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KB Investment

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Total investments 316
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$10M
Portfolio companies 238
Rounds per year 9.29
Lead investments 28
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.24
Exits 4
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
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Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Health Care
Summary

The venture was found in Asia in South Korea. The main department of described VC is located in the Seoul.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Broadcasting, Mobile. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 3 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Socar, BIOMx, Noom For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - South Korea.

Besides them, we counted 5 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 11 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2019. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2015. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The average startup value when the investment from KB Investment is 10-50 millions dollars.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the KB Investment, startups are often financed by Yellow Financial Group, Translink Capital, Shinhan Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Bass Investment, Murex Partners, HB Investment. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Murex Partners, Bass Investment, Dunamu & Partners.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Align AI

B2B
Machine Learning
SaaS
Software
$3M29 Jan 2024 San Jose, California, United States

bHaptics

Augmented Reality
Consumer Electronics
Gaming
Information Technology
Software
Virtual Reality
$8M22 Jan 2024 Daejeon, Taejon-jikhalsi, South Korea

HME Square

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical Device
$3M12 Dec 2023 Daejeon, Taejon-jikhalsi, South Korea

Odyssey Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Health Care
$101M05 Dec 2023 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Habit Factory

Finance
Insurance
$17M28 Nov 2023 Yongsan, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea

Novorex

Medical
Pharmaceutical
$10M24 Nov 2023 Seongnam, Kyonggi-do, South Korea

Allganize

Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise
Enterprise Software
Machine Learning
$4M06 Nov 2023 Oakland, California, United States

Sound Platform

Media and Entertainment
Mobile Apps
Music
02 Nov 2023 Daejeon, Taejon-jikhalsi, South Korea

XL8 Inc.

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$7M26 Sep 2023 -
News
GenEdit Announces Series A Financing and Provides Research Update at TIDES 2021

– GenEdit has closed a $26m Series A financing.
– New investors include Eli Lilly, KTB Network, Company K Partners, Korea Investment Partners, DAYLI Partners, KB Investment, IMM Investment, and TIMEFOLIO Asset Management.
– The funding will support the further development of GenEdit’s NanoGalaxy™ platform of non-viral, non-lipid polymer nanoparticles, and the selection for clinical development of therapeutic candidates targeting diseases of the nervous system.

TomoCredit Raises $10 Million in Series A Funding to Help Build Credit for First Time Borrowers

– TomoCredit, a fintech company offering a credit card focused on building a credit history for first-time borrowers, announced a $10 million Series A funding round led by Kapor Capital and KB Investment, a subsidiary of South Korea’s leading consumer bank.
– The company also appointed Ash Gupta, former CRO at American Express, to the board.

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Total investments 316
Average round size 10M
Rounds per year 9.29
Peak activity year 2021
Lead investments 28
Follow on index 0.24
Exits 4
Group Appearance index 0.92

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Align AI

B2B
Machine Learning
SaaS
Software
$3M29 Jan 2024 San Jose, California, United States

bHaptics

Augmented Reality
Consumer Electronics
Gaming
Information Technology
Software
Virtual Reality
$8M22 Jan 2024 Daejeon, Taejon-jikhalsi, South Korea

HME Square

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical Device
$3M12 Dec 2023 Daejeon, Taejon-jikhalsi, South Korea

Odyssey Therapeutics

Biotechnology
Health Care
$101M05 Dec 2023 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Habit Factory

Finance
Insurance
$17M28 Nov 2023 Yongsan, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea

Novorex

Medical
Pharmaceutical
$10M24 Nov 2023 Seongnam, Kyonggi-do, South Korea

Allganize

Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise
Enterprise Software
Machine Learning
$4M06 Nov 2023 Oakland, California, United States

Sound Platform

Media and Entertainment
Mobile Apps
Music
02 Nov 2023 Daejeon, Taejon-jikhalsi, South Korea

XL8 Inc.

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$7M26 Sep 2023 -
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