DSC Investment

DSC Investment Inc. is a venture capital firm specializing in startups. The firm primarily invests in industries related to the fourth industrial revolution. It also considers investments in biotechnology, big data, social network services, secondary cell, and education contents. The firm typically makes investments in the service sector, including health and medical care, tourism, contents, education, distribution, technology sector including information communication technology, electronics, and machinery industries, and software industry. It prefers to invest in companies with previous year's sales equal to or less than KRW 1 billion ($0.86 million) or companies not older than three years. The firm also makes secondary and follow-on investments. DSC Investment Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Jeong-Woon Park

Senior Director

GunSoo Yoon

CEO

119 past transactions

KAHR medical Ltd.

Series B in 2015
KAHR medical Ltd., an immuno-oncology drug development company, develops and manufactures fusion protein pharmaceuticals for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases. It offers DSP105 and DSP 106 that are used for T-cell mediated tumor destruction; and DSP 107 that targets CD47 tumors activating phagocytes and delivering an immune costimulatory signal. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Jerusalem, Israel.

CrowdWorks, Inc.

Series B in 2019
CrowdWorks, Inc. develops online crowd sourcing platform for artificial intelligent (AI) which engages in collecting, strengthening, and structuring leaning data for machine learning. The company offers its services for analysis and classifying of image works, text works, voice works, and survey works. The company is based in Seoul, South Korea.

H Robotics Inc.

Private Placement in 2020
H Robotics Inc. develops products and services in robotics technology that contribute to a healthy life. It provides and commercializes home rehabilitation robots and platforms that enable more comfortable and effective rehabilitation for those who need rehabilitation treatment. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Pohang, South Korea.

Coinplug, Inc.

Series A in 2014
Coinplug is a blockchain developing company leading the next generation of blockchain-based solutions and services, being a pioneer in the field since its founding in 2013 and with over 300 blockchain patents. The company is continuously innovating in the field of blockchain, focusing in the areas of Identity & Authentication (Decentralized Identity, Self-Sovereign Identity), Payment Solutions and Assets Management.

Dunamu Inc.

Venture Round in 2021
Dunamu Inc. offers blockchain and securities services. It operates UPbit, a global crypto asset exchange; UBCI, a cryptocurrency market index; and Luniverse that offers blockchain as a service. The company provides securities information service via Stockplus. In addition, it provides investment services. The company also offers its services through a mobile application. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

MR.PIC Corp.

Seed Round in 2015
Mr.Pic (미스터픽) is an online Korean information portal that provides information about vehicles, lifestyles, games, and more. Mr.Pic was launched in February 2014.

EVAR

Seed Round in 2021
EVAR brings a solution for EV charging with an autonomous robotic charger.

FuriosaAI

Series A in 2019
FuriosaAI develops system semiconductors optimized for AI, enabling efficient processing of large amounts of data in a short period of time.

ARGO

Series A in 2021
ARGO provides a one-stop logistics system. ARGO not only manages orders and inventories but also foresees future demand to enhance efficiency for e-commerce operators.

Qualson Inc

Series A in 2014
Qualson Inc. develops mobile language learning services. Founded in June 2012, the company has succeeded in receiving funding from Samsung SDS, POSCO Capital, Softbank, Capstone, and DSC. As of May 2014, Qualson was operating four B2B services including: Should, AppTeacher, Daily Smartphone Writing, and POSCO TOEIC Speaking. Qualson also runs a B2C service named Talk2Me. Each mobile application provides different forms of services, but they share a common goal, which is to help people study English anytime and anywhere. With its B2B and B2C products, Qualson Inc. strives to expand its scopes to the global market as one of the leading companies in the mobile learning industry.

Bear Robotics, Inc.

Private Placement in 2019
Bear Robotics addresses the increased pressure faced by the restaurant industry around wages, labor supply, and cost efficiencies. It aims to revolutionize the restaurant and food service industry using robotics and AI. The company makes robots that help customers receive an improved dining experience, employees with greater job satisfaction, and owners of restaurants with an increase in profits. Bear Robotics started in 2017 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Dunamu Inc.

Venture Round in 2021
Dunamu Inc. offers blockchain and securities services. It operates UPbit, a global crypto asset exchange; UBCI, a cryptocurrency market index; and Luniverse that offers blockchain as a service. The company provides securities information service via Stockplus. In addition, it provides investment services. The company also offers its services through a mobile application. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Neofect Co.,Ltd

Venture Round in 2012
NEOFECT was founded in June 2010 by Hoyoung Ban and Scott Kim, two students from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business, and Young Choi, MS, Ph.D. of the University of Southern California, who majored in ‘stroke rehabilitation algorithm and robotics.’ NEOFECT’s flagship product, the RAPAEL Smart Glove, was released in 2014 and has been sold to many home patients in the US and the hospitals across the globe, including NewYork-Presbyterian, Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), Shirley Ryan Abilitylab (former RIC or Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago), Brooks Rehabilitation, and Swedish Medical Center. The RAPAEL Smart Glove received FDA clearance in 2014. Other than RAPAEL Smart Glove, Neofect has launched RAPAEL Smart Pegboard, RAPAEL Smart Glove, RAPAEL Smart Board, RAPAEL Smart Kids. In 2016, NEOFECT participated in a study conducted by the National Rehabilitation Center in Korea to evaluate the impact of virtual reality-based exercises on a rehabilitation program for stroke patients. The study found VR-based rehabilitation combined with standard occupational therapy is more effective than traditional therapy alone for greater upper extremity function. NEOFECT has offices in South Korea, the U.S., and Germany. Its devices are sold in South Korea, the U.S., and all over Europe.

MAKEUS

Venture Round in 2015
Makeus Co.,Ltd. develops an application that allows users to share video content. The company is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Tutoring

Series A in 2019
Tutoring is an on-demand mLearning Platform.

Riiid

Series C in 2019
Riiid develop an AI Tutor platform with our exclusive machine learning technology. It was launched by SANTATOEIC, an AI Tutor service.

Everspin

Seed Round in 2015
Founded in 2014, Everspin has brought in a new paradigm in the world cybersecurity market with its dynamic security module technology. Everspin's unparalleled innovation has come from a simple, but unprecedented idea: If hacking occurs when enough time is given to hackers, why not cut down such time? After years of R&D, Everspin has found a way to solve the fundamental problem that all of the existing mobile cybersecurity solutions entail: security modules are placed in the user’s app and they do not change until the app is updated, which inevitably renders mobile apps vulnerable to hacking. Everspin’s technology enables its security module to be sent by Everspin server to the app and constantly replaced by a new module, which settles the issues that come from the location and invariability of the current solutions. Though its products are currently targeting the mobile app market, Everspin with its highly versatile technology is expected to launch its service for Web/PC, server and IoT in the near future. ■ Solution Features: -App/OS/Memory forgery prevention. -Real-time hacking detection. -Instant security update to multiple types of devices without any user-side program update. ■ Credibility -First ever to pass all the security tests by National Security Research Institute in Korea(100% blocking rate for 3,000++ hacking attempts). -Within 1year sales, secured 23cutomers including 3/5 of major banks in Korea. -SBI Holdings to gradually implement Everspin solution to all of its 200++ subsidiaries around the world.

Riiid

Series A in 2016
Riiid develop an AI Tutor platform with our exclusive machine learning technology. It was launched by SANTATOEIC, an AI Tutor service.

CrowdWorks, Inc.

Series B in 2019
CrowdWorks, Inc. develops online crowd sourcing platform for artificial intelligent (AI) which engages in collecting, strengthening, and structuring leaning data for machine learning. The company offers its services for analysis and classifying of image works, text works, voice works, and survey works. The company is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Standigm

Series B in 2019
Standigm applies cutting-edge AI technologies to drug discovery. AI and biology experts team up to build a real-world AI model for the pharmaceutical industry. We currently focus on predicting new indications for existing drugs, called drug repositioning through the deeply trained AI model with molecular features of drug responses and drug uses. Standigm generated tens of drug candidates for cancers, Parkinson’s disease (PD), autism, fatty liver diseases (NASH) and more. We promise practical benefits on time and cost in pharmaceutical industry by eliminating some of the uncertainty in the drug discovery process.

Kainos Medicine, Inc.

Private Placement in 2018
Kainos Medicine, Inc., a clinical-stage company, researches and develops various medicines for cancers, and brain and infectious diseases in South Korea and internationally. The company’s product pipeline includes KM-819, which is under Phase I clinical study for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease; and KM023, a novel non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor that is under Phase II clinical study to treat HIV/AIDS. It is also developing anticancer agents, including DNA methyltransferase inhibitor, enhancer of Zeste Homolog 2 inhibitor, and BRD4 inhibitor; and Ara-C, a cytotoxic anti-cancer agent to treat acute myeloid leukemia.

Furiosa A.I. Co., Ltd.

Private Placement in 2019
Furiosa A.I. Co., Ltd. designs and develops system semiconductors optimized for artificial intelligence technology. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in South Korea.

Nyou Inc.

Private Placement in 2019
Nyou Inc. develops and offers multiplayer online role-playing games. The company's games include LaTale W - Casual MMORPG and MonsterCry Eternal - Card Battle RPG. Nyou Inc. was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea.

Letinar Co., Ltd.

Series A in 2018
Founded in 2016, LetinAR Inc, a startup company made its appearance in the scene of Augmented Reality presenting a new paradigm-changing technology - PinMR™ lens. This technology was developed mainly to redress common failings found in current products; heavy and expensive hardware and deficient functions that inhibit the construction of real eyeglasses-shaped designs and render wearability and usability mediocre at best.

Handys Inc.

Venture Round in 2021
Handys Inc. develops and operates an online platform to discover and manage real estate properties. The company’s platform offers list of properties such as, residential properties and homes, commercial space, and office space; and lease management services. It serves property managers and individuals. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Letinar Co., Ltd.

Private Placement in 2018
Founded in 2016, LetinAR Inc, a startup company made its appearance in the scene of Augmented Reality presenting a new paradigm-changing technology - PinMR™ lens. This technology was developed mainly to redress common failings found in current products; heavy and expensive hardware and deficient functions that inhibit the construction of real eyeglasses-shaped designs and render wearability and usability mediocre at best.

ABL Bio

Series B in 2017
ABL Bio Inc., a biotech research company, focuses on the development of therapeutic drugs for immuno-oncology and neurodegenerative diseases. Its pipeline drugs include ABL001, cancer immunotherapy, ADC, and ABL301. The company is headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea.

Phantom AI, Inc.

Private Placement in 2020
Phantom AI is democratizing the use of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) to reduce accidents, save lives and make driving more enjoyable, while delivering tomorrow’s self-driving technology. The company provides a comprehensive autonomous driving platform featuring computer vision, sensor fusion and control capabilities. Phantom AI has created the most accurate and highest-performing AI solutions available today that meet car manufacturer requirements, at a much lower price than existing solutions. Delivered through a modular, software-based vehicle stack, OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers can select the components they wish to integrate and customize the configuration for unparalleled flexibility.

CrowdWorks, Inc.

Series A in 2018
CrowdWorks, Inc. develops online crowd sourcing platform for artificial intelligent (AI) which engages in collecting, strengthening, and structuring leaning data for machine learning. The company offers its services for analysis and classifying of image works, text works, voice works, and survey works. The company is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Nucleix Ltd.

Venture Round in 2021
Nucleix develops, manufactures, and markets non-invasive molecular cancer diagnostic tests. Its sensitive and specific tests are based on identification of subtle changes in methylation patterns. Nucleix offers a urine test for monitoring of bladder cancer called Bladder EpiCheck and a blood test for early detection of lung cancer called Lung EpiCheck. Adam Wasserstrom, Danny Frumkin, and Elon Ganor founded it in 2008, with its headquarters in Rehovot in Israel.

EVAR

Series A in 2021
EVAR brings a solution for EV charging with an autonomous robotic charger.

Genome & Company

Series A in 2017
Genome & Company engages in researching and developing dietary supplements, cosmeceuticals, and new drugs utilizing microbiome. It is involved in studying microbes and probiotics, which can be applied to obesity, diabetes, acne, atopic dermatitis, and cancer related therapies. The company is based in Seongnam, South Korea.

Pikicast Inc.

Venture Round in 2015
Cast Picky is a Facebook page that provides video curation services. Cast Picky is a product of Pikicast, a Korean company that provides media platforms, mobile environments, social media advertising analytics, and more.

Fast Five

Series B in 2017
Fast Five is a premium SOHO office business center that aims to become an offline social network based on Fast Five membership. FAST FIVE is a membership-based premium SOHO office that offers a great business space at a reasonable price without deposit. At FAST FIVE, they aim to become an offline social network that creates a strong bond through a community manager who resides to create friends and partners with famous people from various fields such as founders, investors, professionals, and freelancers.

Law&Company

Series B in 2019
Law&Company is representative legal tech company in Republic of Korea. The company provides a service called 'LawTalk(www.lawtalk.co.kr)', which is the largest online legal market place in Korea(5 times bigger then the 2nd player). Since 2016, the company invested on research about Artificial Intelligence especially on Text Mining and Machine Learning technology to analyze lawyers and client's activities in the service which helps to lawyers and clients find the right person based on their experience. Also, the company will launch document automation based service to generate legal documents starting from complaint and contract soon. The company has received more than 3 million dollars from 5 venture capital companies and many angel investors due to previous performance and upside potential in the Korean legal market.

Law&Company

Series C in 2022
Law&Company is representative legal tech company in Republic of Korea. The company provides a service called 'LawTalk(www.lawtalk.co.kr)', which is the largest online legal market place in Korea(5 times bigger then the 2nd player). Since 2016, the company invested on research about Artificial Intelligence especially on Text Mining and Machine Learning technology to analyze lawyers and client's activities in the service which helps to lawyers and clients find the right person based on their experience. Also, the company will launch document automation based service to generate legal documents starting from complaint and contract soon. The company has received more than 3 million dollars from 5 venture capital companies and many angel investors due to previous performance and upside potential in the Korean legal market.

Point Mobile Co., Ltd.

Merger/Acquisition in 2017
Point Mobile Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells handheld devices worldwide. It offers handheld mobile computers, rugged smartphones, LTE/android integrated mobile payment devices, healthcare terminals, RFID readers, and portable Bluetooth scanners. The company also offers a portfolio of accessories, such as multi-slot cradles, vehicle chargers, and holders. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Brandi

Funding Round in 2016
Brandi is an internet company that provides an online marketplace that offers clothes and footwear for women. The company specializes in the fields of apps, app marketing, and online shopping. Brandi was founded in 2014 and headquartered in Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea.

Easyworks Universe

Seed Round in 2012
Easyworks Universe is a Korean-based startup company engaged in the development of Planet Jack, a place where creative professionals can share their visual resume and network with other creative artists The company released Planet Jack as an iOS app to enable graphic designers and artists to share their portfolio and contact information with other users. Planet Jack was released as an open beta at the end of May 2013. The full version of Planet Jack is going to be released under the name Visumé in early September, 2013.

Standigm

Private Placement in 2019
Standigm applies cutting-edge AI technologies to drug discovery. AI and biology experts team up to build a real-world AI model for the pharmaceutical industry. We currently focus on predicting new indications for existing drugs, called drug repositioning through the deeply trained AI model with molecular features of drug responses and drug uses. Standigm generated tens of drug candidates for cancers, Parkinson’s disease (PD), autism, fatty liver diseases (NASH) and more. We promise practical benefits on time and cost in pharmaceutical industry by eliminating some of the uncertainty in the drug discovery process.

Brandi

Series B in 2017
Brandi is an internet company that provides an online marketplace that offers clothes and footwear for women. The company specializes in the fields of apps, app marketing, and online shopping. Brandi was founded in 2014 and headquartered in Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea.

Adicet Bio

Private Placement in 2019
Adicet Bio is a pre-clinical stage biotechnology company engaged in the design and development of cutting-edge allogeneic immunotherapies for cancer and other diseases.

Haeyoom Media

Series A in 2013
Haeyoom media (혜윰미디어) is a Korean company that provides services related to mathematics teaching.

Zig Bang

Secondary Market in 2021
Zig Bang, an apartment hunting app from Korea. Users on Zig Bang can search for rental properties by the number of rooms, occupants, and price. Across both mobile and web versions, the startup reports 6 million users (though those aren’t all necessarily active and there might be some overlap). The goal for 2015 is to hit 10 million and potentially seek another funding round.

Brandi

Series C in 2020
Brandi is an internet company that provides an online marketplace that offers clothes and footwear for women. The company specializes in the fields of apps, app marketing, and online shopping. Brandi was founded in 2014 and headquartered in Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea.

Standigm

Series C in 2021
Standigm applies cutting-edge AI technologies to drug discovery. AI and biology experts team up to build a real-world AI model for the pharmaceutical industry. We currently focus on predicting new indications for existing drugs, called drug repositioning through the deeply trained AI model with molecular features of drug responses and drug uses. Standigm generated tens of drug candidates for cancers, Parkinson’s disease (PD), autism, fatty liver diseases (NASH) and more. We promise practical benefits on time and cost in pharmaceutical industry by eliminating some of the uncertainty in the drug discovery process.

Law&Company

Series A in 2017
Law&Company is representative legal tech company in Republic of Korea. The company provides a service called 'LawTalk(www.lawtalk.co.kr)', which is the largest online legal market place in Korea(5 times bigger then the 2nd player). Since 2016, the company invested on research about Artificial Intelligence especially on Text Mining and Machine Learning technology to analyze lawyers and client's activities in the service which helps to lawyers and clients find the right person based on their experience. Also, the company will launch document automation based service to generate legal documents starting from complaint and contract soon. The company has received more than 3 million dollars from 5 venture capital companies and many angel investors due to previous performance and upside potential in the Korean legal market.

Treasure Hunter

Venture Round in 2015
Treasure Hunter Co., Ltd. provides media content and marketing solutions. It offers incubating systems, such as loyalty program for media creators basic education and studio support collaboration; value-up program to provide channel optimization and boosting program, live production support, network synergy marketing; incentive program, such as fan meeting program, global advancement support, MD production support for media creators. It also provides brand analysis and strategy establishment services for content creation and YouTube channel operation. In addition, it owns and operates education institute for image planning, photography education, copyright education, tax and legal education and more. Treasure Hunter Co., Ltd. was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.