Established by CEO Chulhwan Kim, the founder of Image & Materials, this enterprise identies and invests in hardware-focused startup teams. Working with KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) who are equipped with advanced technologies and research capabilities.
KITE Entrepreneurship Foundation Chulhwan Kim, CEO
Capstone Partners Eunkang Song, CEO
Seeks entrepreneurs aiming at the global market who have fresh and unique ideas. We are not looking for a awless team of entrepreneurs, but rather a cooperative team capable of reading trends, setting genuine goals, and using their time effectively.
K Cube Ventures Seungwoon Yu, CEO
Founded with an investment from Kakao founder Beomsu Kim (Daum Kakao), K Cube Ventures utilizes funds raised from the private K Cube Venture Fund and Kakao Venture Fund to drive aggressive investments in web and mobile tech startups.
Primer Dokyun Kwon, CEO
They were the first startup accelerator in Korea and were founded by successful venture entrepreneurs Dokyun Kwon (Inicis), Taekkyung Lee (Daum) and Kiha Lee (Sazze). Primer invests in mobile and Internet startups, engages in the startup incubation process, and facilitates their entry into the global market.
Fast Track Asia Jiwoong Park, CEO
Based on the experience of successful venture founders Hyunsung Shin (Ticket Monster) and Jeongseok Roh (5Rocks), Fast Track Asia acts as a company builder working closely with POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology) to provide the right support to startups.
BonAngels Venture Partners Seokheun Kang, CEO
Founded by CEO Byungkyu Chang, who is also the founder of Neowiz and FirstSnow, they are the rst venture capitalist that specialized in rms in the early stages of development in Korea. With private capital raised by rst-generation Internet venture founders, such as Nexon CEO Jungju Kim, it creates and runs pacemaker funds.
TheVentures Changseong Ho, CEO
We are a seed stage fund and accelerator built upon the global startup experience of Changseong Ho and Jiwon Moon, co-founders and CEOs of Viki.com (Acquired by Japanese e-commerce and Internet giant Rakuten in 2013). We specialize in investments, mentoring, and growing early stage companies further enabling their global expansion.
FuturePlay Junghee Ryu, CEO
Founded by Jung-hee Ryu, a co-founder of Olaworks (Acquired by Intel), and Jason Han, a founder of NexR (Acquired by KT), FuturePlay builds tech-centric startups focusing on big data analysis, IoT, healthcare, or wearable devices. FuturePlay provides one-year Inventor-In-Residence (IIR) programs, as well as invests in early-stage tech startups.
Coolidge Corner Investment Hyucktae Kwon, CEO
With a seamless process of selecting, incubating, and investing in startups, they are a venture capitalist specializing in the early stages of startup development. In partnership with Silicon Valley based BootstrapLaps, who are a global accelerator for technological startups, they provide professional support until they are ready to enter the global market.
Innopolis Partners Sangjin Lee, CEO
They invest in and support hardware-based startups in manufacturing and bio sectors. They work together with Korea Science & Technology Holdings (KST) which is a technology-integrated group of 17 government-funded research institutes.
POSCO Seokmo Chung, Director
Through its Idea Market Place, targeting all industries, POSCO discovers talent with entrepreneurial qualities and creative ideas by providing support using its extensive global networks.
nTels Jaehee Shim, CEO
Founded in 2000, they are one of the most successful IT convergence companies in the telecommunication infrastructure area. Based on its extensive venture experiences, nTels identies, invests in, and nurtures early-stage internet/mobile technology startups to ensure the establishment of their initial foothold, in addition to maximizing their shared growth.
ActnerLAB Injae Cho, CEO
They are an accelerator that helps hardware startups enter the global market through their extensive programs. They have a strategic alliance with Lab IX in Silicon Valley, which is a subsidiary of Flextronics (Fortune 500 Company).
Hyundai Motor Company Yunseong Hwang, Director
Based on its extensive global networks in the automobile sector, Hyundai Motor Company develops and nurtures startups equipped with competitive technologies, products, and services applicable to automobiles.
Suprema Investment Seungkwon Paek, CEO
BAs a venture capitalist specializing in the early stages of startup development, Suprema Investment focuses on healthcare and IT convergence startups in partnerships with KOHEA(Korea Digital Hospital Export Agency), Korea Creative Economy Research Network, and KOVA (Korea Venture Business Association) SVI.
ETRI Holdings Byungsik Cho, CEO
A wholly owned subsidiary of ETRI (Electronic Telecommunication Research Institute), they are Korea’s rst Government-invested technological holding company. In cooperation with local and international organizations, the company identies and makes initial/follow-up investments in ICT convergence startups with customized support for their successful entry into the global market.
BluePoint Partners Yongkwan Lee, CEO
After the successful completion of the Plasmart deal with MKS of the U.S., CEO Youngkwan Lee used the funds raised to form bluepoint partners. bluepoint partners focuses on developing and nurturing advanced manufacturing startups with MiraeHoldings and Neopharm to meet the market demands.
Mega Investment Jeongmin Kim, CEO
Founded by Son Jueun, CEO of MegaStudy, they offer customized education for startups and help them to enter global market with the Value-up service after investment. CEO Jeongmin Kim has lots of early stage investment experience.
Waps Jaechoon Lee, CEO
Based on the experience of successful first venture capitalist Waps, they support and nurture tech startups specialized in manufacturing sectors with mentors in each field.
Infobank Taehyeong Park, CEO
Specialized in mobile/messaging service and smart-car software, they invest in, nurture startups and offer IP consulting for them by making use of accumulated technology and 10 thousands of client companies network based on 20 years of service experience.
KAIST Venture Investment Holdings Byungtae Lee, CEO
Founded by KAIST for the purpose of boosting startups by youth, they support early stage investment and growth of startups stage by stage.