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Premier Partners

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Total investments 25
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 22
Rounds per year 1.47
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Therapeutics
  • Biotechnology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Health Care
  • Apps

Premier Partners is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 2005. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in South Korea. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Seoul.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 5 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The top activity for fund was in 2019.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5 participants. Despite the Premier Partners, startups are often financed by Daesung Private Equity, ARCH Venture Partners, WONIK Investment Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are POSCO Venture Capital, DSC Investment, Korea Kolmar Co.. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Shinhan Bank, ST Telemedia, LB Investment.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Biotechnology, Software. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - South Korea. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Socar, BlackThorn Therapeutics, Bespin Global Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Angel Investment
$17M09 May 2022 Seocho, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea

KaliVir Immunotherapeutics

Health Care
16 Mar 2022 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Zikooin Company

Food Processing
$17M23 Nov 2021 South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Upstage AI

Artificial Intelligence
Communications Infrastructure
$27M03 Sep 2021 Yongin, Ch'ungch'ong-namdo, South Korea

Aardvark Therapeutics

Health Care
$29M05 Aug 2021 San Diego, California, United States

Iksuda Therapeutics

$47M07 Jun 2021 Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Machine Learning
Natural Language Processing
$9M02 Feb 2021 California, United States


Casual Games
$19M01 Dec 2019 Pangyo, Kyonggi-do, South Korea

Aardvark Therapeutics

Health Care
$15M29 Nov 2019 San Diego, California, United States
Aardvark Therapeutics Closes $29M Series B Funding

– Aardvark Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel small molecule therapeutics to activate innate homeostatic pathways for the treatment of metabolic diseases.
– The company completed a $29m Series B financing.
– The round was led by Sorrento Therapeutics with participation from existing investors including Vickers Venture Partners, Premier Partners, BNH Investment, and Korea Omega.
– The funds raised will be deployed to advance the company’s pipeline of programs for metabolic diseases.

Iksuda Therapeutics Closes $47 Million Financing Round

– Iksuda Therapeutics (Iksuda) has completed a US $47m financing round.
– The round was co-led by Mirae Asset Capital and its subsidiaries, Celltrion and Premier Partners.
– Iksuda’s lead pre-clinical candidate, IKS03, is a best-in-class CD19-targeted ADC candidate for B-cell cancers.
– The investment will enable progression of IKS03 to first-in-human phase 1 clinical trials.
– It will also be used to accelerate the Company’s earlier-stage programmes including IKS04 and IKS012 to IND filing.
– Iksuda’s ADC programmes target tumours that currently have limited treatment options and high relapse rates.


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