum Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in the growth stage startups in the IT, biotech, and healthcare sectors.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, E-Commerce
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • South Korea, United States, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Bria — Bria is a Computer Software company.
  • jeongyookgak — jeongyookgak produces and sells fresh meat.
  • Signature Label — Signature Label takes pride in providing Korean beauty to the rest of the world. Their brand selection approach is rigorous and selective, as they collaborate closely with fashionable local partners to develop products that match the specific needs of each area. They are able to streamline the distribution process for both brands and localpartners, saving significant time and energy and removing unneeded clutter as a result.
L&S Venture Capital VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 8 investments in the past 12 months
L&S Venture Capital is a venture capital firm. L&S Venture Capital is specializing in incubation, seed, early, and expansion stage investments. L&S Venture Capital invests in electronic components, including smart phones, pads, televisions and grid; telecommunications equipments; green energy sector, such as solar, wind, fuel cell, LED,and EV; machineries; broadcasting; nanotechnology; intelligent robotics; telematics; medical equipments; media contents, which inlcude creation, distribution and new media. L&S Venture Capital primarily invests in South Korea with a focus in Seoul, Gyeonggi region, and Chungnam province. L&S Venture Capital was founded in 2006 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Manufacturing
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, Israel, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Uniqconn — Uniqconn is a telecommunication company that offers wireless and mechanical interference services.
  • Quad Miners — Quad Miners is a developer of cybersecurity software that is used to combat security threats. Customers can protect their data from malware attacks by using the company's software, which uses a machine learning-based artificial intelligence analysis engine to store network traffic without data loss and detect threats and anomalies. It provideseasy and accurate cyber defense solutions to the world.
  • Pion Electric — Pion Electric is a company that is reimagining the future of the energy industry and the worldwide market for emerging technologies.
Hashed VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 32 investments in the past 12 months
Hashed is a global, early stage venture fund focused on backing founders who are pioneering the future of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Hashed is based in Seoul and San Francisco.
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, South Korea, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • XOCIETY — The XOCIETY metaverse is being developed by a well-established team of over 50 developers with decades of experience in the tech and web2 gaming fields.
  • KODA — KODA provides business and institutional customers with digital asset storage services.
  • Fantom Foundation — Fantom is a next-gen Layer-1 platform for DeFi, dApps and businesses.
Enlight Ventures VC Fund
Enlight Ventures, one of the fastest growing VCs in the world, invests in early-stage startups with unique and sustainable business models.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, E-Commerce, Manufacturing
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • South Korea, Indonesia
Portfolio highlights
  • Matchuda — Matchuda is a service that digitizes existing learning methods and applies AI technology to help students pass exams quickly
  • Stockeeper — Stockeeper creates and operates a Korean beef asset platform, Bankau, that connects consumers and producers.
  • Stress Solution — Based on unique medical and scientific information and ECG waveforms, Stress Solution creates sound that regulates and initiates the equilibrium of the autonomic nervous system. Currently, Healing Bit is utilizing wearable technology to detect stress in real time. Through this, an autonomous feedback system that uses artificial intelligence topredict individual stress level situations and take preventative measures is being developed.
Kolon Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Kolon Investment, Inc. is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in buyouts, mezzanine, corporate restructuring, growth capital, and turnaround investment. It prefers to invest in electronic components, petroleum, energy, computer, and telecommunications equipment. The firm primarily invests in South Korea with a focus in Seoul,Gyeonggi, Incheon, and Gyeongbuk. Kolon Investment, Inc. was established in 2000 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.Source: Businessweek
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Investment focus
  • Software, Biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • EGNIS — EGNIS is a supplier of food products.
  • Hej home — Hej home is the largest smart home IoT brand in Korea under GoQual Co. Ltd. Hej Home is a company that aims to create a comfortable and transformed daily life that people may not have experienced before. It turns uncomfortable moments into enjoyable ones, making everyone's dream house a part of their everyday lives.
  • NEUROPHET — Neurophet produces solutions based on Segengine, the company’s own technology that automatically segments brain magnetic resonance (MR) images into 107 regions within a minute.
Laguna Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 10 investments in the past 12 months
Laguna Investment is a venture capital firm focused on professional entrepreneurial investments.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Gaming
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, Japan, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Liternol — Liternol offers logistics services, along with competitive return collection rates and inspection information.
  • Surginex — Surginex is a biological drug development company that offers molecular biology, genetics, physical, and chemical analysis services.
  • ZeroXFlow — ZeroXFlow develops 1hour, an all-in-one platform for foreign language education.
TBT VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
TBT is an Adventure Capital.We are more than your average VC investor; we are always up for an adventure. Investment means more than just transfer of capital for us. We want to be a discussion partner that discovers possibilities beyond risk and aligns growth with progress. We want to share decades of industry knowledge and experience in internetand mobile services to build services and products that can make the world a better place.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • SuperBin — SuperBin is a company that uses AI to create a culture where our society can share and practice the value of circulating resources.
  • FREECO — FREECO is a content provider for businesses. Consultation, sales, and software development and supply Cosmetics wholesale and retail business Marketing consulting and advertising business.
  • Medistream — Medistream operates an integrated platform for oriental medicine.
DS Asset Management VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Investing in listed companies and venture firms
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Information Technology, E-Commerce
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • South Korea, Sweden, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • ArtNGuide — ArtNGuide conducts online auctions and art fairs.
  • FASSKER — Fassker is a fashion magazine and community for the digital native generation.
  • Doosan Mobility Innovation — Doosan offers drone solutions based on Fuel Cell powerpacks, which enable longer flights than existing battery-powered drones.
Stonebridge Capital VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Stonebridge capital, Stonebridge ventures, Specializing in Venture Capital, Private Equity Fund Management
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Mobile
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • South Korea, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Gaonchips — Gaonchips is a chip enterprise that engages in system semiconductor development. They provide an optical solution to clients based on technology. It also provides all solutions necessary for developing and producing massive system semiconductors, ranging from RTL and platform design and verification, DFT insertion, layout, and packaging to testing.
  • onepredict — We offer a digital brain solution that diagnoses and predicts the status of key industrial assets based on industrial AI and IoT technologies.
  • OPENEDGES Technology — OPENEDGES Technology, Inc. is the world's only total memory subsystem and AI platform IP provider that delivers NoC interconnect, DDR memory controller, DDR PHY, and NPU IPs.
InfoBank VC Fund · Gyeongju, Kyongsang-bukto, South Korea · 9 investments in the past 12 months
InfoBank develops and provides mobile messaging solutions and other related services.The company offers business messaging services such as SMS, LMS, and multimedia message services; interactive media services; smart car solutions; and integrated online and offline payment services.InfoBank was founded in 1995 and is based in Gyeongju, SouthKorea.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • GlucoFit — GlucoFit offers meals that induce blood sugar rises and helps to regulate blood sugar more effectively and healthily.
  • GeneCraft — gene craft for humanity
  • Hawaii Company — Hawaii Company creates middle and high school mathematics education and does research and development on smart learning and AI technology.
Devsisters Ventures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Venture Capital firm in Korea. We are interested in early-stage investment in gaming, healthcare/biotech, IT services and high technology companies.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, Russian Federation
Portfolio highlights
  • Sorcerics — Our mission is to empower people to live more productively by lowering the learning curve of smart devices.
  • MUHAYU — MUHAYU is an artificial intelligence technology firm that provides services such as plagiarism detection, reading and evaluating recruiting paperwork, and Advanced video/audio/content assessment services suited to recruiting interviews.
  • Clover Games — Clover, part of the company's gaming portfolio, it offers a mobile animation RPG game that focuses on recruiting heroes, expanding territories, and revolutionizing the world, so that players can enjoy engaging content.
KOREA INVESTMENT & SECURITIES VC Fund · Yongdungpo, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
KOREA INVESTMENT & SECURITIES is a financial investment company that offers brokerage, asset management, and investment banking services.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Series B, Series C, Series A
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • AIMMO — AIMMO is the developer of a data annotation platform with custom workflow designs, labeler analytics, and real-time communication functions. The company was founded in 2016 by SeungTaek Oh and is headquartered in Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea.
  • MobilTech — MobilTech is an AI-based 3D GIS startup company that supplies 3D spatial information, hardware, and software solutions for smart cities.
  • Medistream — Medistream operates an integrated platform for oriental medicine.
WONIK Investment Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Wonik Investment Partners, formerly known as Hanmi Technology Investment Co., Ltd., is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments in incubation, start-up, early and mid-stage companies, growth capital and corporate restructuring. The firm prefers to invest in gaming contents, electronic components, computer,telecommunications equipment, petroleum, energy, machinery and equipment industries. It seeks to exit through an IPO or merger and acquisition. Wonik Investment Partners was established in 1997 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Biotechnology, Manufacturing
  • Series B, Series A, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • MetisX — MetisX is a startup firm that develops intelligent memory and memory-centric computing architectures based on CXL.
  • Willog — Start control your product quality in transit proactively with Willog! Take back control over your products anytime anywhere!
  • Saige Research — Saige Research specializes in artificial intelligence solutions for industrial inspection and quality control. The company provides a deep learning vision inspection platform optimized for the manufacturing industry to solve inspectors' difficulties and increase work efficiency; its technology provides power detection, speed detection, wideversatility, and development convenience.
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