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Top 50 Impact Startup Investors in South Korea

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

Top 50 Impact Startup Investors in South Korea

Investor Impact South Korea investments
D3 Jubilee 11
MYSC 9
Center for Creative Economy and Innovation 6
Industrial Bank of Korea 5
Coolidge Corner Investment 5
Korea Credit Guarantee Fund 4
Strong Ventures 4
Hyundai Motor Company 4
Kakao Ventures 3
Nextdream Angel Club 3
BNK Venture Capital 3
Hana Financial Investment 3
TheVentures 3
Future Science and Technology Holdings 3
Shinhan Capital 3
POSCO CAPITAL 3
Series Ventures 3
Quantum Ventures Korea 2
Rising S Ventures 2
Seoul Business Agency(SBA) 2
Partners Investment 2
Daesung Private Equity 2
The Jeju Center for Creative Economy & Innovation 2
Korea Development Bank 2
Samsung Venture Investment 2
DSC Investment 2
L&S Venture Capital 2
Golden Oak Investment 2
HG Initiative 2
GS Venture 2
Yoonmin Foundation 2
Base Investment 1
STIC Ventures 1
Gangwon Creation Economic Innovation Center 1
Capital One 1
Lighthouse Combined Investment 1
Breeze Investment 1
Lotte Ventures 1
Prism Venture Management 1
Small Business Corporation 1
Hanwha Investment and Securities 1
I-Square Ventures 1
Penta Stone Investment 1
Hi Investment Partners 1
Kona Venture Partners 1
KDB Industrial Bank 1
OJC 1
Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency 1
Stone Bridge Ventures 1
LG Technology Ventures 1
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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.
MYSC VC Fund · Seongdong, Kyonggi-do, South Korea · 10 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
  • BioSean — BioSean is a diverse feed technology and breeding organization that provides integrated solutions for microorganisms utilized from the hatched self-fish stage to plankton, high-efficiency fermented feed, and functional additive feed.
  • Coactus — Coactus is a social venture that creates an innovative business to make a better world. They do deaf taxi driver's taxi service, 'Goyohan Taxi'. In order to help communicate with passengers, they developed a communication tool 'Goyohan', which operates in two tablet PC's inside the taxi. Goyohan Taxi has 26 deaf taxidrivers in 5 areas, with 10 taxi companies. Within 2020, they aim to create 100 deaf taxi drivers.
  • Rovigos — Rovigos analyzes data from your whole business to help you make better forecasts and choices.
Center for Creative Economy and Innovation VC Fund · Daegu, Taegu-jikhalsi, South Korea
CCEI is a frontline post of creative economy to create new industries and markets.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Yoitang — Yoitang is a brokerage platform that combines online and offline real estate transactions by utilizing big data and artificial intelligence from public institutions. CEO Heo Ji-soo acquired the 26th certified real estate agent license in 2015 and experienced 20 real estate brokerage businesses.
  • Semos — Semos app offers water sports with certified trainers to enable users to learn anywhere anytime.
  • Cloud Stone — Cloud Stone provides delivery services for college students.
Industrial Bank of Korea VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 25 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, Software, Health Care
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Algocare — Algocare is a AI based healthcare startup that offers specialised Nutrition as a Service (NaaS) to people and organisations.
  • Upstage AI — Upstage AI is an artificial intelligence (AI) startup that helps companies focus on their core businesses.
  • Korea Credit Service — Korea Credit Service is a credit agency for individual enterprises. Korea Credit Service offers a credit evaluation service called "CreditNote," and entrepreneurs can check their credit rating.
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.
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.
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.
Hyundai Motor Company VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
The Hyundai Motor Company is a South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer. It has various vehicle lineups, brand vision, and global campaigns like clean mobility, sustainability, art, and sports partnership.The company was founded in 1967 and, along with its 32.8% owned subsidiary, Kia Motors, together comprise the Hyundai Motor Group,which is the world's fifth-largest automaker based on annual vehicle sales in 2012. In 2008, Hyundai Motor (without Kia) was ranked as the eighth largest automaker. As of 2012, the company sold over 4.4 million vehicles worldwide in that year, and together with Kia total sales were 7.12 million.
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Investment focus
  • Automotive, Software, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Terracle — Terracle is a Korean eco-friendly startup with the world's best waste plastic depolymerization technology. We supply recycled TPA (PTA) and EG in large quantities and focus on low-grade, hard-to-recycle plastic waste, clothing, and film waste. The best ESG solution is Terracle.
  • Koop Technologies — We automate Enterprise Risk Management for technology companies to make insurance smart and save customers over 30% on coverage
  • BOS Semiconductors — BOS Semiconductors develops semiconductor technology for the automotive industry.
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.
Nextdream Angel Club VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Nextdream Angel Club provides startup angel investment and solutions.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile Apps, Water Purification, Information Technology
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Plant Hall — Plant Hall is a landscaping company that offers plant sales and rental services.
  • Scone — Scone provides virtual youtuber and video conferencing services.
  • Blue Labs — Blue Labs handles social problems and achieves perfect upcycling by recycling enormous quantities of oyster shells.
BNK Venture Capital VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 5 investments in the past 12 months
BNK Venture Capital is an investment firm that invests and supports small and medium-sized enterprises.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Sendy — sendy Korea is a cloud-based logistics platform that provides on-demand freight transportation services.
  • KRISTIN — KRISTIN is a supplier of flat, sneakers, and boots.
  • Sound Platform — Sound Platform produces and distributes sound sources based on sound mastering technology.
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.
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.
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  • Reppley — Reppley is an AI chat tool that generates a daily conversation chatbot based on previous KakaoTalk talks.
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.
Shinhan Capital VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 5 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.
  • CLE — CLE provides software packages, scanning, 3D reconstruction, and modeling services for factory automation.
  • ELROILAB — ELROILAB provides an AI hyperspectral imaging solution to find foreign objects in food materials.
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.
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.
Quantum Ventures Korea VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Quantum Ventures Korea actively invests in companies within the Technology and Bio/Healthcare industries. The firm manages a portfolio of early to growth-stage companies and continues to look for opportunities across a range of company stages.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Medical, Health Care
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Panmnesia — True composable resource disaggregation, CXL hardware/software infrastructure from the beginning to the end.
  • Awexome Ray — Awexome Ray is a company that manufactures next-generation X-ray generator.
  • 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.
Rising S Ventures VC Fund · Daejeon, Taejon-jikhalsi, South Korea
Rising S Ventures is a venture investment company specializing in early-stage technology start-ups.
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Investment focus
  • Payments, Recycling, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Neuro Pack — Neuro Pack is a packaging development company that extracts packaging materials from natural products.
  • Bunker Kids — Bunker Kids is a startup that provides solutions optimized for achieving personal health goals using data and algorithms.
  • 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.
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.
Partners Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 7 investments in the past 12 months
As a responsible and long-term partner, they aim to make various constructive contributions to portfolio companies.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Software
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • 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
  • Artblood — Artblood is a cell-based artificial blood production company.
  • Surginex — Surginex is a biological drug development company that offers molecular biology, genetics, physical, and chemical analysis services.
Daesung Private Equity VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
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.
The Jeju Center for Creative Economy & Innovation VC Fund · Jeju, Cheju-do, South Korea
The Jeju Center for Creative Economy & Innovation for investing in startups
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Investment focus
  • GreenTech, Energy, Events
  • Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Aeonus — Aeonus is a carbon neutral startup company that offers eco-friendly power source to replace diesel generators.
  • Tanger Medal — HAPPY MOMENT WITH CITRUS
  • Better Than Surf — Better Than Surf produces and sells apparel, headwear, surf, surfboard, coffee, camping, goods, and accessories.
Korea Development Bank VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 18 investments in the past 12 months
The Korea Development Bank (KDB) provides long-term financing for projects designed to assist Koreaâ€:tm:s economic growth and development. It offers equipment capital loans and working capital loans to Korean private enterprises that undertake major industrial projects. The bank also extends guarantees to its clients to facilitate their otherborrowings and to finance major industrial projects. KDB guarantees Won-denominated corporate debentures, local currency loans, and other Won liabilities and foreign currency loans from domestic and overseas Korean financial institutions and from foreign institutions. The bankâ€:tm:s other activities include engagement in a range of industrial development activities, including conducting economic and industrial research; performing engineering surveys; providing business analyses and managerial assistance; and offering trust services. As of June 30, 2007, KDB had 40 local branches, 6 overseas branches, and 2 overseas offices. The bank was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • South Korea, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Artblood — Artblood is a cell-based artificial blood production company.
  • Upstage AI — Upstage AI is an artificial intelligence (AI) startup that helps companies focus on their core businesses.
  • BrownBag — Brown Bag is an online portal for coffee and cafe supplies.
Samsung Venture Investment VC Fund · Seocho, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 12 investments in the past 12 months
Samsung Venture Investment is plays the role of driving the discovery and development of new businesses and technologies.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Health Care
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Modapl — Modapl's objective is to make all mobility data available to everyone. It is developing a platform for exchanging mobility data. The platform will contain data generated by autos, IoT devices, and smartphones, as well as mobility data owned by businesses.
  • BrickBio — BrickBio: Bioconjugation platform for site-specific, site-selective modification of antibodies and other proteins
  • HMC Networks — Hmcnetworks leads service innovation, resolving the imbalance of information in the medical industry by using big data.
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.
L&S Venture Capital VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 8 investments in the past 12 months
L&S Venture Capital is a venture capital firm. L&S Venture Capital is specializing in incubation, seed, early, and expansion stage investments. L&S Venture Capital invests in electronic components, including smart phones, pads, televisions and grid; telecommunications equipments; green energy sector, such as solar, wind, fuel cell, LED,and EV; machineries; broadcasting; nanotechnology; intelligent robotics; telematics; medical equipments; media contents, which inlcude creation, distribution and new media. L&S Venture Capital primarily invests in South Korea with a focus in Seoul, Gyeonggi region, and Chungnam province. L&S Venture Capital was founded in 2006 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Manufacturing
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, Israel, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Uniqconn — Uniqconn is a telecommunication company that offers wireless and mechanical interference services.
  • Quad Miners — Quad Miners is a developer of cybersecurity software that is used to combat security threats. Customers can protect their data from malware attacks by using the company's software, which uses a machine learning-based artificial intelligence analysis engine to store network traffic without data loss and detect threats and anomalies. It provideseasy and accurate cyber defense solutions to the world.
  • Pion Electric — Pion Electric is a company that is reimagining the future of the energy industry and the worldwide market for emerging technologies.
Golden Oak Investment VC Fund
Golden Oak, LLC is a privately held investment company that focuses on the acquisition, development, and management of value-add multifamily real estate.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Wellness, Beauty
  • Series A, Seed, Series C
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • LOWE — Lowe is a shared beauty salon platform service that provides a variety of beauty infrastructure such as beauty spaces, facilities and materials, and creates an optimal environment for designers to focus on the essence.
  • Trash Busters — Trash Busters manufactures reusable cups and dishes.
  • Travel Wallet — Travel Wallet is a foreign currency payment service that uses the Travel Wallet application. The travel Pay card is free of charge for overseas payments. The payments are overseas direct purchases and overseas payments without commission. The license for small overseas remittance businesses and electronic financial businesses by meeting variouscomputer facilities and all requirements. The platform agreement with banks.
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.
GS Venture VC Fund · Sankt-peterburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russian Federation · 2 investments in the past 12 months
GS Venture is part of GS Group– an investment and industry holding, operating on the basis of its very own high technologies in telecommunications and innovation. Investments 0.1-10M USD in a startup.Fund Size: 40M USD GS Group is also developing a unique private innovation cluster, located in the special economic zone of Russian Federation(Kaliningrad region). Its aim is built an environment for innovative ideas for innovative ideas that will be able to enter the market. GS Group holding is the investor and initiator of Technopolis GS. It involve industrial cluster, research center, office space and comfortable living area.Priority fields: game developmentinteractive TV services (iTV)original tv contentsmart homeconsumer electronics development and productionmicrochip development for various purposes wearable technology (incl. wristbands, smartglasses, activity trackers, heart rate monitors, etc).
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Investment focus
  • Energy, Mineral, CleanTech
  • Series A, Series B
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Levit — Mobile commerce app that allows customers to have an enjoyable and affordable shopping experience
  • Awexome Ray — Awexome Ray is a company that manufactures next-generation X-ray generator.
  • 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.
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
Base Investment VC Fund · 9 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.
STIC Ventures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 4 investments in the past 12 months
STIC Ventures invests in small and mid-sized venture companies with core technologies and new business models.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Apps
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • South Korea, Vietnam, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Apollon — Apollon develops noninvasive continuous glucose monitoring systems.
  • Sangwha — Creating experiences by adding imagination to technology. We design all possibilities through innovative technology, ideas and bold aspirations.
  • Xpanner — Xpanner(Builtworlds Top 50), digital contech site solution, not only can bring productivity improvement(by 15% average), management efficency, safety and ESG improvement through our smart integration of conTech disparate products.
Gangwon Creation Economic Innovation Center VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Gangwon Creation Economic Innovation Center is an investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Video, Computer
  • Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Rootrix — Rootrix is a tree data platform that provides tree-quality maintenance data using 3D scanning and lidar technology.
  • WSB Farm
  • Medi&B Tech Company — Medi&B Tech Company is a medical device manufacturing company that researches and develops urinal disposal machines and skin care devices.
Capital One VC Fund · Mclean, Virginia, United States
Capital One can help you find the right credit cards; checking or savings accounts; auto loans; and other banking services for you or your business
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Investment focus
  • Real Estate, Software, Enterprise Software
  • Debt Financing, Post-IPO Debt, Series B
  • United States, South Korea, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • SimpliSafe — Shop award-winning home security systems from SimpliSafe. Professional monitoring, protection from break-ins and hazards, and no contracts.
  • 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.
  • You Need Character — [YouNeedCharacter] Our contents bring joy and lifelong lessons to children around the world. We will bring new experiences and inspiration through convergence with IT technologies.
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.
Breeze Investment VC Fund · Seocho, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
First Proptech Venture Capital in South Korea
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Fashion, Cosmetics
  • Series B, Funding Round
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Nearthlab — Nearthlab is a technology-driven startup founded by M.S. and Ph.D. graduates in aerospace engineering from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), often called the “MIT of Korea.” Nearthlab is focusing on developing autonomous drones, powered by proprietary deep learning algorithm, to automate safety inspection of industrialfacilities, an industry with estimated market size of billions of dollars. Nearthlab’s first product is an “all-in-one” automated inspection solution for wind turbine blades, which covers gathering visual data using drones, detecting cracks and damages by AI, and generating reports with minimal human involvement. Nearthlab is currently servicing numerous wind farms in Korea, with ongoing negotiations with various partners in Korea and overseas, including Japan and the United States, for wind farms and other facilities such as cell tower.
  • Brandi — Brandi sells clothes, cosmetics, and home interior products.
  • House Decoration — House Decoration is a seller of home interiors, furniture, and home products.
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.
Prism Venture Management VC Fund · Needham, Massachusetts, United States
Prism Ventureworks has 5 funds with $1.25 billion in investments. Their most recent fund is for $250M which was raised in June 2005.Each of their team members focuses on different industry sectors within technology and life sciences. These industry sectors in technology include the digital living, wireless, mobile and telecommunicationsmarkets, as well as promising opportunities in next-generation data centers and on-demand and security applications. In life sciences, we focus on medical devices, therapeutics and breakthrough diagnostics.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Software, Internet
  • Series C, Series B, Series A
  • United States, Canada, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Aigens — Aigens is a tech start-up that has helped steer the digital revolution of the F&B and Hospitality industry in Asia Pacific. The company led the way with mobile ordering and popularized scan-to-order long before Covid-19 triggered the mainstream adoption of their use.Founded in 2012 by Hans Paul (CEO) and Peter Liu (CTO), Aigens has grown intoa SaaS company known for being a market leader with significant wins, essentially being the first to introduce BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) QR code ordering technology to Hong Kong and Singapore.Headquartered in Hong Kong, Aigens serves more than 500 brands in F&B and Hospitality, including global names like KFC, Burger King, Starbucks, and IKEA. In the last three years, the company experienced its most significant growth, resulting in 6 regional offices and 120 team members.
  • Revation — Revation is an eco-friendly product development company that focuses on environmental issues through design and technology.
  • Connotate — Connotate transforms web data and content into high-value information assets -- to feed content products, grow market and business intelligence, enable mass data aggregation, migration and integration. Connotate's patented intelligent Agent technology empowers both business users and programmers to quickly create data sets, newapplications and content products. With Connotate, customers experience productivity gains, reduced costs, mitigated risks, more informed decision-making and strategic & competitive advantages.
Small Business Corporation VC Fund · Jinju, Kyongsang-namdo, South Korea · 5 investments in the past 12 months
SBC is a non-profit government-funded organization that provides health and success solutions for small & medium enterprises. It also operates financial and non-financial programs and provides financing for SMEs. SBC offers technology consulting, comprehensive diagnosis, SME training support, SME start-up, promotion fund management &operation, and domestic export marketing & international cooperation support.SBC was founded on January 30, 1979, and is based in Jinju, Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Automotive, Customer Service
  • Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Ziovision — Ziovision is a data analysis firm that uses artificial intelligence. advancement of social safety AI solution solutions, as well as licensing AI software and medical devices.
  • Doctor Cha — Doctor Cha is a car maintenance and accident repair consultation company that provides application for vehicle management services.
  • Foody Worm — Foody Worm is an insect research company that practices and develops ESG and sustainability management through insects.
Hanwha Investment and Securities VC Fund
Hanwha Investment and Securities is a trusted financial investment partner dedicated to providing sources for stable
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Investment focus
  • Finance, Payments, Gaming
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • South Korea, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Evrynet — Evrynet Providing infrastructure that enables developers and businesses to build an unlimited number of Centralised/Decentralised Finance (CeDeFi) applications, interoperable with many of the world's leading blockchains for everyone.
  • RECO — Integrated waste and resource management platform copmany
  • Stoic Entertainment — Stoic Entertainment is a VR game developer with core technologies related to VR content and will develop blockchain games later.
I-Square Ventures VC Fund · Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Proven 8-step methodology helps you execute your international expansion strategy. Access industry experts. Gather competitive intelligence. Generate Leads.
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Investment focus
  • Agriculture, Biotechnology, Sustainability
  • Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Foody Worm — Foody Worm is an insect research company that practices and develops ESG and sustainability management through insects.
Penta Stone Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Penta Stone Investment is a business finance company with professional investment capabilities and references.
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Investment focus
  • Robotics, Software, Training
  • Series B, Series C
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Rodwin — Rodwin is a transportation management company specializes in vehicle consignment transportation services.
  • LDCarbon Co. — LDCarbon Co. is a manufacture of green carbon black, pyrolysis oil, and waste tire powder.
  • Bamboo Network — Bamboo Network is a web content production company that offers brand content and digital advertising services.
Hi Investment Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Hi Investment Partners is a venture capital firm that provides investment and financial services.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Manufacturing, Information Technology
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • NoTag — NoTag (노태그) is a Korean border e-commerce-based service provider that intends to provide customers with a cross-boundary online and offline service in which they can buy qualified and well-designed Korean products at affordable prices.NoTag provides global online and offline commerce solutions to small- and medium-sized Korean suppliers whowish to sell their own brands and products to a global market.NoTag also offers localized online and offline commerce services to global consumers and resellers who are interested in Korean products.
  • AiM Future — AiM Future provides AI processors, software, and AI system integration services.
  • Piter Peter — Piter Peter is a pet healthcare platform that provides health care guides to companion animals based on genetic testing.
Kona Venture Partners VC Fund · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Kona Venture Partners is a South Korea-based venture capital investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Video Games, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Dremo — Dreamo is a leading game developer making great games for friends, family, and people around the world.
  • Nanali — Nanali is a multidisciplinary creative studio that creates smart device games, toys, animation, and stories. Nanali’s main ongoing project is the mobile arcade game "Fruit Attacks," which uses every input method available in smart devices such as touching, shaking, and blowing.
  • Clover Games — Clover, part of the company's gaming portfolio, it offers a mobile animation RPG game that focuses on recruiting heroes, expanding territories, and revolutionizing the world, so that players can enjoy engaging content.
KDB Industrial Bank VC Fund · 4 investments in the past 12 months
KDB Industrial Bank is an investment firm
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Apps, Software
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • South Korea, India, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Pillyze — mobile health care startup
  • ImpriMed — Find the best chemo drugs for treating your dog's lymphoma BEFORE treatment begins. You and your veterinarian can make the best cancer treatment decisions just for your dog.
  • Sendy — sendy Korea is a cloud-based logistics platform that provides on-demand freight transportation services.
OJC VC Fund
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Investment focus
  • Chemical, GreenTech, Manufacturing
  • Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Green Whale Global — Green Whale Global is company based in Korea and Vietnam specializing in manufacturing bioplastic polymers. We offer an environmentally friendly alternative to petrolium based plastics to help reduce pollution.
Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency VC Fund · Seongnam, Kyonggi-do, South Korea
Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency supports and promotes social enterprises to expand social services.
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Investment focus
  • Energy, Renewable Energy
  • Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • VPP — Providing clean energy to wherever it is needed
Stone Bridge Ventures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Stone Bridge Ventures
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Investment focus
  • Gaming
  • Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Hanvit — Hanvit provides bespoke solutions.
  • Nex Eye — Nex Eye is a start-up that develops first-in-class antibodies targeting refractory factors of immuno-oncology drugs.
  • 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.
LG Technology Ventures VC Fund · Santa Clara, California, United States · 12 investments in the past 12 months
LG Technology Ventures is the venture capital investment arm of the LG Group. LG Technology Ventures was established in 2018, and its team consists of experienced investors, entrepreneurs, technologists, and industry domain experts. Currently, LG Technology Ventures is managing over $400 million of fund assets and invests in early-stage start-ups in artificial intelligence, mobility, advanced materials, life-sciences, next generation display, mobile, and 5G.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Series B, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Israel, South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • QuickNode — QuickNode is a Web3 developer platform which helps you build & operate blockchain-powered applications (dApps).A lightning-fast global API provides instant access to Ethereum & Bitcoin networks (JSON-RPC over https:// or wss://).Monitor usage with analytics dashboard and ship faster with tools like 1-click WebHooksfor smart-contract events.Over 3000 nodes launched; trusted by top blockchain projects; helping the blockchain ecosystem grow since 2017!
  • Allganize — Allganize provides Alli, an AI document understanding platform that revolutionizes enterprise productivity. If you want a proper AI chatbot, enterprise chatGPT, or AI OCR, Allganize is the answer.
  • Element Energy — Element Energy, a startup with technology that significantly improves the performance, lifetime, reliability and cost of large battery packs used in a wide range of applications including stationary and renewable energy storage and hybrid and electric vehicles.
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