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Top 50 Sustainability VC Funds in South Korea

A list of 50 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 VC Funds 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
Hyundai Motor Company 4
Strong Ventures 4
Korea Credit Guarantee Fund 4
POSCO CAPITAL 3
Shinhan Capital 3
TheVentures 3
Kakao Ventures 3
Series Ventures 3
BNK Venture Capital 3
Nextdream Angel Club 3
Hana Financial Investment 3
Future Science and Technology Holdings 3
Seoul Business Agency(SBA) 2
Partners Investment 2
Quantum Ventures Korea 2
DSC Investment 2
Daesung Private Equity 2
The Jeju Center for Creative Economy & Innovation 2
Korea Development Bank 2
Yoonmin Foundation 2
Samsung Venture Investment 2
Rising S Ventures 2
GS Venture 2
HG Initiative 2
Golden Oak Investment 2
L&S Venture Capital 2
Seoul Investment Partners 1
Shinhan Venture Investment 1
KITE Entrepreneurship Foundation 1
LG Social Campus 1
Lotte Ventures 1
Korea Social Investment Foundation 1
Kona Venture Partners 1
Capital One 1
SparkLabs 1
Intervalue Partners 1
Blue Point Capital Partners 1
KDB Bank Europe 1
Hanwha Investment and Securities 1
Timepolio Asset Management 1
Big Basin Capital 1
Pohang University of Science and Technology 1
Alticast 1
THE SHINHAN DS 1
Vision Creator 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 · 14 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
  • Health Care, Food and Beverage, 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 · 26 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.
  • HeyDealer — HeyDealer is a price comparison platform for used cars.
  • 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.
Hyundai Motor Company VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 4 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.
Korea Credit Guarantee Fund VC Fund · Daegu, Taegu-jikhalsi, South Korea · 22 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, Software
  • 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.
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, Series B
  • 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.
TheVentures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 7 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
  • Software, Information Technology, 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.
  • Amo Travel — Amo Travel likewise swiftly established a market fit in Korea with minimal blog promotion.
  • Box Sports — Box Sports provides professional e-sports team, orienting e-Sports players, to become the leading club for traditional sports athletes
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.
Series Ventures VC Fund · Changwon, Kyongsang-namdo, South Korea · 9 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, Biotechnology, Food and Beverage
  • 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.
BNK Venture Capital VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 6 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 B, Series A, 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.
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.
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.
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, Information Technology
  • 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.
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
  • Health Care, E-Commerce, Biotechnology
  • 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.
Partners Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 5 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, Series C
  • South Korea, United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Surginex — Surginex is a biological drug development company that offers molecular biology, genetics, physical, and chemical analysis 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.
  • Harbinger Health — Harbinger Health is a biotechnology company that develops a two-tier testing model for the detection of early cancer with a blood test. The company combines artificial intelligence with insights into the biology of the beginnings of cancer to identify cancer before it is visible or symptomatic with the aim of developing low-cost, multi-cancer bloodtests.
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, Biopharma, Artificial Intelligence
  • Series A, Funding Round, Series B
  • 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.
DSC Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 14 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
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, Manufacturing
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
  • Connective — Connective is a robotics company that develops artificial intelligence-based artificial joint surgery robots.
Daesung Private Equity VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 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.
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
  • Energy, Events, Wedding
  • 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.
Korea Development Bank VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 16 investments in the past 12 months
The Korea Development Bank (KDB) provides long-term financing for projects designed to assist Koreaâ€:tm:s economic growth and development. It offers equipment capital loans and working capital loans to Korean private enterprises that undertake major industrial projects. The bank also extends guarantees to its clients to facilitate their otherborrowings and to finance major industrial projects. KDB guarantees Won-denominated corporate debentures, local currency loans, and other Won liabilities and foreign currency loans from domestic and overseas Korean financial institutions and from foreign institutions. The bankâ€:tm:s other activities include engagement in a range of industrial development activities, including conducting economic and industrial research; performing engineering surveys; providing business analyses and managerial assistance; and offering trust services. As of June 30, 2007, KDB had 40 local branches, 6 overseas branches, and 2 overseas offices. The bank was founded in 1954 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • South Korea, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • GenEdit — Developing innovative therapies through targeted delivery of genetic medicines.
  • Rebellions.ai — AI chip architects are often inattentive to advanced deep learning features and requirements because they believe software stacks between their silicon and algorithms can provide effective abstract layers. We disagree. We do not think such naively designed chips can efficiently utilize expensive custom silicon resources. The more native hardwaresupports are enabled, the higher performance is achieved.Rebellions Inc is building genuine AI accelerators by bi-directionally bridging the gap between underlying silicon architectures and deep learning algorithms. We push algorithm boundaries to better exploit silicon budgets, while re-architecting AI processors to incorporate sophisticated deep learning features through silicon-dedicated DL kernels.Our goal is to deliver a domain-specific AI processor along with its optimized software. This approach, together with our unique decentralized programming model, will enable customers to arm with the most powerful yet energy-efficient AI hardware as well as seamless integration.
  • BrownBag — Brown Bag is an online portal for coffee and cafe supplies.
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, Education
  • 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seoul Investment Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Seoul Investment Partners is a private equity and venture capital firm focused on investments in small and medium businesses.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Online Games, Software
  • Series A, Funding Round, Series B
  • South Korea, Germany, Iceland
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  • Nuvilab — We lead innovation of the Food-tech through AI technology that is helpful for both human and the environment.
  • Openknowl — OPENKNOWL is an online career management system, offering mentoring facilities and careers camps for those wanting to develop a career in the IT sector.
  • Works Mate — Works Mate is a job search matching platform for daily workers in the field of construction and architecture sectors.
Shinhan Venture Investment VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 20 investments in the past 12 months
Shinhan Venture Investment operates as an investment company. Shinhan Venture Investment focuses on earlier-stage venture capital investments and later-stage control investments opportunities derived from the latest megatrends such as the aging population, disruptive technologies, IT convergence, alternative energy and etc.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Funding Round, Series A, Seed
  • South Korea, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Storelink — Storelink is an open market optimization platform that analyzes and processes accurate online sales data.
  • Maka Motors — MAKA is dedicated to building the best electric motorcycles for Indonesian riders.
  • Epic Corporation — The Epic One platform services will be improved, and Epic Corporation will broaden its business sectors. First, the global bidding system in four significant Asian nations will be improved overall, coupled with an update to the AI function that determines the anticipated contract price, in order to maximize the transaction completion rate for thesale of luxury assets. Additionally, there is a plan to considerably broaden its brands and product categories, which currently include luxury watches, luggage, hypercars, and artwork.
KITE Entrepreneurship Foundation VC Fund · Daejeon, Taejon-jikhalsi, South Korea
The Kite Founder Foundation is a pure non-profit corporation that provides an environment for successful start-ups.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Beauty
  • Series A, Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Linewalks — Linewalks is a data tech company for healthcare system.
  • DAIM Research — DAIM Research is an AI-based automation system solution company that provides logistics automation solutions.
  • Lillycover Co., Ltd. — Lillycover makes personlaized beauty solution for smart skin care by oneself. Founded in 2016, the company is headquartered in Daegu, Taegu-jikhalsi, South Korea.
LG Social Campus VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
LG Social Campus is a social economy platform for financial support, space support, growth support, and talent development.
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Investment focus
  • Rental, Manufacturing, Environmental Engineering
  • Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Trash Busters — Trash Busters manufactures reusable cups and dishes.
Lotte Ventures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 15 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
  • Software, Information Technology, 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.
  • Space Vision — Space Vision is an artificial intelligence-powered digital advertising platform.
  • City Storage — City Storage is a side dish platform that produces and sells salads, soups, and pickles.
Korea Social Investment Foundation VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Korea Social Investment Foundation is a business finance and business consulting service firm.
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Investment focus
  • Pet, FinTech, Information Technology
  • Seed, Funding Round, Grant
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Hubriz — Hubriz is a babysitter hiring company.
  • Hubris.io — A new tool that blends your everyday work apps into one. It's the all-in-one workspace for you and your team
  • Works Mate — Works Mate is a job search matching platform for daily workers in the field of construction and architecture sectors.
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.
Capital One VC Fund · Mclean, Virginia, United States
Capital One can help you find the right credit cards; checking or savings accounts; auto loans; and other banking services for you or your business
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Investment focus
  • Real Estate, Software, Enterprise Software
  • Debt Financing, Post-IPO Debt, Series B
  • United States, South Korea, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • SimpliSafe — Shop award-winning home security systems from SimpliSafe. Professional monitoring, protection from break-ins and hazards, and no contracts.
  • 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.
  • You Need Character — [YouNeedCharacter] Our contents bring joy and lifelong lessons to children around the world. We will bring new experiences and inspiration through convergence with IT technologies.
SparkLabs VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
SparkLabs Group is a network of startup accelerators and venture capital funds that has invested in over 350 startups since 2013.
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Investment focus
  • Database, Analytics, Trading Platform
  • Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Sendtime — Sendtimes is an automated B2B tool that offers a software platform for schedule management.
  • NODA Labs — NODA Labs is a data analytics company that provides actionable market intelligence and direct sales engagement services.
  • Career Day — Career Day is a business networking comapany that offers information to companies and experienced talents to facilitate connection.
Intervalue Partners VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
InterValue Partners is a financial investment firm that provides venture capital, corporate venture capital, and other investment services. The company provides services all over South Korea.
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Investment focus
  • Therapeutics, Artificial Intelligence, Health Diagnostics
  • Series B, Series A, Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Absology — Developer of in-vitro-diagnostic systems designed to help save more lives. The company's platform offers various diagnostic kits such as testosterone, vitamin - D, PSA, TSH, FreeT4, PCT and also helps in anti-cancer therapy monitoring, cardiovascular disease, and Alzheimer's diseases monitoring, enabling doctors to easily diagnosedifferent types of medical conditions and treat them suitably.
  • Unastella — Unastella operates its own launch vehicles to provide human space travel platform services.
  • 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.
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
KDB Bank Europe VC Fund · Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
KDB is a Hungarian financial market player that offers a wide range of commercial banking services to retail clients, SMEs, and large enterprises. It manages significant cross-border financing activity from its central office in Budapest, available in the countries of Central and Eastern European region and beyond. It aims to serve Hungariancorporates from micro, small, and medium-sized to large companies on a high professional level, by providing competitive, favorable financial solutions.KDB Bank Europe is a subsidiary in 100% ownership of the South Korean state bank The Korea Development Bank.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Software, Health Care
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • South Korea
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.
  • Petnow Inc. — Petnow offers AI-driven pet biometric ID for dogs and cats on mobile phones. Register & identify pets by scanning their unique nose or face.
  • jeongyookgak — jeongyookgak produces and sells fresh meat.
Hanwha Investment and Securities VC Fund
Hanwha Investment and Securities is a trusted financial investment partner dedicated to providing sources for stable
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Investment focus
  • Finance, Payments, Gaming
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • South Korea, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Evrynet — Evrynet Providing infrastructure that enables developers and businesses to build an unlimited number of Centralised/Decentralised Finance (CeDeFi) applications, interoperable with many of the world's leading blockchains for everyone.
  • RECO — Integrated waste and resource management platform copmany
  • Stoic Entertainment — Stoic Entertainment is a VR game developer with core technologies related to VR content and will develop blockchain games later.
Timepolio Asset Management VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Timepolio Asset Management is an asset management firm.
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Investment focus
  • Life Science, Biotechnology
  • Series A
  • 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.
  • Avelos Therapeutics — Avelos Therapeutics is a precision medicine company in the clinical stage that finds, creates, and sells targeted therapeutics.
Big Basin Capital VC Fund · Cupertino, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Big Basin Capital is a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley, investing in early-stage startups in Korea and the United States.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Apps
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • South Korea, United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • mAy-I — mAy-I is a tech startup that develops advanced human tracking solution based on machine learning techniques.
  • Dentlink — Seamless Access to South Korean Premium Labs Using Digital Dentistry
  • Globaleur — Thousands of travelers from around the world rely on Globaleur for travel. Leverage Globaleur's software and APIs that include dynamic destination data and AI-powered developer tools to change the way we travel the world.
Pohang University of Science and Technology VC Fund · Pohang, Kyongsang-bukto, South Korea · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Pohang University of Science and Technology is a school.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • ADDD — Dalgo is a peer-to-peer advertising platform.
  • Enough — Enough produces nutritious foods for kids.
  • Stellar Vision — StellaVision can interpret synthetic aperture radar (SAR) sensors, an unparalleled radar technique for interpreting satellite data. Information is critical for making investment or policy decisions. Historically, we relied on news sources and government figures to make decisions. However, relying entirely on previously published knowledge may causeyou to be late to the game, and making decisions based on rumors or gossip may result in big losses. Satellite imaging provides a solution to this information mismatch. Satellite imaging is becoming a key decision-making tool in a variety of businesses due to its ability to give fast and accurate information.
Alticast VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Alticast Corp. provides MHP solutions for the DVB-MHP, OCAP/tru2way platform, IPTV, and Mobile television industries. It offers altisynchro, an interactive services automation system, which acts as the foundation of an open standards iTV broadcast facility; Altiinteractive that supports a running environment for interactive TV service plug-insand handles requests from the users; Alticaptor, a MHP middleware, which supports various iTV service platforms; Alticast that enables integration with DRM or CAS for paid services; and AltiCaptor Blu-ray Disc Java middleware, which shares a common code base with AltiCaptor MHP and OCAP/tru2way platform middleware. The company also provides porting and application services. Alticast Corp. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea with additional offices in Broomfield, Colorado; Frankfurt, Germany; and Beijing, China.
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Investment focus
  • Transportation, Rental, FinTech
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Tourzy — Tourzy is a tourism company that provides public transportation through electric vehicles for tourist places.
  • Smallticket — Smallticket, an insurtech start-up, provides digital insurance brokerage platform service to innovate the insurance distribution market in Korea by providing with customized policies based on rapidly changing lifestyles for micro-segmented groups. Since established, Smallticket expands its business vertically, mainly focusing on the markets of petand Mobility as a service as providing on-demand mobility insurance, a risk-heading solution ahead to mobility related platform under gig economy and pet insurance by rewards and community service, selected as a sandbox program of the Korean Financial Committee.
  • Nature Mobility — Nature Mobility is a mobile application platform.
THE SHINHAN DS VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
THE SHINHAN DS offers information technology service.
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Investment focus
  • Food Processing, Precious Metals, Food and Beverage
  • Seed
  • South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • Start Eat — Start Eat operates 'Disei', a recipe meal service.
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.
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