KTB Network

KTB Network Co., Ltd. is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in venture investments, corporate restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, and cross-border transactions. The firm focuses on small and medium sized venture companies and start-ups. It typically invests in electronic components, telecommunications equipment, services, game software, and in audio content technologies that form the basis of artificial intelligence-powered products, such as voice-activated smart speakers and connected cars. The firm also considers investments in the digital content sector including computer graphic, visual effects, VFX, augmented reality, and virtual reality. It prefers to invest in companies based in South Korea. KTB Network Co., Ltd. was founded in June 2008 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Do Chung

Senior MD

Yu Jae Ha

Senior Associate

Kim Jae Han

MD

Lee Seung Ho

MD

Won Ho Hong

MD

Lim Dong Hyeon

MD

Chihoon Hyun

Director

Chi Hoon Hyun

Director

Byung Chul Ko

Senior Director

Koo Ja Ku

Senior MD

Kim Chang Kyu

VP, Investments

Kwang Hee Lee

Director -Investment Screening Team

Seon Bae Park

MD

Tae Kwang Shin

MD

Kim Man Sik

Associate, Investments

Kang Moon Soo

Director, Investments

Kim Hye Sung

Associate

Amy Yeh

Senior MD

74 past transactions

iAsiaWorks Inc.

Venture Round in 1999
iAsiaWorks Inc. operates data centers that offers dedicated hosting, co-location, and managed services to businesses in Asia and internationally. iAsiaWorks Inc. was formerly known as AUNET Corporation and changed its name to iAsiaWorks Inc. in December 1999. The company was incorporated in 1995 and is based in San Mateo, California.

Joby Aviation

Series C in 2020
Joby Aviation develops a new generation of electric personal aircraft created to revolutionize personal mobility. Its strength is in composite airframe design and fabrication, aerodynamic analysis, high-performance electric motor development, and cutting-edge battery pack design, enabling clients to create a paradigm shift in transportation with safe, quiet, fast, and affordable electric vertical takeoff.

Return Zero

Series B in 2021
Return Zero, Inc. develops an artificial intelligence (AI) based voice recognition application that converts phone dialogues into messenger chats. The company through its application provides audio phone messages conversion into messenger text services. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Berkeley Lights

Private Placement in 2018
Berkeley Lights is a provider of research and development services using micro-droplet technology intended to fundamentally change the way biological processes are done. The company's services revolutionize how scientists and researchers study the interaction of cells and transform and accelerate cellular therapies, enabling clients to meet the demands for cell based processes in biotherapeutic discovery and development, cellular therapy manufacturing, synthetic biology, ag-bio and other fields.

Orum Therapeutics

Series B in 2019
ORUM THERAPEUTICS, INC. engages in the research and development of therapeutic antibodies using cell penetrating antibody platform. Its platform targets specific cell types and adapts to different cell types and different intracellular proteins without chemical modifications. The company develops products for treatment of genetic diseases and cancer. ORUM THERAPEUTICS, INC. was founded in 2016 and is based in Daejeon, South Korea.

APRINOIA Therapeutics

Series B in 2018
APRINOIA Therapeutics specializes in the diagnotics and therapeutics for Alzheimer's disease and tauopathies. Aprinoia Therapeutics is dedicated to establish a drug discovery and early development company that is based on innovation and scientific rigor and integrity. Its goal is to create novel products to meet critical patient needs, including: 1) Novel imaging-based diagnostic tools to improve the detection of occurrence, progression, and regression of neurological diseases; and 2) Novel therapies to improve the treatment of human neurological conditions.

iAsiaWorks Inc.

Private Equity Round in 1999
iAsiaWorks Inc. operates data centers that offers dedicated hosting, co-location, and managed services to businesses in Asia and internationally. iAsiaWorks Inc. was formerly known as AUNET Corporation and changed its name to iAsiaWorks Inc. in December 1999. The company was incorporated in 1995 and is based in San Mateo, California.

APRINOIA Therapeutics

Series C in 2021
APRINOIA Therapeutics specializes in the diagnotics and therapeutics for Alzheimer's disease and tauopathies. Aprinoia Therapeutics is dedicated to establish a drug discovery and early development company that is based on innovation and scientific rigor and integrity. Its goal is to create novel products to meet critical patient needs, including: 1) Novel imaging-based diagnostic tools to improve the detection of occurrence, progression, and regression of neurological diseases; and 2) Novel therapies to improve the treatment of human neurological conditions.

SPD

Venture Round in 2001
SPD developed a technology that uses a thin, flexible film to regulate the amount of light passing through normally clear glass or plastic.

Dekoruma

Series C in 2021
PT Dekoruma Inovasi Lestari owns and operates an online platform to sell home furnishings and furniture. It offers kitchen and dining room, decor, bedroom, mattress, furniture, bathroom, furniture, household appliances, home improvement, and light products. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

SHAPL

Venture Round in 2017
SHAPL is a crowd design D2C platform.SHAPL platform service is a professional Product team with production designer network, mass production infrastructure, and social media marketing skills.

Trell

Series A in 2020
Trell Experiences Private Limited provides a mobile video blogging application for wanderers, foodies, and travelers. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Mumbai, India.

Toss

Series A in 2015
Toss is a South Korea-based mobile financial service platform operated by fintech start-up Viva Republica Co Ltd. Since its launching in February of 2015, Toss garnered over 13 million app downloads and processed over USD$10 billion in P2P payments. Adding to its success in P2P payments, Viva Republica Co Ltd. has launched over 10 financials services to become a consumer mobile financial services platform. Toss partners with incumbent financial institutions and other fintech players to provide users with services that cover all facets of their financial lives, including payments, loans, investments, credit score management, spending analysis, and insurance products.

Auris Health, Inc.

Series C in 2016
Auris Surgical Robotics is a company that provides robotic medical care that is transforming medical intervention by introducing the monarch platform. Auris aims to leverage the power of flexible robotics to enable new possibilities in endoscopy, which uses small cameras and tools to enter the body through its natural openings. The Monarch Platform integrates the latest advancements in imaging technology, robotics, endoscope design, sensing, and data science for better outcomes and reduced costs.

B2Link

Seed Round in 2015
B2Link offers an online B2B beauty platform that offers subscription services for branded products. The platform also provides collaborative services that enable e-commerce companies to manage their business processes such as sourcing, product and inventory management, invoicing, delivery, communication, and more.

Viva Republica Co Ltd.

Private Placement in 2018
Viva Republica Co Ltd. develops social networking applications. It offers Toss, a mobile peer to peer (P2P) fund transfer and payment solution for Korean consumers and merchants. Viva Republica Co Ltd. was founded in 2011 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Nunaps

Series A in 2020
Nunaps operates as a digital therapeutics startup.

CODE42.AI

Venture Round in 2020
42dot is a technology company pioneering frictionless transportation services. Central to these efforts is the development of the Urban Mobility Operating System (UMOS) a cloud-based mobility platform that will accelerate the transition to autonomous transportation-as-a-service (aTaaS) with diversified self-driving ground and airborne vehicles. The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Seoul.

Mogoroom

Series B in 2015
Mogoroom currently operates in Shanghai and Beijing, providing standardized rental apartments to young professionals seeking more convenient living environment services.

Berkeley Lights

Series E in 2018
Berkeley Lights is a provider of research and development services using micro-droplet technology intended to fundamentally change the way biological processes are done. The company's services revolutionize how scientists and researchers study the interaction of cells and transform and accelerate cellular therapies, enabling clients to meet the demands for cell based processes in biotherapeutic discovery and development, cellular therapy manufacturing, synthetic biology, ag-bio and other fields.

Trell

Seed Round in 2020
Trell Experiences Private Limited provides a mobile video blogging application for wanderers, foodies, and travelers. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Mumbai, India.

Trance Studio

Seed Round in 2015
Stylish action game developer in South Korea. Well-known developers of DNF(Biggest revenue maker of Tencent and Nexon) and NC soft are creating a new action game providing 4 players party play realtime.

Orum Therapeutics

Private Placement in 2019
ORUM THERAPEUTICS, INC. engages in the research and development of therapeutic antibodies using cell penetrating antibody platform. Its platform targets specific cell types and adapts to different cell types and different intracellular proteins without chemical modifications. The company develops products for treatment of genetic diseases and cancer. ORUM THERAPEUTICS, INC. was founded in 2016 and is based in Daejeon, South Korea.

XW Laboratories Inc.

Private Placement in 2020
XW Laboratories is an Asia-Pacific biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering and developing transformational medicines that will markedly improve the quality of life in patients suffering from neurological disorders. Founded in 2014, XW Laboratories has developed 3 unique drug R&D platforms that not only allow us to improve upon existing medication through approaches such as prodrug and functional group switch, but also be at the forefront of medicinal technology in immunoneurology through the application of their mitochondria-targeting platform.

Thumbage Co., Ltd.

Merger/Acquisition in 2016
ThumbAge is a Korea-based company that engages in the development of role playing and action games for mobile devices. The company’s products consists of Hero For Kakao, Ultimate Hero, and INTERPLANET which all can be played on mobile devices. ThumbAge was founded in April 2013 and is headquartered in Seongnam, South Korea.

Aclima, Inc.

Series B in 2020
Aclima Inc. designs and deploys environmental sensor networks that help people live aware. The company’s sensor networks generate data points to reveal actionable insights about buildings, cities, and communities. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in San Francisco, California with additional offices in Portland, Oregon; and New York City, New York.

Savezone I&C Corporation

Merger/Acquisition in 2017
Savezone I&C Corporation operates department type discount stores in South Korea. The company’s discount stores offer garments, accessories, food, home appliances, and other retail products. It operates through six branch discount stores and three cultural centers. The company was formerly known as Uless Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Savezone I&C Corporation in 2004. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Savezone I&C Corporation is a subsidiary of Save Zone Co., Ltd.

Jocoos

Private Placement in 2018
Jocoos co.,ltd develops video transcoding and real time video instance editing software for mobile and web environment. The company’s products include J Player, the video technology package product which is consist of transcoder and live streaming solution; Naïve, a video editor and instance video editing solution. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Aclima, Inc.

Private Placement in 2020
Aclima Inc. designs and deploys environmental sensor networks that help people live aware. The company’s sensor networks generate data points to reveal actionable insights about buildings, cities, and communities. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in San Francisco, California with additional offices in Portland, Oregon; and New York City, New York.

PABLO AIR Co.,Ltd.

Private Placement in 2020
PABLO AIR Co.,Ltd. manufactures drones. The company offers hardware and software for unmanned aerial systems (UAS). It operates drones for delivering goods to remote locations. PABLO AIR Co.,Ltd. was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Incheon, South Korea.

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.

VeriSilicon Holdings

Venture Round in 2014
VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd. is an integrated circuit (IC) design foundry that provides custom silicon solutions and system-on-chip (SoC) turnkey services for a wide range of electronic devices and systems, including smart phones, media tablets, HDTVs, set-top boxes, blu-ray DVD players, home gateways, networking, and data centers. VeriSilicon's technology solutions leverage licensable digital signal processing cores, Hantro Video IPs, eDRAM, and others that can be targeted for a wide range of process technology, including advanced nodes like 28nm and FD-SOI.

Trell

Private Placement in 2020
Trell Experiences Private Limited provides a mobile video blogging application for wanderers, foodies, and travelers. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Mumbai, India.

Celleron Therapeutics Ltd

Venture Round in 2017
An innovative oncology healthcare company The future of cancer therapy lies in the ability to match patients to treatments they will respond favourably to. Celleron has developed biomarkers using epigenetic techniques that match drugs to responsive disease. Their portfolio of technologies can be used to develop a new class of mechanism-based cancer drugs. Drugs that will improve the success rates of treatment, reduce the side effects in patients and deliver more cost effective healthcare.

Soelect

Series A in 2022
Soelect Inc. manufactures SiO-C-Li composition material using solid state process. The company develops commercially viable solutions for solid-state batteries. Its batteries use solid electrodes and a solid electrolyte. The company was incorporated in 2020 and is based in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Parking Square

Series A in 2015
Parking Square Inc provides smart mobile solutions and services for parking services in Korea. It provides solutions for real time parking services involving booking and discounts. Parking Square Inc provides an application known as Park Here, which allows users to find, locate, and book parking spaces at discounted rates. Parking Square is available as an iOS and Android app. It also enables garage owners and operators to promote and rent out their idle parking space. The company was established on May 7, 2013, based in Seoul, Korea.

CoLearn

Series A in 2022
CoLearn develops an edtech platform that enables tuition centers and tutors to create online learning classes for their students. It provides online classes and livestreamed homework and exam assistance. It also features a practice platform that allows students to learn independently and at their own pace, with the help of hints and solutions to each problem. CoLearn was founded in 2020 and is based in Kebayoran Baru, Indonesia.

NoBroker

Series B in 2016
Nobroker is a new home rental platform that makes it easier to find your new home without paying any brokerage. Use their verified listing to ensure you find your dream home by contacting the owners directly. Save time and effort by using the accurate information about the property and neighbourhood including schools, banks, restaurants etc that makes it easier for you to short list the property without actually visiting it.

Amyloid Solution Inc.

Series A in 2019
Amyloid Solution is a developer of therapy intended to overcome Alzheimer by developing modifying treatments. The company focuses on pathophysiological events related to disease progression and its underlying mechanism to find novel therapeutics, enabling clients with the best solution for Alzheimer disease.

GenEdit

Series A in 2021
GenEdit, Inc. focuses on the development of novel, non-viral, nanoparticle-based delivery technology and enabling next generation CRISPR-based gene therapies. The foundation of our CRISPR-Nanoparticle Technology Platform is based on successfully engineering the individual components of the CRISPR system to overcome the limitations of existing delivery vehicles for CRISPR-based therapeutics.

Buzzvil Co., Ltd.

Series B in 2015
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.

Trell

Series B in 2021
Trell Experiences Private Limited provides a mobile video blogging application for wanderers, foodies, and travelers. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Mumbai, India.

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.

Horizon Robotics

Series C in 2020
Beijing Horizon Robotics Technology Co., Ltd. develops chips for robots. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in China.

Jocoos

Series A in 2018
Jocoos co.,ltd develops video transcoding and real time video instance editing software for mobile and web environment. The company’s products include J Player, the video technology package product which is consist of transcoder and live streaming solution; Naïve, a video editor and instance video editing solution. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

amazer inc.

Seed Round in 2016
amazer inc. designs and develops a K-pop video community platform and application. The company's application allows fans of Korean pop music to create and upload Kpop-related dance, lip-sync, and selfie videos. It also allows users to create their own guide videos and let them post on the platform for the audience. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Whynot Media Co., Ltd.

Private Placement in 2019
Whynot Media Co., Ltd. develops and operates a video content streaming platform. It offers web series, short films, and web dramas. Its web series include Secret Crushes, Always a Boyfriend, Never a Boyfriend, and Office Watch. Whynot Media Co., Ltd. was founded in 2016 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Qeexo

Series B in 2016
Qeexo Inc. provides human-computer interaction software solutions for mobile devices worldwide. It develops FingerSense, a touch interaction platform to distinguish between touchscreen inputs from the fingertip, knuckle, nail, and stylus. The company also provides TouchTools, which allows users to summon and manipulate various virtual tools; and EarSense, a software-only alternative to the standard proximity sensor that allows mobile devices to recognize contact with the face and ears, rejecting unwanted touches during phone calls and enabling thinner bezels. In addition, it offers FingerAngle, which enables interactions from handsets to wearables; and ImpactForce, a software-only technology that brings impact force sensing to mobile devices. Qeexo Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in Mountain View, California with an additional office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Kinova Inc.

Venture Round in 2017
Kinova designs and manufactures robotics platforms and components that are simple, sexy and safe under two business units: Assistive Robotics empowers people with disabilities to push beyond their current boundaries and limitations while Service Robotics empowers people in industry to interact with their environment more efficiently and safely.

Trell

Private Placement in 2019
Trell Experiences Private Limited provides a mobile video blogging application for wanderers, foodies, and travelers. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Mumbai, India.

WantedLab Inc.

Seed Round in 2015
There are currently over 5,000 companies and hundreds of thousands of users on the Wanted platform. Since 2015, companies such as IBM, Facebook, Microsoft, Ebay, Wework, Rakuten and Tencent have been using Wanted to recruit the best talent in Asia. Founded in Korea, the company has raised over USD$20million in funding and is now expanding its presence to other major cities around the world.

XW Laboratories Inc.

Series B in 2017
XW Laboratories is an Asia-Pacific biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering and developing transformational medicines that will markedly improve the quality of life in patients suffering from neurological disorders. Founded in 2014, XW Laboratories has developed 3 unique drug R&D platforms that not only allow us to improve upon existing medication through approaches such as prodrug and functional group switch, but also be at the forefront of medicinal technology in immunoneurology through the application of their mitochondria-targeting platform.

XW Laboratories Inc.

Series C in 2020
XW Laboratories is an Asia-Pacific biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering and developing transformational medicines that will markedly improve the quality of life in patients suffering from neurological disorders. Founded in 2014, XW Laboratories has developed 3 unique drug R&D platforms that not only allow us to improve upon existing medication through approaches such as prodrug and functional group switch, but also be at the forefront of medicinal technology in immunoneurology through the application of their mitochondria-targeting platform.

Nunaps,Inc.

Private Placement in 2020
Nunaps,Inc. designs and develops digital therapeutics devices to improve brain disease disorders. It offers products, such as NUNAP vision, a 3-D based training method for improving visual disturbances; NUNAP pain; and NUNAP hearing. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

StyleShare

Private Placement in 2020
StyleShare is a realtime mobile and online platform that allows users to share and receive updates on fashion and beauty. With millions of users from 120 different countries, StyleShare is the top mobile platform for those interested in everyday fashion and beauty. Based in Seoul, South Korea, StyleShare has garnered the attention of VOGUE, Instyle, and Elle Japan as the No. 1 mobile fashion application.

WantedLab Inc.

Series B in 2017
There are currently over 5,000 companies and hundreds of thousands of users on the Wanted platform. Since 2015, companies such as IBM, Facebook, Microsoft, Ebay, Wework, Rakuten and Tencent have been using Wanted to recruit the best talent in Asia. Founded in Korea, the company has raised over USD$20million in funding and is now expanding its presence to other major cities around the world.

Clobotics

Private Placement in 2017
Clobotics Co., Ltd. develops artificial intelligence software solutions for retail execution and wind turbine inspection applications. The company’s solutions combine computer vision, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and data analytics software with various hardware, including drones, mobile applications, and other IoT devices to help companies automate time-intensive operational processes. It also provides information technology consulting, strategic advice, service integration and cloud-based industrial data analytics services. Clobotics Co., Ltd. was founded in 2016 and is based in Shanghai, China with additional offices in Bellevue, Washington; and Beijing, China. It has a branch in Singapore; and an operation center in Dalian, China.

Terawave Communications

Series C in 2001
Terawave Communications, Inc. manufactures converged access and multi-service networking solutions. Its multi-service aggregation and passive optical network products provide data, voice, video, and circuit service convergence solutions. The company serves service providers, government agencies, and enterprise customers in the United States, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Terawave Communications has locations in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Hayward, California with additional offices in the United States of America, Canada, Asia, and Europe. As of October 25, 2007, Terawave Communications, Inc. is a subsidiary of Occam Networks Inc. (NasdaqNM:OCNW).

Trell

Seed Round in 2019
Trell Experiences Private Limited provides a mobile video blogging application for wanderers, foodies, and travelers. The company was incorporated in 2016 and is based in Mumbai, India.

Clobotics

Series A in 2018
Clobotics Co., Ltd. develops artificial intelligence software solutions for retail execution and wind turbine inspection applications. The company’s solutions combine computer vision, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and data analytics software with various hardware, including drones, mobile applications, and other IoT devices to help companies automate time-intensive operational processes. It also provides information technology consulting, strategic advice, service integration and cloud-based industrial data analytics services. Clobotics Co., Ltd. was founded in 2016 and is based in Shanghai, China with additional offices in Bellevue, Washington; and Beijing, China. It has a branch in Singapore; and an operation center in Dalian, China.

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.