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Top 50 EdTech Startup Investors in South Korea

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

Top 50 EdTech Startup Investors in South Korea

Investor EdTech South Korea investments
Strong Ventures 15
Kakao Ventures 15
Capstone Partners 10
KB Investment 10
Korea Credit Guarantee Fund 9
Coolidge Corner Investment 8
DSC Investment 7
Korea Investment Partners 7
Smilegate Investment 6
Fast Ventures 6
TheVentures 5
Company K Partners 5
Big Basin Capital 5
Stonebridge Capital 4
HB Investment 4
Altos Ventures 4
Primer Sazze Partners 4
Laguna Investment 4
SBVA 4
KT investment 4
Yoonmin Foundation 4
InfoBank 3
IBK Capital 3
TBT Partners 3
Seoul Business Agency(SBA) 3
D3 Jubilee 3
Atinum Partners 2
DS Asset Management 2
Daekyo Investment 2
TBT 2
Lotte Ventures 2
Base Investments 2
Kiwoom Investment 2
Banking Youth Startup Foundation 2
Premier Partners 2
Wantedlab 2
Realbizen 2
Mark & Company 2
POSCO CAPITAL 2
S Cubic Angels 2
Daekyo Investment 2
JB Ventures 2
JB Investment 2
AI Angel Club 2
S Cubic Angels 2
Pearl Abyss Capital 2
One-asset management 2
Dt& Investment 2
InterVest Co. 2
Hana Ventures 2
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Strong Ventures VC Fund · Los Angeles, California, United States · 19 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
  • Kinolights — Kinolights is a movie rating and recommendation services provider.
  • Bungee — Bungee is a recruitment platform that provides hiring, SEO, content marketing, and performance marketing services.
  • Sandy Floor — Sandy Floor is a multiplayer games platform. It develops of casual fun games.
Capstone Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 8 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
  • Aniai — Need robots that can cook some REAL BURGERS, follow your recipe to the letter, and help you to make it even better?
  • Doongji — Doongji is a small building PM company providing commercial property maintenance and management services.
  • GlucoFit — GlucoFit offers meals that induce blood sugar rises and helps to regulate blood sugar more effectively and healthily.
KB Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 35 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.
  • ReadyPost — ReadyPost is a general meeting service platform that provides services for real estate general meetings.
Korea Credit Guarantee Fund VC Fund · Daegu, Taegu-jikhalsi, South Korea · 20 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.
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.
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
  • Dencom — Dencom is an IT company that creates dental platforms for medical services.
  • 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.
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.
  • StealthMole — Uncover hidden threats in the dark web and enhance your cybersecurity with StealthMole's advanced dark web threat intelligence platform. Learn more.
  • Syntekabio — Syntekabio is a Korean biotech firm, developing personal genome map which is expected to enable personalized medical service. The company also provides a technology for collecting and integrating decrypted whole genome data.
Smilegate Investment VC Fund · Seongnam, Kyonggi-do, South Korea · 19 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
  • Kai Health — Kai Health uses Artificial Intelligence to empower fertility clinics to make better treatment decisions.
  • Reliv — Automate QA tests in just 5 minutes
  • StealthMole — Uncover hidden threats in the dark web and enhance your cybersecurity with StealthMole's advanced dark web threat intelligence platform. Learn more.
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.
TheVentures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 9 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
  • DOR — 'Dor' is a social media platform that enables easy sharing and communication of game play by allowing gamers to automatically record and highlight their gaming experiences for easy sharing.
  • at — we build things at scale
  • Reppley — Reppley is an AI chat tool that generates a daily conversation chatbot based on previous KakaoTalk talks.
Company K Partners VC Fund · Ilsangu, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 10 investments in the past 12 months
Company K Partners Limited is a principal investment firm specializing in investments in culture content, electronic components, computer, machinery, broadcasting, arts, sports, and leisure industries. The firm primarily invests in South Korea with a focus in Seoul, Gyeongnam, and Gyeonggi. Company K Partners Limited was established in 2006 and isbased in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Artificial Intelligence
  • Series A, Funding Round, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, Gibraltar
Portfolio highlights
  • Upstage AI — Upstage AI is an artificial intelligence (AI) startup that helps companies focus on their core businesses.
  • Space Lintech — Space Lintech provides novel medical research, development, and manufacture in the microgravity environment of satellites and space stations.
  • Raion Robotics — Raion Robotics manufactures walking robots for industrial applications and offers prospects in potential industries such as defense, construction, and logistics.
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.
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.
HB Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
HB Investment Inc. was founded on November 11, 1999 starting with paid-in Capital of KRW 10 billion.Since its foundation, HB Investment Inc. has been investing small and medium businesses that have the potential for steady growth and profitability and helping the invested companies to grow well by giving various consulting services. As a result,HB Investment Inc.constructed comprehensive portfolio out of various industrial areas, such as game, entertainment, as well as representative high-tech industries related to semiconductor, Internet, LCD, and a smart phone, bio, health care. In addition, HB Investment Inc. has experiences in implementing business Success-fully by organizing several partnership funds for recent years.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Software, Health Care
  • Series B, Funding Round, Series A
  • South Korea, United States, Vietnam
Portfolio highlights
  • AITRICS — AITRICS is taking on the ultimate role of giving everyone access to the power of data-driven health intelligence by developing advanced clinical solutions that will revolutionize their lives. With a shared vision and a common purpose, passionate and dedicated professionals from diverse backgrounds came together to create the most exceptional team.
  • MindwareWorks — Mindware all development efforts are focuses on service platform which integrates a variety of non-face-to-face customer contact methods and channels into MSA platform by ourself.
  • Driving Teacher — You may search and compare the pricing of all driving schools countrywide in Driving Teacher, and you can help students make real-time training reservations with just a few clicks without connecting to a counselor. Furthermore, it provides an online reservation management platform to driving schools in order to automate the driving school system,as well as sales growth through customized marketing.
Altos Ventures VC Fund · Menlo Park, California, United States · 10 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
  • GOMBLE — GOMBLE creates blockchain-based casual games that focus on the game's core fun rather than just playing for the money.
  • Blockus — Blockus enables game studios to build fast, reduce costs and laser focus on gameplay. Seamlessly integrated WaaS, first party NFT marketplace, and fiat + crypto payments.
  • MyRealTrip — MyRealTrip is leading tours&activities marketplace in South Korea. MyRealTrip is the best free travel platform in Korea where you can book flights, accommodations, tours & tickets, and special offers. Starting with guided tour service in 2012, it has been growing rapidly since it successfully launched air service in 2018. MyRealTrip isconstantly striving to provide travelers with a personalized experience and provide them with a more valuable experience.
Primer Sazze Partners VC Fund · San Jose, California, United States · 12 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.
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.
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
  • Class101 — Class101 is an online platform where people can make and enjoy hobbies.
  • Kai Health — Kai Health uses Artificial Intelligence to empower fertility clinics to make better treatment decisions.
  • Upstage AI — Upstage AI is an artificial intelligence (AI) startup that helps companies focus on their core businesses.
KT investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
kt investment is a new technology business finance company established in 2015. It is an investment company that represents KT Group .kt investment seeks to contribute to social contribution and maximize investment return through win-win cooperation with promising SMEs and venture companies .kt investment seeks to achieve long-term returns bylooking at the market from a global perspective and looking for value investment opportunities in the long term.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Software, Information Technology
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Medipal — Medipal provides personal health for a health consultation. It provides subscription-based personal nurse service for patients.
  • cafe nono — Gathering together for quality discussions. Making your stories stand out. Join the community here and now!
  • Rebellions.ai — AI chip architects are often inattentive to advanced deep learning features and requirements because they believe software stacks between their silicon and algorithms can provide effective abstract layers. We disagree. We do not think such naively designed chips can efficiently utilize expensive custom silicon resources. The more native hardwaresupports are enabled, the higher performance is achieved.Rebellions Inc is building genuine AI accelerators by bi-directionally bridging the gap between underlying silicon architectures and deep learning algorithms. We push algorithm boundaries to better exploit silicon budgets, while re-architecting AI processors to incorporate sophisticated deep learning features through silicon-dedicated DL kernels.Our goal is to deliver a domain-specific AI processor along with its optimized software. This approach, together with our unique decentralized programming model, will enable customers to arm with the most powerful yet energy-efficient AI hardware as well as seamless integration.
Yoonmin Foundation VC Fund · Seocho, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 4 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
  • Real Draw — Real Draw helps writers demonstrate their skills through the correct use of AI to deliver the quality work to readers.
  • Iroun & Company — Iron & Company offers solutions that enable businesses to employ artificial intelligence to boost production and efficiency secand easilyly.
  • K-beauty Worldwide — Enrich your beauty life style with K-Beauty
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.
IBK Capital VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
IBK Capital is the venture capital arm of the Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK).
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Biotechnology, Medical
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • South Korea, India, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Kitronyx — Tactile Pressure Distribution System
  • Doctor Cha — Doctor Cha is a car maintenance and accident repair consultation company that provides application for vehicle management services.
  • Namdo Market — Namdo Market is a mobile application for wholesale and retail trading services.
TBT Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
TBT Partners is an investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Mobile Apps, Software
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • 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.
  • STAYFOLIO — * Founded in 2015, STAYFOLIO is a Fine-Stay platform that curates accommodations with unique values and personality with the motto of “Curate the space where staying itself is travel” * Beyond just introducing accommodation, we provide exclusive accommodation solutions by building a full value chain for Fine Stays, from the process of creatingaccommodation spaces to branding, promotion, operation and service.
  • PeopleFund — Founded in 2015, PeopleFund is Korea's leading data-driven digital lender focused on consumer finance. Our mission is to give financial freedom to all consumers through more affordable loans and better investment opportunities. Leveraging its proprietary, data-driven credit model and eliminating inefficiencies with technology, PeopleFunddelivers better loan rates for borrowers while maintaining an industry low loss rate to benefit retail and institutional investors. PeopleFund is the first digital lender in Korea to surpass $1B in loan originations and has provided an innovative way to invest to nearly 400,000 retail investors. It is notably the first fintech platform to offer loan and investment products directly on KakaoTalk, Korea's equivalent of WhatsApp. To date, PeopleFund has completed its Series C round of funding with a total of $63.4M of equity capital raised. For more information, visit www.peoplefund.co.kr.
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.
D3 Jubilee VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
D3 is headquartered in Seoul and San Francisco, pioneering the domestic and global impact investment areas. D3 redefines the role of capital by investing in entrepreneurial innovation that improves the lives of low-income families, women, and immigrants, and creates an environmentally sustainable world.Invest in ICT start-ups with highsocio-environmental value in low-income countries such as Korea, USA and South America, Africa and India.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Health Care
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • South Korea, United States, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Green Mineral — Green Mineral specializes in recycling metals in an environmentally friendly and cost-effective manner using microalgae. Green Mineral has developed technology to recycle lithium in an environmentally friendly manner by extracting lithium using a bio-mineralization technique rather than an existing organic solvent.
  • Skycool Systems — At SkyCool Systems, our mission is to deliver sustainable, energy-efficient cooling solutions to customers interested in reducing energy costs and carbon footprint. We’ve pioneered radiative cooling as a technology, and shown that specially designed optical films can enable this passive approach to cooling throughout the day. These optical filmsare highly reflective to sunlight but also emit thermal radiation exceptionally well to the cold of space through our atmosphere, enabling daytime operation during the hottest hours of the day. Our core innovation is a rooftop cooling panel. We apply the radiative film to rooftop panels and integrate them with air conditioning and refrigeration systems. The panels can be used as an add-on to air conditioning and refrigeration systems and in some circumstances even replace an air condensing unit. Our technology is accelerating the transition to a cleaner and more sustainable future.
  • Caredoc — CareDoc is an elderly care professional platform that provides information on proven elderly care facilities. Consumers looking for elderly care services were not able to find the information they wanted online or getting inaccurate information through word of mouth.On the other hand, providers of care services were having difficulty incollecting elderly customers. Caredoc solves these problems by providing verified care servise provider information on the mobile.
Atinum Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 13 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.
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.
Daekyo Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Daekyo Investment is a venture capital firm specialized in development of venture industry.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile Apps, Information Technology
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • South Korea, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Panmnesia — True composable resource disaggregation, CXL hardware/software infrastructure from the beginning to the end.
  • McKinley & Rice — McKinley & Rice is a software development and outsourcing company.
  • Elpis Cell Therapeutics — Elpis Cell Therapeutics develops individualized cell therapy to cure incurable diseases.
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.
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.
Base Investments VC Fund · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Base Investments operates as an investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Information Technology, Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Delivus — Delivus offers small package delivery in major U.S. cities in the shortest amount of time, with real-time delivery tracking, at the same cost as the current courier To facilitate this, we provide Delivery as a Service.
  • RichAlien — Rich Alien was founded with the intention of creating immersive mobile games ranging from worldwide casual social games to mid-core games based on well-known foreign animations and webtoon IPs.
  • Epic Corporation — The Epic One platform services will be improved, and Epic Corporation will broaden its business sectors. First, the global bidding system in four significant Asian nations will be improved overall, coupled with an update to the AI function that determines the anticipated contract price, in order to maximize the transaction completion rate for thesale of luxury assets. Additionally, there is a plan to considerably broaden its brands and product categories, which currently include luxury watches, luggage, hypercars, and artwork.
Kiwoom Investment VC Fund · Youidodong, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Kiwoom Investment provides financial assistance with funding for small businesses.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Biotechnology
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • South Korea, Japan, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Sauce — Smart sound sends data over sound that cannot be heard by humans, enabling connection among devices without additional hardware. Mobidoo is leading Fintech industry with its own technology 'Smart sound'. 'Smart Sound' is applied to payment, IoT, and marketing solutions, and has been customized to Lotte L.pay and commercializedfor more than 20,000 merchants of Lotte Department Store, Lotte Mart and 7 Eleven Korea, etc. as the world's first case. Currently, mobidoo is launching pre-paid P2P payment platform for merchants and users. Mobidoo is targeting fintech and global market using 'Smart Sound' technology.
  • Surginex — Surginex is a biological drug development company that offers molecular biology, genetics, physical, and chemical analysis 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.
Banking Youth Startup Foundation VC Fund
Banking Youth Startup Foundation
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Investment focus
  • Education, EdTech, Software
  • Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Slid — Slid is a tool that helps online learners capture, record, and take notes while watching online lectures.
  • Mockingbird — Mockingbird gives personalized mock exams for the CSAT utilizing an AI item suggestion system.
Premier Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Premier Partners (프리미어 파트너스) is a Korean domestic funds management company. It provides investment services for individuals and businesses. Premier Partners was established in September 2005 in Seoul, Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Artificial Intelligence
  • Funding Round, Series B, Series A
  • South Korea, United States, Russian Federation
Portfolio highlights
  • Medipixel — Medipixel is a MedTech startup that aims to contribute to the improvement of the quality of human life by innovating the way we diagnose diseases and controlling surgical robots with the power of AI. Consisting of a group of AI experts in computer vision, deep learning, and reinforcement learning, Medipixel conducts research and product developmentfor lung cancer diagnosis and coronary intervention robots together with the best healthcare professionals in Korea such as Seoul Asan Medical Center. In November 2018, MediPixel won the championship in the QuickFire Challenge hosted by Johnson & Johnson. MediPixel currently offers three solutions for intervention surgeons:1. An AI Based Diagnosis Solution makes it possible for doctors to spot lesions while performing a coronary angiography, perform segmentation of the vessel in question within just one second and analyze the lesion’s status.2. A Guide & Planning Solution clearly visualizes the hidden part of the coronary artery to make doctors perform guidewire manipulation with more ease and confidence, which is quite useful especially in case of CTO. Furthermore, the solution frees doctors from the need to use contrast -- this is important because contrast can cause potentially fatal reactions in 5 to 10% of patients.3. An Automated Navigation Engine automates navigation through coronary arteries. Once the destination is reached, it controls a robotic unit by giving the most appropriate real-time commands in its existing situation, thus delivering devices such as guidewire to the destination in the most efficient way.We're open to any candidates who are excited to apply their knowledge and skill in deep learning to real-world medical data and surgery robots. Do you have any questions? Email us at contact@medipixel.io
  • MangoBoost — Data Processing Unit (DPU) is a next-generation server accelerator designed to orchestrate various intra-server devices (e.g., CPU, GPU, SSD, NPU, NIC). By maximizing the datacenter’s overall performance and cost efficiency, DPU is now considered as the most important HW/SW solution to realize the next-generation extreme-scale AI serverinfrastructure. However, despite its critical necessity from the datacenter and AI infrastructure, there is no market-leading DPU solution which can meet the customer’s actual demand due to its HW/SW complexity and the application/model heterogeneity. MangoBoost is currently the world’s most highly recognized DPU startup located in US and Korea. We provide the world’s most advanced and flexible DPU HW/SW solutions in order to fully satisfy the needs of various customers. Our DPU HW is fully composable by integrating its rich set of DPU features to construct our customer-optimal DPUs. At the same time, our DPU SW enables to seamlessly deploy the solution to any customer environment. As a result, our DPU solutions are considered very promising to realize the next-generation AI/datacenter infrastructure, and thus they are currently evaluated at various global-leading companies. MangoBoost was founded in early 2022 to commercialize 7 year of top-tier DPU research outcomes achieved at Seoul National University (e.g., many full-system DPU prototypes, many ISCA/MICRO/ASPLOS/OSDI/ATC papers). The current team consists of 45+ system engineers including ~20 top-tier PhDs from Carnegie Mellon University, Seoul National University, POSTECH, U Toronto, and ~20 industry experts from Intel, Microsoft, Samsung, and Naver.
  • Upstage AI — Upstage AI is an artificial intelligence (AI) startup that helps companies focus on their core businesses.
Wantedlab VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Wanted provides personalized job recommendations and content programs to empower your lifelong career journey. Wanted is here for you, every step of the way.
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Investment focus
  • Sports, Fitness, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • McKinley & Rice — McKinley & Rice is a software development and outsourcing company.
  • Learning Spoons — Learning Spoons employs both online and offline ways to give professionals with courses in data science, business, real estate and many more.
  • Learning Spoons — Learning Spoons employs both online and offline ways to give professionals with courses in data science, business, real estate and many more.
Realbizen VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Realbizen creates successful business with pre-seed, seed, and series A stage companies.
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Investment focus
  • Art, EdTech, Sports
  • Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Begin Lab — Begin Lab is an online learning platform that educates bioinformatics and human resources courses.
  • Locle — Locle is a platform designed specifically for academies and variety of classes including music, dance, arts, crafts, and sports.
  • Private Class — Private Class is a job consulting company that provides job competency courses.
Mark & Company VC Fund · Seocho, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Mark & Company is an open innovation platform that provides app traffic, legal, and accounting consulting services.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, Software
  • Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • ONOMA AI — ONOMA AI develops artificial intelligence technologies for multimodal, NLP, and CV services.
  • Feat Paper — Motion PDF and Analytics
  • Iroun & Company — Iron & Company offers solutions that enable businesses to employ artificial intelligence to boost production and efficiency secand easilyly.
POSCO CAPITAL VC Fund · Yeoksamdong, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 5 investments in the past 12 months
POSCO Capital offers financial services.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Biotechnology
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Surginex — Surginex is a biological drug development company that offers molecular biology, genetics, physical, and chemical analysis services.
  • SqueezeBits — SqueezeBits builds ecosystem for designing, training, and deploying compressed neural networks.
  • SIMPLE planet — Food biotech company producing sustainable animal cell-based food ingredients using cellular agriculture.
S Cubic Angels Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
S Cubic Angels
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Investment focus
  • Education, Apps, EdTech
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Savle — Savle is a purpose-based asset management and fun saving platform service for asset management beginners.
  • KRG Group — KRG Group is a rental guarantee company that offers rental management and rent deposit management services.
  • Turing — Reinvent Education with Technology
Daekyo Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Daekyo Seeks to apply business philosophies such as value-, customer-, and outcome-oriented management as well as the reinforcement of change management. Based on the principles, the company tries to ensure the continued growth of its flagship operations with stable growth basis and to launch new projects with higher growth potential. The companyalso plans to realize remarkable advancement by discovering and implementing new business models that reflect the changes in the educational environment and propose high value-added.
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Investment focus
  • Education, Software, Apps
  • Series A, Funding Round, Convertible Note
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Geekble — Geekble is a media startup that produces new media content on science and technology to bridge the gap between geeks and the world. With revenue from workshops and branded content, Geekble is building its own "maker space" for geeks to experiment. Teachers and professors are using Geekble's content for educational purposes, andGeekble videos have been used for public TV.
  • PeLeMed — PeLeMed is a drug development company working on the discovery of anti-cancer drugs. The company's innovative therapeutic candidates through type 1 kinase inhibitor development platform.
  • WizSchool — We employ real-time user code analysis algorithm based on compiler technology to diagnose learners’ levels and status of the software education. And our AI tutor for coding education using deep learning technology offers learner-centered customized learning contents to the users. Aiming for the global market, we are developing and growing ourbusiness to solve the shortage problem of software education instructors and also provide the market with the best quality software education service.
JB Ventures VC Fund · Dongan, Kyonggi-do, South Korea
JB Ventures is a venture capital investment firm and startup accelerator that aims to support startups in the Chungcheongnam-do region.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Mobile Apps, Pet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Rubit — Rubit is an online mobile application with the provisions for individuals to take care of their pets.
  • Cre Planet — Cre Planet creates technologies for analyzing advertising performance and provides staffing services.
  • Wise Convey — Wise Convey is innovating smart logistics, starting with task automation.
JB Investment VC Fund · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Investment Firm
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Apps, Logistics
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • GINT — GINT is a company specializing in a system for tractors / construction equipment manufacturers, established mainly by experts in automotive and ICT. The global market requires electronic control and unattended automation technology for manufacturers. Therefore, GINT is researching and producing the three core systems: Transmission /Hydraulic Control Unit, Telematics and Driverless System. These systems innovatively help latecomers (Long Tail) overcome the technological gap with globally advanced manufacturers such as John Deere, Case IH and others. Based on GINT’s technology and reliability, they are co-working with leading domestic companies such as Tongyang Moolsan, Daedong Industrial and SK Telecom.
  • Pluto — Pluto provides a SaaS solution that includes both discovery and academic search engines customized for the institution.
  • City Storage — City Storage is a side dish platform that produces and sells salads, soups, and pickles.
AI Angel Club VC Fund · Mapo, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
AI Angel Club is an angel investment club that specializes in seed investment in the medical and bio healthcare field.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, E-Commerce, Automotive
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Frankit — Frankit is a franchise supply chain curating platform that offers a supplier curating feature that identifies and links providers of essential commodities.
  • Wig Hill — Wig Hill is a seller of pet products.
  • MyBrain — MyBrain's brain-only MRI can lower equipment costs through component miniaturization, lower maintenance costs and enhance maintenance through the use of conduction cooling technology, and improve diagnosis ease and accuracy through the development of AI diagnosis software. It is unique in that it can be improved.
S Cubic Angels VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
S Cubic Angels is an investment firm that helps to discover startups and prospective entrepreneurship teams.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Education, Apps
  • Seed, Angel
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Inabooth — Inabooth is a character licensing platform that connects character IP owners and character IP users.
  • Revation — Revation is an eco-friendly product development company that focuses on environmental issues through design and technology.
  • Junction Med — Junction Med develops and operates CareBom, a child-based senior healthcare communication service.
Pearl Abyss Capital VC Fund
Korea-based investment firm, Investment arm of Pearl Abyss
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, EdTech
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, Indonesia
Portfolio highlights
  • BIGC — BIGC is a technology company that offers digital marketing, content creation, and advertising services.
  • Intella X — The Next Generation of Web3 Gaming Platform
  • Plugo — Indonesia's e-commerce platform for all businesses. Start, manage, and grow your business. Build your own online store website.
One-asset management VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
One Asset Management is a Total Portfolio Investment Platform, offering unique products across 5 different asset classes (Global Equity, Local Equity, Fixed Income, Global Futures Strategies, Alternative Investment) to our customers.
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Investment focus
  • EdTech, Tutoring, Education
  • Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Ringle — Ringle is a premium 1:1 online English learning platform that connects top tutors with global employees looking to perfect their English
Dt& Investment VC Fund
Dt&Investment
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, E-Commerce, Software
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, Vietnam
Portfolio highlights
  • Quriously — Quriously is an integrated platform for video lectures in Korea.
  • Atlas Labs — Atlas Labs develops and delivers language-based AI solutions.
  • Onconic Therapeutics — Onconic Therapeutics specialises in the research and development of cancer treatments.
InterVest Co. VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Creating Innovative Values for Ventures. Knowledgeable & Experienced Professionals. Leading Venture Capital Investor in Korea
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Software, Health Care
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • South Korea, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Aniai — Need robots that can cook some REAL BURGERS, follow your recipe to the letter, and help you to make it even better?
  • QSIM Plus — QSIM Plus provides ultra-secure communications that are time-consuming and extremely expensive to construct, as well as entry hurdles, allowing non-experts to participate in the establishment of a quantum ecosystem.
  • 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!
Hana Ventures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 9 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
  • Surginex — Surginex is a biological drug development company that offers molecular biology, genetics, physical, and chemical analysis services.
  • Upstage AI — Upstage AI is an artificial intelligence (AI) startup that helps companies focus on their core businesses.
  • Open Asset — Open Asset enables financial institutions to rapidly and effectively implement blockchain technology and exchange token assets.
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