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Aju IB Investment

Investor type Venture Capital


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Total investments 33
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 27
Rounds per year 0.69
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 11
Key employees 4
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Therapeutics
  • Health Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Life Science
  • Health Diagnostics

Aju IB Investment is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1974. The venture was found in Asia in South Korea. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Yeoksamdong.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Synlogic, Tibit Communications, Kymera Therapeutics We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Pharmaceutical, Biopharma. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States.

The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The top activity for fund was in 2019. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2017. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 9 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Comparing to the other companies, this Aju IB Investment performs on 18 percentage points more the average number of lead investments.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Aju IB Investment, startups are often financed by Hatteras Venture Partners, Excel Venture Management, Lilly Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Cormorant Asset Management, Hatteras Venture Partners, Rock Springs Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Cormorant Asset Management, venBio Partners, Morningside Group.

The overall number of key employees were 4.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

S-Alpha Therapeutics

Health Care
Information Technology
$8M09 Aug 2021 Seocho, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea


Asset Management
Financial Services
Trading Platform
$6M01 Jul 2021 Yongdungpo, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea

S-Alpha Therapeutics

Health Care
Information Technology
$2M16 Dec 2020 Seocho, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea

OliX Pharmaceuticals

$36M01 Dec 2020 South Korea


Casual Games
Mobile Apps
PC Games
Video Games
$5M01 Jul 2020 South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea


Laundry and Dry-cleaning
$14M04 Jun 2020 South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea


Health Care
Life Science
$55M17 Dec 2019 Redwood City, California, United States


Real Estate
$26M11 Dec 2019 South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea


Advertising Platforms
Content Creators
Digital Marketing
$4M06 Nov 2019 Redwood City, California, United States


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