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Top 50 Food and Beverage Startup Investors in South Korea

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

Top 50 Food and Beverage Startup Investors in South Korea

Investor Food and Beverage South Korea investments
Strong Ventures 12
MYSC 11
Series Ventures 7
Korea Credit Guarantee Fund 7
Industrial Bank of Korea 7
Hana Ventures 6
Bass Investment 6
Translink Investment 6
Nau IB Capital 6
Future Science and Technology Holdings 6
Primer Sazze Partners 6
UTC Investment Co. 6
Capstone Partners 6
Big Basin Capital 6
Kakao Ventures 5
Lighthouse Combined Investment 5
JB Investment 4
Donghoon Investment 4
Shinhan Venture Investment 4
SBVA 4
DSC Investment 4
Daesung Private Equity 4
POSCO CAPITAL 4
HG Initiative 4
Smilegate Investment 4
Stone Bridge Ventures 4
CJ CheilJedang Corp. 4
GS Retail 4
Lotte Ventures 4
Seoul National University of Science and Technology 4
Coolidge Corner Investment 3
Signite Partners 3
Korea Investment Partners 3
CJ Investment 3
Stonebridge Ventures 3
Altos Ventures 3
NongHyup Financial Group 3
Pathfinder H 3
Hana Financial Investment 3
HITEJINRO CO 3
Alumni Partners 3
Timewise Investment 3
Seoul Investment Partners 3
BNK Ventures 3
SBI Investment Korea 3
Shinhan Capital 3
Base Investment 3
L&S Venture Capital 3
We Ventures 2
IMM Investment 2
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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.
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.
Series Ventures VC Fund · Changwon, Kyongsang-namdo, South Korea · 8 investments in the past 12 months
Series Ventures is an investment company for the beauty care, engineering, healthcare, social platform, and enterprise sectors.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Food and Beverage, Biotechnology
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Ladit — Ladit provides camping provides peaceful relaxation after a rough travel and gives extensive outdoor services so that all outdoor activities
  • Bean Blur — Beanblr Corporation began offering smart logistics services. Businesses using the service can address logistics issues in Dongdaemun, such as challenges in employing logistics workers, challenges with order picking, ambiguous inventory status, and a lack of real-time response.
  • Wave&Vibe — Wave & Vibe enables small restaurant enterprises to enter the home convenience food industry by providing easy access to food manufacturing facilities around the country.
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.
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
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.
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.
Nau IB Capital VC Fund · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Nau IB Capital is a private equity and venture capital firm
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Food and Beverage
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • BRLab — BRLab offers a framework that makes it possible to implement sophisticated sleep analysis and enhancement techniques. The solutions are based on a unique sleep-enhancing technology that is scientifically validated and patented, as well as an AI-powered algorithm with the highest level of reliability.
  • Willog — Start control your product quality in transit proactively with Willog! Take back control over your products anytime anywhere!
  • Best Graphene — Graphene specialized company_BESTGRAPHENE
Future Science and Technology Holdings VC Fund · Daejeon, Taejon-jikhalsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Future Science and Technology Holdings is an investment company that specializes in technology-based services.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Food and Beverage
  • Seed, Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Kinava — Kinava developing organic waste into renewable energy based on our own advanced technology through many experiments and research.
  • DNC Biotechnology — DNC Biotechnology is an R&D centre that researches and improves technology for medical devices.
  • Carbon Energy — Carbon Energy was founded as a direct air capture (DAC) solution startup. With the use of direct carbon capture (DAC) technology, carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is directly extracted and either buried underground or recycled into new resources. Beyond the current DAC technology, Carbon Energy is claimed to possess a special technology thatsimultaneously produces renewable energy and lowers carbon dioxide.
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.
UTC Investment Co. VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Since its incorporation in 1988, UTC Investment has been implementing and developing private equity investments with deep roots in buyout area, diversified human resources, and an impressive track record as a leading global investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Medical
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • GEXVal — GEXVal is to help patients and families fighting against orphan and intractable diseases
  • Novorex — Novorex specializes in the development of molecule drugs targeting oncology and neurology diseases.
  • Right Route — Right Route is an e-commerce company for clothes.
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.
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.
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.
Lighthouse Combined Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Manufacturing, Information Technology
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • CTNS — CTNS develops and produces secondary battery packs.
  • Lightyear — Lightyear One is a Long-Range Solar Car Designed & Engineered by Lightyear in The Netherlands. Designed for Independence.
  • Wave — Wave is a food tech company that offers robot-based kitchen operation services for the food service industry.
JB Investment VC Fund · 2 investments in the past 12 months
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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.
Donghoon Investment VC Fund · Yeoksamdong, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Dooghoon Investment is an investment firm that invests in biotechnology and information technology companies.
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Sweet Bio — Sweet Bio is a food-based biotech company that changes the lifestyle of everyone in the world to be healthy and happy.
  • NeoCannBio — NeoCannBio provides natural product processing facilities for generating new medications derived from natural goods and built a cannabinoid library of hemp, and medical cannabis.
  • Endorobotics — Endorobotics is a healthcare centre that offers endoscopic surgery services.
Shinhan Venture Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 17 investments in the past 12 months
Shinhan Venture Investment operates as an investment company. Shinhan Venture Investment focuses on earlier-stage venture capital investments and later-stage control investments opportunities derived from the latest megatrends such as the aging population, disruptive technologies, IT convergence, alternative energy and etc.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Funding Round, Series B, Series A
  • South Korea, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Essen — Essen is a vehicle wrapping advertising platform, but in the future, it hopes to offer new services like traffic congestion relief and anomaly detection that make use of mobility data.
  • All My Tour — All My Tour intends to introduce a new lodging booking engine that will be distinguished from existing travel platforms by the use of personalized lowest-price reservation technology.
  • NaraSpace Technology — NaraSpace Technology specializes in the design, development, integration, and testing of CubeSats and small space systems.
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.
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.
Daesung Private Equity VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Daesung Private Equity is a Korean venture capital firm offering investment, corporation restructuring, and incubation services.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Biotechnology
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • South Korea, India, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Cochl — Official website of Cochl
  • Lablup — Lablup Inc.: Make AI Accessible
  • Wonderwall — Wonderwall is an online art learning platform.
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.
HG Initiative VC Fund · Seongdong, Kyonggi-do, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
HGI runs an impact-driven business, seeking to address diverse social issues through sustainable innovations.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • 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.
  • phoneGO — phoneGO is a mobile repair cost comparison estimate platform.
  • Plcoskin — Plcoskin is a MedTech company specializing in reconstructive plastic surgery and regenerative skincare. They have developed a scaffold that removes the need for cadaver-sourced material used in breast reconstruction surgery, making procedures safer and cheaper. Plcoskin’s scaffolds are made with synthetic PCL, a biodegradable material that iscommonly used to create surgical sutures. Unlike competitors' products that remain in the body for a lifetime, Plcoskin’s PCL scaffolds are absorbed and replaced with the recipient’s own natural tissues, minimizing the possibility of long-term side effects. As they do not contain any dangerous chemicals, they are also 50% safer than cadaver-sourced scaffolds.Costs for reconstructive breast surgery are brought down by 40% to only $3 thousand per breast. Furthermore, much less handling time is required, reducing average surgery durations from an hour and a half to only 30 minutes. The mesh design of the scaffolds mitigates the need for an additional follow-up reconstructive surgery, something that is common when using cadaver-sourced scaffolds.Plcoskin has also developed Youlief, a cosmeceutical product & therapeutic device pipeline that helps fund R&D for their medical devices. Youlief is available in the US, Europe, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan.
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
Stone Bridge Ventures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Stone Bridge Ventures invests in entrepreneurs with bold ideas that improve and expand people's lives, industries, and markets. They provide professional assistance and a network of contacts geared towards businesses in order to help them expand.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Software, Information Technology
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • GenGenAI — GenGenAI develops synthetic data generation technologydesigned to advance AI learning.
  • Connective — Connective is a robotics company that develops artificial intelligence-based artificial joint surgery robots.
  • aiz Entertainment — aiz Entertainment uses AI technology to generate interesting content.
CJ CheilJedang Corp. VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
A global lifestyle company that creates health, happiness and convenience
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Food Processing, Nutrition
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Michroma — Michroma is a biotech platform producing natural ingredients in a sustainable, scalable, and cost-effective way. We are using synthetic biology to unleash the potential of filamentous fungi and develop proprietary strains capable of producing high-performance ingredients in bioreactors.
  • New Culture — New Culture is a food and beverage company that focuses on revolutionizing how cheese is made. It was founded in 2018 and headquartered in San Francisco, California.
  • AQUA Cultured Foods — Whole muscle-cut sustainable seafood alternatives made using biomass fermentation. Our product looks and tastes just like traditional seafood.
GS Retail VC Fund · Yeoksamdong, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
GS Retail sells beauty and skincare products, candles, gifts, perfumes, bathroom accessories and other products.
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Information Technology, Food Processing
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Dayoff — Dayoff wants to be a sensual content and product-curating platform for travel media commerce. It promotes taste-based domestic and international unknown travel products and provides differentiating services in the current travel market, where well-known products and information centered on the lowest price are the main focus. In addition tosupplying limited direct contract products, it intends to expand the current accommodation service to include excursions and activities in the market.
  • Robros — Robros is constantly creating technology to break through the barrier between people and robots in order to build a world in which everyone in the service industry can live a physically and emotionally happy life.
  • Snackfor — Snackfor is a B2B company that curates and delivers snacks to offices.
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.
Seoul National University of Science and Technology VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Seoul National University of Science and Technology is a school in Seoul.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Food Processing, Food and Beverage
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Kihya — Kihya is a distributor of alcoholic beverages.
  • JeCLEAN — JeCLEAN is a washing company that provides bedding, laundry and delivery service.
  • Shared fishery — Shared fishery is a fishery firm that specializes in collecting, storing and selling fresh sea fishes.
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.
Signite Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Signite Partners is a venture capital arm of Shinsegae Group.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Information Technology, Media and Entertainment
  • Series B, Series A, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Wave — Wave is a food tech company that offers robot-based kitchen operation services for the food service industry.
  • QANDA(Mathpresso) — Providing the most effective education for all - We build QANDA, the world's leading personalized learning platform.
  • Sweet Spot — Sweet Spot is a platform for companies and retailers who need space for marketing and sales.
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
CJ Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 6 investments in the past 12 months
CJ Investment operates as an investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Therapeutics, Information Technology
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Tablero — Tablero is a service platform company that supports easy offline ordering with an NFC-based simple order/payment order service.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Stonebridge Ventures VC Fund · Thika, Central, Kenya
Stonebridge Ventures was founded in 2008
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Food and Beverage
  • Series B, Series A, Series D
  • South Korea, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • ENEREVER — Enerever Battery Solution is the only comprehensive separator company in Korea that manufactures fabric coating, slitting, and battery cans
  • TissenBioFarm — TissenBioFarm is a food technology company that can mass-produce cultured meat with real texture and marbling.
  • Onconic Therapeutics — Onconic Therapeutics specialises in the research and development of cancer treatments.
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.
NongHyup Financial Group VC Fund · Okdong, Ulsan-gwangyoksi, South Korea
NongHyup Financial Group offers property & casualty insurance, investment & securities, asset management, and banking services.
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Manufacturing, Food Processing
  • Series B, Series A, Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Lambda256 — Founded in 2012, Dunamu (CEO Lee Seok-woo) is currently providing services as the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Korea, 'Upbit'​ and stock trading platform based on social network, ‘Kakao Stock'​. Both services are leading in the industry and ecosystems. (Upbit launched in Oct. 2017, Kakao Stock launched in Feb. 2014) Dunamuprovides the best service in the fields of cryptocurrency, securities, and asset management. Dunamu is getting much attention in both domestic and global market with professional specialists, innovative services and excellent technology. Recently, it announced to make investment of 100 billion dollars in the blockchain industry, leading the way in creating blockchain ecosystem.
  • JOINANDJOIN — JOINANDJOIN suggests sustainable and reliable desserts and ingredients.
  • We Hudling — White Delight is a food production and distribution company.
Pathfinder H VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Pathfinder H is a venture capital firm.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Food and Beverage
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Cool Sign — Coolsign is an EV specialist that offers a complete set of hardware and platforms based on its own technology for the reliable operation of electric car charging stations.
  • Featuring — Featuring’s goal is to make it easy for anyone to see and utilize the power of influencers. Today, as companies are accelerating their transition to digital business due to COVID-19, the number of companies leveraging influencers is explosively increasing. Feauturing allows brands and marketers to discover product fit influencers and helps matchingbased on their needs. Currently, over 3,600 brands are using Featuring and more than 8,500 influencer campaigns have been done. As a Korea-based startup, Featuring plans on expanding the business to Far East Asia including Japan and China.
  • Elpis Cell Therapeutics — Elpis Cell Therapeutics develops individualized cell therapy to cure incurable diseases.
Hana Financial Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Hana Financial Investment Company Limited offers brokerage, securities dealing, underwriting, mutual funds, and online trading services
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Biotechnology, Health Care
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, Singapore, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Trustay — Trustay is a real estate asset management company.
  • AIZEN Global — AIZEN is redesigning Digital Banking with CreditConnect, powered by our proprietary ABACUS AutoML platform specialized in the financial services industry. CreditConnect is an AI lending platform designed to bridge the gap between banks and data economy platforms, and automate key decision-making processes in accordance with the credit cycle. Thecompany has secured Series B round funding from a state-led fintech innovation fund (K-Growth) led by major Korean banks to roll out CreditConnect in Southeast Asia.We are also leading the digital transformation in the financial services industry using proprietary AutoML platform ABACUS, with successful use cases in underwriting, fraud detection, product development, claim analysis, and more.
  • Kuntian New Energy — Hebei Kuntian New Energy is a producer of anode materials for lithium-ion batteries.
HITEJINRO CO VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Going global beyond number one in KOREA, HITEJINRO is grateful for your support.
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Investment focus
  • Agriculture, E-Commerce, Farming
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, Japan, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • USIMSA — USIMSA is a mobile sim company that offers eSIM-based overseas roaming service.
  • TIDEPOOL — Tidepool(500 Global selected) DBA Fishscope, powerful AI Fish & Feed Monitoring solution that solves periodic sampling and fish health diagnosis that requires human labor through Computor vision tech for BioMass Measurement, Fish Healthcare, and Feeding Optimization. - 10+ partnerships including GS E&C(Fortune 500 GS Group Subsidiary) andmany major government arms based in APAC - 90% or more accuracy for weight estimation of live fish in water - Demo: http://fishscope.tidepool.kr/
  • Unique Good Company — Unique Good Company develops entertaining mobile apps.
Alumni Partners VC Fund · Seongnam, Kyonggi-do, South Korea
Alumni Partners is a venture capital firm based in South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Bakery, Local Business
  • Seed, Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Dalol — Dalol is a bakery that sells snacks, cakes, and rice chips.
  • DEEPX — DEEPX is a Korean AI hardware system solution company.
  • Freshstore — We Love To Eat The Fresh Food
Timewise Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
TIMEWISE INVESTMENT, formerly known as CJ Venture Investment, is a principal investment firm specializing in investments in video broadcasting, animation, movies, culture contents, games, communications equipment, arts, sports, leisure, manufacturing and service, mobile devices and solutions, information technology, SI, web agency, cell therapy andbiotechnology sectors. The firm primarily invests in South Korea with a focus in Seoul, Gyeonggi, and Jeju. CJ Venture Investment was established in 2000 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Biotechnology, Information Technology
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Genesis lab — Genesis lab is a authentic machine to human communication to improve the way human and machine communicate.
  • Datumo — Selectstar got your back!Obtaining the proper data has always been the top issue for many companies using AI. To solve this problem, Selectstar provides a platform that connects your company to the crowd-workers.It's MORE than just a connection! We passionately research crowd-workers and your project to develop cutting-edge technologiesfor the optimized mobile crowd-sourcing.Keep disrupting the world! Just for your project, we are here to maintain the quality, cost-efficiency, or any other burdens related to the data. SelectStar was founded in 2018 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.
  • ProxiHealthcare USA — ProxiHealthcare USA is a biotechnology research focused personal and environmental healthcare organization.
Seoul Investment Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Seoul Investment Partners is a private equity and venture capital firm focused on investments in small and medium businesses.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Biotechnology, Software
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Pluto — Pluto provides a SaaS solution that includes both discovery and academic search engines customized for the institution.
  • Best Graphene — Graphene specialized company_BESTGRAPHENE
  • Works Mate — Works Mate is a job search matching platform for daily workers in the field of construction and architecture sectors.
BNK Ventures VC Fund
BNK Ventures
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, AgTech, Retail
  • Series B, Seed, Series A
  • South Korea, India, Kuwait
Portfolio highlights
  • N.THING — Established in January 2014, N.THING is a Seoul-based Agri-Food tech company leading innovation in agricultural products, by extension, in the farm-to-table food value chain by combining IoT technology and data. It developed the world’s first modular vertical farm ‘CUBE’ which is easy to expand. N.THING CUBE is a modularized farm with massproductivity where a dedicated OS provides the most optimized environment for each crop so as to create maximized efficiency. N.THING is the world’s first smart farming company that won the iF Design Award, Architecture in 2020. Also, it is a winner of Best of Innovation at the CES 2020 for its excellence in technology, which is the first ever in the agricultural field. N.THING is planning to expand its business on a large scale this year after it successfully completes the PoC process in the U.A.E. Our North American branch office located in New York. N.THING hopes to connect people to nature, things to things, people to things, and people to people through IoT technologies by creating Number of Things out of Nothing. .CUBE : CUBE is internet connected modular container vertical farm. It's an ultimate indoor farm which contains LED technology, real time monitoring system through IoT sensors, collected cultivation data, and upgradable software. We deliver the farm of the desired container form to the desired place.SQUARE : SQUARE is modular hydroponic kit. SQUARE can connect each module and share water. Users can connect as many as they want, grow greens and herbs, and make food great themselves. Each Square consists of four Pickcells, which contains special nutrient-rich sponge. With special sponge and hydroponic, it gives the most simple and effective gardening experience.Planty : Planty is the first Internet-connected social pot in the world. Planty gives pleasure to grow plants with your family, friend, and colleague. Planty enables the user to monitor the environmental information on temperature, soil moisture, and ambient light around plants and give water to plants any me or anywhere.Life : Life is a smart gardening journal aimed at the gardening sector. Plant lovers and gardeners are able to record their gardening activities and information and share them through Social Media. The user can easily insert weather data, location data, gardening activities, and plants’ events. Moreover, all the gardening data can be shared through social media.Sikmulsung: Sikmulsung is our show room to explore 'freshness' of our product and service. It is a place for everyone seeking for 'freshness' in visual, in texture, in taste, in flavor or even in atmosphere with, N.THING's in-store farm, exclusively made for Sikmulsung, special F&B's and our end products.
  • CellMEAT — Cultured meat
  • Floward — Send fresh flowers and a variety of gifts online with Floward. Browse through our numerous products and get same-day flowers delivery
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.
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.
Base Investment VC Fund · 8 investments in the past 12 months
Base Investment connects private equity, strategic buyers, and private individuals with opportunities to invest. The company works with well-known, enormous national firms that are looking to acquire a business that will help them extend their brand or make better use of their current facilities.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Food and Beverage, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • cafe nono — Gathering together for quality discussions. Making your stories stand out. Join the community here and now!
  • Money Walk — Money Walk is a novel pedometer program that allows users to earn money simply by walking.' Creddy,' the yellow companion who loves to walk, will look after your health and your wallet. Install the Money Walk app right now and you'll be able to catch both health and money.
  • Building Care — Building Care is a building care management company that provides schedule management, cloud, and building statistics services.
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
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  • 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.
We Ventures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
We Ventures (Korea) is a venture capital investment firm based in Seoul
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, EdTech, Big Data
  • Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Nuvilab — We lead innovation of the Food-tech through AI technology that is helpful for both human and the environment.
  • SPARTA — SPARTA is a coding education platform.
IMM Investment VC Fund · Kangnam, Cholla-namdo, South Korea · 11 investments in the past 12 months
Korean alternative asset investment firm
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, Health Care
  • Series B, Series A, Funding Round
  • South Korea, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • OKESTRO — OKESTRO provides cloud and AIOps software solutions.
  • 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
  • Olive International — Olive International is an operator of lifestyle brands intended to develop and grow a targeting brand.
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