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K3 Ventures

K3 Ventures

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K3 Ventures is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 2015.

Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. We recorded the biggest number of exits for this fund in 2018. The fund generally invests in 7-12 deals every year. K3 Ventures participates, on average, in 23 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. At the time of investment by K3 Ventures, a typical start-up valuation would be more than 1 billion dollars. In 2018, the fund's activity was at its peak. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active.

The fund was established by Meng Xiong Kuok. We also identified another 1 core personnel in our database.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 other investors. Besides K3 Ventures, start-ups are typically funded by Meng Xiong Kuok, Insignia Ventures Partners, Singtel Innov8 and 17 more VCs. The most common co-investors for the fund are Meng Xiong Kuok, Tencent Holdings, Qiming Venture Partners. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Vertex Ventures, Singtel Innov8, Insignia Ventures Partners, out of 2 investors from our database.

Toutiao, ByteDance, Airbnb are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If the applying start-up has 4 founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 2-3 years old to get investment from this fund. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Logistics, Transportation. In addition, there are 26 more industries where it has achieved success.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


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

95.0% 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]

6.3% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

7.6 years

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

0.45 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Number of Decacorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $10B]


Number of Minotaurs [amount of portfolio companies, which raised more then $1B in total]


Funds Investing in Previous

Insignia Ventures Partners, Singtel Innov8

Funds Investing Together

Tencent Holdings, Qiming Venture Partners

Funds Investing in Following

Vertex Ventures, Singtel Innov8, Insignia Ventures Partners

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