250+ investors that invest in your industry and stage
Get 250+ investors tailored to your startup
  • Invest in your industry and stage
  • Emails & contact info included
  • Excel and CSV export
  • Automatically
Trusted by 3,000+ startups

Top 45 Social Media Startup Investors in South Korea

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

Top 45 Social Media Startup Investors in South Korea

Investor Social Media South Korea investments
Primer Sazze Partners 4
Kakao Ventures 3
Evergreen Investment Partners 2
Qiming Venture Partners 2
Laguna Investment 2
Globespan Capital Partners 2
CRIT Ventures 2
Korea Investment Partners 2
Northern Light Venture Capital 2
New Enterprise Associates 2
SK Telecom 1
DSC Investment 1
TheVentures 1
BlissVine Ventures 1
Stick Ventures 1
One Billion Partners 1
Hansae Yes 24 Partners 1
KDB Capital 1
Capstone Partners 1
ActnerLab 1
Shinhan Capital 1
IBK Capital 1
S Cubic Angels 1
POSCO Venture Capital 1
SV Investment Partners 1
SK Planet 1
ENSL Partners 1
WONIK Investment Partners 1
Bridges Alliance Partners 1
SparkLabs Ventures 1
Bass Investment 1
Hanyang University 1
TBT Partners 1
Lighthouse Combined Investment 1
Lotte Ventures 1
UTC Investment Co. 1
Pathfinder H 1
Coolidge Corner Investment 1
Samsung Ventures 1
DT Capital Partners 1
KB Investment 1
Kakao Mobility 1
Seoul Business Agency(SBA) 1
Goodwater Capital 1
Partners for Growth 1
Find investors that fund startups like yours. Automatically.
Our algorithm will find investors that invest in your industry, stage, and geography.
Investor list
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.
Show more
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.
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.).
Show more
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.
Evergreen Investment Partners VC Fund · England, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Check out this GoDaddy hosted webpage! http://evergreeninvestmentpartners.com.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Movic Lab — Movic Lab provides smart factory solutions based on AI technology.
  • Adler — Adler creates a social media application to create personal space. The company was founded in 2021 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.
  • TeamElysium — TeamElysium is a medical software development company.
Qiming Venture Partners VC Fund · Shanghai, Shanghai, China · 49 investments in the past 12 months
Founded in 2006, Qiming Venture Partners is a leading China venture capital firm with offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Suzhou, Hong Kong in China, and Singapore.Currently, Qiming Venture Partners manages eleven US Dollar funds and seven RMB funds with $9.5 billion in capital raised. Since our establishment, we have invested in outstanding companiesin the Technology and Consumer (T&C) and Healthcare industries at the early and growth stages.Since our debut, we have backed over 530 fast-growing and innovative companies. Over 200 of our portfolio companies have achieved exits through IPOs at the NYSE, NASDAQ, HKEX, Shanghai Stock Exchange, or Shenzhen Stock Exchange, or through M&A or other means. There are also over 70 portfolio companies that have achieved unicorn or super unicorn status.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Health Care, Biotechnology, Medical
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • China, United States, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • GenEditBio — GenEditBio is a biotech company that specializes in providing curative gene editing based solutions for genetic diseases.
  • Brise Pharma — Brise Pharma operates in the scientific research and technical service industry.
  • Shengshu Technology — Shengshu Technology is an artificial intelligence solution provider that focuses on the creation of multi-modal generative big models and application products. It offers broad services to institutional businesses and technical service providers in specific industries.
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.
Show more
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.
Globespan Capital Partners VC Fund · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Globespan is the VC firm passionate about partnering with entrepreneurs as they take their companies to market. We uniquely serve these companies, helping them establish the infrastructure required to scale their offerings. We invest in startups in the IT infrastructure, SaaS, mobile, and Internet industries. With our personal market-facingexpertise, strategic approach, and strong industry networks, we help companies realize their potential. Our track record with entrepreneurs has led us to become a leading venture capital firm across the globe.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Software, Enterprise Software, Information Technology
  • Series B, Series C, Series D
  • United States, Spain, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Betterment — Betterment can help grow your money by making saving and investing easy. Invest in a tailored portfolio, set buckets for your goals, and earn rewards.
  • Silk — Silk is the leading platform to quickly move mission-critical data to the cloud and to keep it operating at performance standards on par with even the fastest on-prem environments. Silk works with global enterprise companies and cloud providers to ensure a seamless, efficient, and smooth migration process, followed by unparalleled performancespeeds for all data and applications in the cloud.The platform makes cloud environments run 10x faster and the entire application stack is more resilient to any infrastructure hiccups or malfunctions. Silk has offices in Israel and is headquartered in Needham, MA. For more information, visit https://silk.us/
  • Credit Sesame — Credit Sesame helps you access, understand, leverage, and protect your credit all under one platform - free of charge.
CRIT Ventures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 5 investments in the past 12 months
The Road Not Taken
Show more
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.
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.
Show more
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
Northern Light Venture Capital VC Fund · Beijing, Beijing, China · 14 investments in the past 12 months
Supporting the next generation of entpreneurs in enterprise, healthcare, and consumer with disruptive potential.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Medical, Health Care, Biotechnology
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • China, United States, South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • RootData — Rootdata is a visual and structured crypto projects data provider, offering crypto investors and entrepreneurs with fundraising data with more transaction clues, and is committed to becoming a data entry for discovering high-quality crypto assets.
  • Wanglitong — Wanglitong manufactures lithium battery auxiliary materials. It currently specializes on lithium battery films and membrane materials. Its current product lines include brown high-temperature tape, milky white OPP tape, and TPU expansion tape, all of which have reached mass production.
  • Coordinate System Intelligence — Coordinate System Intelligence is a provider of automotive brake-by-wire system solutions. It focuses on providing core technology solutions.
New Enterprise Associates VC Fund · Menlo Park, California, United States · 44 investments in the past 12 months
Foundational partners to ambitious founders at every stage of company-building.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Biotechnology
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • United States, India, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Faircado — Stop wasting time and money - faircado helps you find the best pre-owned deals for your wallet and the planet.
  • 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
  • Amber Therapeutics — Developing intelligent bioelectrical therapies that can adapt, respond and learn from each person's individual physiology
SK Telecom VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 6 investments in the past 12 months
SK Telecom is dedicated to developing advanced telecommunications technologies for the mobile lifestyle. SK Telecom has established an ecosystem by forming strategic alliances with Asia's information communications operators. In addition, they actively participate in a variety of international cooperation activities with overseastelecommunication institutions, as well as international organizations including the ITU, PTC and CDG, and more. Through such efforts, they continue to reinforce their competency and reach out to the world.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Software
  • Funding Round, Series A, Corporate Round
  • South Korea, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • ImpriMed — Find the best chemo drugs for treating your dog's lymphoma BEFORE treatment begins. You and your veterinarian can make the best cancer treatment decisions just for your dog.
  • Allganize — Allganize provides Alli, an AI document understanding platform that revolutionizes enterprise productivity. If you want a proper AI chatbot, enterprise chatGPT, or AI OCR, Allganize is the answer.
  • Lambda — GPU Workstations, GPU Servers, GPU Laptops, and GPU Cloud for Deep Learning & AI. RTX 3090, RTX 3080, RTX A4000, RTX A5000, RTX A6000, and A100 Options. Ubuntu, TensorFlow, and PyTorch Pre-Installed.
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.
Show more
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.
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.
Show more
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.
BlissVine Ventures VC Fund · Yongsan, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
BlissVine Ventures is an investment company that offers venture capital and financial services.
Show more
Investment focus
  • News, PaaS, Content
  • Seed, Series A, Convertible Note
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Huject — Huject is a Hanyang University laboratory startup company founded in 2020 with the goal of commercializing energy harvesting technology. The company develops and sells a wide range of products that use energy-harvesting source technology. Energy harvesting is an environmentally friendly energy technology that collects discarded energy and converts,stores, and uses it to generate electrical energy.
  • WideBrain — WideBrain is an Edutech company that offers educational content combined with ICT technology.
  • Adler — Adler creates a social media application to create personal space. The company was founded in 2021 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.
Stick Ventures VC Fund · Seongnam, Kyonggi-do, South Korea · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Stick Ventures is a venture capital firm based in South Korea that prefers to invest in seed-stage, early-stage, and later-stage companies.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Information Technology, Pharmaceutical
  • Series B, Series A, Funding Round
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Cartius — Cartius offers engaging interactions with children for language development and imaginative growth.
  • 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.
  • 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.
One Billion Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
One Billion Partners is a South Korea-based investment firm.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Sports, Art
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • VWX — VWX is an entertainment audition platform specialized in commercialized services.
  • Locle — Locle is a platform designed specifically for academies and variety of classes including music, dance, arts, crafts, and sports.
  • Next ground — Next ground operates the real estate residential review and evaluation platform.
Hansae Yes 24 Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Hansae Yes 24 Partners is a 3D webtoon content company.
Show more
Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Pyler — Filer is an artificial intelligence Martech startup.
  • Wilco — Wilco a start-up specialized in thermal management of electronic products and new space era.
  • KRISTIN — KRISTIN is a supplier of flat, sneakers, and boots.
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.
Show more
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.
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.
Show more
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.
ActnerLab VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
ActnerLab is a venture capital and accelerator that helps hardware, IoT and biotech startups establish their initial foothold and beyond.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Health Care, Medical, Medical Device
  • Funding Round, Seed, Angel
  • South Korea, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Dexelion — Dexelion - Ultimate Depth and Image Sensing Solution
  • AltMedical — AltMedical is a research institute jointly established with Dong-A University and aims to develop a treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
  • Chain Lightning — Chain Lightning is an electric vehicle charging station that provides electric vehicle care payment and charge management services.
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.
Show more
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.
IBK Capital VC Fund · Toronto, Ontario, Canada
IBK Capital has established an enviable track record as an independent Canadian investment banking firm.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Software
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • South Korea, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • GGQ — GGQ platform helps gamers with in-depth personalization and reports to maximize potential.
  • MetaFines — MetaFines is researching and developing anti-cancer drugs using cancer metabolism.
  • SeaVantage — Ocean Freight Tracking - Transform your ocean shipping with a real-time ocean freight visibility platform, end-to-end cargo tracking, document management, collaboration and more. SeaVantage provides ocean shipping visibility solutions helping supply chain professionals proactively manage disruptions
S Cubic Angels VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
S Cubic Angels is an investment firm that helps to discover startups and prospective entrepreneurship teams.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Education, Apps
  • Seed, Angel
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Inabooth — Inabooth is a character licensing platform that connects character IP owners and character IP users.
  • Revation — Revation is an eco-friendly product development company that focuses on environmental issues through design and technology.
  • Junction Med — Junction Med develops and operates CareBom, a child-based senior healthcare communication service.
POSCO Venture Capital VC Fund · Pohang, Kyongsang-bukto, South Korea
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.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Series A, Funding Round, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • OKHOME — Pembersihan tanpa ribet, Hemat Waktu, Hidup Jadi Mudah
  • Pluto — Pluto provides a SaaS solution that includes both discovery and academic search engines customized for the institution.
  • NaraSpace Technology — NaraSpace Technology specializes in the design, development, integration, and testing of CubeSats and small space systems.
SV Investment Partners VC Fund · Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
SV Investment Partners is an operationally focused private investment holding company focused on middle market software and technology-enabled services companies.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Art, Medical
  • Series B, Seed, Series A
  • Singapore, South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • LBox Co., Ltd. — Information Technology & Services
  • Yae Labs — Yae Labs an art platform which connects artists and collectors through interactive content.
  • Curiox Biosystems — Curiox is a bioinstrumentation company spun out of the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore. Curiox has become a leader in the development and commercialization of innovative assay platforms based on its expertise in surface chemistry and engineering. Curiox’s vision is to accelerate the progress of life sciences, drugdiscovery and diagnostics through the miniaturization and improved automation of bioassays.
SK Planet VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
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.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Mobile, Software, Mobile Apps
  • Seed, Funding Round, Angel
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Bertis — Bertis is a proteomics-based molecular diagnostics service company.
  • Gimbal — The world's best brands and agencies rely on Infillion for advertising and software solutions that connect people, places, and digital experiences.
  • Melephant — Melephant Inc. is a Korea based startup established in October 2013.
ENSL Partners VC Fund · Yeoksamdong, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
ENSL Partners is an investment accelerator firm that invests in startup companies.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Apps, PaaS, Events
  • Seed, Convertible Note
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Inabooth — Inabooth is a character licensing platform that connects character IP owners and character IP users.
  • All Blanc — All Blanc is a fitness company that offers live exercise sessions as well as workout plans.
  • Adler — Adler creates a social media application to create personal space. The company was founded in 2021 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.
WONIK Investment Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Wonik Investment Partners, formerly known as Hanmi Technology Investment Co., Ltd., is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in investments in incubation, start-up, early and mid-stage companies, growth capital and corporate restructuring. The firm prefers to invest in gaming contents, electronic components, computer,telecommunications equipment, petroleum, energy, machinery and equipment industries. It seeks to exit through an IPO or merger and acquisition. Wonik Investment Partners was established in 1997 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Health Care, Biotechnology, Manufacturing
  • Series B, Series A, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • MetisX — MetisX is a startup firm that develops intelligent memory and memory-centric computing architectures based on CXL.
  • Willog — Start control your product quality in transit proactively with Willog! Take back control over your products anytime anywhere!
  • Saige Research — Saige Research specializes in artificial intelligence solutions for industrial inspection and quality control. The company provides a deep learning vision inspection platform optimized for the manufacturing industry to solve inspectors' difficulties and increase work efficiency; its technology provides power detection, speed detection, wideversatility, and development convenience.
Bridges Alliance Partners VC Fund
Bridges Alliance Partners
Show more
Investment focus
  • News, Cosmetics, Lifestyle
  • Seed, Series B
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Entcrowd — Performance facilitation platform.
  • Althea — Althea is the most trusted source for the latest and best selection of Korean skin care and beauty products, offering the lowest prices and shipped directly from Korea. FREE shipping available.
SparkLabs Ventures VC Fund · Palo Alto, California, United States
SparkLabs Ventures is a new venture capital launched by SparkLabs Group. Our vision is to lead the revolution of Korean startup ecosystem by bridging the gap between Korea and the rest of the world
Show more
Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Enterprise Software, Mobile Apps
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, Vietnam, Pakistan
Portfolio highlights
  • FastView — FastView provides content commerce services and online marketing services.
  • Wave — We are a team trying to developing mind-blowing products.
  • Tello Talk — TelloTalk is a communications platform created for scalable Peer-to-Peer and Business-to-Customers interactions. It empowers businesses to compliment or transcend above their traditional SMS-based engagements with customers with fully customizable, teleco-independent multimedia messages with comprehensive delivery and receipt reports.It wasfounded in 2017 and is headquartered in Karachi, Pakistan.
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.
Show more
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.
Hanyang University VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Hanyang University is a school in Seoul.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, Software
  • Seed, Angel, Grant
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Huject — Huject is a Hanyang University laboratory startup company founded in 2020 with the goal of commercializing energy harvesting technology. The company develops and sells a wide range of products that use energy-harvesting source technology. Energy harvesting is an environmentally friendly energy technology that collects discarded energy and converts,stores, and uses it to generate electrical energy.
  • Revation — Revation is an eco-friendly product development company that focuses on environmental issues through design and technology.
  • Worker's high Co. — Worker's high Co. is a commerce company that offers an IOT based unmanned store service.
TBT Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
TBT Partners is an investment firm.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Mobile Apps, Software
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • 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.
  • STAYFOLIO — * Founded in 2015, STAYFOLIO is a Fine-Stay platform that curates accommodations with unique values and personality with the motto of “Curate the space where staying itself is travel” * Beyond just introducing accommodation, we provide exclusive accommodation solutions by building a full value chain for Fine Stays, from the process of creatingaccommodation spaces to branding, promotion, operation and service.
  • PeopleFund — Founded in 2015, PeopleFund is Korea's leading data-driven digital lender focused on consumer finance. Our mission is to give financial freedom to all consumers through more affordable loans and better investment opportunities. Leveraging its proprietary, data-driven credit model and eliminating inefficiencies with technology, PeopleFunddelivers better loan rates for borrowers while maintaining an industry low loss rate to benefit retail and institutional investors. PeopleFund is the first digital lender in Korea to surpass $1B in loan originations and has provided an innovative way to invest to nearly 400,000 retail investors. It is notably the first fintech platform to offer loan and investment products directly on KakaoTalk, Korea's equivalent of WhatsApp. To date, PeopleFund has completed its Series C round of funding with a total of $63.4M of equity capital raised. For more information, visit www.peoplefund.co.kr.
Lighthouse Combined Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Lighthouse Combined Investment Homepage
Show more
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.
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.
Show more
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.
UTC Investment Co. VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Since its incorporation in 1988, UTC Investment has been implementing and developing private equity investments with deep roots in buyout area, diversified human resources, and an impressive track record as a leading global investment firm.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Medical
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • GEXVal — GEXVal is to help patients and families fighting against orphan and intractable diseases
  • Novorex — Novorex specializes in the development of molecule drugs targeting oncology and neurology diseases.
  • Right Route — Right Route is an e-commerce company for clothes.
Pathfinder H VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Pathfinder H is a venture capital firm.
Show more
Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Food and Beverage
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Cool Sign — Coolsign is an EV specialist that offers a complete set of hardware and platforms based on its own technology for the reliable operation of electric car charging stations.
  • Featuring — Featuring’s goal is to make it easy for anyone to see and utilize the power of influencers. Today, as companies are accelerating their transition to digital business due to COVID-19, the number of companies leveraging influencers is explosively increasing. Feauturing allows brands and marketers to discover product fit influencers and helps matchingbased on their needs. Currently, over 3,600 brands are using Featuring and more than 8,500 influencer campaigns have been done. As a Korea-based startup, Featuring plans on expanding the business to Far East Asia including Japan and China.
  • Elpis Cell Therapeutics — Elpis Cell Therapeutics develops individualized cell therapy to cure incurable diseases.
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.
Show more
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.
Samsung Ventures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 7 investments in the past 12 months
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.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Manufacturing
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series B
  • United States, South Korea, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • d-Matrix — d-Matrix takes a clean-slate approach to AI compute efficiency, solving some of the most teething problems for the largest datacenter customers in the world.
  • Natural Cycles — Natural Cycles birth control is 93% effective with typical use and 98% effective with perfect use. Learn more about hormone-free birth control today.
  • Nozomi Networks — Nozomi Networks keeps operational technology cyber resilient with OT network and endpoint visibility, threat detection, and AI-powered analysis.
DT Capital Partners VC Fund · Shanghai, Shanghai, China · 2 investments in the past 12 months
DT Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm that provides growth capital to early and expansion stage companies. They invest in dynamic businesses that have high growth potential, strong management teams, and demonstrated revenue models in both technology-based and traditional industries. DT Capital Partners currently manages overUSD$500 Million in capital across multiple US dollar and RMB funds, and also has a close affiliation with Madrone Capital in the US, the investment entity for members of the Walton family.In addition to funds, the invested company also benefits from their extensive experience in operating capital markets across the country, close relationships with local governments and companies, and synergies with other investment companies.DT Capital Partners was awarded the “Top 10 China's Best Return Venture Capital Institution” in 2016, and the founding partners of Detong Capital, Shao Jun and Tian Lixin. DT Capital Partner was founded in 2006 and is based in Shanghai, China.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Health Care, Medical, Biotechnology
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • China, United States, South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Drug Farm — Drug Farm is a China and US-based biotech developing innovative treatments targeting innate immunity for HBV, cancer, and autoimmune diseases. Drug Farm's unique IDInVivo platform combines breakthrough technologies in genetics and AI to discover new treatments.
  • Worg Pharmaceuticals — Worg Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing new treatments for allergy and other diseases.
  • Next Generation Gene Therapeutics — Next Generation Gene Therapeutics is a healthcare company that engages in the research and development of gene therapy. Its unique propriety technology of "one target and two bullets" can provide effective treatment for a variety of genetic diseases that currently have few therapeutic methods in the world.NGGT was founded in March 2020by senior scientists and entrepreneurs in the field of gene therapy. It is committed to becoming the world's leading gene therapy company with international influence. The company has successful experience in the whole industry chain, concerning the early development of gene therapy products, the large-scale production of viral vectors, the construction of quality standards, international multi-center clinical research, and the application for the marketing of gene therapy products.
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
Show more
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.
Kakao Mobility VC Fund · Seongnam, Kyonggi-do, South Korea
Kakao Mobility provides online taxi-hailing and parking services. Kakao Mobility brands include Kakao Taxi, Kakao Driver, and Kakao Navi. Kakao Mobility also provides its services.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Automotive
  • Seed, Series A, Corporate Round
  • South Korea, Japan, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • ThorDrive — ThorDrive is a company that develops software solutions related to automated and unmanned technology. ThorDrive provides an automated and unmanned platform and associated products as well as intellectual properties that can be applied to other areas.
  • Autonomous a2z — Autonomous a2z is a driving mobility platform that provides autonomous driving service with judgement, control and recognition technologies.
  • Studio Galilei — Studio Galilei is an SFO platform company that operates and manages mobility services.
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.
Show more
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.
Goodwater Capital VC Fund · Burlingame, California, United States · 43 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.
Show more
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.
  • Elevate Pay — Bloom mobile banking app helps in money transfer in Sudan.
Partners for Growth VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
We partner with companies at an inflection point in their business, who are seeking flexible and customized financing, matched to their trajectory and needs.
Show more
Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Software
  • Debt Financing, Funding Round, Post-IPO Debt
  • United States, Australia, United Arab Emirates
Portfolio highlights
  • Tabby — With Tabby, you can split your purchases into 4 interest-free payments at your favourite stores. Download the Tabby app to get started.
  • Futurerent — Futurerent is a tool that offers solutions to residential property investors for investment capital and cashflow needs.
  • Downpayments — In the dynamic world of real estate, time is money, capital is power, and access to the down payment is the biggest barrier to creating wealth through property. Downpayments is on a mission to transform how Amercians purchase real estate, by financing the down payment and allowing the buyer to break their commitment into affordable, manageable payments that are interest-free, or at low rates.
Investors by industry
Investors by country
Investors in South Korea by industry