Top 50 SaaS Investors in South Korea

A list of 50 South Korea investors investing in saas. Updated every month. Powered by Shizune.
Investors in the list rank based on the number of investments in Saas South korea companies. The investor list contains both angel investors and VC funds. You can find favourite industries and stages of each investor on the list.
SaaS Investors in South Korea
Name Number of investments Relevant deals Favorite stages Favorite industries Description In
Capstone Partners Co., Ltd. 101 56 Series A; Seed; Series B Software; Mobile; Gaming 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.
Strong Ventures 114 46 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Mobile; Commerce/Shopping 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.
Kakao Ventures 119 37 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Hardware; Data and Analytics We are an independent subsidiary of Kakao Corp. & the most active, startup-friendly early stage VC of Korea. (Limited Partnerships, not strategic.).
Stonebridge Capital 102 30 Series A; Series B; Funding Round Software; Mobile; Internet Stonebridge capital, Stonebridge ventures, Specializing in Venture Capital, Private Equity Fund Management
Softbank Ventures Asia 138 23 Series B; Series A; Series C Software; IT; Data and Analytics 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.
KB Investment 83 16 Series A; Series B; Seed Software; Science/Engineering; Financial 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 1.4 Billion of asset under management as of December 2013. 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
Korea Investment Partners 145 15 Series A; Series B; Series C Software; Health Care; Science/Engineering 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.
Altos Ventures 139 15 Series B; Series A; Series C Software; Internet; Data and Analytics 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.
Korea Development Bank 45 14 Series A; Series B; Funding Round Software; Science/Engineering; Data and Analytics 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.
Shinhan Capital 30 11 Series A; Series B; Series C Software; Science/Engineering; IT 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.
Smilegate Investment 54 11 Series A; Series B; Seed Software; Health Care; Science/Engineering Smilegate Investment, founded in 1999 originally as MVP Capital, is a venture capital and private equity firm that has been growing remarkably alongside our many invested companies. From our initial venture capital funding in 2000, we have since organized and managed more than 30 venture capital and private equity funds, and have invested in morethan 200 companies with promising growth potential.
Primer Sazze Partners 53 11 Seed; Series A; Pre-Seed Software; Commerce/Shopping; Food/Beverage 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.
DSC Investment 33 11 Seed; Series A; Series B Other; Software; Apps 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.
Naver 60 10 Seed; Series A; Series C Software; Media and Entertainment; Mobile Naver operates as a search engine and e-commerce platform providing fintech, digital content, and cloud services.The company introduces innovative search services such as ‘Comprehensive Search,’ ‘Knowledge iN,’ and ‘Real-time Rising Keyword.' It also offers UGC services such as Blog and Cafe; Junior Naver, a children’s portal; Happybean, anonline donation portal. NAVER launched its Webtoon service in June 2004 and has pioneered the distribution and consumption of webtoons, also known as digital comics. In addition, NAVER also offers services for the global market, including the mobile messenger LINE through LINE Corporation, NAVER’s subsidiary; the video messenger Snow; and the group communication service BAND.NAVER is also involved in software development and distribution; performances and exhibitions business; mobile content development and distribution; search advertising; internet commerce and customer service business; the operation and security services of IT infrastructure; operating online shopping services, and mobile applications marketing.Lee Hae-Jin and Lee Joon-ho headquartered the company in Seongnam, Kyonggi-do, South Korea in 1999.
Aviram Jenik 31 9 Angel; Seed; Series A Software; IT; Data and Analytics Founder & CEO @ Beyond Security Venture Partner @ Primer Sazze Partners Partner @ 408 Ventures investor & advisor @ FROGED
Company K Partners 31 9 Series A; Series B; Series C Software; Science/Engineering; Data and Analytics Company K Partners Limited is a principal investment firm specializing in investments in culture content, electronic components, computer, machinery, broadcasting, arts, sports, and leisure industries. The firm primarily invests in South Korea with a focus in Seoul, Gyeongnam, and Gyeonggi. Company K Partners Limited was established in 2006 and isbased in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
KDB Capital 26 9 Series B; Series A; Seed Software; Science/Engineering; Data and Analytics KDB Capital finances offers investment, corporate loan, lease, auto financial, and commercial card services for companies in South Korea.
LB Investment 52 9 Series B; Series A; Series C Software; Mobile; Commerce/Shopping LB Investment is one of the top VCs in Korea. LB invests in diverse industries ranging from Technology and Contents to Bio and healthcare
SparkLabs Global Ventures 72 8 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Internet; Hardware SparkLabs Global Ventures is a venture capital firm that offers seed-stage investment services to firms in the SaaS, healthcare, education, IoT, fintech, mobile, commerce, HR, gaming, security, and VR industries. It was founded in Dec 2013 and is based in California.Exceptional entrepreneurs, that are building strong, category defining companiesat highly advantageous valuations – can be found anywhere. The company has a team that is highly experienced in finding such talent and helping our entrepreneurs to develop, grow, network, and scale into other markets throughout the world.
POSCO Venture Capital 23 8 Series A; Funding Round; Series B Software; Internet; Other POSTECH Venture Capital Corporation(POSTECH VC) was founded and financed by POSCO to participate in SME(small and medium enterprise) Revitalization Policy in 1997 for the National Economy Restoration.We seek investment opportunities in diverse markets including Information Technologies, Advanced Materials, Bio Technologies, Renewable Energy,and Life Sciences.And we are to accelerate the commercialization of the valuable technologies from POSTECH(Pohang University of Science and Technology), RIST(Research institute of Industrial Science and Technology), and other institutes in Korea. More than 200 professors in POSTECH help POSTECH VC evaluate the technologiesPOSTECH VC is comprised of a team consisted of experienced venture capitalists who has previous experiences in successful startups, consulting firms, and executive management.We are currently investing from our several funds and manage over 60 billion Won.Our recent primary investment focus is on high growth opportunities in renewable energy such as bio-diesel and photovoltaic technologies.
Devsisters Ventures 15 8 Series A; Series B; Seed Software; Gaming; Apps Venture Capital firm in Korea. We are interested in early-stage investment in gaming, healthcare/biotech, IT services and high technology companies.
KTB Network 48 7 Series B; Series A; Series C Software; Science/Engineering; Health Care Korea Technology Development Company, a government-funded investment vehicle specializing in technology-related investment opportunities, KTB Financial Group(“KTB”) has since grown into a comprehensive financial group offering a wide range of financial services, including securities, asset management, venture capital, and private equity.KTB alsohas expanded our global network by actively entering overseas markets includes the United States, China, and Thailand.
Coolidge Corner Investment 12 7 Seed Mobile; Software; Internet 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.
IMM Investment 53 7 Series B; Funding Round; Series C Software; Science/Engineering; Data and Analytics Korean alternative asset investment firm
kocca 9 6 Seed Other; Video; Music and Audio Korea Creative Content Agency (kocca) was established on May 7, 2009 to efficiently support the growth of the cultural industry by combining Korea Broadcasting Institute, Korea Culture and Content Agency, Korea Game Industry Agency, Cultural Contents Center, and Digital Contents Business Group of Korea IT Industry Promotion Agency according toArticle 31 of the Framework Act on Cultural Industry Promotion.kocca is an agency dedicated to promoting all areas for content. We established a comprehensive support system to nurture the content industry, and aim to develop Korea as one of the world's top 5 contents powerhouses.kocca conducts various support businesses to help Korea's content industry grow into a global leader in the creative economy.
Hashed 140 6 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Other; Software; Financial 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.
STIC Ventures 18 6 Series A; Series B; Seed Software; Apps; Transportation STIC Ventures invests in small and mid-sized venture companies with core technologies and new business models.
Premier Partners 24 6 Series A; Series B; Funding Round Software; Science/Engineering; Internet Premier Partners (프리미어 파트너스) is a Korean domestic funds management company. It provides investment services for individuals and businesses. Premier Partners was established in September 2005 in Seoul, Korea.
Bokwang Investment 11 6 Series A; Series C Mobile; Other; Events Bokwang Investment is a Korean investment management firm that supports funds and management for small- and medium-sized companies.
Hyundai Motor Company 58 5 Series A; Corporate Round; Series B Transportation; Software; Hardware The Hyundai Motor Company is a South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer. It has various vehicle lineups, brand vision, and global campaigns like clean mobility, sustainability, art, and sports partnership.The company was founded in 1967 and, along with its 32.8% owned subsidiary, Kia Motors, together comprise the Hyundai Motor Group,which is the world's fifth-largest automaker based on annual vehicle sales in 2012. In 2008, Hyundai Motor (without Kia) was ranked as the eighth largest automaker. As of 2012, the company sold over 4.4 million vehicles worldwide in that year, and together with Kia total sales were 7.12 million.
SK Planet 7 5 Series B Apps; Mobile; Software SK planet, a wholly owned subsidiary of SK telecom, was established in October 1, 2011 with an aspiration to become a global platform innovator.As the lynchpin of SK telecom's future growth, the company was spun off with the industry-leading platform businesses including T-Store, T-map, MelOn, and Cyworld, Korea's biggest mobile appstore, mobile navigation, online music service and SNS respectively. The company also pioneers in new media with hoppin, Korea's first multi-screen premium video service, and continues to build momentum in its online commerce leadership with 11th Street. SK planet aspires to develop a wide scope of global partnerships such as TMK, a media joint venture with Disney. Through collaborations with partners, SK planet is committed to building global platform business in Asia and other strategic markets.
DS Asset Management 18 5 Series B Apps; Other; Software Investing in listed companies and venture firms
Fast Track Asia 10 5 Seed; Funding Round; Pre-Seed Software; Apps; Mobile They're Company Builder, Company Building Company.Fast Track Asia (http://www.fast-track.asia) is Company Builder, start-up holding company. They're backed by Daniel Shin (Founder & CEO of Ticketmonster, acquired by Groupon for $300M), Chester Roh (Founder & CSO of 5rocks, acquired by Tapjoy for $40M, Angel Investor ofTicketmonster, Serial Entrepreneur, ex-Googler), Stonebridge Capital (Korea-based Venture Capital, Investor of Ticketmonster), Insight Venture Partners (US-based Venture Capital & Private Equity Firm, Investor of Ticketmonster), Hur Min (Founder of Wemakeprice, ex-Founder of Neople, acquired by Nexon for $400M) and a lot of local serial entrepreneurs
Seoul Business Agency(SBA) 6 5 Seed; Pre-Seed; Series A Software; Data and Analytics; Financial 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.
Big Basin Capital 19 5 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Software; Internet; Science/Engineering Big Basin Capital is a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley, investing in early-stage startups in Korea and the United States.
Daniel Shin 11 5 Seed; Angel; Series A Software; Other; IT Venture Partner @ HOF Capital Co-Founder @ Terra Founder & CEO @ CHAI Founder & Chairman @ TMON Founding Partner @ Bass Investment
Shinhan Financial Group 9 5 Series A; Series C; Series F Software; Commerce/Shopping; Science/Engineering Shinhan Bank, is a bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
L&S Venture Capital 15 5 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Science/Engineering; Data and Analytics L&S Venture Capital is a venture capital firm. L&S Venture Capital is specializing in incubation, seed, early, and expansion stage investments. L&S Venture Capital invests in electronic components, including smart phones, pads, televisions and grid; telecommunications equipments; green energy sector, such as solar, wind, fuel cell, LED,and EV; machineries; broadcasting; nanotechnology; intelligent robotics; telematics; medical equipments; media contents, which inlcude creation, distribution and new media. L&S Venture Capital primarily invests in South Korea with a focus in Seoul, Gyeonggi region, and Chungnam province. L&S Venture Capital was founded in 2006 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.
Samsung Ventures 175 5 Funding Round; Series A; Series B Software; Hardware; Science/Engineering The primary responsibilities of the group are to source, qualify, and invest in technology related companies. Our major investment areas include semiconductors, materials, mobile service, internet, software, security, enterprise solutions, bio engineering & medical, while potential investment subjects range from early-stage startups to pre-IPOcompanies. Currently, the group has over $1.8B under management and invests $250M annually.Samsung Ventures was founded on October 8, 1999, and is based in Seoul, South Korea.
Daesung Private Equity 13 4 Series A; Series B; Funding Round Software; Mobile; Apps Daesung Private Equity is a Korean venture capital firm offering investment, corporation restructuring, and incubation services.
InterVest Co. 25 4 Series B; Series A; Series C Software; Data and Analytics; Science/Engineering Creating Innovative Values for Ventures. Knowledgeable & Experienced Professionals. Leading Venture Capital Investor in Korea
KB Financial Group 11 4 Series A; Series B; Seed Software; Financial; Science/Engineering KB Financial Group is Korea’s leading financial institution with the largest customer base and the most extensive branch network in the country. With total assets exceeding US$342 billion, the Group wields a solid capital prowess and enjoys a strong brand loyalty. As of December 2012, the Group has ten domestic subsidiaries--banking, credit cards,securities, life insurance, asset management, real estate trust, venture capital, credit information, data system, and savings bank--and four overseas subsidiaries in Hong Kong, England, Cambodia, and China.KB Financial Group was established in September 2008 with extensive stock transfers from major subsidiary companies. The Group’s establishment was to better deal with such fundamental changes in the financial markets at home and abroad as the rapid globalization of financial service, a declining profitability of traditional banking operations, new industry regulations, and an increasing demand for comprehensive financial services.
Goodwater Capital 205 4 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Financial; Commerce/Shopping At Goodwater, we empower exceptional entrepreneurs everywhere to change the world for good. We believe consumer technology is the most powerful force on earth, shaping culture and transforming the global economy at unprecedented speed and scale. We invest in the world’s most promising entrepreneurs to solve the world’s most pressing problems. As acombined force, Goodwater companies are a global force for change, poised to measurably improve billions of lives. Learn more at www.goodwatercap.com
Digital Currency Group 199 4 Seed; Series A; Funding Round Financial; Software; Payments Digital Currency Group builds and supports bitcoin and blockchain companies by leveraging insights, network, and access to capital. Based in Stamford, Connecticut, DCG has been an active seed investor in the digital currency industry with 150+ investments in over 30 countries.In addition, DCG owns and operates CoinDesk, the top media and eventsplatform in the blockchain space, Genesis Trading, the industry's leading bitcoin brokerage firm, and Grayscale Investments, the largest digital currency asset management firm.
Pearl Abyss Capital 10 4 Series A; Seed; Series B Software; IT; Hardware Korea-based investment firm, Investment arm of Pearl Abyss
Hanwha Investment Corp 15 4 Series A; Funding Round; Series B Hardware; Software; Data and Analytics Hanwha Investment Trust Management is an asset manager applying advanced Hanwha Venture Capital was established in 2000 to nurture startup small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with promising business models and advanced technology but lack capital and management capabilities. The comprehensive support packages include capital, managementexpertise and technology that cover from establishment through initial public offering. In addition, the firm plays a leading role in the Korean venture capital industry. The company utilizes various domestic and overseas networks to secure advanced investment methods and gather information on cutting-edge technologies that will drive the future. Hanwha Venture Capital invests for future value and serves as a trustworthy partner for invested companies, creating venture investment funds that provide stable financing sources and making investment decisions after careful study. The firm also acts as a trusted asset manager for limited partners of the investment funds and helps to strengthen the competitive edge of domestic SMEs.
Qualcomm Ventures 252 4 Series B; Series C; Series A Software; Hardware; Mobile As the venture capital arm of Qualcomm, we help connect entrepreneurs to the resources, relationships and deep industry expertise they need to succeed in the mobile technology ecosystem.
Draper Associates 230 4 Seed; Series A; Series B Software; Financial; IT 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.
Industrial Bank of Korea 12 4 Series A; Series B; Series E Science/Engineering; Software; Data and Analytics 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.
Atinum Investment 49 4 Series B; Series A; Series C Software; Science/Engineering; Data and Analytics Atinum Investment Co., Ltd. is a principal investment firm specializing in investments in the information technology and communication, materials for Information technology, renewable energy, metal and non-metal, distribution, media and contents, materials and components, and biotechnology and life science industries
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