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Top 45 Life Science Startup Investors in South Korea

A list of 45 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Life science startups based in South korea. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Life science companies from South korea. We update this investor list every month.

Top 45 Life Science Startup Investors in South Korea

Investor Life Science South Korea investments
Boditech Med 2
HG Initiative 2
Medytox Venture Investment 2
Quantum Ventures Korea 2
BSK Investment 2
Kakao Ventures 2
SJ Investment Partners 2
UTC Investment Co. 2
Aju IB Investment 2
Coolidge Corner Investment 2
Widwin Investment 1
Nice Investment Partners 1
Cytogen 1
JCurve Investment 1
ActnerLab 1
HB Investment 1
L&S Venture Capital 1
Korea Investment Partners 1
P&I Investment 1
Korea Omega Investment 1
Stonebridge Ventures 1
Time Folio Asset Management 1
Premier Partners 1
Center for Creative Economy and Innovation 1
Meritz Securities 1
JX Partners 1
Shinhan Venture Investment 1
G.N. Tech Venture 1
Kiwoom Investment 1
KB Securities 1
Timepolio Asset Management 1
The Wells Investment 1
Ulmus Investment 1
Clarevoyant Ventures 1
IBK Capital 1
BNH Investment 1
Mirae Asset Capital 1
Quad Asset Management 1
Industrial Bank of Korea 1
Partners Investment 1
Neoflux 1
Synergy IB Investment 1
Kingo Investment Partners 1
SV Investment Corp 1
QUAD Investment Management 1
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Boditech Med VC Fund · Chuncheon, Kangwon-do, South Korea
Boditech Med provides reliable In-Vitro Diagnostic Solutions for everyone at anywhere, and anytime.
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Investment focus
  • Life Science, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics
  • Seed, Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Leobio — Leobio is a biotechnology company that provides antibiotic alternatives based on bacteriophages.
  • TSD Life Sciences — TSD Life Sciences is a bio company that provides clinical research services to defeat cancer through research and development.
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.
Medytox Venture Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Medytox Venture Investment is a TIPS operator that provides opportunities and supports growth in the healthcare sector.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Life Science
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Nex Eye — Nex Eye is a start-up that develops first-in-class antibodies targeting refractory factors of immuno-oncology drugs.
  • Spark Biopharma — SPARK BioPharma Co., Ltd. was established in Seoul National University in January 2016 based on the unique drug molecule diversity technology, the image-based screening technology using the unique fluorescent skeleton probe, and the target protein identification technology in the initial drug development stage. We are currently exploring anddeveloping new drug candidates using these three core technologies, and we will continue to accelerate the development of new drugs and increase the success rate through strategic cooperation research with domestic and overseas research institutes and pharmaceutical institutions. '
  • Avelos Therapeutics — Avelos Therapeutics is a precision medicine company in the clinical stage that finds, creates, and sells targeted therapeutics.
Quantum Ventures Korea VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 5 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, Artificial Intelligence, Medical
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Testbank — Mission | About Product | Team Culture | Recruit | Team Blog
  • Caring — Caring is a visiting medical treatment facility that offers medical consultation.
  • Groupware Pro — Groupware Pro is a business management company that provides software for groupware communication solution.
BSK Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
BSK Investment is a private equity investment company that invests in unlisted companies.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • MAYMUST — MayMust offers IT consulting service.
  • Green Package Solution — Green Package Solution is a packaging company that manufactures electronic products, cosmetics, and food for the industrial sectors.
  • Elpis Cell Therapeutics — Elpis Cell Therapeutics develops individualized cell therapy to cure incurable diseases.
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.
SJ Investment Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 5 investments in the past 12 months
SJ Investment Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in the IT and biotechnology industries.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Manufacturing
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • MEZOO — Mezoo Co., Ltd.
  • 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.
  • Medistream — Medistream operates an integrated platform for oriental medicine.
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.
Aju IB Investment VC Fund · Yeoksamdong, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Aju IB Investment is a venture capital firm that offers SMEs with investments and consulting services.Aju IB Investment offers consulting services that focus on business management, tax, accounting, legal, mergers and acquisitions, additional funding, marketing, and technology support.Aju IB Investment was founded in September 1974 and is basedin Seoul, South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Therapeutics
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • South Korea, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Returnit — RETURNIT is a service that replaces single-use containers with reusable containers used for food delivery.
  • KRISTIN — KRISTIN is a supplier of flat, sneakers, and boots.
  • Live Anywhere — Live Anywhere is a tour guide that recommends houses suitable for monthly living.
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.
Widwin Investment VC Fund · Gangneung, Kangwon-do, South Korea
Widwin Investment is an investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Therapeutics, Biopharma
  • Series C, Series B, Funding Round
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Rodwin — Rodwin is a transportation management company specializes in vehicle consignment transportation services.
  • Curocell — Curocell’s OVIS™ technology enhances immune cells to overcome immune suppression in tumor microenvironments.
  • BIORCHESTRA — Developing innovative medicines to improve the lives of patients and their families
Nice Investment Partners VC Fund
NICE Investment Partners is a new technology finance company whose main job is to increase corporate value by discovering and investing in new technology businesses with promising growth, providing various management support, business alliances, and strategic consulting to the invested companies.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Biotechnology, Art
  • Series B, Series A, Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • EGNIS — EGNIS is a supplier of food products.
  • S.LAB Asia — S.LAB is a platform for supply chain logistics for an efficient and cost-saving end to end transportation service. Through its cold chain technology, the company significantly reduces the cost during the first mile and middle mile delivery. Real-time tracking service will collect all the data to actively respond to the incident and keep thecustomer satisfied. With the data, S.LAB optimizes the temperature, packaging, and routing to increase the efficiency in cold chain delivery per country.
  • Yeoshin — Yeoshin is a skin treatment information platform.
Cytogen VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Cytogen, Inc., a biotechnology company, develops and sells CTC enrichment systems for cancer diagnosis and treatment in South Korea. It offers Smart Biopsy, an automated CTC enrichment system from blood sample; and cell isolators, IF stainers, cell image analyzers, time laps analyzers, isolation kits, and culture kits. The company was founded in2010 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Life Science, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical
  • Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • TSD Life Sciences — TSD Life Sciences is a bio company that provides clinical research services to defeat cancer through research and development.
JCurve Investment VC Fund · Seocho, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
JCurve Investment is a venture capital firm that invests in the veterinary and pharmacy sectors.
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Investment focus
  • Pet, Apps, Medical
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Petner — Petner is a startup that connects professionals of pets and guardians of pets.
  • LyseNTech — LyseNTech is a bacteriophage company that develops antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
  • NEUROPHET — Neurophet produces solutions based on Segengine, the company’s own technology that automatically segments brain magnetic resonance (MR) images into 107 regions within a minute.
ActnerLab VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
ActnerLab is a venture capital and accelerator that helps hardware, IoT and biotech startups establish their initial foothold and beyond.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Medical, Medical Device
  • Funding Round, Seed, Angel
  • South Korea, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Dexelion — Dexelion - Ultimate Depth and Image Sensing Solution
  • AltMedical — AltMedical is a research institute jointly established with Dong-A University and aims to develop a treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
  • Chain Lightning — Chain Lightning is an electric vehicle charging station that provides electric vehicle care payment and charge management services.
HB Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
HB Investment Inc. was founded on November 11, 1999 starting with paid-in Capital of KRW 10 billion.Since its foundation, HB Investment Inc. has been investing small and medium businesses that have the potential for steady growth and profitability and helping the invested companies to grow well by giving various consulting services. As a result,HB Investment Inc.constructed comprehensive portfolio out of various industrial areas, such as game, entertainment, as well as representative high-tech industries related to semiconductor, Internet, LCD, and a smart phone, bio, health care. In addition, HB Investment Inc. has experiences in implementing business Success-fully by organizing several partnership funds for recent years.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Software, Health Care
  • Series B, Funding Round, Series A
  • South Korea, United States, Vietnam
Portfolio highlights
  • AITRICS — AITRICS is taking on the ultimate role of giving everyone access to the power of data-driven health intelligence by developing advanced clinical solutions that will revolutionize their lives. With a shared vision and a common purpose, passionate and dedicated professionals from diverse backgrounds came together to create the most exceptional team.
  • MindwareWorks — Mindware all development efforts are focuses on service platform which integrates a variety of non-face-to-face customer contact methods and channels into MSA platform by ourself.
  • Driving Teacher — You may search and compare the pricing of all driving schools countrywide in Driving Teacher, and you can help students make real-time training reservations with just a few clicks without connecting to a counselor. Furthermore, it provides an online reservation management platform to driving schools in order to automate the driving school system,as well as sales growth through customized marketing.
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.
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
P&I Investment VC Fund · Seongnam, Kyonggi-do, South Korea
P&I Investment is a venture capital firm based in South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Music, Content, Health Care
  • Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Novelty Nobility — Novelty Nobility Inc. is a private biotech company. They are currently focused on the research of novel angiogenesis targets and develop antibody-based therapeutics in ophthalmology and oncology, where angiogenesis plays a key pathogenic role.In ophthalmology, Novelty Nobility first discovered a novel angiogenesis target, Stem Cell Factor(SCF)and c-KIT, which was initially known for its engagement with proliferation and survival of primitive hematopoietic stem cells for a couple of past decades. We believe that anti-SCF/c-KIT could effectively address the unmet medical needs, mostly caused by inherent limitations of anti-VEGFs, in terms of treatment efficacy and long-term safety. Our target discovery is widely and strongly patent-protected in US/KOR and the lead pipeline, NN2101(a full-human monoclonal antibody), is currently under preclinical development.
  • Contents Technologies — Content Technologies is a content IP-based company builder.
Korea Omega Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Korea Omega Investment Finance is a private equity and venture capital firm
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Biotechnology, Therapeutics
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, Vietnam, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Colley — Colley is an online theme park app that creates and sells IP products.
  • Kitronyx — Tactile Pressure Distribution System
  • Caring — Caring is a visiting medical treatment facility that offers medical consultation.
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.
Time Folio Asset Management VC Fund
Time Folio Asset Management
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Health Care
  • Series B, Series C, Series A
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Monday OFF — MondayOFF is a mobile games developer and publisher specialized in Hypercasual games. With creativity and constantly evolving methods, we aim to launch your game to the top of the charts and build a worldwide audience to enjoy your games.
  • IVIM Technology — Global No.1 solution provider of IntraVital Microscopy
  • Point2 Technology — We Develop Innovative, Ultra-Low Power Connectivity SoCs Point2 Technology cloud-optimized range of high-speed SoCs and reference design platforms accelerate deployment of next generation data centers and 5G infrastructure.
Premier Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Premier Partners (프리미어 파트너스) is a Korean domestic funds management company. It provides investment services for individuals and businesses. Premier Partners was established in September 2005 in Seoul, Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Artificial Intelligence
  • Funding Round, Series B, Series A
  • South Korea, United States, Russian Federation
Portfolio highlights
  • Medipixel — Medipixel is a MedTech startup that aims to contribute to the improvement of the quality of human life by innovating the way we diagnose diseases and controlling surgical robots with the power of AI. Consisting of a group of AI experts in computer vision, deep learning, and reinforcement learning, Medipixel conducts research and product developmentfor lung cancer diagnosis and coronary intervention robots together with the best healthcare professionals in Korea such as Seoul Asan Medical Center. In November 2018, MediPixel won the championship in the QuickFire Challenge hosted by Johnson & Johnson. MediPixel currently offers three solutions for intervention surgeons:1. An AI Based Diagnosis Solution makes it possible for doctors to spot lesions while performing a coronary angiography, perform segmentation of the vessel in question within just one second and analyze the lesion’s status.2. A Guide & Planning Solution clearly visualizes the hidden part of the coronary artery to make doctors perform guidewire manipulation with more ease and confidence, which is quite useful especially in case of CTO. Furthermore, the solution frees doctors from the need to use contrast -- this is important because contrast can cause potentially fatal reactions in 5 to 10% of patients.3. An Automated Navigation Engine automates navigation through coronary arteries. Once the destination is reached, it controls a robotic unit by giving the most appropriate real-time commands in its existing situation, thus delivering devices such as guidewire to the destination in the most efficient way.We're open to any candidates who are excited to apply their knowledge and skill in deep learning to real-world medical data and surgery robots. Do you have any questions? Email us at contact@medipixel.io
  • MangoBoost — Data Processing Unit (DPU) is a next-generation server accelerator designed to orchestrate various intra-server devices (e.g., CPU, GPU, SSD, NPU, NIC). By maximizing the datacenter’s overall performance and cost efficiency, DPU is now considered as the most important HW/SW solution to realize the next-generation extreme-scale AI serverinfrastructure. However, despite its critical necessity from the datacenter and AI infrastructure, there is no market-leading DPU solution which can meet the customer’s actual demand due to its HW/SW complexity and the application/model heterogeneity. MangoBoost is currently the world’s most highly recognized DPU startup located in US and Korea. We provide the world’s most advanced and flexible DPU HW/SW solutions in order to fully satisfy the needs of various customers. Our DPU HW is fully composable by integrating its rich set of DPU features to construct our customer-optimal DPUs. At the same time, our DPU SW enables to seamlessly deploy the solution to any customer environment. As a result, our DPU solutions are considered very promising to realize the next-generation AI/datacenter infrastructure, and thus they are currently evaluated at various global-leading companies. MangoBoost was founded in early 2022 to commercialize 7 year of top-tier DPU research outcomes achieved at Seoul National University (e.g., many full-system DPU prototypes, many ISCA/MICRO/ASPLOS/OSDI/ATC papers). The current team consists of 45+ system engineers including ~20 top-tier PhDs from Carnegie Mellon University, Seoul National University, POSTECH, U Toronto, and ~20 industry experts from Intel, Microsoft, Samsung, and Naver.
  • Upstage AI — Upstage AI is an artificial intelligence (AI) startup that helps companies focus on their core businesses.
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.
Meritz Securities VC Fund
Securities, Investment, Finance, Trading company
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Medical
  • Series C, Series B, Series A
  • South Korea, China
Portfolio highlights
  • UPPTHERA — UPPTHERA is a pharmaceutical company that specializes in drug development using targeted protein degradation technology.
  • MetaFines — MetaFines is researching and developing anti-cancer drugs using cancer metabolism.
  • Lanvin Group — Lanvin group is a fashion industry that oversees the labels lanvin, caruso, wolford, sergio rossi, and st. John knits. It is offering this assistance along with in-depth information about and connection to the fashion markets.
JX Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
JX Partners is a venture capital firm.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Biopharma
  • Series A, Series C, Series B
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • MEZOO — Mezoo Co., Ltd.
  • Curocell — Curocell’s OVIS™ technology enhances immune cells to overcome immune suppression in tumor microenvironments.
  • Cell in Cells — Cell in Cells researches and develops cell therapy products for regenerative medicine through the 3D technology of stem cells.
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 A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • HeyDealer — HeyDealer is a price comparison platform for used cars.
  • Hudson AI — Hudson AI is an enterprise that delivers AI-based dubbing solutions. It supports the development of dubbed content, which is the core of content localization, using voice and video AI technologies.
  • Rebellions.ai — AI chip architects are often inattentive to advanced deep learning features and requirements because they believe software stacks between their silicon and algorithms can provide effective abstract layers. We disagree. We do not think such naively designed chips can efficiently utilize expensive custom silicon resources. The more native hardwaresupports are enabled, the higher performance is achieved.Rebellions Inc is building genuine AI accelerators by bi-directionally bridging the gap between underlying silicon architectures and deep learning algorithms. We push algorithm boundaries to better exploit silicon budgets, while re-architecting AI processors to incorporate sophisticated deep learning features through silicon-dedicated DL kernels.Our goal is to deliver a domain-specific AI processor along with its optimized software. This approach, together with our unique decentralized programming model, will enable customers to arm with the most powerful yet energy-efficient AI hardware as well as seamless integration.
G.N. Tech Venture VC Fund
G.N. Tech Venture is a corporate investment company that invests in electronic components.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Health Care
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Panmnesia — True composable resource disaggregation, CXL hardware/software infrastructure from the beginning to the end.
  • Naurobotics — Naurobotics is a robot automation company that offers robot automation systems and grip systems.
  • TradLinx Co. — TradLinx is an integrated international logistics platform that has enlightened enclosed logistics market with ‘Visibility’ based on our ‘Big Data’. We provide a consolidated logistics management system to international shippers, and an efficient management system as well as opportunities to expand client pool to freight service providers.TradLinx has truly been reshaping the international logistics market.TradLinx’s vast database and strong algorithm have been solving decades old issues in the market. With TradLinx, shippers were able to reduce logistics costs, track shipments, manage history easy and fast. Freight service providers are now able to work efficiently and now finding new opportunities through TradLinx. 1. Visibility Solution TradLinx provides real-time visibility solution. We've developed an easy-to-use solution that only requires input of bill of lading number to track your shipments real-time through the years of collecting & analyzing logistics data. Our clients include Samsung Electronics and many multinational corporations based in Korea and we now track over 10% of all containers ship in & out of Korea.2. Hassle Free Quote Request TradLinx’s hassle free quote request system differentiate from the beginning of your logistics journey. An easy to use system and our professional consultants provide quotes within 24 hours for point to point location anywhere in the world. 3. Smart Solution to Compare Quotes & Instant Booking TradLinx, only to better logistics market and reduce unnecessary costs for shippers, compares quotes from our partners who are simply the best in the market for your specific countries and all other needs. 4. Smart Document Manager on Cloud Hard copies are now things in the past. Logistics documents managed over cloud are easily accessible anywhere, anytime. TradLinx provides checklist and samples for shippers to have them better prepare documents without missing any required documents. 5. Efficient Shipment History Management Shippers now can easily manage shipment history without spreadsheets. Repeat orders became easy with one click on TradLinx.6. Monitoring Dashboard for Shippers’ Logistics Status TradLinx’s integrated monitoring dashboard lets shippers know current logistics status with real-time alarm system. Shippers now never have to be kept in the dark.TradLinx is also a logistics data provider to one of the largest conglomerate in Korea as well as government agencies. TradLinx greatly enhances user experience searching for logistics information to a whole new level by providing integrated data sets for Ocean Schedule, Air Cargo Schedule, Tracking, Vessel Info, and Terminal Schedule.Become a member to check your favorite carriers' schedule and compare rates from our top of the market partners!!
Kiwoom Investment VC Fund · Youidodong, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Kiwoom Investment provides financial assistance with funding for small businesses.
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  • Information Technology, Software, Biotechnology
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • South Korea, Japan, Germany
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  • Sauce — Smart sound sends data over sound that cannot be heard by humans, enabling connection among devices without additional hardware. Mobidoo is leading Fintech industry with its own technology 'Smart sound'. 'Smart Sound' is applied to payment, IoT, and marketing solutions, and has been customized to Lotte L.pay and commercializedfor more than 20,000 merchants of Lotte Department Store, Lotte Mart and 7 Eleven Korea, etc. as the world's first case. Currently, mobidoo is launching pre-paid P2P payment platform for merchants and users. Mobidoo is targeting fintech and global market using 'Smart Sound' technology.
  • Surginex — Surginex is a biological drug development company that offers molecular biology, genetics, physical, and chemical analysis services.
  • Quad Miners — Quad Miners is a developer of cybersecurity software that is used to combat security threats. Customers can protect their data from malware attacks by using the company's software, which uses a machine learning-based artificial intelligence analysis engine to store network traffic without data loss and detect threats and anomalies. It provideseasy and accurate cyber defense solutions to the world.
KB Securities VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 9 investments in the past 12 months
KB Securities is a Financial Services company.
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  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Series B, Series A, Funding Round
  • South Korea, United States, China
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  • Dencom — Dencom is an IT company that creates dental platforms for medical services.
  • JLT — JLT supplies industrial automation equipment solutions and focuses on technology improvement through an integrated welding solution development project.
  • Rebellions.ai — Liberate Human Potential with Accelerated AI
Timepolio Asset Management VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Timepolio Asset Management is an asset management firm.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Pharmaceutical
  • Series A, Series C, Seed
  • South Korea
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  • MEZOO — Mezoo Co., Ltd.
  • Rapeech — Rapeech is an AI voice technology company that provides product development services.
  • Avelos Therapeutics — Avelos Therapeutics is a precision medicine company in the clinical stage that finds, creates, and sells targeted therapeutics.
The Wells Investment VC Fund
The Wells Investment
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • South Korea
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  • ADDD — Dalgo is a peer-to-peer advertising platform.
  • GenKOre — GenKOre operates as a biotech company, specializing in genetic scissors.
  • Oasis Business — Oasis Business is an information services company that provides AI solutions to the finance, construction, and distribution industries.
Ulmus Investment VC Fund
Ulmus Investment
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Manufacturing, Medical
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • South Korea
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  • AUTOCRYPT — Comprehensive, end-to-end automotive cybersecurity solutions for software-defined vehicles, V2X communications, and regulatory compliance.
  • Cell in Cells — Cell in Cells researches and develops cell therapy products for regenerative medicine through the 3D technology of stem cells.
  • Sevenbroi Beer — Sevenbroi Beer manufactures homemade beers.
Clarevoyant Ventures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Clarevoyant Ventures is a wholly owned investment platform that invests in seed, early-stage investments, and growth capital investments.
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Investment focus
  • Medical, Health Care, Life Science
  • Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • GenKOre — GenKOre operates as a biotech company, specializing in genetic scissors.
IBK Capital VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
IBK Capital is the venture capital arm of the Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK).
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Biotechnology, Medical
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • South Korea, India, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Kitronyx — Tactile Pressure Distribution System
  • Doctor Cha — Doctor Cha is a car maintenance and accident repair consultation company that provides application for vehicle management services.
  • Namdo Market — Namdo Market is a mobile application for wholesale and retail trading services.
BNH Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
BNH Investment is an investment company for bio and healthcare sectors.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Medinno — Medinno develops cell therapeutics for brain diseases. The company's therapy uses technology to treat a wide range of diseases, including hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, neonatal refractory brain diseases, and severe intraventricular hemorrhages..
  • LabInCube — LabInCube develops inCube materials capable of selective drug release, sustained release, and supporting complex raw materials.
  • INTAKE foods — INTAKE foods (인테이크푸즈) is a company focused on food content development and food branding, specialized in the innovation of leading food brands. It is focused on brand development, content development and publishing, such as food activities, intake of foods, and a food culture of innovation.
Mirae Asset Capital VC Fund · Mumbai, Maharashtra, India · 10 investments in the past 12 months
South Korean investment firm, headquartered in Seoul.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Biotechnology, Medical
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • South Korea, United States, India
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  • MetisX — MetisX is a startup firm that develops intelligent memory and memory-centric computing architectures based on CXL.
  • HeyDealer — HeyDealer is a price comparison platform for used cars.
  • Rebellions.ai — Liberate Human Potential with Accelerated AI
Quad Asset Management VC Fund · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Quad Asset Management is an Investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, Biopharma
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Medipixel — Medipixel is a MedTech startup that aims to contribute to the improvement of the quality of human life by innovating the way we diagnose diseases and controlling surgical robots with the power of AI. Consisting of a group of AI experts in computer vision, deep learning, and reinforcement learning, Medipixel conducts research and product developmentfor lung cancer diagnosis and coronary intervention robots together with the best healthcare professionals in Korea such as Seoul Asan Medical Center. In November 2018, MediPixel won the championship in the QuickFire Challenge hosted by Johnson & Johnson. MediPixel currently offers three solutions for intervention surgeons:1. An AI Based Diagnosis Solution makes it possible for doctors to spot lesions while performing a coronary angiography, perform segmentation of the vessel in question within just one second and analyze the lesion’s status.2. A Guide & Planning Solution clearly visualizes the hidden part of the coronary artery to make doctors perform guidewire manipulation with more ease and confidence, which is quite useful especially in case of CTO. Furthermore, the solution frees doctors from the need to use contrast -- this is important because contrast can cause potentially fatal reactions in 5 to 10% of patients.3. An Automated Navigation Engine automates navigation through coronary arteries. Once the destination is reached, it controls a robotic unit by giving the most appropriate real-time commands in its existing situation, thus delivering devices such as guidewire to the destination in the most efficient way.We're open to any candidates who are excited to apply their knowledge and skill in deep learning to real-world medical data and surgery robots. Do you have any questions? Email us at contact@medipixel.io
  • NEUROPHET — Neurophet produces solutions based on Segengine, the company’s own technology that automatically segments brain magnetic resonance (MR) images into 107 regions within a minute.
  • Avelos Therapeutics — Avelos Therapeutics is a precision medicine company in the clinical stage that finds, creates, and sells targeted therapeutics.
Industrial Bank of Korea VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 26 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.
  • HeyDealer — HeyDealer is a price comparison platform for used cars.
  • 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.
Partners Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 8 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.
Neoflux VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Neoflux is a venture capital firm based in Seoul, South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Apps, Information Technology
  • Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Grip — Grip is a mobile application that offers to sell products, update stories, go online and chat communication to sellers.
  • Thingsflow — Thingsflow is a chatbot that engages in the development and operation of the character chatbot brand Hellobot.
  • Novelty Nobility — Novelty Nobility Inc. is a private biotech company. They are currently focused on the research of novel angiogenesis targets and develop antibody-based therapeutics in ophthalmology and oncology, where angiogenesis plays a key pathogenic role.In ophthalmology, Novelty Nobility first discovered a novel angiogenesis target, Stem Cell Factor(SCF)and c-KIT, which was initially known for its engagement with proliferation and survival of primitive hematopoietic stem cells for a couple of past decades. We believe that anti-SCF/c-KIT could effectively address the unmet medical needs, mostly caused by inherent limitations of anti-VEGFs, in terms of treatment efficacy and long-term safety. Our target discovery is widely and strongly patent-protected in US/KOR and the lead pipeline, NN2101(a full-human monoclonal antibody), is currently under preclinical development.
Synergy IB Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Synergy IB Investment specializes in the fields of cost, profitability, analysis, finance, and management.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea
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  • Rznomics — This is a biotechnology company founded by professor Lee Sung-wook's lab They are working on the development of gene therapy products for liver cancer through the development of gene therapy products. It was selected by the TIPS program and was recognized for excellence in technology.
  • CK Regeon — CK Regeon is a biotechnology company that develops drugs with MOA.
  • LyseNTech — LyseNTech is a bacteriophage company that develops antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Kingo Investment Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Kingo Investment Partners is a venture capital firm.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical
  • Series A, Series C, Series B
  • South Korea
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  • Difon — Difon is a developer of smart window solution technology, which is designed to regulate sunlight transmittance.Difon Co., Ltd. emerged as a spin-off from Hyundai Motor Group in 2021, with a vision to evolve into a leading provider of smart film solutions. The company is dedicated to enhancing consumers' living spaces by conducting researchand development while manufacturing smart films.To accelerate the adoption of smart film technology, Difon has established a robust supply chain through strategic alliances and investments in system integration with various relevant companies, including glass manufacturers, automobile OEMs, and construction firms.With a strong commitment to sustainability and social responsibility, Difon aims to foster a better environment and future through its endeavors. The company strives to maximize its impact by continually innovating and creating products that benefit both consumers and society as a whole.
  • MEZOO — Mezoo Co., Ltd.
  • Medinno — Medinno develops cell therapeutics for brain diseases. The company's therapy uses technology to treat a wide range of diseases, including hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, neonatal refractory brain diseases, and severe intraventricular hemorrhages..
SV Investment Corp VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 12 investments in the past 12 months
SV Investment Corp is a venture capital firm that provides companies with finance, strategic advice and information at critical stages of their development.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Medical
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • MetisX — MetisX is a startup firm that develops intelligent memory and memory-centric computing architectures based on CXL.
  • AGL — AGL Co., Ltd. is a leading company that specializes in providing integrated solutions, including tee time Global Distribution System (GDS), Pay, and ERP, to both domestic and overseas golf courses.
  • Avelos Therapeutics — Avelos Therapeutics is a precision medicine company in the clinical stage that finds, creates, and sells targeted therapeutics.
QUAD Investment Management VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Established in 2009, QUAD is an independent investment manager overseeing approximately US$1.0 billion in equity assets (as of June 2019). Our clients range from institutional clients such as pension funds, endowments and family offices to individual parents and their children. All investment managers and key management being equity partners of thefirm, QUAD members are significant investors in the company, which we believe aligns our goals with the interests of our clients.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Medical
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • South Korea, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Vedanta Biosciences — Vedanta Biosciences is a developer of immunotherapies designed to treat immune-mediated and infectious diseases. The company's immunotherapies include a suite of proprietary assays to select pharmacologically potent strains, vast proprietary datasets from human interventional studies, and facilities for cGMP-compliant manufacturing ofrationally-defined bacterial consortia in powder form, enabling physicians to access live bacteria drug to treat autoimmune and inflammatory diseases easily.It was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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