SK Hynix

Founders Chung Ju-yung


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Total investments 15
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 15
Rounds per year 0.38
Lead investments 3
Exits 1
Key employees 9

Areas of investment

  • Semiconductor
  • Electronics
  • Manufacturing
  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence

SK Hynix appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1983. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Seoul. The company was established in Asia in South Korea.

Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 30 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2016. When the investment is from SK Hynix the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. This SK Hynix works on 12 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The common things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5 partakers. Despite the SK Hynix, startups are often financed by Intel Capital, Wu Capital, Infosys. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Samsung Ventures, Intel Capital, Walden Riverwood Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by National Science Foundation.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Horizon Robotics, Stratio, Inc., TidalScale For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Machine Learning, Semiconductor. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

Besides them, we counted 9 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Infrastructure
Data Center
$44M20 Apr 2022 Santa Clara, California, United States

10 Jan 2022 San Jose, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Network Security
$14M16 Sep 2021 Carlsbad, California, United States

Gauss Labs

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
$55M22 Sep 2020 California City, California, United States


Internet of Things
$61M11 Aug 2020 California, United States


$19M12 May 2020 San Jose, California, United States


$31M21 Feb 2020 Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Horizon Robotics

Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Machine Learning
$600M27 Feb 2019 Haidian District, Beijing, China


Data Storage
$463K18 Dec 2018 China, Beijing
GigaIO Raises $14.7M in Series B Funding

– GigaIO from Carlsbad is a creator of data center rack-scale architecture for artificial intelligence and high-performance computing solutions.
– Series B $14.7m round was led by Impact Venture Capital with participation from Mark IV Capital, Lagomaj Capital, SK Hynix, and Four Palms Ventures.
– The new funding will be used to expand the company’s sales and marketing efforts by recruiting more partners and expanding channel programs.


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