Sazze Partners

VC Firm focused on lasting partnerships with entrepreneurs Sazze is a word that describes the student and teacher relationship. We believe that true partnerships are built on this relationship and that we are all students and teachers in different contexts. At Sazze Partners we aren't investors, we are entrepreneurs. Our core competencies aren't leading board meetings and hosting networking events, though we like to think we do these things just fine, rather we are experts at the mundane tactical skills that propel businesses to success. These skills include things like SEO, product development, and content strategy. In short we are experts at the day to day things that turn good ideas into great businesses.

Jacob Chapman

Partner

GK

Greg Kim

Partner

OK

Ohsang Kwon

Partner

Kiha Lee

Partner

57 past transactions

BuildBlock

Seed Round in 2020
Build Block Inc. is an online real estate investment platform targeting Asian investors who wish to invest in US real estate. Founded in 2018, the company’s goal is to lower the entry barrier of individual investors who have no credible intermediary to facilitate overseas investment. We have found a problem with existing overseas investment where individuals are faced with cumbersome paperwork, no credible partner, and lack of transparency. Combined with the most up-to-date technology, we will select, monitor, and sell suitable properties that meet the preferences of our customers. The customers can seek our help for both short-term FLIP and ADU models or a long-term investment model. Our business model consists of a service fee (bigger value of $5,000 or 2% of total investment) and 50% of profit-sharing, or 10% of monthly income for long-term investors. We have two offices, both in Korea and in the United States, where the Korean office is mainly responsible for attracting customers, and the US office will oversee construction and property searches. We expect even more further growth in the coming years. Our plan is to expand the investment region beyond California and also expand our customer base globally.

BuildBlock

Seed Round in 2020
Build Block Inc. is an online real estate investment platform targeting Asian investors who wish to invest in US real estate. Founded in 2018, the company’s goal is to lower the entry barrier of individual investors who have no credible intermediary to facilitate overseas investment. We have found a problem with existing overseas investment where individuals are faced with cumbersome paperwork, no credible partner, and lack of transparency. Combined with the most up-to-date technology, we will select, monitor, and sell suitable properties that meet the preferences of our customers. The customers can seek our help for both short-term FLIP and ADU models or a long-term investment model. Our business model consists of a service fee (bigger value of $5,000 or 2% of total investment) and 50% of profit-sharing, or 10% of monthly income for long-term investors. We have two offices, both in Korea and in the United States, where the Korean office is mainly responsible for attracting customers, and the US office will oversee construction and property searches. We expect even more further growth in the coming years. Our plan is to expand the investment region beyond California and also expand our customer base globally.

Miso

Seed Round in 2016
Miso provides Instantly book quality home services in South Korea with Miso's apps for iOS and Android.

MoDooDoc

Seed Round in 2018
MoDooDoc Inc. owns and operates an online platform, which provides hospital reviews by the people who visited there. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Enfit

Series A in 2018
ENFIT Corp operates a trainer personal platform that connects persons with trainers. Its applications can be downloaded in Android and Apple Stores. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Lazy Society Co., Ltd.

Series A in 2020
Lazy Society Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells men's care products. It offers razors, razor blades, and skincare products. It sells its products online. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

SWING

Series A in 2021
The Swing Co., Ltd. engages in the rental of electric kickboards. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Listly

Seed Round in 2021
Listly provides easy and efficient solution to extract data from websites.

Glassdome

Series A in 2023
Glassdome, Inc. develops cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) gateway for enterprise. The company offers connectivity gateway for commercial and industrial IoT deployments. The company was incorporated in 2019 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
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Popfizz Corp

Seed Round in 2019
Popfizz Corp offers online computer science courses for students. It provides full and half, mini, test preparation, intro, and self-placed for python, computer science principles, coding, and graphics. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in San Mateo, California.

Listly

Seed Round in 2021
Listly provides easy and efficient solution to extract data from websites.

Kippo

Seed Round in 2020
Kippo is a dating and social app created by gamers that provides an immersive and engaging experience for a digital generation. Designed for anyone and everyone who likes to play games, the Kippo platform provides an organic approach to building connections, making friends and finding dates. The platform is built around the mission of creating a safe and welcoming community that facilitates meaningful connections and interactions through the love of games. Launched in early 2019, Kippo’s founding members include former dating app executives, prominent twitch influencers, professional gamers, esports shoutcaster/commentator and a kpop artist.

tourlive

Series A in 2019
tourlive develops an application that provides overseas travel audio guide. The company is based in Seoul, South Korea.

DirectCloud

Series A in 2019
DirectCloud is a Internet Company

KPOP Foods

Pre Seed Round in 2019
KPOP Foods invites people to discover and enjoy Korean food and flavors through its line of specially chef-crafted sauces and premium roasted seaweed snacks. Started in 2017 out of UCLA Anderson, today, KPOP Foods' products can be found online via its website, Amazon Prime, and in over 400 grocery stores nationwide.

Zikooin Company

Series A in 2021
Zikooin Company produces and supplies vegetable meat made from discarded grains. The company is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Domuso Inc.

Angel Round in 2015
Domuso is a next-generation financial services platform offering a comprehensive suite of payment processing solutions for multifamily property owners and operators. Driven by data and technology, Domuso provides new digital payment options that streamline the rent payment experience for residents and improve individual property financial performance. Fully integrated with leading accounting systems and property management platforms, Domuso is the only provider to offer alternative credit, digital certified and automated, logic-driven payment options. Domuso is privately held and headquartered in the heart of Silicon Beach in Santa Monica, California. For more information, visit domuso.com.

Ceeya

Seed Round in 2020
Ceeya provides a platform dedicated to freelancers. Its platform enables businesses to build a high-conversion website, create webinars, classes, and workshops, set up 1:1 sessions, and build their audience.

SWING

Seed Round in 2019
The Swing Co., Ltd. engages in the rental of electric kickboards. The company was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

DirectCloud

Series A in 2020
DirectCloud is a Internet Company

Upstage AI

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

Eggbun Education

Seed Round in 2016
Eggbun Education develops a mobile chat application to learn languages, such as Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. It offers Eggbun, an automated language tutor that helps to learn foreign languages using step-by-step method from characters to real life conversations. The company is based in Ansan, South Korea.

ShuShu Cosmetic

Series A in 2018
SHUSHU COSMETIC CO., LTD. manufactures and sells cosmetics for children. Its products include water-based nail polish, mask pack, sun cushion, sticker nail, bath ball, lip crayon, hand cream, and body lotion. It also operates boutique for kids. The company sells its products online. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

cellmeat CO., LTD.

Seed Round in 2020
cellmeat CO., LTD. produces meat for the food market. The company products include cultured meat. The company is based in Gwangju-si, South Korea.

Infinisoft

Series A in 2019
Infinisoft specializes in developing e-commerce software, such as smartphone-based online/offline payment solutions, pg systems (Payment Gateway), online electronic payment systems, e-card/e-voucher solutions, and commerce support solutions. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Wooltari USA

Series A in 2020
Wooltari usa engages in the online retail of agricultural products, aquatic products, sauces and seasonings, health food and beverages, nutritional snacks, and fashion and miscellaneous items to the United States market. The company is based in Yeongju-si, South Korea.

ImpriMed, Inc.

Series A in 2021
ImpriMed, Inc. provides drug testing services. It looks into drug responses of patient’s live cancer cells before treatment. The company collects gene and cell information from pets’ cancer cells, and translates into human oncology, and provides research insights into fighting human cancer. Its services allow veterinary oncologists to decide a final treatment regimen. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Palo Alto, California with a branch office in Seoul, South Korea.

JLMediLabs

Series A in 2021
JLMediLabs engages in pan-cancer early detection from a single blood draw.

Zikooin Company

Series A in 2019
Zikooin Company produces and supplies vegetable meat made from discarded grains. The company is based in Seoul, South Korea.

AUUR

Series A in 2019
Auur Apparels Pvt. Ltd. manufactures lifestyle and skin care products. The company offers neo balance ring, neo fit pad, neo aqua barrel it, and neo slim wear under the brand myBalance; and edge finger, salty bubble bar, pure herbal liquid, and iceland glacier water mask under the brand fuze. Auur Apparels Pvt. Ltd. was incorporated in 2018 and is based in Bengaluru, India with additional office in Seoul, Korea.

BookIPs

Seed Round in 2021
BookIPs provides academic textbook licensing and subscription services.

WASHSWAT

Seed Round in 2016
Washswat is a laundry service that washes and dries the laundry that is operated by specialized facilities and personnel. They innovate the market with IT technology. Laundromat started in Gangnam with the highest number of high-end cleaners in 2015 and walked step by step silently. In order to grow in the right direction even though it is a little slower than others, they did not rush to expand the region. Now it is Korea's No. 1 mobile laundry special service at the King of Seoul, Seongnam, Hanam, Goyang, Gwangmyeong, Yongin, Suwon, Anyang, and Gwacheon.

Globaleur

Seed Round in 2020
Globaleur provides digital infrastructure driven by AI for companies in Travel & Hospitality and Mobility. We work with our clients via our APIs, White Label, and Enterprise. Our vision is to become the go-to platform that will help large travel and mobility companies enhance their customer-facing solutions with AI and personalization.

Kimcaddie

Seed Round in 2020
Kimcaddie owns and and operates an online platform that provides information on golf stores. The platform allows users to find nearby golf stores and register. It also provides information on store location, review, and facilities. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Crunch Company Inc.

Seed Round in 2018
FlyingCat is Wish for Korea.

Pison Contents

Venture Round in 2015
Pison Contents Co.,Ltd. distributes music to global stores. It provides cultural content in various fields of the global music industry. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Seongnam-si, South Korea. It has locations in San Jose, California; and Toulouse, France.

Chartmetric

Seed Round in 2019
Chartmetric, Inc. provides a business intelligence tool for the music industry. It offers Chartmetric that provides music streaming data, social media data, data collection, data cleaning, and data visualization for tracking various artists from various streaming and social platforms. The company’s Chartmetric is used by music labels, artists and their management, digital distributors, branding and creative agencies, live sector executives, A&R teams, brand partnerships, music supervisors, and digital marketers in the recording industry. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Fremont, California with additional offices in London, United Kingdom; and New York, New York.

Cupix, Inc.

Seed Round in 2015
Cupix, Inc. develops cloud-based VR/MR software that provides photogrammetry solution that can create the 3D geometry scene using 360-degree photos as a primary input. The company provides functionalities, such as dimension measurement, information annotations, and simulating virtual objects. It features includes, fast, create, share, and manage 3D virtual tours, and create interactive floor plan. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Seongnam-si, South Korea.

The Happy Home Company

Seed Round in 2015
The Happy Home Company is your Personal Home Manager. Managing your home is expensive, complicated, and time consuming. They solve this problem by connect homeowners with an affordable Personal Home Manager, who is supported by powerful technology, and a trusted service network

DKB Brands

Pre Seed Round in 2020
We take our name from dokkaebi (도깨비), the mysterious, shape-shifting creatures found throughout Korean folklore. Often described as playful and mischievous spirits, dokkaebi possess the ability to change their physical appearance at will. Our crew here at Dokkaebier are shapeshifters, too. We’re simultaneously brewers, chefs, innovators, and gracious hosts—and we'd love to show you how amazing Korean drinking and dining culture can be.

ImpriMed, Inc.

Seed Round in 2018
ImpriMed, Inc. provides drug testing services. It looks into drug responses of patient’s live cancer cells before treatment. The company collects gene and cell information from pets’ cancer cells, and translates into human oncology, and provides research insights into fighting human cancer. Its services allow veterinary oncologists to decide a final treatment regimen. The company was incorporated in 2017 and is based in Palo Alto, California with a branch office in Seoul, South Korea.

QueryPie

Series A in 2020
QueryPie solves the problem of dispersed and chaotic management of enterprise-wide data access to cloud data environments. With an all-in-one solution, users can now simplify data privacy regulations while streamlining access management, reducing costs, and increasing security.

BacklotCars

Seed Round in 2017
BacklotCars allows auto dealers, auto finance, and rental car companies to transact without having to go to physical auctions. Through BacklotCars, auto dealers, auto finance, and rental car companies can transact without having to go to physical auctions. The company’s end to end solution is truly seamless for dealers as BacklotCars provides vehicle inspections, transportation, and inventory finance services. The online marketplace offers a 24-7 “bid-ask” marketplace along with vehicle inspections and is used by dealers in 46 states. It’s designed to make the process of selling cars easier for both buyers and sellers by addressing longstanding pain points of online transactions like certified inspections. BacklotCars was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, United States.

LOVO

Seed Round in 2020
LOVO operates voiceover creation platform that allow users to connect with their loved ones and friends. It offers custom voices, including voiceovers for games and audio books, emotional voices, and other voices and voice preservation services. The company was founded in 2019 and is based in Berkeley, California.

Glassdome

Seed Round in 2019
Glassdome, Inc. develops cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) gateway for enterprise. The company offers connectivity gateway for commercial and industrial IoT deployments. The company was incorporated in 2019 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

tubloo

Seed Round in 2015
A.I design R&D