KDB Capital

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Total investments 26
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 22
Rounds per year 0.52
Lead investments 0
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biotechnology
  • Automotive

KDB Capital is the famous VC, which was founded in 1972. The company was established in Asia in South Korea. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Seoul.

The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Canesta, Mesh Korea, Urbanbase For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - South Korea. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Information Technology, Broadcasting. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the KDB Capital, startups are often financed by TechFund Capital, Solborn Investment, FuturePlay. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Venrock, The Carlyle Group, Shrem, Fudim, Kelner Technologies. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Venrock, The Carlyle Group, Korea Investment Partners.

The overall number of key employees were 2.

Considering the real fund results, this VC is 12 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2010. This KDB Capital works on 21 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The typical startup value when the investment from KDB Capital is 1-5 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Good Choice Company

Travel Accommodations
$43M28 Apr 2022 Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea

Orum Therapeutics

Health Care
$54M23 Jun 2021 South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea


Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$50M21 Jun 2021 South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea


Professional Services
Service Industry
$27M03 Jun 2021 South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea


Artificial Intelligence
$16M19 Apr 2021 Busan, Pusan-jikhalsi, South Korea


Information Technology
$5M01 Dec 2020 South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea


Autonomous Vehicles
Drone Management
Indoor Positioning
Industrial Automation
Mapping Services
Public Safety
$8M30 Mar 2020 South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Seoul Robotics

Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Machine Learning
$5M18 Dec 2019 South Korea

Skelter Labs

Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
Virtual Assistant
$15M01 Dec 2019 South Korea
S-Alpha Therapeutics, Inc., Digital Therapeutics Start-up Raises $8.7 Million in Series A Funding

– S-Alpha Therapeutics announced the completion of its Series A financing.
– The company raised a total of $8.7M USD (10 Billion KRW) in financing round.
– In Series A funding, all existing investors participated in this investment, and Korea Investment Partners, Stonebridge Ventures, Devsisters Ventures/KDB Capital, and Timewise Investment participated as new investors.

Mathpresso Raises $50M in Series C Funding

– Mathpresso, a Seoul, South Korea-based provider of a K-12 mobile learning app, raised $50m in Series C funding.
– The round was led by Yellowdog, GGV Capital, Goodwater Capital, KDB, and SKS Private Equity with participation from SoftBank Ventures Asia, Legend Capital, Mirae Asset Venture Investment, and Smilegate Investment.
– The company intends to use the funds to strengthen its AI-based techniques of recommendation algorithms and develop localized business models for its regional offices in Indonesia and Thailand.


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