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Top 50 Marketplace Startup Investors in South Korea

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

Top 50 Marketplace Startup Investors in South Korea

Investor Marketplace South Korea investments
Strong Ventures 49
Korea Credit Guarantee Fund 26
KB Investment 19
Industrial Bank of Korea 17
MYSC 16
Big Basin Capital 16
Bass Investment 16
Lotte Ventures 16
Korea Investment Partners 15
Kakao Ventures 15
Primer Sazze Partners 14
Capstone Partners 14
Coolidge Corner Investment 13
Shinhan Capital 13
Hana Ventures 13
AI Angel Club 13
Translink Investment 13
KDB Capital 12
DSC Investment 12
Smilegate Investment 12
Altos Ventures 12
SBVA 11
Fast Ventures 10
IMM Investment 10
Hana Financial Investment 9
POSCO CAPITAL 9
Korea Development Bank 9
InfoBank 8
TheVentures 8
Laguna Investment 8
Enlight Ventures 8
KB Securities 7
SBI Investment Korea 7
Center for Creative Economy and Innovation 7
CRIT Ventures 7
Seoul Business Agency(SBA) 7
Series Ventures 7
Partners Investment 7
Stone Bridge Ventures 7
TBT 7
IBK Capital 6
Yoonmin Foundation 6
Atinum Partners 6
Lighthouse Combined Investment 6
KOSME 6
Hashed 6
Wadiz 6
CJ Investment 6
SJ Investment Partners 6
InterVest Co. 5
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Strong Ventures VC Fund · Los Angeles, California, United States · 17 investments in the past 12 months
Strong Ventures is a seed fund, based in California, that finances, supports, and mentors Korean/Asian/Global entrepreneurs, empowering them to build strong ventures and to break successfully into the global market.With proven experience as operators, executives, and entrepreneurs, they provide hands-on assistance and guidance. On topof their financial investment, they aim to provide tangible value to their entrepreneurs, through network reach, strategic thinking, and execution collaboration. And, as they engage together in their venture endeavors, they hope to make the entrepreneurial ecosystem, where they build companies and labor in, a better, stronger, and more fun place for all.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Health Care, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • South Korea, United States, Poland
Portfolio highlights
  • K Visa — K Visa is an immigration service agency that offers visas, permanent residency, and employment services.
  • Realry — Search, compare, and shop your luxury items here. Realry is your luxury fashion search engine that lets you search thousands of online fashion stores at once.
  • Spotlite — Spotlite operates a professional model recruitment platform for commercial photography.
Korea Credit Guarantee Fund VC Fund · Daegu, Taegu-jikhalsi, South Korea · 16 investments in the past 12 months
Korea Credit Guarantee Fund operates as a public financial institution.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, Manufacturing
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Suppor-T — Suppor-T is an entrepreneur-focused growth management tool
  • Bungee — Bungee is a recruitment platform that provides hiring, SEO, content marketing, and performance marketing services.
  • Pion Electric — Pion Electric is a company that is reimagining the future of the energy industry and the worldwide market for emerging technologies.
KB Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 37 investments in the past 12 months
Founded in 1990, KB Investment Co., Ltd. (KBIC) is one of Korea’s leading investment firms of venture capital and private equity funds with over USD 2.6 Billion of asset under management as of December 2023. KBIC is a subsidiary of KB Financial Group, Korea’s premier financial group with the largest domestic customer base as well as the widestnetwork of service branches in Korea.KBIC’s team is recognized for industry thought leadership, a broad network of powerful industry relationships, and a unique professional investment approach to investing. KBIC passionately support our portfolio companies with active guidance in all key aspects of team building, strategy, operations and governance
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Biotechnology
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Apollon — Apollon develops noninvasive continuous glucose monitoring systems.
  • AGL — AGL Co., Ltd. is a leading company that specializes in providing integrated solutions, including tee time Global Distribution System (GDS), Pay, and ERP, to both domestic and overseas golf courses.
  • NXN Labs — NXN Labs empowers individuals in crafting indistinguishable and sophisticated human images and videos. It goal is to empower people to seamlessly navigate this exciting, intertwined journey into a new era.
Industrial Bank of Korea VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 29 investments in the past 12 months
Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) is committed to honoring its charter of financing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The Bank has extended the scope of its expertise to provide a comprehensive range of financial services to individual customers in a quest to emerge as a leading financial services group. In pursuit of that goal, IBK is makingevery effort to enhance its competitiveness, achieve balanced growth and strengthen its global presence.The Bank employs around 10,000 staff and operates a distribution network of 612 branches including 12 overseas branches. Providing complementary services, the Bank also operates several subsidiaries: IBK Capital Corporation, IBK-SG Asset Management, IBK System Co., Ltd., and IBK Credit Information Corporation. In 2008, IBK Investment & Securities was launched, focused on meeting the needs of SME customers for services such as IPOs and M&As. Moreover, strategic alliance with Korea Investment Holdings enhances product competitiveness and affiliation with the National Post Office promoting easy customer access to IBK banking services.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Health Care, Software
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • MetisX — MetisX is a startup firm that develops intelligent memory and memory-centric computing architectures based on CXL.
  • HoneyNaps — Connected Family through Digital Healthcare.Beginning in 2015, HoneyNaps began to develop the element technology for monitoring Bio-signal and completed the platform launch. In order to derive full-cycle bio-signal management & the disease prediction model.
  • MedInTech — Our mission is to help both doctors and patients through our intuitive and intelligent medical devices
MYSC VC Fund · Seongdong, Kyonggi-do, South Korea · 12 investments in the past 12 months
MYSC is an innovative company that helps innovation through consulting, social venture accelerating, and impact investing.
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Health Care, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • South Korea, China, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Rovigos — Rovigos analyzes data from your whole business to help you make better forecasts and choices.
  • Welfare Union — Welfare Union focused on customized senior care meals and nutritional services.
  • Phyto Research — Phyto Research offers virus-free, high-quality seedlings as OEM through tissue culture and seed manufacturing.
Big Basin Capital VC Fund · Cupertino, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Big Basin Capital is a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley, investing in early-stage startups in Korea and the United States.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • South Korea, United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • mAy-I — mAy-I is a tech startup that develops advanced human tracking solution based on machine learning techniques.
  • Lynens — Linenance prioritizes operational excellence by systematizing the entire process, from customer contracts through washing. We believe that operational excellence leads to affordable rates and that reasonable rates lead to customer happiness.
  • Globaleur — Thousands of travelers from around the world rely on Globaleur for travel. Leverage Globaleur's software and APIs that include dynamic destination data and AI-powered developer tools to change the way we travel the world.
Bass Investment VC Fund · Seocho, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Bass Investment is a venture capital firm based in South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Information Technology, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • BrownBag — Brown Bag is an online portal for coffee and cafe supplies.
  • Liberty Labs — Liberty Labs specializes in prompt engineering that allows them to build applications that showcase AI potential. Liberty Labs offers products such as Toolbuilder, regex.ai, Opencharacter, and CLN.me.
  • Paradigm Shift — Paradigm Shift created an exercise diary platform to help people stay fit. The company's website allows mothers to upload activity diaries, encourage one another, and win incentives, enabling them to grow through motivating support.
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.
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
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.
Primer Sazze Partners VC Fund · San Jose, California, United States · 11 investments in the past 12 months
Primer Sazze Partners - We like to find founders who are making the impossible happen through sheer force of will and a refusal to accept hard truths.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • South Korea, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • DALPHA — Simple, Fast, Affordable AI services. FREE AI Consulting, demo production. Fast AI service implement within 2WEEKS. 50% cost saving compared to existing AI Solutions
  • Paraform — Match with expert recruiters and fill your hardest roles. Finding exceptional talent was extremely difficult, until now.
  • Upstage AI — Upstage AI is an artificial intelligence (AI) startup that helps companies focus on their core businesses.
Capstone Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Capstone Partners is a venture capital firm specializing in early-stage companies operating in the Information technology, wireless technology, architecture, pharmaceutical, internet, online game, software, solid state disk, and IP television sectors. It primarily invests in China and South Korea, with a focus in Seoul and Gyeonggi province. Thefirm prefers to exit its investments through a trade sale. Capstone Partners was founded in 2008 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.Capstone Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in entrepreneurs seeking success with fresh ideas. Capstone Partners values the funds of union investors better than our own, working for the interests of investors and following the objective of the investments.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Gaming
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Doongji — Doongji is a small building PM company providing commercial property maintenance and management services.
  • Rapeech — Rapeech is an AI voice technology company that provides product development services.
  • GlucoFit — GlucoFit offers meals that induce blood sugar rises and helps to regulate blood sugar more effectively and healthily.
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.
Shinhan Capital VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Shinhan Capital is a credit-specialized company offering corporate finance services for its clients. It provides financial services, lease, corporate loans, investment financing, housing loans, installment financing, etc. Shinhan Capital was established in 1991. The company is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Apps
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • CURAUM — CURAUM is a specialist in oral care and sleep-related health care products.
  • ELROILAB — ELROILAB provides an AI hyperspectral imaging solution to find foreign objects in food materials.
  • Avelos Therapeutics — Avelos Therapeutics is a precision medicine company in the clinical stage that finds, creates, and sells targeted therapeutics.
Hana Ventures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 14 investments in the past 12 months
Hana Ventures is a corporate venture capital of Hana Financial Group.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Health Care
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • South Korea, Japan, Malaysia
Portfolio highlights
  • MedInTech — Our mission is to help both doctors and patients through our intuitive and intelligent medical devices
  • Arobot — Arobot creates robots with HRI-based behavior patterns, allowing consumers to embrace robots more readily and organically.
  • NaraSpace Technology — NaraSpace Technology specializes in the design, development, integration, and testing of CubeSats and small space systems.
AI Angel Club VC Fund · Mapo, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
AI Angel Club is an angel investment club that specializes in seed investment in the medical and bio healthcare field.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, E-Commerce, Automotive
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Frankit — Frankit is a franchise supply chain curating platform that offers a supplier curating feature that identifies and links providers of essential commodities.
  • Wig Hill — Wig Hill is a seller of pet products.
  • MyBrain — MyBrain's brain-only MRI can lower equipment costs through component miniaturization, lower maintenance costs and enhance maintenance through the use of conduction cooling technology, and improve diagnosis ease and accuracy through the development of AI diagnosis software. It is unique in that it can be improved.
KDB Capital VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
KDB Capital Corp. operates as a credit specialized and corporate restructuring company in South Korea.It provides equipment leasing services for various properties, including machineries, ships, IT equipments, medical equipments, automation equipments, transportation machineries, educational research equipments, construction machineries, heavy,and other equipments for social services.The company provides venture capital for companies operating in various areas, including computer and related components, semiconductors and equipment, telecommunication and accessories, software, multimedia, precision chemistry, environment, biotechnology, content/fashion, mechatronics, and entertainment.In addition, the company offers services to help distressed companies, including merger and acquisition, business consulting, merger and acquisition loan, rescheduling, acquisition of stocks, operating loan fund for restructuring, and consulting for corporate reinforcement; funding services, such as working capital, project financing, and equipment funding; financing via acquiring account receivables from corporations; and credit card services.The company was established in 1972 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. KDB Capital Corp. is subsidiary of The Korea Development Bank.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Biotechnology, Information Technology
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • enhans — Viralpick provides IT services for organizations including data analysis, automation, acquisition, and advertising services.
  • Best Graphene — Graphene specialized company_BESTGRAPHENE
  • Pion Electric — Pion Electric is a company that is reimagining the future of the energy industry and the worldwide market for emerging technologies.
DSC Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 15 investments in the past 12 months
DSC Investments invests in early stage and growth companies in the field of corporate identify and focus, IT, software, biotechnology, machinery, and future high-growth areas such as environment and resources.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Software, Information Technology
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • DALPHA — Simple, Fast, Affordable AI services. FREE AI Consulting, demo production. Fast AI service implement within 2WEEKS. 50% cost saving compared to existing AI Solutions
  • Modusign — Modusign is an IT brand and electronic contract company.
  • Terracle — Terracle is a Korean eco-friendly startup with the world's best waste plastic depolymerization technology. We supply recycled TPA (PTA) and EG in large quantities and focus on low-grade, hard-to-recycle plastic waste, clothing, and film waste. The best ESG solution is Terracle.
Smilegate Investment VC Fund · Seongnam, Kyonggi-do, South Korea · 22 investments in the past 12 months
Smilegate Investment, founded in 1999 originally as MVP Capital, is a venture capital and private equity firm that grows remarkably alongside invested companies. Since initial venture capital funding in 2000, the firm has since organized and managed more than 30 venture capital and private equity funds and has invested in more than 200 companieswith promising growth potential.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, Vietnam
Portfolio highlights
  • NXN Labs — NXN Labs empowers individuals in crafting indistinguishable and sophisticated human images and videos. It goal is to empower people to seamlessly navigate this exciting, intertwined journey into a new era.
  • MedInTech — Our mission is to help both doctors and patients through our intuitive and intelligent medical devices
  • Reliv — Automate QA tests in just 5 minutes
Altos Ventures VC Fund · Menlo Park, California, United States · 11 investments in the past 12 months
Altos Ventures was founded in 1996 to invest in early stage technology companies. After starting with $30 million in committed capital, we currently manage more than $8 billion in regulatory assets under management, supporting the full lifecycle of companies from inception to global growth and profitability. We have been the first and leadinstitutional investor in 100+ companies around the world. We invest in both consumer and enterprise tech companies, with particular interest in enterprise SaaS, FinTech, e-commerce, and consumer brands and services. We look to invest in high-growth, capital-efficient, founder-led companies. Initial investments can start as small as $500,000 while our follow-on investments can exceed $100 million in a single round, purchasing both primary and secondary shares.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Internet
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • South Korea, United States, Indonesia
Portfolio highlights
  • Charan — Charan is an operator of an e-commerce platform intended to sell second-hand fashion apparel.
  • GOMBLE — GOMBLE creates blockchain-based casual games that focus on the game's core fun rather than just playing for the money.
  • KODA — KODA provides business and institutional customers with digital asset storage services.
SBVA VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 11 investments in the past 12 months
SoftBank Ventures Asia is the corporate venture capital arm of SoftBank Group. The firm prefers to invest in the information technology, smart robotics industry artificial intelligence, internet of things and information, communication, and technology sectors. It is based in Seoul, Korea, and was founded in 2000.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, E-Commerce
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • South Korea, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Charan — Charan is an operator of an e-commerce platform intended to sell second-hand fashion apparel.
  • Modusign — Modusign is an IT brand and electronic contract company.
  • Upstage AI — Upstage AI is an artificial intelligence (AI) startup that helps companies focus on their core businesses.
Fast Ventures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Fast Ventures is a venture capital investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Apps, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Actnova — AI Vision based Behavior Test Platform
  • Doers — Doers is an influencer commerce platform that offers several services for connecting influencers and companies.
  • SpaceVision — Space Vision is an artificial intelligence-powered digital advertising platform.
IMM Investment VC Fund · Kangnam, Cholla-namdo, South Korea · 14 investments in the past 12 months
Korean alternative asset investment firm
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, Health Care
  • Series B, Funding Round, Series A
  • 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
  • MetisX — MetisX is a startup firm that develops intelligent memory and memory-centric computing architectures based on CXL.
  • EV Motors Japan — EV Motors Japan provides sales and services for commercial vehicles in the automotive industry.
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.
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.
Korea Development Bank VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 26 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, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence
  • 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.
  • NaraSpace Technology — NaraSpace Technology specializes in the design, development, integration, and testing of CubeSats and small space systems.
InfoBank VC Fund · Gyeongju, Kyongsang-bukto, South Korea · 7 investments in the past 12 months
InfoBank develops and provides mobile messaging solutions and other related services.The company offers business messaging services such as SMS, LMS, and multimedia message services; interactive media services; smart car solutions; and integrated online and offline payment services.InfoBank was founded in 1995 and is based in Gyeongju, SouthKorea.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • GlucoFit — GlucoFit offers meals that induce blood sugar rises and helps to regulate blood sugar more effectively and healthily.
  • GeneCraft — gene craft for humanity
  • Hawaii Company — Hawaii Company creates middle and high school mathematics education and does research and development on smart learning and AI technology.
TheVentures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 14 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
  • Loanfra — Loanfra delivers mortgage loan options within 10 minutes and approves loans the following day.
  • Reppley — Reppley is an AI chat tool that generates a daily conversation chatbot based on previous KakaoTalk talks.
  • Zetic.ai — ZETIC.ai presents Zero-cost AI with Server-less, On-device optimized AI with fully utilized target hardware.
Laguna Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 10 investments in the past 12 months
Laguna Investment is a venture capital firm focused on professional entrepreneurial investments.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Gaming
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, Japan, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Liternol — Liternol offers logistics services, along with competitive return collection rates and inspection information.
  • Surginex — Surginex is a biological drug development company that offers molecular biology, genetics, physical, and chemical analysis services.
  • ZeroXFlow — ZeroXFlow develops 1hour, an all-in-one platform for foreign language education.
Enlight Ventures VC Fund
Enlight Ventures, one of the fastest growing VCs in the world, invests in early-stage startups with unique and sustainable business models.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, E-Commerce, Manufacturing
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • South Korea, Indonesia
Portfolio highlights
  • Matchuda — Matchuda is a service that digitizes existing learning methods and applies AI technology to help students pass exams quickly
  • Stockeeper — Stockeeper creates and operates a Korean beef asset platform, Bankau, that connects consumers and producers.
  • Stress Solution — Based on unique medical and scientific information and ECG waveforms, Stress Solution creates sound that regulates and initiates the equilibrium of the autonomic nervous system. Currently, Healing Bit is utilizing wearable technology to detect stress in real time. Through this, an autonomous feedback system that uses artificial intelligence topredict individual stress level situations and take preventative measures is being developed.
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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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Series B, Series A, Funding Round
  • South Korea, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • 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
SBI Investment Korea VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 6 investments in the past 12 months
SBI Investment Co., Ltd. has established itself as a true partner of the Republic of Korea venture business development in the past 28 years as a venture capital concept introduced first in Korea in 1986 was even unfamiliar concept of 'venture'. SBI Investment Co., Ltd. is a direct excavation domestic / other promising venturesinvestment as well as domestic / external funding attracted through cooperation with institutional investors and technology, marketing, public offering (IPO), the law, adhere to the role which has been providing comprehensive services such as Value-up tax.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, E-Commerce
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • South Korea, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • MetisX — MetisX is a startup firm that develops intelligent memory and memory-centric computing architectures based on CXL.
  • LINKFLOW — LINKFLOW is a hardware company that produces and develops wearable cameras to capture scenes at a full 360-degree angle. The cameras are designed as wearable neckbands, use anti-shaking software to stabilize the image are lightweight allowing hands-free operation, and have cloud storage functionality with single-tap mobile applications connected tocapture their surroundings with seamless integration and a virtual reality-ready camera.
  • LOCUS — LOCUS is a comprehensive cultural content producer which operates a diversified content business in multiple fields.
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.
CRIT Ventures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 5 investments in the past 12 months
The Road Not Taken
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, Information Technology, Gaming
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • LOCUS — LOCUS is a comprehensive cultural content producer which operates a diversified content business in multiple fields.
  • Puzzle Monsters — Puzzle Monsters is a game production company.
  • Supervillain Labs — Supervillain Labs is a gaming studio that specializes in Web3 gaming innovation to develop socially interactive gaming experiences.
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.
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.
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.
Stone Bridge Ventures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Stone Bridge Ventures invests in entrepreneurs with bold ideas that improve and expand people's lives, industries, and markets. They provide professional assistance and a network of contacts geared towards businesses in order to help them expand.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Software, Information Technology
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • GenGenAI — GenGenAI develops synthetic data generation technologydesigned to advance AI learning.
  • Connective — Connective is a robotics company that develops artificial intelligence-based artificial joint surgery robots.
  • aiz Entertainment — aiz Entertainment uses AI technology to generate interesting content.
TBT VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
TBT is an Adventure Capital.We are more than your average VC investor; we are always up for an adventure. Investment means more than just transfer of capital for us. We want to be a discussion partner that discovers possibilities beyond risk and aligns growth with progress. We want to share decades of industry knowledge and experience in internetand mobile services to build services and products that can make the world a better place.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • SuperBin — SuperBin is a company that uses AI to create a culture where our society can share and practice the value of circulating resources.
  • FREECO — FREECO is a content provider for businesses. Consultation, sales, and software development and supply Cosmetics wholesale and retail business Marketing consulting and advertising business.
  • Medistream — Medistream operates an integrated platform for oriental medicine.
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.
Yoonmin Foundation VC Fund · Seocho, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 6 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
  • zetciti — A one pager template for Entertaining companies aiming at striking their online presence with their events or conferences.
  • Horang Edu — Horang Edu offers coding education classes at different educational institutions.
  • Iroun & Company — Iron & Company offers solutions that enable businesses to employ artificial intelligence to boost production and efficiency secand easilyly.
Atinum Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 12 investments in the past 12 months
Atinum Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in the growth stage startups in the IT, biotech, and healthcare sectors.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, E-Commerce
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • South Korea, United States, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Bria — Bria is a Computer Software company.
  • jeongyookgak — jeongyookgak produces and sells fresh meat.
  • Signature Label — Signature Label takes pride in providing Korean beauty to the rest of the world. Their brand selection approach is rigorous and selective, as they collaborate closely with fashionable local partners to develop products that match the specific needs of each area. They are able to streamline the distribution process for both brands and localpartners, saving significant time and energy and removing unneeded clutter as a result.
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.
KOSME VC Fund · Jinju, Kyongsang-namdo, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
KOSME specializes in providing youth entrepreneurship services. It offers support for all the stages of the startup lifecycle. it has contents that major programs, entrepreneurship education, practical education for startups, multiple coaching systems focusing on practical business. additional, follow-up supports for graduate companies forovercoming the Death Vally and innovation growth.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, E-Commerce, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Difon — Difon is a developer of smart window solution technology, which is designed to regulate sunlight transmittance.Difon Co., Ltd. emerged as a spin-off from Hyundai Motor Group in 2021, with a vision to evolve into a leading provider of smart film solutions. The company is dedicated to enhancing consumers' living spaces by conducting researchand development while manufacturing smart films.To accelerate the adoption of smart film technology, Difon has established a robust supply chain through strategic alliances and investments in system integration with various relevant companies, including glass manufacturers, automobile OEMs, and construction firms.With a strong commitment to sustainability and social responsibility, Difon aims to foster a better environment and future through its endeavors. The company strives to maximize its impact by continually innovating and creating products that benefit both consumers and society as a whole.
  • Tredy Team — A new tool that blends your everyday work apps into one. It's the all-in-one workspace for you and your team
  • Bell Therapeutics — New generation Digital Therapeutics.
Hashed VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 32 investments in the past 12 months
Hashed is a global, early stage venture fund focused on backing founders who are pioneering the future of blockchain and cryptocurrency. Hashed is based in Seoul and San Francisco.
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Financial Services
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, South Korea, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • XOCIETY — The XOCIETY metaverse is being developed by a well-established team of over 50 developers with decades of experience in the tech and web2 gaming fields.
  • KODA — KODA provides business and institutional customers with digital asset storage services.
  • Fantom Foundation — Fantom is a next-gen Layer-1 platform for DeFi, dApps and businesses.
Wadiz VC Fund · Bundangdong, Kyonggi-do, South Korea
Wadiz is Asia's largest crowdfunding platform company.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Health Care, Sales
  • Seed, Equity Crowdfunding, Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Botash — Botash manufactures and sells carbon packaging boxes.
  • GrowingMom — GrowingMom is an online parenting consultation/analysis platform.
  • Power Player — Natural Clean Beauty
CJ Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 6 investments in the past 12 months
CJ Investment operates as an investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Therapeutics, Information Technology
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Tablero — Tablero is a service platform company that supports easy offline ordering with an NFC-based simple order/payment order service.
  • Quad Miners — Quad Miners is a developer of cybersecurity software that is used to combat security threats. Customers can protect their data from malware attacks by using the company's software, which uses a machine learning-based artificial intelligence analysis engine to store network traffic without data loss and detect threats and anomalies. It provideseasy and accurate cyber defense solutions to the world.
  • Signature Label — Signature Label takes pride in providing Korean beauty to the rest of the world. Their brand selection approach is rigorous and selective, as they collaborate closely with fashionable local partners to develop products that match the specific needs of each area. They are able to streamline the distribution process for both brands and localpartners, saving significant time and energy and removing unneeded clutter as a result.
SJ Investment Partners VC Fund · New York, New York, United States
SJ Partners LLC is an award-winning private equity firm that acquires middle-market consumer and services companies. Call +1 212.362.1530
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence
  • Series B, Series A, Seed
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • InnoQD — InnoQD is a developer of thin-film materials for quantum dots, which are ultra-fine semiconductor particles on the nanometer scale
  • Glow Seoul — Glow Seoul is a creative consulting company that specializes in content development, space design, and construction for clients.
  • CloudHospital — Founded in Seoul, South Korea, CloudHospital is a robust online platform helping patients around the world find the best providers for their needs regardless of where they are located. We are an experienced team from around the globe with ample experience in the fields of web technology, medical practice, and finance. Our mission is simple: to makeit easier for everyone to find the best medical solutions anywhere in the world.By investing in technology that takes the complexities out of world-wide medical services, icloudhospital.com can seamlessly connect millions of patients around the world to excellent medical services, both from the most demanding surgeries to the most accurate health checkups as well as the world’s most advanced cosmetic procedures. As one of the world’s most well integrated medical concierge services firm, icloudhospital.com enables hospitals and clinics around the world reach their global audience efficiently.Our services, which are accessible through icloudhospital.com is available in English, Chinese and Russian and offers the best medical hospitals and clinics, including the best respected doctors in their field of expertise. For all your medical care needs, icloudhospital.com makes it easy and supports you with 24/7 customer support.
InterVest Co. VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Creating Innovative Values for Ventures. Knowledgeable & Experienced Professionals. Leading Venture Capital Investor in Korea
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Software, Health Care
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • South Korea, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Aniai — Need robots that can cook some REAL BURGERS, follow your recipe to the letter, and help you to make it even better?
  • QSIM Plus — QSIM Plus provides ultra-secure communications that are time-consuming and extremely expensive to construct, as well as entry hurdles, allowing non-experts to participate in the establishment of a quantum ecosystem.
  • LiveIn — LiveIn is a hospitality company that offers long term room rental. Enjoy quality assured room, cleaning services, maintenance and community activities. Find out more!
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