GS Shop

GS Shop

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Headquarters Location

South Korea, Seoul


GS Shop is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1994. The fund is located in South Korea, Asia. GS Shop is a CVC subsidiary of a larger organisation. The primary office of this VC is located in Seoul.

The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 15 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. GS Shop is involved in 23 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. The fund usually participates in less than 2 investment rounds per year. In 2015, the fund's activity was at its peak. Besides, in 2019 the fund was active.

The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. When a start-up has 3 or 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 2-3 years old to get investment from this fund. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are HomeShop18, ROOY Inc., ZeroWeb. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund doesn't coincide - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 4 other locations. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Mobile, Marketing. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 8 more areas of investment.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 other investors. Aside from GS Shop, start-ups are often funded by StartX (Stanford-StartX Fund), Y1 Ventures, XSeed Capital and 9 other funds. The fund often co-invests with You & Mr Jones Brandtech Ventures, StartX (Stanford-StartX Fund), Samsung Ventures, overall with 3 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Altos Ventures, LB Investment, Stonebridge Capital, out of 4 investors from our database.

The overall number of key employee in the fund's team is 1.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

11.1% of cases

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.3 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

StartX (Stanford-StartX Fund), Y1 Ventures, XSeed Capital

Funds Investing in Following

Altos Ventures, LB Investment, Stonebridge Capital

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