SK Holdings

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital
Founders Chey Jong-hyon


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Total investments 25
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 19
Rounds per year 0.36
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Advanced Materials
  • Transportation

SK Holdings appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 participants. Despite the SK Holdings, startups are often financed by 5AM Ventures, Webb Investment Network, Versant Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Versant Ventures, Trinity Ventures, Sumitomo Corporation. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Stonebridge Ventures, Softbank Ventures Asia, SharesPost Investment Management.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Peer to Peer, Logistics. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight ESR Cayman (e-Shang Redwood), Socar, GenEdit.

The typical startup value when the investment from SK Holdings is more than 1 billion dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 47 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. Deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The important activity for fund was in 2018.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Center for Breakthrough Medicines

$350M10 Jan 2022 King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania, United States

Fulcrum Bioenergy

$50M16 Dec 2021 California, United States

Palm NFT Studio

$27M09 Dec 2021 -

Kinestral Technologies

Advanced Materials
Consumer Electronics
Smart Building
Smart Cities
$100M06 Dec 2021 Hayward, California, United States

Perfect Day

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
$350M30 Sep 2021 Berkeley, California, United States


Delivery Service
$26M23 Sep 2021 Berkeley, California, United States

Nature’s Fynd

Food and Beverage
Food Processing
$350M19 Jul 2021 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Hummingbird Bioscience

Health Care
$125M18 May 2021 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Electric Vehicle
$139M19 Apr 2021 Woburn, Massachusetts, United States


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