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Top 50 Publishing Startup Investors in South Korea

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

Top 50 Publishing Startup Investors in South Korea

Investor Publishing South Korea investments
Korea Investment Partners 3
Strong Ventures 3
Elefund 2
Draper Associates 2
Shinhan Capital 2
KB Investment 2
Primer Sazze Partners 2
Devsisters Ventures 2
Big Basin Capital 2
SBVA 2
Capstone Partners 2
Lotte Ventures 1
111 Percent 1
Delight Ventures 1
Laguna Investment 1
Goodwater Capital 1
Redbadge Pacific 1
Coolidge Corner Investment 1
Mirae Asset Capital 1
Carta Ventures 1
Fast Ventures 1
JB Ventures 1
Time Folio Asset Management 1
Louis Beryl 1
Shinhan Venture Investment 1
Kona Venture Partners 1
Hana Financial Investment 1
Behi Investment 1
Access Ventures 1
Globivest 1
Block Crafters 1
KT investment 1
Samsung Venture Investment 1
Seoul Business Agency(SBA) 1
Atinum Partners 1
Kakao Ventures 1
NPX Capital 1
KIWOOM SECURITIES 1
Idea Bridge 1
Capstone Ventures 1
Korea Angel Investment Association 1
InfoBank 1
Hana Ventures 1
Lighthouse Combined Investment 1
Open Water Investment 1
Play Ventures 1
Sachin Bhanot 1
Shorooq Partners 1
SAV (Scale Asia Ventures) 1
500 Startups Korea 1
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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.
  • StealthMole — Uncover hidden threats in the dark web and enhance your cybersecurity with StealthMole's advanced dark web threat intelligence platform. Learn more.
  • Syntekabio — Syntekabio is a Korean biotech firm, developing personal genome map which is expected to enable personalized medical service. The company also provides a technology for collecting and integrating decrypted whole genome data.
Strong Ventures VC Fund · Los Angeles, California, United States · 19 investments in the past 12 months
Strong Ventures is a seed fund, based in California, that finances, supports, and mentors Korean/Asian/Global entrepreneurs, empowering them to build strong ventures and to break successfully into the global market.With proven experience as operators, executives, and entrepreneurs, they provide hands-on assistance and guidance. On topof their financial investment, they aim to provide tangible value to their entrepreneurs, through network reach, strategic thinking, and execution collaboration. And, as they engage together in their venture endeavors, they hope to make the entrepreneurial ecosystem, where they build companies and labor in, a better, stronger, and more fun place for all.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Health Care, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • South Korea, United States, Poland
Portfolio highlights
  • K Visa — K Visa is an immigration service agency that offers visas, permanent residency, and employment services.
  • Realry — Search, compare, and shop your luxury items here. Realry is your luxury fashion search engine that lets you search thousands of online fashion stores at once.
  • Spotlite — Spotlite operates a professional model recruitment platform for commercial photography.
Elefund VC Fund · Mountain View, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Founded in July 2015, Elefund is a US-based venture capital firm with its headquarters in Mountain View, California. The firm has invested in several well-known companies whose products and services have benefited millions of people all over the world and created thousands of jobs.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Financial Services, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Powder — Sales copilot for wealth advisors
  • StretchDollar — The simplest, most affordable health benefit option for small businesses. More control over your budget and more choice for your people. Get started today!
  • Canopy Connect — Verify premiums, limits, deductibles with Canopy Connect. Use our agent dashboard or build with our insurance API for even greater flexibility.
Draper Associates VC Fund · San Mateo, California, United States · 19 investments in the past 12 months
Draper Associates, founded in 1985, is a seed-stage venture capital firm that helps entrepreneurs to drive their businesses to greatness. We understand that a great company takes time to build and we'd like to ensure that entrepreneurs are in for the long haul.
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Mezo — Everything on Bitcoin
  • Legitimate — Legitimate enriches the retail customer journey by transforming any physical product into a canvas for digital engagement. It bridges physical and digital touchpoints to create holistic and immersive brand experiences for customers.
  • Hinkal Protocol — Hinkal is a self-service dApp and SDK that allows liquid funds, institutions, whales, and consumers to run their strategies privately on their favorite dApps.
Shinhan Capital VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Shinhan Capital is a credit-specialized company offering corporate finance services for its clients. It provides financial services, lease, corporate loans, investment financing, housing loans, installment financing, etc. Shinhan Capital was established in 1991. The company is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Apps
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • CURAUM — CURAUM is a specialist in oral care and sleep-related health care products.
  • CLE — CLE provides software packages, scanning, 3D reconstruction, and modeling services for factory automation.
  • ELROILAB — ELROILAB provides an AI hyperspectral imaging solution to find foreign objects in food materials.
KB Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 35 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.
  • ReadyPost — ReadyPost is a general meeting service platform that provides services for real estate general meetings.
Primer Sazze Partners VC Fund · San Jose, California, United States · 12 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.
Devsisters Ventures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Venture Capital firm in Korea. We are interested in early-stage investment in gaming, healthcare/biotech, IT services and high technology companies.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, Russian Federation
Portfolio highlights
  • Sorcerics — Our mission is to empower people to live more productively by lowering the learning curve of smart devices.
  • MUHAYU — MUHAYU is an artificial intelligence technology firm that provides services such as plagiarism detection, reading and evaluating recruiting paperwork, and Advanced video/audio/content assessment services suited to recruiting interviews.
  • Clover Games — Clover, part of the company's gaming portfolio, it offers a mobile animation RPG game that focuses on recruiting heroes, expanding territories, and revolutionizing the world, so that players can enjoy engaging content.
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.
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
  • Class101 — Class101 is an online platform where people can make and enjoy hobbies.
  • Kai Health — Kai Health uses Artificial Intelligence to empower fertility clinics to make better treatment decisions.
  • 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 · 8 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
  • Aniai — Need robots that can cook some REAL BURGERS, follow your recipe to the letter, and help you to make it even better?
  • Doongji — Doongji is a small building PM company providing commercial property maintenance and management services.
  • GlucoFit — GlucoFit offers meals that induce blood sugar rises and helps to regulate blood sugar more effectively and healthily.
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.
111 Percent VC Fund · Yeoksamdong, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
111 Percent is a small game publishing company.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Gaming, Publishing
  • Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • RichAlien — Rich Alien was founded with the intention of creating immersive mobile games ranging from worldwide casual social games to mid-core games based on well-known foreign animations and webtoon IPs.
  • Supercent — Supercent develops and publishes hyper-casual mobile games.
Delight Ventures VC Fund · Shibuya, Kanagawa, Japan · 11 investments in the past 12 months
Delight Ventures is a venture capital firm that thoroughly reduces the hurdles of entrepreneurship in Japan and supports entrepreneurs in the world. Entrepreneurship is taken as a natural career path, and we aim to be a society where both successful and unsuccessful people can continue to take on challenges.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Service Industry, Human Resources
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Japan, United States, South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Ababa — Ababa provides recruitment and employment solutions.
  • Sotas — Sotas provides services to chemical trading companies and bridges the gap between raw material producers and consumers.
  • Tensor Energy — Creating the operating system of our zero-carbon, distributed energy future
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.
Goodwater Capital VC Fund · Burlingame, California, United States · 45 investments in the past 12 months
Goodwater empowers exceptional entrepreneurs everywhere to change the world for the better. They believe consumer technology is a force on earth, shaping culture and transforming the global economy at unprecedented speed and scale. They invest in promising entrepreneurs to solve pressing problems. As a combined force, Goodwater companies are aglobal force for change, poised to measurably improve billions of lives.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Financial Services, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, India, South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • FlowGPT — Discover a vast library of ChatGPT prompts uploaded by the FlowGPT community. Browse popular and useful prompts and get personalized recommendations for prompts that interest you. Join a vibrant community of ChatGPT users and discover, share, and discuss different prompts.
  • Read AI — Read AI enables better meetings through shared measurement. Read AI is a provider of a real-time shared dashboard that measures engagement and sentiment for meeting attendees.
  • Cambio — Quickly Resolve Hurtful Accounts Like Collections and Improve Your Credit Score with The Cambio App. Download Today!
Redbadge Pacific VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Redbadge Pacific is the Asia-Pacific arm of Redbadge, the U.S.-based family office of Robert L. Burch. The platform operates as a global alternative asset manager with access to both institutional and regional family office capital.
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Investment focus
  • Publishing, Transportation, Communities
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Paper.id — Atur tempo pembayaran bisnis serta kirim & terima pembayaran dengan kartu kredit, invoice juga langsung sah dengan e-Meterai. Coba Sekarang!
  • Propseller — Sell, buy and rent property smarter with Propseller. Get premium service and full transparency for a fair commission. Sell for only 1%.
  • Beauty Selection — Beauty Selection is a lifestyle commerce brand company.
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.
Mirae Asset Capital VC Fund · Mumbai, Maharashtra, India · 11 investments in the past 12 months
South Korean investment firm, headquartered in Seoul.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Artificial Intelligence
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • South Korea, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • EGNIS — EGNIS is a supplier of food products.
  • 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.
  • ROME Therapeutics — ROME Therapeutics is developing novel therapies for cancer and autoimmune diseases by harnessing the power of the repeatome – vast stretches of uncharted genetic material that have long been dismissed as “junk DNA.” With several drug targets identified and multiple discovery programs underway, ROME is moving rapidly to leverage this new frontier inbiology. To lead this exploration, ROME has assembled a team of world-class leaders across fields including oncology, immunology, virology and machine learning.
Carta Ventures VC Fund
Carta wants to accelerate (and even instigate, as we’ll see) companies that add to its own platform, making investing and participating in the private markets a bit more limpid and simple — two things that the world of private capital and its constituent bets have never had in abundance.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, Legal
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Japan, South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Sumutasu — sumutasu is an online real estate marketplace that enables users to quickly buy and sell their properties.
  • Quotabook — Quotabook is a company that specializes in equity management.
  • PostCoffee — PostCoffee is an online coffee platform that provides coffee subscription and delivery services.
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.
JB Ventures VC Fund · Dongan, Kyonggi-do, South Korea
JB Ventures is a venture capital investment firm and startup accelerator that aims to support startups in the Chungcheongnam-do region.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Mobile Apps, Pet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Rubit — Rubit is an online mobile application with the provisions for individuals to take care of their pets.
  • Cre Planet — Cre Planet creates technologies for analyzing advertising performance and provides staffing services.
  • Wise Convey — Wise Convey is innovating smart logistics, starting with task automation.
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.
Louis Beryl Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
3X Founder of Earnest, SolidEnergy, and now working on the next one. Formerly a16z and YC. Active angel investor and board member.
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Stelo Labs — Read the lastest on web3 security from Stelo
  • Cashmere — Secure multisig solana wallet, built for teams. Send, receive, and grow your digital assets directly from your Cashmere Vault.
  • Meez Culinary Solutions — Organize, Train, Cost, Iterate, Collaborate, and Share your recipes and process.
Shinhan Venture Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 15 investments in the past 12 months
Shinhan Venture Investment operates as an investment company. Shinhan Venture Investment focuses on earlier-stage venture capital investments and later-stage control investments opportunities derived from the latest megatrends such as the aging population, disruptive technologies, IT convergence, alternative energy and etc.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Funding Round, Series B, Series A
  • South Korea, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Doongji — Doongji is a small building PM company providing commercial property maintenance and management services.
  • Parameta — ICONLOOP, Inc. is a blockchain-specialized tech company based in Seoul, South Korea. Founded in May 2016, ICONLOOP provides the entire technical support to the leading global blockchain project, ICON. ICONLOOP aims to acquire both scalability and security in existing platforms and maximize the utility of blockchain technology with SCORE SmartContract, LFT Algorithm, Tiered System, Multi Channel and Modular Architecture. Based on self-developed blockchain engine, loopchain, ICONLOOP, as a technology partner of Korea Financial Investment Association, Kyobo Life Insurance, and P-HIS consortium, leads diverse innovations in financial transactions, digital currency and IoT(Internet of Things).
  • Upstage AI — Upstage AI is an artificial intelligence (AI) startup that helps companies focus on their core businesses.
Kona Venture Partners VC Fund · 6 investments in the past 12 months
Kona Venture Partners is a South Korea-based venture capital investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Casual Games, Video Games
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, Russian Federation
Portfolio highlights
  • Nanali — Nanali is a multidisciplinary creative studio that creates smart device games, toys, animation, and stories. Nanali’s main ongoing project is the mobile arcade game "Fruit Attacks," which uses every input method available in smart devices such as touching, shaking, and blowing.
  • Sandy Floor — Sandy Floor is a multiplayer games platform. It develops of casual fun games.
  • Clover Games — Clover, part of the company's gaming portfolio, it offers a mobile animation RPG game that focuses on recruiting heroes, expanding territories, and revolutionizing the world, so that players can enjoy engaging content.
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.
Behi Investment VC Fund
Behi Investment is an investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • Logistics, Transportation, SaaS
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Pluto — Pluto provides a SaaS solution that includes both discovery and academic search engines customized for the institution.
  • Green Dot — Green Dot runs an E-MaaS (Energy-Mobiliy as a Service) platform, which integrates mobility and energy. Since its inception, the service has drawn attention due to its rapid construction of Green Dot Zones, which provide energy and transportation All-in-One services in the heart of Seoul and the metropolitan area.
  • Thermo Lab Korea — Thermo Lab korea supplies eco-friendly packaging optimized for the cold chain to customers.
Access Ventures VC Fund · Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Access Ventures is a private operating foundation that is working to initiate systemic change in communities that results in an inclusive and creative economy an economy that functions for all people, and in which everyone is valued. It works every day alongside its partners to consciously construct a dynamic portfolio.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, South Korea, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Volopay — Volopay gives you control over your company's payments, expenses, budgets, and accounting. The best alternative for your business account. Join the hundreds of companies that trust Volopay.
  • Coolmate — Coolmate is an online shopping mall committed to providing a complete shopping experience for Vietnamese male customers. It allows users to order up to 10 items like t-shirts and socks for under US$20. The company is headquartered in Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Quotabook — Quotabook is a company that specializes in equity management.
Globivest VC Fund · Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
Globivest is a private investment firm with a diversified portfolio of assets. Our primary focus is on innovative and scalable early stage start-ups. We seek to establish long-term relationships with visionary entrepreneurs while adding clear value in strategy and execution.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Biotechnology, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, United Kingdom, France
Portfolio highlights
  • Kwara — Kwara turns analog credit unions into modern digital banks.
  • Mini Studio — Bring kids' imagination to life with Mini Studio AI. Create magic characters, card games, story books, and more. Start creating and playing today!
  • Vibrant Planet — Data-driven science and cloud-based technology to help make communities and ecosystems more resilient in the face of climate change.
Block Crafters VC Fund · Seocho, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Block Crafters provides consulting services for enterprises, acceleration program for startups, and integrated marketing program to build on/offline presence Block Crafters accelerates market success in all aspects of blockchain business from founding a company to building business leveraging knowledge and experiences from economics, media,technology and law. Based on the expertise of a blockchain media formerly known as "Soso Media Lab", Block Crafters provides marketing services including but not limited to strategic planning, community management, digital marketing, PR, contents creation, and influencer marketing. Block Crafters bridges the blockchain knowledge gap by providing high-quality education to individuals and corporates.
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Investment focus
  • Art, Content, Software
  • Seed, Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • ClueMetic — ClueMetic is a non-face-to-face cosmetic service platform for marketing services and brands.
  • Ill School — Ill School operates the hip-hop beat trading platform.
  • Yae Labs — Yae Labs an art platform which connects artists and collectors through interactive content.
KT investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
kt investment is a new technology business finance company established in 2015. It is an investment company that represents KT Group .kt investment seeks to contribute to social contribution and maximize investment return through win-win cooperation with promising SMEs and venture companies .kt investment seeks to achieve long-term returns bylooking at the market from a global perspective and looking for value investment opportunities in the long term.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Software, Information Technology
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Medipal — Medipal provides personal health for a health consultation. It provides subscription-based personal nurse service for patients.
  • cafe nono — Gathering together for quality discussions. Making your stories stand out. Join the community here and now!
  • 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.
Samsung Venture Investment VC Fund · Seocho, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 12 investments in the past 12 months
Samsung Venture Investment is plays the role of driving the discovery and development of new businesses and technologies.
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  • Information Technology, Software, Health Care
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, India
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  • Modapl — Modapl's objective is to make all mobility data available to everyone. It is developing a platform for exchanging mobility data. The platform will contain data generated by autos, IoT devices, and smartphones, as well as mobility data owned by businesses.
  • BrickBio — BrickBio: Bioconjugation platform for site-specific, site-selective modification of antibodies and other proteins
  • HMC Networks — Hmcnetworks leads service innovation, resolving the imbalance of information in the medical industry by using big data.
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
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  • 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.
Atinum Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 13 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.
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
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  • Kinolights — Kinolights is a movie rating and recommendation services provider.
  • Bungee — Bungee is a recruitment platform that provides hiring, SEO, content marketing, and performance marketing services.
  • Sandy Floor — Sandy Floor is a multiplayer games platform. It develops of casual fun games.
NPX Capital VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
NPX Capital is a global alternative investment management firm with businesses in venture capital, private equity, and real estate.
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Investment focus
  • Education, E-Learning, Publishing
  • Series A, Series B
  • South Korea
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  • Topco — Topco is a content company.
  • Hodoo English — Hodoo English is a quest-based MMORPG with built-in speech recognition and over 300 non-player characters with whom the player must have meaningful conversations in English. The game was designed by videogame giant NCSOFT to address "mute English", a pedagogical problem in which a school system produces students who can read and write inEnglish but cannot speak it.In Hodoo English, learners are immersed in a rich 3D world where they complete quests and interact with different characters by speaking English. Your child is the main character of the story, using his or her growing English vocabulary in a variety of situations.
KIWOOM SECURITIES VC Fund · Yeoksamdong, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Security Company in Korea
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Investment focus
  • Software, Manufacturing, Information Technology
  • Series B, Funding Round, Series A
  • South Korea, Indonesia, United States
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  • Hej home — Hej home is the largest smart home IoT brand in Korea under GoQual Co. Ltd. Hej Home is a company that aims to create a comfortable and transformed daily life that people may not have experienced before. It turns uncomfortable moments into enjoyable ones, making everyone's dream house a part of their everyday lives.
  • THE PIRATES — THE PIRATES is a platform that offers national fish market price and seafood.
  • Wemade — WeMade Games dedicated to serving gamers with a portfolio of entertaining, high quality PC and Mobile games. Established in 2000, WeMade Entertainment Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ: 112040) is an international game developer publisher that has grown from a handful of passionate game pioneers to a group of over 1,000 game enthusiasts. Starting with itsfirst and a hit title "Legend of Mir 2", which has garnered over 200 million online PC gamers internationally, WeMade Entertainment has continued to develop and service dozens of PC and Mobile based games for fun loving gamers since its inception.
Idea Bridge VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Idea Bridge is an asset management company that specializes in intellectual properties.
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Investment focus
  • Content, Food and Beverage, Gaming
  • Series B, Series A, Seed
  • South Korea
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  • 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.
  • HN Novatech — HN Novatech is a food ingredient company that makes foods through seaweed-extracted heme molecules-based alternative meat.
  • 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.
Capstone Ventures VC Fund · Menlo Park, California, United States
Capstone Ventures is an American venture capital firm specialized in hard money lending and other real estate-related activities.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, B2B, News
  • Seed, Series A, Series D
  • India, South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • MarketTools — MetrixLab is a global Market Research Company, offering global customer insight services & market research data for businesses of all sizes
  • Brave Company — Brave Company is an internet publishing company. Well, the lusts, but not the burdens of the ZZP existence. BraveCompany is for self-employed people who want to do more and manage less. Are you in paid employment and do you doubt whether you dare to make the leap? Even then, BraveCompany offers a warm bath with 'colleagues' that you havegone for, a network with potential assignments and invoicing services. BraveCompany is for successful professionals who are or want to become independent. What can we mean for each other? We share knowledge, trends and help with professional issues. And all that in the atmosphere of a home port. So you benefit from the benefits of experienced colleagues. Do you see any more possibilities with your current client to do work, or do you regularly refer projects to colleagues? We offer the framework to seize these opportunities and also be rewarded for your talent as a matchmaker.
  • Absolute Brands — Absolute Brands Fashion firms are ready to disrupt the garment market by responding to our consumers' particular psychographic wants by developing things that resonate with their tastes and beliefs.
Korea Angel Investment Association VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Korea Angel Investment Association is a small and medium-sized enterprise that supports startups and angel investors.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Solar, Energy
  • Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Quotabook — Quotabook is a company that specializes in equity management.
  • Binding — Binding is an-energy related manufacturing company that produces solar power generation devices.
  • Korea Mobility — Korea Mobility develops refrigerated vehicles, trailers, van racking systems, and welfare vehicle for the disabled.
InfoBank VC Fund · Gyeongju, Kyongsang-bukto, South Korea · 9 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.
Hana Ventures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 9 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
  • Surginex — Surginex is a biological drug development company that offers molecular biology, genetics, physical, and chemical analysis services.
  • Upstage AI — Upstage AI is an artificial intelligence (AI) startup that helps companies focus on their core businesses.
  • Open Asset — Open Asset enables financial institutions to rapidly and effectively implement blockchain technology and exchange token assets.
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.
Open Water Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
WE LIKE CREATIVE BUSINESS THAT COULD CHANGE THE WORLD
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Apps
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, India, Mexico
Portfolio highlights
  • GTL — GTL manufactures hydraulic equipment, mechanical parts, industrial robots and automation equipment or aircraft and spacecraft parts.
  • Sky Labs — Our company, Sky Labs, is developing a ring-type Cardio Tracker, CART to help continuous monitoring of atrial fibrillation which is difficult to diagnose even in a hospital in daily life.According to a disease statistics study released in 2004, atrial fibrillation is a very common chronic disease that occurs in 1 out of 4 people in their 40s orolder. As stated in the Atrial Fibrillation Report from the UK's Atrial Fibrillation Association in 2012, the biggest problem is that atrial fibrillation is not diagnosed in 1 in 2 patients because it is not accompanied by severe subjective symptoms and hard to find due to the intermittent properties.To diagnose atrial fibrillation, the following three features of continuous monitoring are essential. Our product, CART, is equipped with these features to fully maximize the benefits of continuous monitoring.1) Comfortability as a wearable device : You can always wear CART on a daily basis. Additionally, it is even water-proof and dust-proof. So, you don't have to take it off while taking a shower, or washing hands.2) No-user intervention : By just wearing it on any finger which fits for you, every measurement is performed on the background basis without any intervention.3) Medical proof & Accuracy : Diagnosis is based on the conventional diagnosis method of cardiologists.By simply wearing CART on user's finger, CART continuously detects atrial fibrillation without any user intervention. CART detects and records atrial fibrillation, so users can track and manage their heart health status. In addition, users can diagnose atrial fibrillation whenever they want and see the results on their smartphone. By merely tapping CART, users can make event logs and analyze atrial fibrillation data at that moment when it occurs. Finally, the collected atrial fibrillation data can be used to help the physician diagnose of the atrial fibrillation.Initial target market is 0.2 million atrial fibrillation patients in Finland. Total target market is 300 million people to diagnose atrial fibrillation and tens of million subjects in clinical trials.Sky Labs is currently conducting clinical trials with the Seoul National University Hospital to verify the device's performance and is analyzing clinical data on heart disease. And, Sky Labs is working with global pharmaceutical company Bayer to make innovative healthcare business.
  • True Balance — Personal loan for Gig-economy worker (Uber, Zomato, Ola, Swiggy...etc) and Salary. Truebalance
Play Ventures VC Fund · Grand Cayman, Midland, Cayman Islands · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Play Ventures is a venture funding that invests globally in games and game services startups.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Video Games, Blockchain
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • United States, Finland, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • move.ai — FREE YOUR MOTION. CAPTURE YOUR IMAGINATION. No more suits, no more restrictions. High fidelity motion capture made easy
  • Omada — Get in on the action with Omada, the ultimate and insanely fun Sports Prediction Community.
  • Order of Meta — game development company
Sachin Bhanot Angel
Sachin Bhanot serves as the Head of Investments at Prosus Ventures.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, SaaS, FinTech
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • Australia, Singapore, Indonesia
Portfolio highlights
  • Neara — Neara electric utility software is a physics-enabled platform that builds 3D interactive models of critical infrastructure networks and assets. Request a demo.
  • Quotabook — Quotabook is a company that specializes in equity management.
  • Kismet — Find the best disability or healthcare service to support your journey
Shorooq Partners VC Fund · Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates · 16 investments in the past 12 months
Shorooq Partners is the leading tech investor in the region, inspired by the best entrepreneurs, investors and practices from around the world.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, E-Commerce, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United Arab Emirates, United States, Pakistan
Portfolio highlights
  • Baycon — Baycon is a telecom company that offers mobile network services.
  • MANTRA DAO — Launched in 2020, MANTRA (previously known as MANTRA DAO) is a first of its kind, vertically-integrated and regulatory compliant blockchain ecosystem.
  • MANTRA — MANTRA bridges the gap between TradFi and DeFi by offering the necessary infrastructure for tokenizing Real World Assets (RWAs) while adhering to real-world regulatory requirements.
SAV (Scale Asia Ventures) VC Fund · Menlo Park, California, United States · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Early stage VC investing into Enterprise Tech, FinTech and BioTech.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Canada, The Netherlands
Portfolio highlights
  • TileDB — TileDB is the modern data stack in a box. All data, code, and compute in a single product.
  • Fiddler AI — Monitor, observe, analyze, and explain your machine learning models in production with Fiddler AI. Maximize ML model performance with our Model Performance Management Platform that simply plugs in.
  • Solve Intelligence — We use AI to help you write high-quality patents quickly. We do this by providing a simple in-browser document editor that any patent attorney or inventor can start using straight away.Our product can help with all stages of the patent life cycle, from drafting and filing to prosecution and opposition.If you are an an inventor, a patentattorney, or even just an enthusiast interested in the intersection of AI and intellectual property, we would love to hear from you: https://www.solveintelligence.com/contact
500 Startups Korea VC Fund · Yeoksamdong, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Publishing, Developer Platform
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Finda — Finda is an online financial comparison platform across various financial products.
  • Mommom — Mommom gathers and analyzes online meta data, as well as a list of national items categorized by objective group. Mommom is located in Gangnam-gu, Seoul.
  • Medb Korea — Medb Korea is a medical consumer, hospital, and pharmacy-focused online medical care and prescription drug delivery platform.. Medb Korea is located in Gangnam-gu, Seoul.
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