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Korea Investment Partners

Korea Investment Partners

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Headquarters Location

South Korea, Seoul


Korea Investment Partners is the renowned VC, which was created in 1986. The main office of this VC is situated in Seoul. This investor is located in Asia, South Korea.

The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 4-5. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Ansun BioPharma, Huuuge Games, Pavilion Data Systems. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments doesn't coincide - United States. However, start-ups from 14 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Mobile, Advertising. In addition, there are 14 more industries where it has achieved success. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded.

The fund generally invests in 7-12 deals every year. This fund was the most active in 2018. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2019. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 14 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. At the time of investment by Korea Investment Partners, a typical start-up valuation would be 100-500 millions dollars. Korea Investment Partners participates, on average, in 22 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 3-4 participants. Besides Korea Investment Partners, start-ups are typically funded by LVP, Kleiner Perkins, Heartcore Capital and 32 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Mirae Asset Venture Investment, Kleiner Perkins, DSC Investment, the total number of co-investors is 38. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Upscale, UOB Venture, Tera Ventures, as well as 8 other investors.

The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 32.

Year Founded


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

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]

4.3% 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]

1.9 years

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

0.3 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

LVP, Kleiner Perkins, Heartcore Capital

Funds Investing in Following

Upscale, UOB Venture, Tera Ventures

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