Softbank Ventures Asia

SoftBank Ventures Asia is the corporate venture capital arm of SoftBank Group. The firm prefers to invest in the information technology, smart robotics industry artificial intelligence, internet of things and information, communication and technology sectors. It is based in Seoul, Korea and was founded in 2000.

Jay Choi

VP / Korea

RJ

Richard Jang

Senior Associate

Cindy Jin

Partner / South East Asia, Korea

Heejae Jung

Senior Associate / Korea

DK

Dong-seok Kang

Senior Partner and VP

Daniel Kang

Senior Partner / Korea

Joonpyo Lee

CEO, Managing Partner

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Eun-woo Lee

Senior Partner and VP

Sean Lee

Senior Partner / South East Asia, Korea

Sherman Li

Partner / USA, EU, Israel

201 past transactions

Enuma

Venture Round in 2015
Enuma creates game-based self-directed learning applications for children to help them acquire foundational math and language skills. The company's mission is to empower all the world’s children, including those with special needs or without access to resources to become independent learners.

SmarTots

Series A in 2013
SmarTots (聪明多) is a Chinese mobile internet education platform built for children aged 2 to 7 years. Through the method of sending learning reports and teachers' reviews, it helps parents and educators understand children's learning situations via mobile devices. SmarTots is dedicated to developing the mobile application recommendation and analysis platform for children aged 2 to 7 years and their parents, as well as educators and mobile application developers from all over the world. SmarTots Congmingduo is the largest children's education application platform all over the world, possessing many educational applications that are appraised and elected by many child education experts. SmarTots was launched in November 2010.

OPay (Operapay)

Series C in 2021
OPay designs a mobile payment service and consumer platform for users to send and receive money, pay bills, and order food and groceries. It empowers and enables users to accomplish more with their money by providing smart financial services. It is a one-stop mobile-based platform for payment, transportation, food and grocery delivery, and other important services in everyday life. Millions of users rely on OPay every day to send and receive money, pay bills, and order food and groceries.

SODA inc.

Series C in 2021
Soda launched its customer-to-customer marketplace Snkrdunk, which now has over 2.5 million monthly users in Japan. Through the platform, users can buy and sell sneakers safely as it offers legitimacy checking services through local authentication provider Fake Busters.

RedMart

Series C in 2015
RedMart Limited operates an online grocery portal in Singapore. The company allows customers to buy fresh produce, meat and seafood, dairy and chilled, bakery, frozen, beverages, food cupboard, alcohol, health and beauty, household and pet, baby and child, and home and outdoor products online. It also provides home delivery services. RedMart Limited was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Singapore. As per the transaction announced on November 2, 2016, RedMart Limited operates as a subsidiary of Lazada South East Asia Pte. Ltd.

JuneHomes

Series A in 2021
June is a network of fully furnished bedrooms in prime spots available on flexible month-to-month terms in major American cities.

Neolix

Series B in 2021
Neolix is a technologically innovative company that specializes in the production of physical and sports scenes. Neolithic Century Technology is an innovative design team. Committed to design research, industrial design, structural engineering, product customization, providing customers with creative value enhancement services. Service customers include Lenovo, Siemens, Midea, GE, State Grid, CSIC, Honeywell, Bank of China, Agricultural Bank, etc.

Knowre

Seed Round in 2013
Knowre is an education technology company delivering personalized and engaging learning experiences to students around the globe. Its technology identifies individual student learning gaps and fills those gaps through algorithmically generated curricula and interactive, scaffolded support. Knowre further enhances learning by providing students with an engaging and fun learning environment, and teachers with actionable and comprehensive data. Knowre partners with schools, private education companies, and other corporations with the goal of helping students reach their full potential. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Iworld Networking, Inc.

Series A in 2000
Iworld Networking, Inc. develops networking and video monitoring solutions. The company’s products include InfraManager and SiteMonitor, which are infrastructure management solution for IT service providers. It also offers iTDMS, a surveillance management system for the security surveillance equipments including CCTV, Digital Video Recorder (DVR), and Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) terminals. Iworld Networking also offers wireline and wireless LAN gateway solutions. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

EV Hive

Series A in 2018
PT Evi Asia Tenggara owns and operates a co-working chain that provides individuals and companies with access to workspaces. It also organizes a series of weekly knowledge-sharing sessions, such as BizTalks and TechTalks; and provides programs, such as coding classes and UI/UX classes in partnership with relevant institutions to cater to the demand for practical skills. The company also owns and operates co-living spaces. It has co-working spaces in various cities in Indonesia, such as South Jakarta, Central Jakarta, Tangerang, West Jakarta, Bali, North Jakarta, Medan, and Yogyakarta. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia.

Enswers

Venture Round in 2009
Enswers (엔써즈) is a Korean provider of ACR technology and systems for consumer electronics manufacturers around the world. Enswers’ ACR technology analyzes sound, image, and video content and can be applied to a number of areas, including second screen services, interactive TV systems, broadcast monitoring, subtitle casting, audience measurement, copyright filtering, and embedded solutions for smart TV, machine vision, and more. The company started out as a specialist company in automatic speech recognition, and has broadened its expertise to the field of video and image recognition. Enswers also offers its technology to manufacture Samsung smart TVs and Galaxy smart devices, and also provides second screen apps to major broadcasting stations and advertising firms around the world.

Super

Series B in 2021
Super is the first Indonesian consumer technology company backed by Y Combinator, which oversees the main feature, Superagen. Superagen is agent-led commerce group buying that enables community leaders to become retailers within their communities. We use technology to: 1) Empower community leaders to become self-made entrepreneurs by enabling them to sell various products to their communities 2) Build a logistics network with the lowest cost 3) Facilitate communication for social-buying behavior so our agents can sell various products through social networks like WhatsApp

HelloNature

Venture Round in 2014
HelloNature (헬로네이처) is a Korean agriculture-based distribution service that allows consumers to order fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and meat directly from farmers.

LUNASOFT

Series B in 2020
LUNASOFT INC. develops chatbots and an integrated management platform for customer support. The company develops Luna Plus, a courier exchange platform; Luna Plus Mobile, a real time business consultation solution; Luna Plus CTI, a customer counselling platform that integrates phone counselling, intelligent chat counselling; and customer consultation chatbots for the Naver and Kakao platforms. LUNASOFT INC. was founded in 2016 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Rsquare

Series B in 2019
Rsquare is real-estate startup founded by a group of Harvard graduates. Rsquare.co.kr offers full service directory listing services that enables users to search for vacant office spaces in the localities of Korea. 

SODA Japan

Venture Round in 2020
SODA is a CMS software development media management business.

Sualab

Series C in 2019
Sualab Co., Ltd. develops and provides artificial intelligence-based deep learning machine vision solutions. It offers SuaKIT, a deep learning machine vision inspection software used in various manufacturing fields, such as display, solar, PCB, film, and semiconductor. The company is based in Seoul, South Korea. As of October 16, 2019, Sualab Co., Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Cognex Corporation.

Heart It Co., Ltd.

Seed Round in 2017
Heart It Co., Ltd. operates an online platform which provides information about wardrobes of K-street style stars. The company is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. As per the transaction announced on June 12, 2018, Heart It Co., Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of SNOW Corp.

SODA Japan

Venture Round in 2020
SODA is a CMS software development media management business.

Gauss Surgical, Inc.

Series C in 2018
Gauss Surgical is a med-tech company that develops a vision-based platform for accurate and real-time measurement of surgical blood loss. They develop beautiful applications for iOS backed by sophisticated algorithms and a robust, HIPAA-compliant technical stack to enable real-time monitoring during surgery. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Buzzni

Series C in 2015
Buzzni (버즈니) is a Korean data search web platform that helps consumers find reliable information. It provides web, tablet PC, and smart TV application services, as well as mobile services. Buzzni Movie Guide and Buzzni Restaurant Guide are two of its popular applications among smartphone users.

iFunFactory

Series A in 2014
iFunFactory offers a backend platform for mobile game services and solutions. Its products include iFunEngine: a mobile game server framework; iFun Cloud: game-specific PaaS cloud; and iFun Map Editor: a map editor for mobile games. iFunFactory was founded in May 2013 and is based in Seongnam, South Korea.

INTAKE foods

Venture Round in 2018
INTAKE foods (인테이크푸즈) is a company focused on food content development and food branding, specialized in the innovation of leading food brands. It is focused on brand development, content development and publishing, such as food activities, intake of foods, and a food culture of innovation.

LeisureQ

Venture Round in 2014
LeisureQ is a No.1 leisure booking platform in South Korea.

SODA Japan

Venture Round in 2020
SODA is a CMS software development media management business.

bepro11

Venture Round in 2020
bepro11 is a sports video and data analytics startup. They equip your home-ground with three high definition (4K) scouting view cameras and a microphone in your home stadium or training ground. Their 3D image stitching technology captures every single moment of the action on the pitch.

Sunrate

Series C in 2021
Founded in 2016, Sunrate provides two types of services, cross-border payments and exchange rate risk management. It provides cross-border payment channels for SMEs by cooperating with both domestic and overseas banks. Unlike traditional financial institutions, the company also provides market analysis and develops its own financial products.

True Balance

Series D in 2020
True Balance is a digital wallet owned and operated by Balancehero India Private Limited (BHI), that enables users to access utility bill payment, loan recharge, insurance, and other financial products. With 70 million users, True Balance aims to serve India with utility payments financial platform for the unbanked users to serve their money for living requirements. It was launched in 2014 by Mr. Charlie Lee as CEO, an alumnus of the University of Chicago.

Appier

Venture Round in 2021
Appier Inc., a technology company that provides artificial intelligence (AI) platforms to help enterprises. Its products include Aideal, which helps businesses to trigger purchase decisions and shortens sales cycles; AIQUA, a proactive customer engagement platform that enables users to engage audience based on their behavior inside and outside application or web environment; AIXON, a data science platform that unifies and enriches existing customer data to help understand audience and run AI models easily to predict future actions; and CrossX advertising, an AI powered advertising solutions that brings optimal campaign performance at scale. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Taipei, Taiwan. It has additional offices in Taipei, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Osaka, Sydney, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, Hong Kong, Mumbai, New Delhi, Jakarta, Seoul, and Bangkok.

Aquabyte

Venture Round in 2022
Aquabyte builds machine learning products for aquaculture (fish) farms. Aquabyte was founded in 2017 to bring machine learning and computer vision technologies to the aquaculture industry. Our diverse team of machine learning experts, entrepreneurs, and aquaculture biologists are hyperfocused on delivering solutions with a real-world impact. Real-time sea lice counting, biomass monitoring, and appetite detection are just a few of the many applications that will eventually be possible with the Aquabyte system. We have offices in San Francisco and Norway. Aquabyte surpasses modern farm monitoring products with our machine learning platform and smart camera system. Our solution offers easy installation, continuous monitoring, and multiple applications. Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing sectors of food production on the planet, offering a meaningful solution to global food deficits. Aquabyte’s mission is to use machine learning to make fish farms more efficient, sustainable, and profitable.

Bucketplace

Series D in 2022
O-House is a home furnishing and interior platform. The company believes that beautiful homes can change peoples' lives for the better. Its mission is to help users decorate homes with fun, ease, and confidence. O-House revolutionizes the home furnishing and remodeling market in Korea with its user-generated style gallery, which helps users discover their preferred styles before purchasing products. On top of the marketplace for home furnishing products, it provides home remodeling services. O-House won the Best App Award by Google Play in 2018, and its app is downloaded by more than 10 million users.

Brave Company

Seed Round in 2015
Brave Company is an internet publishing company. Well, the lusts, but not the burdens of the ZZP existence. BraveCompany is for self-employed people who want to do more and manage less. Are you in paid employment and do you doubt whether you dare to make the leap? Even then, BraveCompany offers a warm bath with 'colleagues' that you have gone for, a network with potential assignments and invoicing services. BraveCompany is for successful professionals who are or want to become independent. What can we mean for each other? We share knowledge, trends and help with professional issues. And all that in the atmosphere of a home port. So you benefit from the benefits of experienced colleagues. Do you see any more possibilities with your current client to do work, or do you regularly refer projects to colleagues? We offer the framework to seize these opportunities and also be rewarded for your talent as a matchmaker.

SEWORKS

Seed Round in 2013
SEWORKS focuses on automated offensive security to empower organizations to simulate real-world attack scenarios and discover security weaknesses in advance. SEWORKS provides Pentoma®, a fully automated web penetration testing solution. Pentoma®’s core technology employs GAMAN (Generative Adversarial Model Agnostic Networks), an AI engine built by SEWORKS specifically for offensive security purposes. SEWORKS is headquartered in San Francisco, US, and backed by SoftBank Ventures Asia, Qualcomm Ventures, Samsung Ventures, and others.

Youibot

Venture Round in 2021
Youibot has researched and developed autonomous mobile robot platform independently, based on the latest generation of laser radar and visual real-time SLAM map creation and navigation technology. Equipped with indoor and outdoor robot navigation system with core technology advantages, Youibot provides domestic first-class intelligent mobile robot system and highly competitive industry solutions.

Ajaib

Seed Round in 2019
Ajaib operates an online wealth management platform to automatic saving and investing in Indonesia. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Rsquare

Series B in 2016
Rsquare is real-estate startup founded by a group of Harvard graduates. Rsquare.co.kr offers full service directory listing services that enables users to search for vacant office spaces in the localities of Korea. 

Spoon

Series B in 2018
Spoon operates as a real-time personal audio broadcasting platform. It is designed to share stories, ideas, favorite music, and more. Also, it allows its users to create personal broadcasts and listen to user-generated content. Spoon provides a space where everyone can connect and share their thoughts about everyday, real-life issue with just their voice. Spoon is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Pliops

Series B in 2019
Pliops was founded in 2017 by flash storage industry veterans from Samsung, M-Systems and XtremIO. Pliops is creating a new category of product that enables cloud and enterprise data centers to access data up to 50X faster with 1/10th of the computational load and power consumption. Its technology collapses multiple inefficient layers into one ultra-fast device based on a groundbreaking patent-pending approach. Pliops' solution solves the scalability challenges raised by the cloud data explosion and the increasing data requirements of AI and ML applications.

Seadronix

Series A in 2022
Seadronix is a AI technology-based autonomous navigation solutions developed by PhD researchers. It saves cost and secures safety based on various learning data.

SODA Japan

Funding Round in 2020
SODA is a CMS software development media management business.

The Chai Corporation

Series B in 2021
The Chai Corporation develops CHAI, a mobile payments application that allows consumers to pay for items online and get discounts by adding their bank account. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Danggeun Market

Series B in 2018
Carrots Market is a second-hand direct app for residents near you.

Yummy Corp

Series B in 2020
Yummy Corp is a cloud kitchen management and online catering company that operates a network of delivery-only kitchens. It offers delicious, fresh, and creative food solutions for everyday corporate and group needs and provides food facility management and their signature MICE catering, delivering customers experience while helping them manage costs. Yummy Corp’s cloud kitchen service Yummykitchen, launched in 2019, is a full-service Indonesian cloud kitchen operator, renting out shared kitchen spaces and undertaking operations for the company’s partner brands. The company rents space to existing food and beverage brands, providing them kitchen infrastructure as well as the necessary staff to assist in fulfilling delivery and takeout orders. Yummy Corp is an affiliate of Ismaya Group, a Lifestyle Food & Beverage company. The Tangerang, Jawa Barat-based company was founded in 2017 by brothers Marbio, Mario, and Marius Suntanu, and Juan Chene.

Super

Series C in 2022
Super is the first Indonesian consumer technology company backed by Y Combinator, which oversees the main feature, Superagen. Superagen is agent-led commerce group buying that enables community leaders to become retailers within their communities. We use technology to: 1) Empower community leaders to become self-made entrepreneurs by enabling them to sell various products to their communities 2) Build a logistics network with the lowest cost 3) Facilitate communication for social-buying behavior so our agents can sell various products through social networks like WhatsApp

Aquabyte

Series B in 2022
Aquabyte builds machine learning products for aquaculture (fish) farms. Aquabyte was founded in 2017 to bring machine learning and computer vision technologies to the aquaculture industry. Our diverse team of machine learning experts, entrepreneurs, and aquaculture biologists are hyperfocused on delivering solutions with a real-world impact. Real-time sea lice counting, biomass monitoring, and appetite detection are just a few of the many applications that will eventually be possible with the Aquabyte system. We have offices in San Francisco and Norway. Aquabyte surpasses modern farm monitoring products with our machine learning platform and smart camera system. Our solution offers easy installation, continuous monitoring, and multiple applications. Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing sectors of food production on the planet, offering a meaningful solution to global food deficits. Aquabyte’s mission is to use machine learning to make fish farms more efficient, sustainable, and profitable.

Zepl

Series A in 2018
NFLabs is a Korea-based company that develops and distributes Peloton, a hadoop based real-time analytics platform that makes ingesting, managing, and analyzing large data sets simple and fast. Peloton enables data analysts and scientists to discover and analyze large data sets without having to learn Map Reduce or other complex big data technology. In addition, we built industry-specific analytics modules that allows companies to simply plug-in their data sources and instantly view their standard reports.

SODA Japan

Venture Round in 2020
SODA is a CMS software development media management business.

Playnery

Series A in 2012
PLAYNERY (플레이너리) is a Korean developer of multiplatform 3D social online games with high quality graphical interfaces. Its product portfolio includes Mother of Myth, a mobile action role-playing game with a card collecting system. PLAYNERY was established in October 2007 in Seoul, Korea.

Picsel Technologies

Series A in 2001
Picsel Technologies Limited provides mobile software solutions. It offers Digital Content Suite, a suite of Web explorers and viewers for handling mainstream desktop formats and content types, as well as to read, view, present, edit, and save mainstream media types on mobile phones. The company also provides User Interface Platform, which enables the creation and delivery of branded user experience. In addition, it offers Universal Desktop Widgets that enables new and existing desktop widgets to run directly on the mobile devices; and File Viewer to view Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Adobe PDF images, and plain text files. Further, the company provides Mobile Content solution that enables to deliver content directly to various mobile devices, as well as attachment solutions. Picsel Technologies Limited was formerly known as Picsel Research Limited. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Glasgow, the United Kingdom with additional offices in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; and San Francisco, California.

IYUNO Media Group

Series A in 2018
Unsurpassed global localization and media content distribution services with 40 facilities in 30 countries.they accelerate our vision to be a technology leader by providing innovative solutionsto better streamline the growing complexity in meeting client needs,utilizing artificial intelligence-driven machine learning to serve the variation of different quality tiered projects or lead times that clients face.

Teamblind

Series B in 2018
Teamblind, Inc. develops a community app and operates an online community platform that connects verified professionals to discuss what matters most. Its platform enables users to communicate with users in private company channels and various industries; and share advice, provide feedback, improve company culture, and discover relevant career information. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Irvine, California with additional offices in Seoul, South Korea and San Francisco, California.

Style Theory

Series B in 2019
Style Theory is a fashion rental subscription platform that provides economically sustainable fashion choices. It operates through the Style Theory app, which members are required to download in order to access the service. The account registration process is straightforward and easily completed in a few clicks, with the provision of requisite standard account information such as the member’s address, mobile number, and credit card information. The platform is relatively easy to use, and keeps data such as the member’s body measurements, which allows the app to filter items available in a relevant size and provide a “score” on how well the item would fit. Style Theory was founded in 2016 by Chris Halim and Raena Lim.

MARQ

Seed Round in 2021
MarqVision is a cutting-edge brand protection platform that allows companies to automatically detect and remove counterfeits sold online.

Korbit

Series A in 2015
Korbit provides online bitcoin exchange, wallet, and merchant processor services. Kangmo Kim, Louis Jinhwa Kim, and Tony Lyu founded it on July 5, 2013, with its headquarters in Seoul in South Korea as a subsidiary of NXC as of September 26, 2017.

Ajaib

Series B in 2021
Ajaib operates an online wealth management platform to automatic saving and investing in Indonesia. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Upstage AI

Series A in 2021
Upstage AI is an artificial intelligence (AI) startup that helps companies focus on their core businesses.

Parcel Perform Pte. Ltd.

Series A in 2021
Parcel Perform is the leading carrier-independent delivery experience platform for e-commerce merchants and their customers. Its software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform integrates with 600+ carriers worldwide and helps merchants to improve their delivery experience while developing efficient supply chains. Parcel Perform is SG:D-accredited and has offices in Singapore, Vietnam and Europe, serving leading enterprise brands worldwide. Its branded tracking pages and notifications, customer service and logistics performance tools are used by leading global brands, including Nespresso and Decathlon.

Danggeun Market

Series D in 2021
Carrots Market is a second-hand direct app for residents near you.

OY!

Series A in 2021
OY! is a fintech application that simplifies the management of finances. It is providing a free and easy way of transferring money directly from debit cards, viewing of bank account balances and bank statements as well as providing various financial products. The Jakarta, Jakarta Raya-based fintech company was co-founded in 2017 by Hilfi Alkaff, Jan Kristanto, and Jesayas Ferdinandus.

RedMart

Series B in 2014
RedMart Limited operates an online grocery portal in Singapore. The company allows customers to buy fresh produce, meat and seafood, dairy and chilled, bakery, frozen, beverages, food cupboard, alcohol, health and beauty, household and pet, baby and child, and home and outdoor products online. It also provides home delivery services. RedMart Limited was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Singapore. As per the transaction announced on November 2, 2016, RedMart Limited operates as a subsidiary of Lazada South East Asia Pte. Ltd.

ObEN, Inc.

Series A in 2017
ObEN, Inc. is an artificial intelligence technology company that develops speech technology, which lets any Internet of Things, such as robots to speak in voices and languages. The company’s voice synthesis technology captures voiceprint and builds a voice model that can predict voice and apply it to any content in any language. It has strategic partnership with SM Entertainment, K11, Tsinghua University, and Lippo Group. The company was formerly known as Nookster, Inc. ObEN, Inc. was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Pasadena, California.

OPENSURVEY Incorporated

Series B in 2014
• Founded in 2011, ​the company has been the dominant mobile research provider in Korea. Since then, we have accumulated variety of experiences and developed a deep understanding how market research should be on smart devices. • The platform(OpenSurvey™) provides not only fast collection of data, or automated analysis of result, but real-time access to one third million consumer panels in Korea. Now we are working with 1,200 corporate clients including Kimberly-Clark, Kakao, and Facebook. • The company raised $6M investments from SoftBank Ventures and renowned entrepreneurs in Korea.

Enswers

Series A in 2008
Enswers (엔써즈) is a Korean provider of ACR technology and systems for consumer electronics manufacturers around the world. Enswers’ ACR technology analyzes sound, image, and video content and can be applied to a number of areas, including second screen services, interactive TV systems, broadcast monitoring, subtitle casting, audience measurement, copyright filtering, and embedded solutions for smart TV, machine vision, and more. The company started out as a specialist company in automatic speech recognition, and has broadened its expertise to the field of video and image recognition. Enswers also offers its technology to manufacture Samsung smart TVs and Galaxy smart devices, and also provides second screen apps to major broadcasting stations and advertising firms around the world.

LeaseLock

Series B in 2021
LeaseLock Inc. provides lease guarantor services for renters through online application. It eliminates the need for a cosigner, grants instant lease approval, and helps property owners in reducing vacancy rates. LeaseLock Inc. has a strategic partnership with QBE Holdings, Inc. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Marina Del Rey, California.

Youibot

Series B in 2021
Youibot has researched and developed autonomous mobile robot platform independently, based on the latest generation of laser radar and visual real-time SLAM map creation and navigation technology. Equipped with indoor and outdoor robot navigation system with core technology advantages, Youibot provides domestic first-class intelligent mobile robot system and highly competitive industry solutions.

Standard Energy

Series C in 2021
Standard Energy Co., Ltd. develops a battery based on redox flow battery technology. Its battery is used in residential, EV charging station, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), new and renewable energy, grid, and smart grid applications. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Daejeon, South Korea.

JuneHomes

Series B in 2021
June is a network of fully furnished bedrooms in prime spots available on flexible month-to-month terms in major American cities.

Ajaib

Series A in 2021
Ajaib operates an online wealth management platform to automatic saving and investing in Indonesia. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

SundayToz Corp.

Venture Round in 2010
SundayToz (선데이토즈) is a social game development company based in Gyeonggi-do, Korea. It develops games for a wide range of social game/app developers and stores, such as Kakao Talk, Apple's App Store, Google Play, Facebook, Cyworld, Naver, and other smart phone and personal computer platforms. In December 2012, SundayToz achieved the “Republic of Korea Presidential Award” for next-generation-targeted content. SundayToz was established on June 1, 2009, and released its first app, Cyworld, in December 2009.

Fishbrain

Venture Round in 2021
FishBrain AB develops a mobile application that connects sport fishing people and anglers. It offers Fishbrain, an application that enables users to connect and follow anglers and fishing spots; find fishing spots and research when the fish bite best; join conversations with other users; keep fishing log; and explore public catch locations. The company’s application also enables users to track and share personal statistics, such as caches per month, species, fishing locations, baits, and methods; find top baits for fishing locations, fish species, and fishing methods; and get fishing forecast for the next days. Its application is available on App Store and Google Play. FishBrain AB was founded in 2009 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

ShopBack

Series A in 2017
ShopBack offers a one-stop lifestyle portal that powers smarter purchase decisions for consumers. Today, ShopBack is the dominant player in Southeast Asia’s e-commerce Cashback market, with an established presence in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Taiwan, powering over 1,000 orders per hour. ShopBack enhances shopping by providing up to 30% Cashback for consumers to boost their purchasing power while providing cost-effective marketing solutions for merchant partners. With over 1,300 merchant partners, including Uber, Expedia, and Lazada, ShopBack constantly strives to bring a smarter shopping experience to the consumers. In October 2015, ShopBack was awarded the winner of the Gold award in the Best Start-up (Growth Stage) category and Silver award in the Best Innovative Infocomm Products (Consumers) category at the 7th Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) Awards. This is the local start-up’s maiden voyage in industry awards, pitting against more than 300 nominations for the esteemed titles. The company was recently awarded the Emerging Enterprise Award in September 2016, jointly organized by The Business Times (Singapore) and OCBC Bank, which recognizes outstanding small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore.

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.

Mathpresso, Inc.

Series C in 2021
Mathpresso, Inc. develops and offers Qanda, a data-based educational platform sourced from artificial intelligence technology. Its product offers free pool searching and answering all the questions based on artificial intelligence based optical character recognition (OCR) technology. Mathpresso, Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Laundrygo

Series A in 2019
Laundrygo is a on-demand laundry service.
Funding Societies is an online platform that connects investors with small businesses that need funds, solving the financial inclusion issue by making credit-worthy SMEs bankable. They operate in South East Asia and have won a lot of accolades, including the Global Excellence Award from ITU Telecom, a specialized agency of the United Nations for ICT. They are the first P2P platform that got operating licenses from the regulators in Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia. In 5 years, it has helped finance over 3.3 million business loans with over S$1.8 billion in funding.

Sendo

Series C in 2019
Sendo.vn is a Vietnamese e-commerce site that offers clothing, homeware, cosmetics, tech accessories, and more. Sendo helps online shoppers find daily deals, promotions, and handbooks with product listings in the categories of women’s fashion, men’s fashion, mother and baby, homeware, food, cosmetics, tech accessories, and sports and entertainment. Sendo’s product delivery network spreads across 64 cities where users can choose to make payments through credit cards, ATM cards or by a bank transfer. Sendo.vn was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Mathpresso, Inc.

Series A in 2018
Mathpresso, Inc. develops and offers Qanda, a data-based educational platform sourced from artificial intelligence technology. Its product offers free pool searching and answering all the questions based on artificial intelligence based optical character recognition (OCR) technology. Mathpresso, Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Rsquare

Series A in 2014
Rsquare is real-estate startup founded by a group of Harvard graduates. Rsquare.co.kr offers full service directory listing services that enables users to search for vacant office spaces in the localities of Korea. 

Security Platform Inc.

Series A in 2017
Security Platform Inc. provides hardware based device security solutions of Internet of things (IoT) for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), makers, and developers. The company provides device security platform that measures unique identity and confidentiality into devices and gateway security platform that connects IoT devices to the networks need to be secured as well as the small devices connected. Its services include device authentication, anti-cloning, protecting firmware, secure boot, message security, secure code, and secure updates by signed codes. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Seongnam-si, South Korea.

Moka

Series B in 2018
Moka, a Jakarta-based startup that focusses on building mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) for small and medium businesses. Moka charges its users a monthly subscription fee, depending on the number of stores they have. Transaction data is stored in the cloud which means business owners can access real-time sales data anytime, anywhere. The company was founded in 2014.

Rael

Series A in 2018
Rael Inc. researches, develops, and sells natural and organic feminine care products. It offers pads, liners, and tampons made from organic cotton. The company sells its product online. Rael Inc. was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Buena Park, California.

TVU Networks

Venture Round in 2013
TVU Networks is a global organization with more than 3,000 customers using its IP and cloud-based workflow solutions across multiple industries including news, entertainment media, sports, corporate, streaming, houses of worship and government. Through the use of AI and automation driven technology, TVU helps broadcasters realize an efficient metadata and story-centric workflow through its TVU MediaMind platform for live video content acquisition, indexing, production, distribution and management. The company has been on the forefront of developing the tools needed to revolutionize and streamline the Media Supply Chain. TVU is a critical part of the operations of many major media companies worldwide and is a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner.

Laundrygo

Series B in 2020
Laundrygo is a on-demand laundry service.

Carro

Series B in 2019
Carro is an automotive marketplace that offers a full-stack service for all aspects of car ownership. It challenges the traditional way of buying and selling of cars through a proprietary pricing algorithm. Carro also provides a range of services that offer everything a car owner needs throughout their car ownership journeys such as an in-house financing solution warranty options and Singapore’s first on-demand roadside recovery platform. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Singapore.

The Chai Corporation

Series B in 2020
The Chai Corporation develops CHAI, a mobile payments application that allows consumers to pay for items online and get discounts by adding their bank account. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Tokopedia

Series D in 2013
PT. Tokopedia owns and operates an online platform that allows individuals and small-to-mid-sized business owners in Indonesia to open and manage their online stores. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia.

SYSTRAN

Private Equity Round in 2014
Since its foundation in 1968, SYSTRAN has been pioneering machine translation technology. The company leads the industry with a number of breakthrough innovations and solutions now commonly used by companies and consumers. With a strong focus on research and development, SYSTRAN is 50 years later, more innovative than ever. Now introducing its Neural Machine Translation enterprise solution, SYSTRAN is bringing the capabilities of Neural translation to corporate users.

Propzy

Series A in 2020
Propzy Viet Nam offers real estate brokerage and related services through its portal. The company offers real estate agency and real estate search services. Propzy Viet Nam was founded in 2015 and is based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Socar

Series D in 2019
Socar is a Korean eco-friendly car sharing community that allows travelers to share cars with others who are traveling the same route. Socar has raised an $18 million round of funding in 2015 which was one of the highest funding deals for a South Korean startup to date. Most notably, it was led by a US investor: Bain Capital, a private investment firm with $80 billion in assets under management. Socar was founded in March 2012, and it has a website and smartphone apps that let users book cars for their own use. Service has over 1,700,000 registered users, 50,000 of whom use the service each month. Around 80,000 transactions per month — that’s more than one car booking each 30 seconds.

Between

Venture Round in 2011
VCNC is a Korean mobile application and web services company developing “Between,” a mobile app for couples. Between is a mobile app created especially to enable couples to create, share, and remember all their special moments. The app is available for download in the iTunes store and Google Play market.

Wangdiantong

Series C in 2020
Wangdiantong ERP is an enterprise-level e-commerce ERP, supporting Taobao, Tmall, Jingdong, Amazon, Dangdang, No. 1 shop, Alibaba and many other platforms, supporting multi-warehouses, support online stores and physical store cashiers. Including goods management, inventory, orders, purchasing, after-sales, accounts, statistics, CRM and other rich features.

Lunit

Series A in 2015
Lunit Inc. develops algorithms for general object detection and medical image analysis that help physicians to make objective diagnosis through machine learning technology. It develops solutions in the areas of digital chest X-ray, digital mammography, digital pathology, and fundus photography. The company is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Arraiy, Inc.

Series A in 2018
Headquartered in Palo Alto, Arraiy is building the premier AI-driven production platform for the motion picture and television industry. Arraiy is collaborating with major studios, industry veterans, and award-winning artists to re-invent the filmmaking process with machine learning at its foundation. With its products, Arraiy seeks to enhance the creative freedom of storytellers and unlock the next generation of visual storytelling.

Genoplan Japan, Inc.

Series A in 2016
Genoplan Japan, Inc. provides personal genetic testing kits, which helps people to use this information to find the optimal healthy lifestyle solutions related to diet and fitness. The company uses its website and smartphone application to analyze individual’s genetic profile and provide them with the personalized solutions. It is also facilitated with the research and development laboratories to provide accurate DNA analysis. The company is based in Fukuoka City, Japan with additional office in Korea.

Buzzvil Co., Ltd.

Series A in 2014
Buzzvil Co., Ltd. develops and provides lockscreen advertising platform. The company offers Honeyscreen, a mobile application that transforms smartphone lock screen into a billboard; and Buzzscreen, a lock screen software development kit (SDK) for Android to bring content and advertisements onto users' lock-screen by integrating it in different applications. It caters to publishers and advertisers. Buzzvil Co., Ltd. was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Turbo Studios, Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
Founded in 2013, TURBO is an independent game development studio formed by a dream team of industry veterans who believe in building a business around killer games. When we’re not making games, we’re playing games, and therein lies the difference.

DramaFever Corp.

Debt Financing in 2013
DramaFever Corp. distributes online video and international televised content for customers worldwide. The company engages in streaming movies, documentaries, and TV shows on demand with professional subtitles. Its library also includes Korean dramas, Latin American telenovelas, a range of Asian TV shows and movies, and kids programming in multiple languages. The company also provides advertising opportunities. DramaFever Corp. was founded in 2009 and is based in New York, New York. As of October 31, 2014, DramaFever Corp. operates as a subsidiary of SoftBank Internet and Media, Inc. As of February 29, 2016, DramaFever Corp. operates as a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc..

Anodot Ltd.

Series C in 2020
Anodot’s Autonomous Analytics platform leverages advanced machine learning techniques to constantly analyze and correlate every business parameter, providing real-time alerts and forecasts, in their context, lowering time to detection and resolution. Our leading-edge, patented technology is trusted by clients in industries ranging from eCommerce to fintech, adtech, telco, gaming and more. We have your back, so you’re free to play the offense and grow your business.

Sunnyloft

Seed Round in 2011
Sunnyloft (써니로프트) is a Korea-based provider of web and mobile social network services and products. These include DatePresso, an online social dating service. Sunnyloft was founded in 2011 in Seoul, Korea.

Tridge Co., Ltd

Series A in 2019
Tridge Co., Ltd operates as a global trade ecosystem. It offers a wholesaler and trade brokerage platform for food and agriculture industry, providing professional network and data intelligence making sustainable cross-border trades. The company’s platform connect buyers and sellers creating a trade community. Tridge Co., Ltd was founded in 2014 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Mythic

Series B in 2019
Mythic Inc. designs and develops silicon chips and intelligence processing unit (IPU) based on artificial intelligence (AI). Its AI platform puts desktop GPU compute capabilities and neural networks onto a button-sized chip. The company was formerly known as Isocline Engineering Corporation. Mythic Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in Redwood City, California with an additional office in Austin, Texas.

Sendo

Series B in 2018
Sendo.vn is a Vietnamese e-commerce site that offers clothing, homeware, cosmetics, tech accessories, and more. Sendo helps online shoppers find daily deals, promotions, and handbooks with product listings in the categories of women’s fashion, men’s fashion, mother and baby, homeware, food, cosmetics, tech accessories, and sports and entertainment. Sendo’s product delivery network spreads across 64 cities where users can choose to make payments through credit cards, ATM cards or by a bank transfer. Sendo.vn was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Trevari

Venture Round in 2019
Trevari runs a subscription-based platform through which subscribers can join book clubs and meet in person. The company works by facilitating the meetings and coming up with detailed plans and intriguing topics to set for each reading groups, ranging from psychology and culture to technology and marketing.

Play Megaphone, Inc.

Series B in 2013
Megaphone TV is the industry’s leading Viewer Engagement Platform. Megaphone TV partners with news organizations, broadcasters, and streamers around the world to create interactive storytelling moments and transactional ad campaigns through live polling, trivia and social integration. Megaphone TV’s broadcast partners include ABC, AMC, Bravo, CNN International, MTV, Rogers Sportsnet and TEGNA.

Saguna Networks Ltd.

Venture Round in 2015
Saguna Networks powers Smart Mobile Networks by bringing an open cloud computing platform deep into the 4G Radio Access Network. With field proven Saguna CODS cloud-RAN mobile operators can provide an incredibly fast user experience while improving network economics and reducing congestion. Saguna opens the mobile network enabling mobile operators to monetize their networks and differentiate their offering through new partnerships and revenue-generating services.

Cocone

Venture Round in 2014
cocone is a Japan-based company that develops and publishes mobile games and application services. The company also offers websites and applications to improve the knowledge about languages and social networking. cocone was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

SODA inc.

Series B in 2021
Soda launched its customer-to-customer marketplace Snkrdunk, which now has over 2.5 million monthly users in Japan. Through the platform, users can buy and sell sneakers safely as it offers legitimacy checking services through local authentication provider Fake Busters.

Knowre

Venture Round in 2014
Knowre is an education technology company delivering personalized and engaging learning experiences to students around the globe. Its technology identifies individual student learning gaps and fills those gaps through algorithmically generated curricula and interactive, scaffolded support. Knowre further enhances learning by providing students with an engaging and fun learning environment, and teachers with actionable and comprehensive data. Knowre partners with schools, private education companies, and other corporations with the goal of helping students reach their full potential. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Pliops

Venture Round in 2021
Pliops was founded in 2017 by flash storage industry veterans from Samsung, M-Systems and XtremIO. Pliops is creating a new category of product that enables cloud and enterprise data centers to access data up to 50X faster with 1/10th of the computational load and power consumption. Its technology collapses multiple inefficient layers into one ultra-fast device based on a groundbreaking patent-pending approach. Pliops' solution solves the scalability challenges raised by the cloud data explosion and the increasing data requirements of AI and ML applications.

PlaySight Interactive

Series C in 2018
PlaySight is connecting the next generation of athletes through immersive sports video and analytics technology. They are bringing advanced sports video and analytics technology to every court in the world, creating a global and connected community of athletes, coaches, and fans. Technology has changed how sports are coached, played, and consumed at the elite levels, and they are focused on delivering the same cutting-edge experience to all levels of sport, all over the world. They are becoming the new standard in sports with our cloud-based Smart Court sports video and analytics platform, integrating what happens on-court with an interactive and social online community.

Fishbrain

Series B in 2018
FishBrain AB develops a mobile application that connects sport fishing people and anglers. It offers Fishbrain, an application that enables users to connect and follow anglers and fishing spots; find fishing spots and research when the fish bite best; join conversations with other users; keep fishing log; and explore public catch locations. The company’s application also enables users to track and share personal statistics, such as caches per month, species, fishing locations, baits, and methods; find top baits for fishing locations, fish species, and fishing methods; and get fishing forecast for the next days. Its application is available on App Store and Google Play. FishBrain AB was founded in 2009 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Wildfire Korea

Series A in 2014
Wildfire Korea (와일드파이어 코리아) is a Korean global strategy consulting firm targeted at corporate customers and individuals.

MyMusicTaste

Series A in 2016
MyMusicTaste is a fan initiated live event making service that brings fans, artists and promoters from all over the world together in one place to create a valuable and meaningful concert experience for everyone involved. MyMusicTaste puts the power in the fans' hands, allowing fans to request their favorite artist's concert in their city. Based on this demand, MyMusicTaste provides data-driven insights to artists and concert promoters the ability to organize highly successful concerts around the world. MyMusicTaste is quickly shaping a new paradigm for how concerts and live events are organized.

OPay (Operapay)

Series B in 2019
OPay designs a mobile payment service and consumer platform for users to send and receive money, pay bills, and order food and groceries. It empowers and enables users to accomplish more with their money by providing smart financial services. It is a one-stop mobile-based platform for payment, transportation, food and grocery delivery, and other important services in everyday life. Millions of users rely on OPay every day to send and receive money, pay bills, and order food and groceries.

Wave3Studio

Series A in 2014
Wave3Studio is a gaming studio that develops role-playing games. The company is based in Seongnam, Kyonggi-do.

twoXAR

Series A in 2018
Aria Pharmaceuticals is a preclinical-stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel small molecule therapies for complex and hard-to-treat diseases. Too many patients today are in need of breakthrough treatments across many complicated diseases – they can't wait. That's why at Aria, we have redefined the drug discovery approach, saving years in the process and increasing success rates 30 times higher than traditional methods. At Aria, we've shown promise across a diverse range of therapeutic areas with the ability to address over 1,000 diseases.

Lunit

Series B in 2018
Lunit Inc. develops algorithms for general object detection and medical image analysis that help physicians to make objective diagnosis through machine learning technology. It develops solutions in the areas of digital chest X-ray, digital mammography, digital pathology, and fundus photography. The company is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Lunit

Series A in 2016
Lunit Inc. develops algorithms for general object detection and medical image analysis that help physicians to make objective diagnosis through machine learning technology. It develops solutions in the areas of digital chest X-ray, digital mammography, digital pathology, and fundus photography. The company is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Chinada

Series A in 2014
Chinada is an education company focused on learning in Chinese. The company’s operations are based in Seoul, Korea.

Shiheng Inc.

Series B in 2019
Shiheng is a online catering management service provider. It is headquartered in Shanghai, currently employees over 500 people. It is a well-known company, serving more than 300 well-known restaurant chains and single-store brands , tens of thousands of stores, covering more than 100 cities.

Tokopedia

Series E in 2014
PT. Tokopedia owns and operates an online platform that allows individuals and small-to-mid-sized business owners in Indonesia to open and manage their online stores. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia.

True Balance

Series B in 2017
True Balance is a digital wallet owned and operated by Balancehero India Private Limited (BHI), that enables users to access utility bill payment, loan recharge, insurance, and other financial products. With 70 million users, True Balance aims to serve India with utility payments financial platform for the unbanked users to serve their money for living requirements. It was launched in 2014 by Mr. Charlie Lee as CEO, an alumnus of the University of Chicago.

IGAWorks

Series A in 2008
IGAWorks is an full stack ad-tech company founded on 2006, and we are a group of industry-leading global services for the smart success of digital marketing and mobile businesses. We provide full-stack of ad-tech services which follows: ‘Tradingworks’, agency trade desk offering media, audience, performance as total advertisement service; ‘adbrix’, an all-in-one data platform which leads the growth of mobile businesses with data based on the ad performance and user data; ‘adPOPcorn’, the biggest ad network in Korea; ‘Mobile Index‘, mobile app market analytics platform; ‘Campaign Intelligence’, reporting tool which dramatically lessens marketer’s reporting workload. Today, more than 30,000 mobile apps are utilizing the solutions of IGAWorks for their growth of businesses.

Style Theory

Series A in 2017
Style Theory is a fashion rental subscription platform that provides economically sustainable fashion choices. It operates through the Style Theory app, which members are required to download in order to access the service. The account registration process is straightforward and easily completed in a few clicks, with the provision of requisite standard account information such as the member’s address, mobile number, and credit card information. The platform is relatively easy to use, and keeps data such as the member’s body measurements, which allows the app to filter items available in a relevant size and provide a “score” on how well the item would fit. Style Theory was founded in 2016 by Chris Halim and Raena Lim.

Socar

Series E in 2020
Socar is a Korean eco-friendly car sharing community that allows travelers to share cars with others who are traveling the same route. Socar has raised an $18 million round of funding in 2015 which was one of the highest funding deals for a South Korean startup to date. Most notably, it was led by a US investor: Bain Capital, a private investment firm with $80 billion in assets under management. Socar was founded in March 2012, and it has a website and smartphone apps that let users book cars for their own use. Service has over 1,700,000 registered users, 50,000 of whom use the service each month. Around 80,000 transactions per month — that’s more than one car booking each 30 seconds.

Toss Lab, Inc.

Series B in 2020
Toss Lab, Inc. develops a collaboration tool to communicate and manage projects. It offers JANDI, an office messenger that allows clients to share with people, search for files, and manage their team with admin controls. The company works with companies and organizations in various industries across Asia and internationally, as well as serves NGOs, non-profit organizations, and educational institutes. Toss Lab, Inc. was founded in 2014 and is based in Seoul, South Korea with additional offices in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Taipei City, Taiwan.

MirageWorks

Series C in 2013
Established in 2004, MirageWorks serves enterprise security solution based on workspace isolation technology.

bepro11

Venture Round in 2018
bepro11 is a sports video and data analytics startup. They equip your home-ground with three high definition (4K) scouting view cameras and a microphone in your home stadium or training ground. Their 3D image stitching technology captures every single moment of the action on the pitch.

Dadam Game

Seed Round in 2014
Dadam Game is a Seoul-based gaming platform that provides its users with online games. It is based in Seoul, Seoul-t’ukpyolsi.

Mythic

Series B in 2018
Mythic Inc. designs and develops silicon chips and intelligence processing unit (IPU) based on artificial intelligence (AI). Its AI platform puts desktop GPU compute capabilities and neural networks onto a button-sized chip. The company was formerly known as Isocline Engineering Corporation. Mythic Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in Redwood City, California with an additional office in Austin, Texas.

Mathpresso, Inc.

Seed Round in 2016
Mathpresso, Inc. develops and offers Qanda, a data-based educational platform sourced from artificial intelligence technology. Its product offers free pool searching and answering all the questions based on artificial intelligence based optical character recognition (OCR) technology. Mathpresso, Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

OPENSURVEY Incorporated

Series A in 2013
• Founded in 2011, ​the company has been the dominant mobile research provider in Korea. Since then, we have accumulated variety of experiences and developed a deep understanding how market research should be on smart devices. • The platform(OpenSurvey™) provides not only fast collection of data, or automated analysis of result, but real-time access to one third million consumer panels in Korea. Now we are working with 1,200 corporate clients including Kimberly-Clark, Kakao, and Facebook. • The company raised $6M investments from SoftBank Ventures and renowned entrepreneurs in Korea.

MyMusicTaste

Series C in 2017
MyMusicTaste is a fan initiated live event making service that brings fans, artists and promoters from all over the world together in one place to create a valuable and meaningful concert experience for everyone involved. MyMusicTaste puts the power in the fans' hands, allowing fans to request their favorite artist's concert in their city. Based on this demand, MyMusicTaste provides data-driven insights to artists and concert promoters the ability to organize highly successful concerts around the world. MyMusicTaste is quickly shaping a new paradigm for how concerts and live events are organized.

Snow Corporation

Series A in 2018
Snow is the developer and operator of the selfie pic and video app SNOW, featuring face recognition-enabled stickers and GIF-enabled chat functionality. With SNOW, users pick from over 700 stickers and 30 types of filters to liven up their photos and videos, then send the finished product to their friends or post them within the SNOW app to give their friends a peek into what they are up to now. User numbers have been growing steadily since the app first launched in Korea, with service being expanded to Japan and China in November 2015 and February 2016, respectively. In Japan, the number of users has been growing rapidly, and the app has been ranked as No.1 in both iOS App Store’s free app Photo & Video category and Google Play’s Photography category.

Blueshift

Series B in 2019
Blueshift Labs, Inc. provides an intelligent customer engagement platform. It offers an AI-first platform for cross-channel marketing that helps brands deliver relevant, connected experiences across every customer interaction. The company provides email automation, mobile marketing, website personalization, contextual chat, and audience targeting solutions. Blueshift Labs, Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California with additional offices in Charlotte, North Carolina; London, United Kingdom; and Pune, India.

Paion

Series B in 2001
Paion designs and manufactures Ethernet network processors and switch fabrics.

Stronghold Technology

Series A in 2014
Stronghold Technology is a South Korean company that manufactures smart coffee roasting machines. It is based in Seoul, Seoul-t’ukpyolsi.

Toss Lab, Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
Toss Lab, Inc. develops a collaboration tool to communicate and manage projects. It offers JANDI, an office messenger that allows clients to share with people, search for files, and manage their team with admin controls. The company works with companies and organizations in various industries across Asia and internationally, as well as serves NGOs, non-profit organizations, and educational institutes. Toss Lab, Inc. was founded in 2014 and is based in Seoul, South Korea with additional offices in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Taipei City, Taiwan.

Around

Seed Round in 2015
Around is a SNS app that allows users to freely share their feelings about life, workplace, emotions, love affairs and family. Being an anonymous SNS platform, there is no need to cloak any of these feeling for social acceptance. Users of around have given the app a score of 4.9 out of 5.0. The app has taken inspiration from ‘Dalcom Changgo’ (means storeroom of sweets) whereby people communicate with each other by writing on paper and placing this into a locker accompanies with a piece of chocolate for another person to read. Two people will share the same locker and passwords and they will reciprocate their experiences. In a similar way users of ‘Dalcom Changgo’ and Around are able to observe a sense of healing.

Picsel Technologies

Series B in 2002
Picsel Technologies Limited provides mobile software solutions. It offers Digital Content Suite, a suite of Web explorers and viewers for handling mainstream desktop formats and content types, as well as to read, view, present, edit, and save mainstream media types on mobile phones. The company also provides User Interface Platform, which enables the creation and delivery of branded user experience. In addition, it offers Universal Desktop Widgets that enables new and existing desktop widgets to run directly on the mobile devices; and File Viewer to view Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Adobe PDF images, and plain text files. Further, the company provides Mobile Content solution that enables to deliver content directly to various mobile devices, as well as attachment solutions. Picsel Technologies Limited was formerly known as Picsel Research Limited. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Glasgow, the United Kingdom with additional offices in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Tokyo, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; and San Francisco, California.

Radish Media, Inc.

Series A in 2020
Radish is a mobile fiction platform for serialized storytelling. Its wide variety of stories are published and read in bite-sized installments optimized for the smartphone reader. Radish is revolutionizing the way that stories are consumed and produced. Readers can access thousand of serials across genres and connect directly with their favorite storytellers in live community chat rooms. Authors can publish their own original stories, revive backlist titles with a young, mobile readership, and pre-release upcoming books to build advanced buzz—the opportunities are endless!

LeaseLock

Series B in 2021
LeaseLock Inc. provides lease guarantor services for renters through online application. It eliminates the need for a cosigner, grants instant lease approval, and helps property owners in reducing vacancy rates. LeaseLock Inc. has a strategic partnership with QBE Holdings, Inc. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Marina Del Rey, California.

op.gg

Venture Round in 2018
OP.GG creates profiles for gamers by analyzing game data from the games they play. Through these profiles, gamers can improve their gameplay and see the game performance of their opponents and friends. Currently OP.GG has services for League of Legends, Overwatch and PUBG with over 28 million monthly users from around the world.

MangoPlate

Series A in 2015
MangoPlate(망고플레이트) is a mobile application for users to find personalized dining recommendations. Users can find and give recommendations, add reviews and pictures, find new restaurants, and go through guides compiled by editors and power bloggers.   The application is available for both iOS and Android platforms.

Retrace

Series A in 2020
Retrace Labs Inc. develops an artificial intelligence-based predictive analytics platform that provides real-time data for dental decision-making. Its platform reduces the oral disease burden for health plans, providers, and patients. The company’s solutions include financial analytics, medical and dental analytics, cybersecurity, smart medicine, business intelligence, and domain. Retrace Labs Inc. was incorporated in 2017 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Manhattan, New York.

True Balance

Series A in 2016
True Balance is a digital wallet owned and operated by Balancehero India Private Limited (BHI), that enables users to access utility bill payment, loan recharge, insurance, and other financial products. With 70 million users, True Balance aims to serve India with utility payments financial platform for the unbanked users to serve their money for living requirements. It was launched in 2014 by Mr. Charlie Lee as CEO, an alumnus of the University of Chicago.

Devsisters corporation

Venture Round in 2011
DEVSISTERS (데브시스터즈) is a Korean social game company that develops smartphone applications and games such as OvenBreak and Get the Mish for devices running iOS and Android operating systems. DEVSISTERS focuses mainly on products that facilitate social interaction between gamers, as seen by the commenting features integrated into their game, Get the Mish. After partnering up with Skittles, DEVSISTERS changed the format of OvenBreak by changing the jellybeans shown on the game with the brand’s popular candy. Catering to a global customer base, DEVSISTERS was established in February 2009, in Seoul, Korea.

Enders Fund

Seed Round in 2011
Our mission is to continue producing engaging, asynchronous, casual games that are turn-based and inherently social. Our small and agile team of developers is able to create high quality, light weight games at an accelerated pace allowing Ender’s Fund to produce at least 12 games a year. Current games in the app store: - SpellThis: social spelling game - TriviaThis: pop culture trivia game - RepeatThis: memory game - RankThis: new type of trivia game - WordThis: tetris style word scrabble game And, many more to come!

MangoPlate

Seed Round in 2014
MangoPlate(망고플레이트) is a mobile application for users to find personalized dining recommendations. Users can find and give recommendations, add reviews and pictures, find new restaurants, and go through guides compiled by editors and power bloggers.   The application is available for both iOS and Android platforms.

Alodokter

Series B in 2017
Alodokter is a digital health platform that provides an end-to-end digital solution to patients including telemedicine, doctors, and others. It also provides credible information, supportive communities, and in-depth reference material about health subjects that matter to. The platform brings high-quality medical services to its 20 million+ Monthly Active Users by providing an integrated mobile solution for patients and doctors. Alodokter's medical services are fully integrated via an application that can be downloaded on Android and iOS to meet the health needs of the Indonesian public, the latest health content, chat with doctors, an online booking platform for consultation with doctors and/or looking for hospitals. It was founded in 2014 and is based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Pinscreen

Seed Round in 2017
Pinscreen, Inc. develops and offers a stealth face-tracking solution that tracks facial movements. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Santa Monica, California.

Blueshift

Series C in 2021
Blueshift Labs, Inc. provides an intelligent customer engagement platform. It offers an AI-first platform for cross-channel marketing that helps brands deliver relevant, connected experiences across every customer interaction. The company provides email automation, mobile marketing, website personalization, contextual chat, and audience targeting solutions. Blueshift Labs, Inc. was incorporated in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California with additional offices in Charlotte, North Carolina; London, United Kingdom; and Pune, India.

Innoviz Technologies Ltd.

Series C in 2019
Innoviz is a manufacturer of solid-state LiDAR sensors and perception software that enable the mass-production of autonomous vehicles. InnovizPro is a solid-state LiDAR that offers outstanding performance and value for automotive and other applications. InnovizOne is a cutting-edge, automotive-grade LiDAR sensor that provides superior 3D sensing for Level 3-Level 5 autonomous driving. The company is backed by top-tier strategic partners and investors, including Magna International, Samsung, Aptiv, Magma Venture Partners, Vertex Ventures, SoftBank Ventures Asia, China Merchants Capital (SINO-BLR Industrial Investment Fund, L.P.), 360 Capital Partners, Glory Ventures, Naver, Shenzhen Capital Group, New Alliance Capital, Harel Insurance Investments and Financial Services, Phoenix Insurance Company, and others.

Rentals, Inc.

Series A in 1999
Rentals, Inc. operates a Website for tenants and renters in the United States. It provides its Website for tenants to search for rental homes; and renters for letting or renting their properties. The company’s Website connects renters, property owners, and property managers online; and provides information about rental houses, apartments, condos and townhouses, lofts, and duplexes. It also provides app for iPhone and Android devices. The company is based in Atlanta, Georgia. As of January 31, 2006, Rentals, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of PRIMEDIA's Consumer Guides Group.

Class101

Series A in 2019
Class101 Inc. develops an online platform that offers hobby classes and materials. The company offers various online courses, such as crafting, yoga, calligraphy, drawing, and cooking. It enables users to learn a new skill or hobby from practitioners in their respective fields. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Tridge Co., Ltd

Series B in 2020
Tridge Co., Ltd operates as a global trade ecosystem. It offers a wholesaler and trade brokerage platform for food and agriculture industry, providing professional network and data intelligence making sustainable cross-border trades. The company’s platform connect buyers and sellers creating a trade community. Tridge Co., Ltd was founded in 2014 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Korbit

Series A in 2015
Korbit provides online bitcoin exchange, wallet, and merchant processor services. Kangmo Kim, Louis Jinhwa Kim, and Tony Lyu founded it on July 5, 2013, with its headquarters in Seoul in South Korea as a subsidiary of NXC as of September 26, 2017.

Rael

Seed Round in 2018
Rael Inc. researches, develops, and sells natural and organic feminine care products. It offers pads, liners, and tampons made from organic cotton. The company sells its product online. Rael Inc. was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Buena Park, California.

Healcerion Co., Ltd.

Venture Round in 2013
HEALCERION (힐세리온) is a Korean incubator that offers a mobile-based healthcare system for providing physicians and patients with ultra-portability. It provides timely diagnostic testing results and actionable healthcare information to help ensure proper patient care and client satisfaction. HEALCERION is also the developer of the world’s first wireless ultrasound system which can be easily operated with one hand, transmitting ultrasound images via a wireless access point to any mobile-based tablet and mobile phone screen.

Between

Series B in 2013
VCNC is a Korean mobile application and web services company developing “Between,” a mobile app for couples. Between is a mobile app created especially to enable couples to create, share, and remember all their special moments. The app is available for download in the iTunes store and Google Play market.

Zepl

Series A in 2020
NFLabs is a Korea-based company that develops and distributes Peloton, a hadoop based real-time analytics platform that makes ingesting, managing, and analyzing large data sets simple and fast. Peloton enables data analysts and scientists to discover and analyze large data sets without having to learn Map Reduce or other complex big data technology. In addition, we built industry-specific analytics modules that allows companies to simply plug-in their data sources and instantly view their standard reports.

RedMart

Seed Round in 2013
RedMart Limited operates an online grocery portal in Singapore. The company allows customers to buy fresh produce, meat and seafood, dairy and chilled, bakery, frozen, beverages, food cupboard, alcohol, health and beauty, household and pet, baby and child, and home and outdoor products online. It also provides home delivery services. RedMart Limited was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Singapore. As per the transaction announced on November 2, 2016, RedMart Limited operates as a subsidiary of Lazada South East Asia Pte. Ltd.

Vaimicom

Venture Round in 2009
Vaimicom (바이미닷컴) is a Korean design company marketplace offering a platform for artists to share their imagination and work. It was established in July 2007, in Seoul, Korea.

Carro

Series B in 2018
Carro is an automotive marketplace that offers a full-stack service for all aspects of car ownership. It challenges the traditional way of buying and selling of cars through a proprietary pricing algorithm. Carro also provides a range of services that offer everything a car owner needs throughout their car ownership journeys such as an in-house financing solution warranty options and Singapore’s first on-demand roadside recovery platform. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Energy Monster

Series C in 2019
Energy Monster is a power bank rental company, allowing its users to rent power banks by scanning QR code. It is designed to helps people to live their life without interruptions. Energy Monster reportedly covers 100 cities and 100K merchants. Energy Monster belongs to Shanghai Zhi Technology.

SEWORKS

Series A in 2016
SEWORKS focuses on automated offensive security to empower organizations to simulate real-world attack scenarios and discover security weaknesses in advance. SEWORKS provides Pentoma®, a fully automated web penetration testing solution. Pentoma®’s core technology employs GAMAN (Generative Adversarial Model Agnostic Networks), an AI engine built by SEWORKS specifically for offensive security purposes. SEWORKS is headquartered in San Francisco, US, and backed by SoftBank Ventures Asia, Qualcomm Ventures, Samsung Ventures, and others.

Wonder Workshop

Series C in 2017
Wonder Workshop is teaching children to code by integrating cutting-edge hardware and software experiences. Their first products are beautifully-designed robots, Dash & Dot, that children can program using mobile devices. They are a multidisciplinary team of software and hardware designers, engineers, educators, and business leaders focused on developing mobile applications for Dash & Dot Our founders come from Google, Apple, Amazon, and Frog Design and blend their backgrounds to create cohesive multi-platform experiences. Educating children takes a village, so they have opened their API to the world so anyone can create an app to use with their robots.

Korbit

Series A in 2014
Korbit provides online bitcoin exchange, wallet, and merchant processor services. Kangmo Kim, Louis Jinhwa Kim, and Tony Lyu founded it on July 5, 2013, with its headquarters in Seoul in South Korea as a subsidiary of NXC as of September 26, 2017.

Brave Company

Venture Round in 2017
Brave Company is an internet publishing company. Well, the lusts, but not the burdens of the ZZP existence. BraveCompany is for self-employed people who want to do more and manage less. Are you in paid employment and do you doubt whether you dare to make the leap? Even then, BraveCompany offers a warm bath with 'colleagues' that you have gone for, a network with potential assignments and invoicing services. BraveCompany is for successful professionals who are or want to become independent. What can we mean for each other? We share knowledge, trends and help with professional issues. And all that in the atmosphere of a home port. So you benefit from the benefits of experienced colleagues. Do you see any more possibilities with your current client to do work, or do you regularly refer projects to colleagues? We offer the framework to seize these opportunities and also be rewarded for your talent as a matchmaker.

Bellwave Co

Venture Round in 2013
Founded in September 1999 and headquartered in Seoul, Bellwave Co. Ltd. has experienced phenomenal growth emerging as one of Asia's most successful and fasting growing companies. Offering affordable, high-quality wireless communication devices, Bellwave specializes in designing innovative, feature-rich mobile multimedia products including GSM mobile phones and CDMA wireless data modules. Well respected throughout the telecom industry, Bellwave has enjoyed strong revenue growth and high profits even as the world faced challenging economic conditions. In 2002 Bellwave surpassed USD 220 million in revenue and USD 23 million in net profit representing a 10-fold and 13-fold increase respectively over 2001. Bellwave is on target to significantly exceed those numbers in 2003

Alodokter

Series C in 2019
Alodokter is a digital health platform that provides an end-to-end digital solution to patients including telemedicine, doctors, and others. It also provides credible information, supportive communities, and in-depth reference material about health subjects that matter to. The platform brings high-quality medical services to its 20 million+ Monthly Active Users by providing an integrated mobile solution for patients and doctors. Alodokter's medical services are fully integrated via an application that can be downloaded on Android and iOS to meet the health needs of the Indonesian public, the latest health content, chat with doctors, an online booking platform for consultation with doctors and/or looking for hospitals. It was founded in 2014 and is based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Ajaib

Series A in 2021
Ajaib operates an online wealth management platform to automatic saving and investing in Indonesia. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Ini3 Digital

Venture Round in 2014
Ini3 Digital Public Company Limited is a leading online game service provider in Thailand since 2004. We have successfully launched the game Pangya, which became a highly popular game within the Thai gamers in a short time. This marked the beginning of becoming one of the industry leaders for over 9 years. Other successful titles include Boomz, Club MStar and C9. Our job is to provide joy and happiness to customers through our well selected games, quality service, international standard technologies and experienced management.

Classting, Inc.

Seed Round in 2013
Classting aspires to solve one of the most critical problems that have existed for more than a century: A teacher has to teach many students of varying levels in a classroom. We equip teachers with an effective Learning Management System (LMS) tool and a social platform for classrooms to facilitate communication among teachers, students, and parents. We also offer an AI-based learning platform that provides a personalized learning experience to students in- and outside of the school. Partnering with 20+ content providers, we are helping students all over the world to learn more effectively and efficiently. Classting is based in Seoul.

Radish Media, Inc.

Seed Round in 2017
Radish is a mobile fiction platform for serialized storytelling. Its wide variety of stories are published and read in bite-sized installments optimized for the smartphone reader. Radish is revolutionizing the way that stories are consumed and produced. Readers can access thousand of serials across genres and connect directly with their favorite storytellers in live community chat rooms. Authors can publish their own original stories, revive backlist titles with a young, mobile readership, and pre-release upcoming books to build advanced buzz—the opportunities are endless!

Innoviz Technologies Ltd.

Series B in 2017
Innoviz is a manufacturer of solid-state LiDAR sensors and perception software that enable the mass-production of autonomous vehicles. InnovizPro is a solid-state LiDAR that offers outstanding performance and value for automotive and other applications. InnovizOne is a cutting-edge, automotive-grade LiDAR sensor that provides superior 3D sensing for Level 3-Level 5 autonomous driving. The company is backed by top-tier strategic partners and investors, including Magna International, Samsung, Aptiv, Magma Venture Partners, Vertex Ventures, SoftBank Ventures Asia, China Merchants Capital (SINO-BLR Industrial Investment Fund, L.P.), 360 Capital Partners, Glory Ventures, Naver, Shenzhen Capital Group, New Alliance Capital, Harel Insurance Investments and Financial Services, Phoenix Insurance Company, and others.

Waresix

Series B in 2020
Waresix, a platform that matches unused warehouse space with users in need of such facility, looks to capitalize on the demand for flexible warehousing given the booming e-commerce market in the country. “Distribution and logistics have always been a challenge in Indonesia due to its archipelago structure. Waresix provides a solution for dynamic warehousing strategy that allows their customers (retailer, distributor and manufacturer) to quickly adapt to variable demand,” says Waresix CEO Andree.