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Top 50 Sustainability Startup Investors in South Korea

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

Top 50 Sustainability Startup Investors in South Korea

Investor Sustainability South Korea investments
D3 Jubilee 11
MYSC 9
Center for Creative Economy and Innovation 6
Coolidge Corner Investment 5
Industrial Bank of Korea 5
Korea Credit Guarantee Fund 4
Hyundai Motor Company 4
Strong Ventures 4
TheVentures 3
BNK Venture Capital 3
Kakao Ventures 3
Future Science and Technology Holdings 3
Nextdream Angel Club 3
POSCO CAPITAL 3
Shinhan Capital 3
Hana Financial Investment 3
Series Ventures 3
Golden Oak Investment 2
HG Initiative 2
DSC Investment 2
Yoonmin Foundation 2
Seoul Business Agency(SBA) 2
The Jeju Center for Creative Economy & Innovation 2
Partners Investment 2
GS Venture 2
Samsung Venture Investment 2
Quantum Ventures Korea 2
Daesung Private Equity 2
Rising S Ventures 2
Korea Development Bank 2
L&S Venture Capital 2
Hyundai Motor Group 1
Hi Investment Partners 1
Vision Creator 1
Hanwha Investment & Securities 1
Wooshin Venture Investment Corp. 1
KOREA INVESTMENT & SECURITIES 1
Eugene Investment 1
Hanyang University 1
Newborn Ventures 1
Hana Securities 1
Ecopro 1
Mirae Asset Capital 1
Kona Venture Partners 1
Breeze Investment 1
Blue Point Capital Partners 1
IGIS Asset Management 1
Lotte Ventures 1
OJC 1
S Cubic Angels 1
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D3 Jubilee VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
D3 is headquartered in Seoul and San Francisco, pioneering the domestic and global impact investment areas. D3 redefines the role of capital by investing in entrepreneurial innovation that improves the lives of low-income families, women, and immigrants, and creates an environmentally sustainable world.Invest in ICT start-ups with highsocio-environmental value in low-income countries such as Korea, USA and South America, Africa and India.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Health Care
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • South Korea, United States, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • Green Mineral — Green Mineral specializes in recycling metals in an environmentally friendly and cost-effective manner using microalgae. Green Mineral has developed technology to recycle lithium in an environmentally friendly manner by extracting lithium using a bio-mineralization technique rather than an existing organic solvent.
  • Skycool Systems — At SkyCool Systems, our mission is to deliver sustainable, energy-efficient cooling solutions to customers interested in reducing energy costs and carbon footprint. We’ve pioneered radiative cooling as a technology, and shown that specially designed optical films can enable this passive approach to cooling throughout the day. These optical filmsare highly reflective to sunlight but also emit thermal radiation exceptionally well to the cold of space through our atmosphere, enabling daytime operation during the hottest hours of the day. Our core innovation is a rooftop cooling panel. We apply the radiative film to rooftop panels and integrate them with air conditioning and refrigeration systems. The panels can be used as an add-on to air conditioning and refrigeration systems and in some circumstances even replace an air condensing unit. Our technology is accelerating the transition to a cleaner and more sustainable future.
  • Caredoc — CareDoc is an elderly care professional platform that provides information on proven elderly care facilities. Consumers looking for elderly care services were not able to find the information they wanted online or getting inaccurate information through word of mouth.On the other hand, providers of care services were having difficulty incollecting elderly customers. Caredoc solves these problems by providing verified care servise provider information on the mobile.
MYSC VC Fund · Seongdong, Kyonggi-do, South Korea · 10 investments in the past 12 months
MYSC is an innovative company that helps innovation through consulting, social venture accelerating, and impact investing.
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Health Care, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • South Korea, China, France
Portfolio highlights
  • BioSean — BioSean is a diverse feed technology and breeding organization that provides integrated solutions for microorganisms utilized from the hatched self-fish stage to plankton, high-efficiency fermented feed, and functional additive feed.
  • Coactus — Coactus is a social venture that creates an innovative business to make a better world. They do deaf taxi driver's taxi service, 'Goyohan Taxi'. In order to help communicate with passengers, they developed a communication tool 'Goyohan', which operates in two tablet PC's inside the taxi. Goyohan Taxi has 26 deaf taxidrivers in 5 areas, with 10 taxi companies. Within 2020, they aim to create 100 deaf taxi drivers.
  • Rovigos — Rovigos analyzes data from your whole business to help you make better forecasts and choices.
Center for Creative Economy and Innovation VC Fund · Daegu, Taegu-jikhalsi, South Korea
CCEI is a frontline post of creative economy to create new industries and markets.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Yoitang — Yoitang is a brokerage platform that combines online and offline real estate transactions by utilizing big data and artificial intelligence from public institutions. CEO Heo Ji-soo acquired the 26th certified real estate agent license in 2015 and experienced 20 real estate brokerage businesses.
  • Semos — Semos app offers water sports with certified trainers to enable users to learn anywhere anytime.
  • Cloud Stone — Cloud Stone provides delivery services for college students.
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.
Industrial Bank of Korea VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 25 investments in the past 12 months
Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK) is committed to honoring its charter of financing small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The Bank has extended the scope of its expertise to provide a comprehensive range of financial services to individual customers in a quest to emerge as a leading financial services group. In pursuit of that goal, IBK is makingevery effort to enhance its competitiveness, achieve balanced growth and strengthen its global presence.The Bank employs around 10,000 staff and operates a distribution network of 612 branches including 12 overseas branches. Providing complementary services, the Bank also operates several subsidiaries: IBK Capital Corporation, IBK-SG Asset Management, IBK System Co., Ltd., and IBK Credit Information Corporation. In 2008, IBK Investment & Securities was launched, focused on meeting the needs of SME customers for services such as IPOs and M&As. Moreover, strategic alliance with Korea Investment Holdings enhances product competitiveness and affiliation with the National Post Office promoting easy customer access to IBK banking services.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Software, Health Care
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Algocare — Algocare is a AI based healthcare startup that offers specialised Nutrition as a Service (NaaS) to people and organisations.
  • Upstage AI — Upstage AI is an artificial intelligence (AI) startup that helps companies focus on their core businesses.
  • Korea Credit Service — Korea Credit Service is a credit agency for individual enterprises. Korea Credit Service offers a credit evaluation service called "CreditNote," and entrepreneurs can check their credit rating.
Korea Credit Guarantee Fund VC Fund · Daegu, Taegu-jikhalsi, South Korea · 20 investments in the past 12 months
Korea Credit Guarantee Fund operates as a public financial institution.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, Manufacturing
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Suppor-T — Suppor-T is an entrepreneur-focused growth management tool
  • Bungee — Bungee is a recruitment platform that provides hiring, SEO, content marketing, and performance marketing services.
  • Pion Electric — Pion Electric is a company that is reimagining the future of the energy industry and the worldwide market for emerging technologies.
Hyundai Motor Company VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
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.
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Investment focus
  • Automotive, Software, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • Koop Technologies — We automate Enterprise Risk Management for technology companies to make insurance smart and save customers over 30% on coverage
  • BOS Semiconductors — BOS Semiconductors develops semiconductor technology for the automotive industry.
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.
TheVentures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 9 investments in the past 12 months
TheVentures provides their portfolio companies access to on staff world class experts in recruiting, PR, marketing, early stage customer acquisition, raising money, and strategy. They even provide engineering and design support, co-building products with the founding team, while assiting in hiring those difficult to recruit early engineers.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • South Korea, Vietnam, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • DOR — 'Dor' is a social media platform that enables easy sharing and communication of game play by allowing gamers to automatically record and highlight their gaming experiences for easy sharing.
  • at — we build things at scale
  • Reppley — Reppley is an AI chat tool that generates a daily conversation chatbot based on previous KakaoTalk talks.
BNK Venture Capital VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 5 investments in the past 12 months
BNK Venture Capital is an investment firm that invests and supports small and medium-sized enterprises.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Sendy — sendy Korea is a cloud-based logistics platform that provides on-demand freight transportation services.
  • KRISTIN — KRISTIN is a supplier of flat, sneakers, and boots.
  • Sound Platform — Sound Platform produces and distributes sound sources based on sound mastering technology.
Kakao Ventures VC Fund · Seongnam, Kyonggi-do, South Korea · 14 investments in the past 12 months
We are an independent subsidiary of Kakao Corp. & the most active, startup-friendly early stage VC of Korea. (Limited Partnerships, not strategic.).
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, Indonesia
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
Future Science and Technology Holdings VC Fund · Daejeon, Taejon-jikhalsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Future Science and Technology Holdings is an investment company that specializes in technology-based services.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Food and Beverage
  • Seed, Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Kinava — Kinava developing organic waste into renewable energy based on our own advanced technology through many experiments and research.
  • DNC Biotechnology — DNC Biotechnology is an R&D centre that researches and improves technology for medical devices.
  • Carbon Energy — Carbon Energy was founded as a direct air capture (DAC) solution startup. With the use of direct carbon capture (DAC) technology, carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is directly extracted and either buried underground or recycled into new resources. Beyond the current DAC technology, Carbon Energy is claimed to possess a special technology thatsimultaneously produces renewable energy and lowers carbon dioxide.
Nextdream Angel Club VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Nextdream Angel Club provides startup angel investment and solutions.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile Apps, Water Purification, Information Technology
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Plant Hall — Plant Hall is a landscaping company that offers plant sales and rental services.
  • Scone — Scone provides virtual youtuber and video conferencing services.
  • Blue Labs — Blue Labs handles social problems and achieves perfect upcycling by recycling enormous quantities of oyster shells.
POSCO CAPITAL VC Fund · Yeoksamdong, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 5 investments in the past 12 months
POSCO Capital offers financial services.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Biotechnology
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Surginex — Surginex is a biological drug development company that offers molecular biology, genetics, physical, and chemical analysis services.
  • SqueezeBits — SqueezeBits builds ecosystem for designing, training, and deploying compressed neural networks.
  • SIMPLE planet — Food biotech company producing sustainable animal cell-based food ingredients using cellular agriculture.
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.
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.
Series Ventures VC Fund · Changwon, Kyongsang-namdo, South Korea · 8 investments in the past 12 months
Series Ventures is an investment company for the beauty care, engineering, healthcare, social platform, and enterprise sectors.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Food and Beverage, Biotechnology
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Ladit — Ladit provides camping provides peaceful relaxation after a rough travel and gives extensive outdoor services so that all outdoor activities
  • Bean Blur — Beanblr Corporation began offering smart logistics services. Businesses using the service can address logistics issues in Dongdaemun, such as challenges in employing logistics workers, challenges with order picking, ambiguous inventory status, and a lack of real-time response.
  • Wave&Vibe — Wave & Vibe enables small restaurant enterprises to enter the home convenience food industry by providing easy access to food manufacturing facilities around the country.
Golden Oak Investment VC Fund
Golden Oak, LLC is a privately held investment company that focuses on the acquisition, development, and management of value-add multifamily real estate.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Wellness, Beauty
  • Series A, Seed, Series C
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • LOWE — Lowe is a shared beauty salon platform service that provides a variety of beauty infrastructure such as beauty spaces, facilities and materials, and creates an optimal environment for designers to focus on the essence.
  • Trash Busters — Trash Busters manufactures reusable cups and dishes.
  • Travel Wallet — Travel Wallet is a foreign currency payment service that uses the Travel Wallet application. The travel Pay card is free of charge for overseas payments. The payments are overseas direct purchases and overseas payments without commission. The license for small overseas remittance businesses and electronic financial businesses by meeting variouscomputer facilities and all requirements. The platform agreement with banks.
HG Initiative VC Fund · Seongdong, Kyonggi-do, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
HGI runs an impact-driven business, seeking to address diverse social issues through sustainable innovations.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • GINT — GINT is a company specializing in a system for tractors / construction equipment manufacturers, established mainly by experts in automotive and ICT. The global market requires electronic control and unattended automation technology for manufacturers. Therefore, GINT is researching and producing the three core systems: Transmission /Hydraulic Control Unit, Telematics and Driverless System. These systems innovatively help latecomers (Long Tail) overcome the technological gap with globally advanced manufacturers such as John Deere, Case IH and others. Based on GINT’s technology and reliability, they are co-working with leading domestic companies such as Tongyang Moolsan, Daedong Industrial and SK Telecom.
  • phoneGO — phoneGO is a mobile repair cost comparison estimate platform.
  • Plcoskin — Plcoskin is a MedTech company specializing in reconstructive plastic surgery and regenerative skincare. They have developed a scaffold that removes the need for cadaver-sourced material used in breast reconstruction surgery, making procedures safer and cheaper. Plcoskin’s scaffolds are made with synthetic PCL, a biodegradable material that iscommonly used to create surgical sutures. Unlike competitors' products that remain in the body for a lifetime, Plcoskin’s PCL scaffolds are absorbed and replaced with the recipient’s own natural tissues, minimizing the possibility of long-term side effects. As they do not contain any dangerous chemicals, they are also 50% safer than cadaver-sourced scaffolds.Costs for reconstructive breast surgery are brought down by 40% to only $3 thousand per breast. Furthermore, much less handling time is required, reducing average surgery durations from an hour and a half to only 30 minutes. The mesh design of the scaffolds mitigates the need for an additional follow-up reconstructive surgery, something that is common when using cadaver-sourced scaffolds.Plcoskin has also developed Youlief, a cosmeceutical product & therapeutic device pipeline that helps fund R&D for their medical devices. Youlief is available in the US, Europe, Taiwan, Singapore and Japan.
DSC Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 15 investments in the past 12 months
DSC Investments invests in early stage and growth companies in the field of corporate identify and focus, IT, software, biotechnology, machinery, and future high-growth areas such as environment and resources.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Software, Information Technology
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • DALPHA — Simple, Fast, Affordable AI services. FREE AI Consulting, demo production. Fast AI service implement within 2WEEKS. 50% cost saving compared to existing AI Solutions
  • Dencom — Dencom is an IT company that creates dental platforms for medical services.
  • 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.
Yoonmin Foundation VC Fund · Seocho, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Yunmin Foundation provides start-up support, youth challenge school, and online start-up education.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Apps, Information Technology
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Real Draw — Real Draw helps writers demonstrate their skills through the correct use of AI to deliver the quality work to readers.
  • Iroun & Company — Iron & Company offers solutions that enable businesses to employ artificial intelligence to boost production and efficiency secand easilyly.
  • K-beauty Worldwide — Enrich your beauty life style with K-Beauty
Seoul Business Agency(SBA) VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Seoul Business Agency (서울산업통상진흥원) is a Koran startup providing support services for small businesses to increase their efficiency and foster a stable business. The company provides support in the areas of technology, management, human resources, and more.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, E-Commerce, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Dot Mill — Dot Mill is a mixed reality content production company.
  • Foody Worm — Foody Worm is an insect research company that practices and develops ESG and sustainability management through insects.
  • Works Mate — Works Mate is a job search matching platform for daily workers in the field of construction and architecture sectors.
The Jeju Center for Creative Economy & Innovation VC Fund · Jeju, Cheju-do, South Korea
The Jeju Center for Creative Economy & Innovation for investing in startups
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Investment focus
  • GreenTech, Energy, Events
  • Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Aeonus — Aeonus is a carbon neutral startup company that offers eco-friendly power source to replace diesel generators.
  • Tanger Medal — HAPPY MOMENT WITH CITRUS
  • Better Than Surf — Better Than Surf produces and sells apparel, headwear, surf, surfboard, coffee, camping, goods, and accessories.
Partners Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 7 investments in the past 12 months
As a responsible and long-term partner, they aim to make various constructive contributions to portfolio companies.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Software
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • South Korea, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • DALPHA — Simple, Fast, Affordable AI services. FREE AI Consulting, demo production. Fast AI service implement within 2WEEKS. 50% cost saving compared to existing AI Solutions
  • Artblood — Artblood is a cell-based artificial blood production company.
  • Surginex — Surginex is a biological drug development company that offers molecular biology, genetics, physical, and chemical analysis services.
GS Venture VC Fund · Sankt-peterburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russian Federation · 2 investments in the past 12 months
GS Venture is part of GS Group– an investment and industry holding, operating on the basis of its very own high technologies in telecommunications and innovation. Investments 0.1-10M USD in a startup.Fund Size: 40M USD GS Group is also developing a unique private innovation cluster, located in the special economic zone of Russian Federation(Kaliningrad region). Its aim is built an environment for innovative ideas for innovative ideas that will be able to enter the market. GS Group holding is the investor and initiator of Technopolis GS. It involve industrial cluster, research center, office space and comfortable living area.Priority fields: game developmentinteractive TV services (iTV)original tv contentsmart homeconsumer electronics development and productionmicrochip development for various purposes wearable technology (incl. wristbands, smartglasses, activity trackers, heart rate monitors, etc).
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Investment focus
  • Energy, Mineral, CleanTech
  • Series A, Series B
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Levit — Mobile commerce app that allows customers to have an enjoyable and affordable shopping experience
  • Awexome Ray — Awexome Ray is a company that manufactures next-generation X-ray generator.
  • Green Mineral — Green Mineral specializes in recycling metals in an environmentally friendly and cost-effective manner using microalgae. Green Mineral has developed technology to recycle lithium in an environmentally friendly manner by extracting lithium using a bio-mineralization technique rather than an existing organic solvent.
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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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Health Care
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
Quantum Ventures Korea VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Quantum Ventures Korea actively invests in companies within the Technology and Bio/Healthcare industries. The firm manages a portfolio of early to growth-stage companies and continues to look for opportunities across a range of company stages.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Medical, Health Care
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Panmnesia — True composable resource disaggregation, CXL hardware/software infrastructure from the beginning to the end.
  • Awexome Ray — Awexome Ray is a company that manufactures next-generation X-ray generator.
  • Quad Miners — Quad Miners is a developer of cybersecurity software that is used to combat security threats. Customers can protect their data from malware attacks by using the company's software, which uses a machine learning-based artificial intelligence analysis engine to store network traffic without data loss and detect threats and anomalies. It provideseasy and accurate cyber defense solutions to the world.
Daesung Private Equity VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Daesung Private Equity is a Korean venture capital firm offering investment, corporation restructuring, and incubation services.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Biotechnology
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • South Korea, India, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Cochl — Official website of Cochl
  • Lablup — Lablup Inc.: Make AI Accessible
  • Wonderwall — Wonderwall is an online art learning platform.
Rising S Ventures VC Fund · Daejeon, Taejon-jikhalsi, South Korea
Rising S Ventures is a venture investment company specializing in early-stage technology start-ups.
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Investment focus
  • Payments, Recycling, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Neuro Pack — Neuro Pack is a packaging development company that extracts packaging materials from natural products.
  • Bunker Kids — Bunker Kids is a startup that provides solutions optimized for achieving personal health goals using data and algorithms.
  • Carbon Energy — Carbon Energy was founded as a direct air capture (DAC) solution startup. With the use of direct carbon capture (DAC) technology, carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is directly extracted and either buried underground or recycled into new resources. Beyond the current DAC technology, Carbon Energy is claimed to possess a special technology thatsimultaneously produces renewable energy and lowers carbon dioxide.
Korea Development Bank VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 18 investments in the past 12 months
The Korea Development Bank (KDB) provides long-term financing for projects designed to assist Koreaâ€:tm:s economic growth and development. It offers equipment capital loans and working capital loans to Korean private enterprises that undertake major industrial projects. The bank also extends guarantees to its clients to facilitate their otherborrowings and to finance major industrial projects. KDB guarantees Won-denominated corporate debentures, local currency loans, and other Won liabilities and foreign currency loans from domestic and overseas Korean financial institutions and from foreign institutions. The bankâ€:tm:s other activities include engagement in a range of industrial development activities, including conducting economic and industrial research; performing engineering surveys; providing business analyses and managerial assistance; and offering trust services. As of June 30, 2007, KDB had 40 local branches, 6 overseas branches, and 2 overseas offices. The bank was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • South Korea, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Artblood — Artblood is a cell-based artificial blood production company.
  • Upstage AI — Upstage AI is an artificial intelligence (AI) startup that helps companies focus on their core businesses.
  • BrownBag — Brown Bag is an online portal for coffee and cafe supplies.
L&S Venture Capital VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 8 investments in the past 12 months
L&S Venture Capital is a venture capital firm. L&S Venture Capital is specializing in incubation, seed, early, and expansion stage investments. L&S Venture Capital invests in electronic components, including smart phones, pads, televisions and grid; telecommunications equipments; green energy sector, such as solar, wind, fuel cell, LED,and EV; machineries; broadcasting; nanotechnology; intelligent robotics; telematics; medical equipments; media contents, which inlcude creation, distribution and new media. L&S Venture Capital primarily invests in South Korea with a focus in Seoul, Gyeonggi region, and Chungnam province. L&S Venture Capital was founded in 2006 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Manufacturing
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, Israel, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Uniqconn — Uniqconn is a telecommunication company that offers wireless and mechanical interference services.
  • Quad Miners — Quad Miners is a developer of cybersecurity software that is used to combat security threats. Customers can protect their data from malware attacks by using the company's software, which uses a machine learning-based artificial intelligence analysis engine to store network traffic without data loss and detect threats and anomalies. It provideseasy and accurate cyber defense solutions to the world.
  • Pion Electric — Pion Electric is a company that is reimagining the future of the energy industry and the worldwide market for emerging technologies.
Hyundai Motor Group VC Fund · Seocho, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Hyundai Motor Group is an automotive company that also affiliates in other industries such as construction, steel, and finance. They have developed a value chain focused on vehicles, steel, and construction, as well as logistics, finance, information technology, and service.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Manufacturing
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • South Korea, Canada, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Clodot — Clodot is an information technology company.
  • MobilTech — MobilTech is an AI-based 3D GIS startup company that supplies 3D spatial information, hardware, and software solutions for smart cities.
  • Korea Zinc — Korea Zinc operates as a general non-ferrous metal smelting company primarily in South Korea. It offers zinc slab ingots, alloy jumbo blocks, anode ingots, and die cast ingots for use in galvanized steel plates, steel pipes and wires, color steel plates, automobile parts, machine/electronic parts, anti-corrosion paints, etc. Korea Zinc alsoprovides lead and lead alloy ingots used in automobile and industrial batteries, electric wire coatings, radiation shielders for batteries, anti-corrosion paints, etc.; and copper for use in copper plates, pipes, wires, as well as bronze, etc. Moreover, it offers gold used in semiconductors, PCBs, electrically conducting materials, jewelries, coins, etc.; and silver for use in electronic products, cameras, X-ray films, jewelries, etc. Further, Korea Zinc provides other rare metals, including indium, bismuth, antimony, antimony trioxide, cadmium, tellurium, cobalt, cadmium sticks, gallium, selenium, etc.; sulfuric acid used in inorganic chemicals, metal refining, steel making, and spinning and weaving, as well as in chemical and fertilizer, fiber, and paper manufacturing industries; electronic grade sulfuric acid used for cleaning and etching in semiconductor manufacturing process; and oleum used in nitro compounds, dye stuffs, chloro sulfonic acid, blasting powder, and oxidation. It began operation in 1974, with its headquarters in Seoul in South Korea.
Hi Investment Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Hi Investment Partners is a venture capital firm that provides investment and financial services.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Manufacturing, Information Technology
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • NoTag — NoTag (노태그) is a Korean border e-commerce-based service provider that intends to provide customers with a cross-boundary online and offline service in which they can buy qualified and well-designed Korean products at affordable prices.NoTag provides global online and offline commerce solutions to small- and medium-sized Korean suppliers whowish to sell their own brands and products to a global market.NoTag also offers localized online and offline commerce services to global consumers and resellers who are interested in Korean products.
  • AiM Future — AiM Future provides AI processors, software, and AI system integration services.
  • Piter Peter — Piter Peter is a pet healthcare platform that provides health care guides to companion animals based on genetic testing.
Vision Creator VC Fund · Yongdungpo, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Vision Creator is a research, analysis and investment company.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Retail, Software
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • South Korea, Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • Vogo — Vogo provides vivid live shopping.
  • Eight Tech — Eight Tech is a resource circulation platform that solves the waste problem with science and technology.
  • Wayne Hills Bryant AI — Wayne Hills is developing an algorithm that extracts dictionary meanings from text and voice data with AI technology and automatically converts them into digital content by combining images, animations, and sound effects that match them.
Hanwha Investment & Securities VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Hanwha Investment & Securities is a wealth management company that offers asset management, investment banking, and trading services.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Biopharma, Biotechnology
  • Series B
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • DoubleMe — DoubleMe is a leading volumetric capture company focused on bringing the physical and virtual worlds together. The company pushes the boundaries of what’s possible with 3D technology and create simple solutions that improve the lives of real people, in real time.Operating in Sunnyvale, London, and Seoul and partnering with 15 telcos worldwide,DoubleMe is constantly developing new ways to democratize 3D technology and bring the physical and virtual worlds together.DoubleMe's technology provides an end-to-end platform for social holographic reality experiences. The company has received more than $17M in funding to date.
  • KevinLAB — KevinLAB is a company specializing in platforms of energy management systems.
  • Selecxine — Selecxine is a biopharmaceutical development company specialized in the field of immunotherapeutics. Selecxine strives to develop immunotherapeutics a new paradigm of pharmaceuticals– through a specialized antibody development process, using an innovative platform technology of functional antibody screening and development.
Wooshin Venture Investment Corp. VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Wooshin Venture Capital is the venture capital arm of Asia Cement Co. Ltd which invests in various range of sectors.
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Investment focus
  • Retail, Marketing, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • ALUX — ALUX is a content creation company that specializes in video and coding education content.
  • New Vessel — New Vessel is to navigate the sea of e-commerce. We utilize our e-commerce and consumer branding experience and partner with world-class e-commerce experts.
  • ZUZU Hospitality — ZUZU Hospitality is chain for independent hotels, delivering revenue growth through distribution and revenue management.As such, we are the indisputable primary partner to hoteliers in driving revenue. Acting as their hotel operating system, we power their back office revenue generation business operations, allowing them to focus on being greathoteliers.
KOREA INVESTMENT & SECURITIES VC Fund · Yongdungpo, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
KOREA INVESTMENT & SECURITIES is a financial investment company that offers brokerage, asset management, and investment banking services.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Series B, Series C, Series A
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • AIMMO — AIMMO is the developer of a data annotation platform with custom workflow designs, labeler analytics, and real-time communication functions. The company was founded in 2016 by SeungTaek Oh and is headquartered in Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea.
  • MobilTech — MobilTech is an AI-based 3D GIS startup company that supplies 3D spatial information, hardware, and software solutions for smart cities.
  • Vedanta Biosciences — Vedanta Biosciences is a developer of immunotherapies designed to treat immune-mediated and infectious diseases. The company's immunotherapies include a suite of proprietary assays to select pharmacologically potent strains, vast proprietary datasets from human interventional studies, and facilities for cGMP-compliant manufacturing ofrationally-defined bacterial consortia in powder form, enabling physicians to access live bacteria drug to treat autoimmune and inflammatory diseases easily.It was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Eugene Investment VC Fund · Yongdungpo, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Eugene Investment is a finance company that provides venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, mutual funds and online trading service.
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Apps, EdTech
  • Seed, Series B, Pre-Seed
  • South Korea, Indonesia
Portfolio highlights
  • Bbodek — Bbodek provider of tableware rental and washing services intended for restaurants and school cafeterias. They provide products for children's tableware and hygiene management services. They specialize in using their self-developed smart factory to render low defect services to consumers, enabling them to just focus on cooking without worryingabout cleaning up. They are expanding their business to customized washing machine manufacture and sales.
  • Wahyoo — Wahyoo is a technology company that wants to help the traditional food stalls owner to achieve business success and reach a prosperous life. Our mission is to standardize the quality of products and services of traditional food stall by providing outstanding supply chain, operation, marketing, and financial infrastructure through technology.
  • Campus Ground — Campus Ground is a camping platform that provides camping site search, camping content, and camping supplies.
Hanyang University VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Hanyang University is a school in Seoul.
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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.
Newborn Ventures VC Fund · Seongdong, Kyonggi-do, South Korea · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Newborn Ventures is an investment consulting firm that provides professional training courses and initial startup funding.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile Apps, DIY, Smart Home
  • Seed, Funding Round
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Il Conus — Il Conus is a sensor bases IoT company that offers smart sterilization system toilets and smart tunnel lighting control systems.
  • CoinTravIT — CoinTravIT provides international currency exchange services with mobile support.
  • Moment Studio — A new tool that blends your everyday work apps into one. It's the all-in-one workspace for you and your team
Hana Securities VC Fund · Yongdungpo, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 10 investments in the past 12 months
Hana Securities is a subsidiary of Hana Financial Group.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Manufacturing, Software
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Dencom — Dencom is an IT company that creates dental platforms for medical services.
  • Lucentblock — Lucentblock is a FinTech and blockchain-based digital real estate securities platform company.
  • Autonomous a2z — Autonomous a2z is a driving mobility platform that provides autonomous driving service with judgement, control and recognition technologies.
Ecopro VC Fund · Cheongju, Ch'ungch'ong-bukto, South Korea
Ecopro develops eco-friendly core materials, battery material and parts.
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Investment focus
  • Energy, Renewable Energy, Energy Management
  • Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • KevinLAB — KevinLAB is a company specializing in platforms of energy management systems.
Mirae Asset Capital VC Fund · Mumbai, Maharashtra, India · 13 investments in the past 12 months
South Korean investment firm, headquartered in Seoul.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Biotechnology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Series B, Series C, Series A
  • United States, South Korea, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Levit — Mobile commerce app that allows customers to have an enjoyable and affordable shopping experience
  • Green Mineral — Green Mineral specializes in recycling metals in an environmentally friendly and cost-effective manner using microalgae. Green Mineral has developed technology to recycle lithium in an environmentally friendly manner by extracting lithium using a bio-mineralization technique rather than an existing organic solvent.
  • Crossbow Therapeutics — Crossbow Therapeutics is a seed-stage, stealth-mode oncology startup company. The company develops antibody engineering for intracellular cancer targets.
Kona Venture Partners VC Fund · 5 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, Video Games, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Dremo — Dreamo is a leading game developer making great games for friends, family, and people around the world.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Breeze Investment VC Fund · Seocho, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
First Proptech Venture Capital in South Korea
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Fashion, Cosmetics
  • Series B, Funding Round
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Nearthlab — Nearthlab is a technology-driven startup founded by M.S. and Ph.D. graduates in aerospace engineering from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), often called the “MIT of Korea.” Nearthlab is focusing on developing autonomous drones, powered by proprietary deep learning algorithm, to automate safety inspection of industrialfacilities, an industry with estimated market size of billions of dollars. Nearthlab’s first product is an “all-in-one” automated inspection solution for wind turbine blades, which covers gathering visual data using drones, detecting cracks and damages by AI, and generating reports with minimal human involvement. Nearthlab is currently servicing numerous wind farms in Korea, with ongoing negotiations with various partners in Korea and overseas, including Japan and the United States, for wind farms and other facilities such as cell tower.
  • Brandi — Brandi sells clothes, cosmetics, and home interior products.
  • House Decoration — House Decoration is a seller of home interiors, furniture, and home products.
Blue Point Capital Partners VC Fund · Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Blue Point is a private equity firm that partners with entrepreneurs and management teams investing in and growing lower middle-market companies.
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Investment focus
  • B2C, Retail, FinTech
  • Private Equity, Seed
  • United States, France, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Curacel — Curacel creates APIs & tools that enable businesses to embed insurance in digital channels and to administer claims cost-effectively.
  • Siffron — siffron provides retail merchandising and custom display solutions.With more than 60 years of retail expertise, siffron has more than 6,000 retail fixtures, store shelving, shelf management systems, and stock displays.
  • Europa Eyewear — Europa is an eyewear company which is proud to craft products and policies focused on supporting likeminded, independent eye care professionals
IGIS Asset Management VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
IGIS Asset management is an independent global real estate investment company which has rapidly become the largest Korean real estate asset manager in 2015 and continues to hold its position today with a total AUM of 14.3 billion as of Q2 2017.Their vision is to constantly seek opportunities to grow their clients’ capital and to generate returnsthrough various strategies based on long-term risk and market cycle analysis.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Apps
  • Series B, Seed, Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Bbegi — Gatda provides a waste collection application service.
  • Bbodek — Bbodek provider of tableware rental and washing services intended for restaurants and school cafeterias. They provide products for children's tableware and hygiene management services. They specialize in using their self-developed smart factory to render low defect services to consumers, enabling them to just focus on cooking without worryingabout cleaning up. They are expanding their business to customized washing machine manufacture and sales.
  • FeelBetter — FeelBetter is an information technology company that provides 3D product advertisements and augmented reality services.
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.
OJC VC Fund
Packaging
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Investment focus
  • Chemical, GreenTech, Manufacturing
  • Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Green Whale Global — Green Whale Global is company based in Korea and Vietnam specializing in manufacturing bioplastic polymers. We offer an environmentally friendly alternative to petrolium based plastics to help reduce pollution.
S Cubic Angels VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
S Cubic Angels is an investment firm that helps to discover startups and prospective entrepreneurship teams.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Apps, Education
  • 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.
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