Top 50 FinTech Investors in South Korea

A list of 50 South Korea investors investing in fintech. Updated every month. Powered by Shizune.
Investors in the list rank based on the number of investments in Fintech South korea companies. The investor list contains both angel investors and VC funds. You can find favourite industries and stages of each investor on the list.
FinTech Investors in South Korea
Name Number of investments Relevant deals Favorite stages Favorite industries Description In
Strong Ventures 114 10 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Mobile; Commerce/Shopping 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.
Capstone Partners Co., Ltd. 101 7 Series A; Seed; Series B Software; Mobile; Gaming 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.
Draper Associates 230 4 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Financial; IT Draper Associates, founded in 1985, is a seed-stage venture capital firm that helps entrepreneurs to drive their businesses to greatness. We understand that a great company takes time to build and we'd like to ensure that entrepreneurs are in for the long haul.
Bokwang Investment 11 4 Series A; Series C Mobile; Other; Events Bokwang Investment is a Korean investment management firm that supports funds and management for small- and medium-sized companies.
Digital Currency Group 199 4 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Financial; Software; Payments Digital Currency Group builds and supports bitcoin and blockchain companies by leveraging insights, network, and access to capital. Based in Stamford, Connecticut, DCG has been an active seed investor in the digital currency industry with 150+ investments in over 30 countries.In addition, DCG owns and operates CoinDesk, the top media and eventsplatform in the blockchain space, Genesis Trading, the industry's leading bitcoin brokerage firm, and Grayscale Investments, the largest digital currency asset management firm.
Hashed 140 4 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Other; Software; Financial 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.
DSC Investment 33 3 Seed; Series A; Series B Other; Software; Apps 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.
Stonebridge Capital 102 3 Series A; Series B; Funding Round Software; Mobile; Internet Stonebridge capital, Stonebridge ventures, Specializing in Venture Capital, Private Equity Fund Management
Softbank Ventures Asia 138 3 Series B; Series A; Series C Software; IT; Data and Analytics 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.
Pantera Capital 155 3 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Financial; Other; Software Pantera Capital is an investment firm focused exclusively on Bitcoin, other digital currencies, and companies in the space. The company believes that Bitcoin has the potential to transform the way people use money and that it will do for payments what the Internet has done for communications and commerce.Until 2014, Pantera focused on globalmacro hedge fund investments. The firm was founded in 2003 by Dan Morehead, who was a chief financial officer and head of Macro Trading at Tiger Management. The firm has since shifted its investment advisory services to focus exclusively on Bitcoin, other digital currencies, and companies in the space.Shareholders include Benchmark, Fortress Investment Group, and Ribbit Capital.
KB Investment 83 3 Series A; Series B; Seed Software; Science/Engineering; Financial 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 1.4 Billion of asset under management as of December 2013. 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
Elefund 41 2 Seed; Series A; Series B Financial; Software; Mobile Founded in July 2015, Elefund is a US-based venture capital firm with its headquarters in Mountain View, California. The firm has invested in several well-known companies whose products and services have benefited millions of people all over the world and created thousands of jobs.
Naval Ravikant 135 2 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Financial; Internet Founder, CEO, and now Chairman @ Vast Co-Founder @ Venture Hacks Founder & Managing Partner @ The Hit Forge Founder @ AngelList Talent
Jay Eum 28 2 Seed; Series A; Series C Software; Mobile; Media and Entertainment Co-Founder & Managing Partner @ GFT Ventures Co-Founder @ Translink Capital
Premier Partners 24 2 Series A; Series B; Funding Round Software; Science/Engineering; Internet 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.
Shinhan Bank 13 2 Series B; Seed; Series A Software; Other; IT Shinhan Bank was founded in 1897
Daniel Shin 11 2 Seed; Angel; Series A Software; Other; IT Venture Partner @ HOF Capital Co-Founder @ Terra Founder & CEO @ CHAI Founder & Chairman @ TMON Founding Partner @ Bass Investment
Pietro Dova 5 2 Series A; Seed Software; IT; Other Founding Partner @ XG Ventures
Seoul Business Agency(SBA) 6 2 Seed; Pre-Seed; Series A Software; Data and Analytics; Financial 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.
TS Investment 9 2 Series A Other; Payments; Software TS Investment is an Investment firm specializing in engineering, real estate, and food and beverage through various group companies. They identifying, analyzing, and developing real opportunities across multiple disciplines. The firm aims to become a top tier diversified holding company offering its subsidiaries the necessary financial,operational, and managerial support to ensure each transcends its customer’s expectations, meets its employees' contentment, and exceeds its responsibilities to its stakeholders.
1kx 51 2 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Other; Software; Financial Early-stage fund helping founders bootstrap token networks.
Altos Ventures 139 2 Series B; Series A; Series C Software; Internet; Data and Analytics 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.
HOF Capital 112 2 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Financial; Science/Engineering HOF Capital is a global technology investment firm that leverages its global limited partner network to help founders build massive businesses.
Hana Financial Investment 22 2 Series A; Seed; Series B Software; Financial; IT Hana Financial Investment Company Limited offers brokerage, securities dealing, underwriting, mutual funds, and online trading services
Shinhan Capital 30 2 Series A; Series B; Series C Software; Science/Engineering; IT 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.
Netmarble 7 1 Seed; Series A; Series B Gaming; Software; Media and Entertainment Explore Netmarble's newest titles! Sign up for latest news and exclusive content.
PlayDapp 1 1 Seed Payments; Software; Financial PlayDapp wants to bring non-Crypto game users into blockchain game users through the PlayDapp service platform. To do so, PlayDapp provides PG solutions to play games without Crypto Currency. PlayDapp will provide various blockchain network and game dApps to allow more users to play games on the PlayDapp service platform and become crypto gameusers.
NAVER Z 2 1 Seed; Series A Software; Hardware; Payments The official corporate website of NAVER Z Corporation
Woori Technology Investment 12 1 Series B; Series A; Funding Round Gaming; Software; Financial Woori Technology Investment Co., Ltd. is a venture capital firm focusing on venture capital.
Kyros Ventures 22 1 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Gaming; Other; Financial Kyros Ventures is a pioneer in incubating early stage blockchain and cryptocurrency projects in Vietnam. It is built upon the solid foundation of the Coin68
Friends Games 1 1 Seed Payments; Software; Financial Friends Games aim to become Global Multi Platform through Game and Blockchain.
StableNode 5 1 Seed; Series A Financial; Other; Payments StableNode operates Blockchain Node Validations and uses the accruing rewards for Investments in early-stage Crypto and Blockchain ventures as well as for liquidity provision in DeFi Applications. We provide a broad range of hands-on growth and governance advisory, supporting and guiding our portfolio companies, founders and their teams from early-stage to growth-at-scale. Our core lies in accelerating growth in new markets and scaling business strategies along the way.
David Lee 16 1 Seed; Series A; Angel Software; Data and Analytics; Hardware Chief Corp Development Officer @ 451 Media Group
Do Kwon 20 1 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Financial; Software; Payments Co-Founder & CEO @ Terra Co-Founder & CEO @ Mirror Finance
ICB 1 1 Seed Other; Payments; Software ICB owns and operates businesses dealing with financial services.
ROK Capital 12 1 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Financial; Other; Software ROK Capital is a multi-strategy fund based out of Korea, with an in-house services arm that helps portfolio companies with community management, localization, branding PR, marketing, on and off-line events, business development, and local exchange listing guidance as part of our investment. The 4 partners of ROK Capital have previous senior rolesat FTX, Serum and Parity. and were highly involved in expanding the defi and web3 ecosystem for Solana, Sandbox and many more.
Draper Venture Network 5 1 Seed; Series A Financial; Other; Commerce/Shopping Draper Venture Network is a robust venture collective bringing together experienced investors and innovative entrepreneurs from around the globe to share strategies, source opportunities, and create greater value.Started in 1990, Draper Venture Network has since grown into a self-governed organization of independent venture funds on fourcontinents who cooperate on investment diligence, marketing intelligence, corporate relationships and co-investments.All member funds are independent, raise their own capital and manage their own investment decisions.
Magellan Technology Investment 4 1 Funding Round Apps; Mobile; Software Magella Technology Investment is a venture capital firm based in Korea that invests in techno-centric startups.
SmileGate 2 1 Seed Gaming; Content/Publishing; Media and Entertainment SmileGate is an online game development company known for its FPS (first-person shooter) title 'CrossFire.'
SBI Investment 201 1 Funding Round; Series B; Series A Software; Financial; Science/Engineering SBI Investment supports the business development and growth of private venture companies through fund investment. It manages and manages venture capital funds under the management philosophy of becoming a leading company responsible for the creation and development of core industries in the 21st century as a "new industry creator".SBIInvestment has invested in a total of 986 companies in the past, of which 169 (17.1% of investment companies) have exited through IPO or M & A.
Finngram 1 1 Seed Other; Payments; Software Finngram is a decentralised investment platform based on blockchain technology for decentralised transfer. We intend to create a peer-to-peer investment and financing ecosystem that transcends countries and currencies, resulting in a global flow of funds. Our goal is to improve value chains in the investment and financing markets and providereliable and reasonable opportunities to all participants.
Block Dream Fund 1 Seed; Funding Round; Series A Other; Financial; Software OKX Blockdream Ventures is a fund focused on exploring high quality projects. This fund will invest in blockchain basic infrastructure, layer 2, Polkadot ecosystem, Defi, Filecoin ecosystem etc.
Capstone Headwaters 1 1 Series A Other; Payments; Software Capstone Partners provides investment banking & financial advisory services to leading middle market companies, including owners, investors, & creditors.
Kolon Investment 1 Series B Professional Services; Administrative 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
K- Bridge Investment 1 Funding Round Apps; Mobile; Software K- Bridge Investment
Plantree Partners 2 1 Series A Real Estate; Travel/Tourism Plantree Partners provides seed investment venture capital to the early-stage start-ups. The investment firm is based in South Korea.
BA Partners 6 1 Series B Software; Internet; Data and Analytics BA Partners
Alameda Ventures 16 1 Series A; Seed; Funding Round Software; Other; Payments investor
DigiFinex 1 1 Seed Other; Payments; Software DigiFinex is a digital assets trading platform, focusing on cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin etc. It was founded by blockchain enthusiasts and the core team come from well-known technology companies such as Xunlei, Tencent, Baidu and HP. DIGIFINEX is a Seychelles company headquartered in Singapore.
BCI 3 1 Private Equity Financial With $199.6 billion in assets under management, British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) invests for BC public sectors.
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