K-Startup Grand Challenge

K-Startup Grand Challenge

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Headquarters Location

South Korea, Pangyo


The fund is located in South Korea, Asia. The main office of this Corporate Investor is situated in Pangyo.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 1-2 others. Aside from K-Startup Grand Challenge, start-ups are often funded by Lilia Stoyanov, National IT Industry Promotion Agency - NIPA. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds is National IT Industry Promotion Agency - NIPA. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by National IT Industry Promotion Agency - NIPA, Axilor Ventures, Alchemist Accelerator.

The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments doesn't coincide - United Kingdom. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Ethereum, SaaS. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 8 more areas of investment. Among the most popular portfolio start-up of the fund, is Transformify.

In real terms, this Corporate Investor performs 36 percentage points more exits than other funds. At the time of investment by K-Startup Grand Challenge, a typical start-up valuation would be 10-50 millions dollars. The fund's activity peaked in 2017. Deals in the range of less than 50 thousands dollars are most common for this fund. The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year.

Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: kstartup.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first, first_initial last

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

100.0% of cases

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

30.0% 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]

0.11 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

National IT Industry Promotion Agency - NIPA

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