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Smilegate Investment

Investor type Private Equity Firm


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Total investments 56
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 42
Rounds per year 2.43
Lead investments 10
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Biotechnology

In 1999 was created Smilegate Investment, which is appeared as VC. The venture was found in Asia in South Korea. The main department of described VC is located in the Seongnam.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Smilegate Investment, startups are often financed by Softbank Ventures Asia, Y Combinator, Mega Investment. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Mirae Asset Venture Investment, Samsung Ventures, Softbank Ventures Asia. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Mirae Asset Venture Investment, Stonebridge Capital, NP Investments.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 30 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year.

For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Software, Health Care. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Cashfree, Cashfree, Coinplug. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$4M18 Jul 2022 Pohang, Kyongsang-bukto, South Korea


Information Technology
Online Games
Video Games
10 Jul 2022 Seocho, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea

Cardio Health

Health Care
Service Industry
$1M10 Jun 2022 -

Momo Project

Health Care
29 Mar 2022 California, United States

Wecover Platforms

Artificial Intelligence
Financial Services
24 Feb 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States


Health Care
$45M22 Feb 2022 South Korea, Gangwon-do, South Korea


Health Care
Medical Device
$6M21 Feb 2022 Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea

Earable Inc

Health Care
$6M20 Jan 2022 Boulder, Colorado, United States


Media and Entertainment
Video on Demand
Video Streaming
Virtual Reality
$15M11 Jan 2022 California, United States
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.

GoodTime Raises $9.5M Series A Extension led by KTB – Increases the Round’s Total to $16.7M

– GoodTime announced $9.5M in Series A funding.
– The round was led by KTB Ventures along with participation from Smilegate and Atinum Investment.
– This funding will be used to accelerate innovation for hiring/candidate experience solutions and accelerate go-to-market growth in a wide range of industries with innovative clients such as Box, Shopify, and Zoom.
– GoodTime is an AI-based hiring experience solution that can reduce time-to-hire by as much as 50% while saving as much as $500,000 per year in talent acquisition costs.
– GoodTime is the only HRtech solution that provides a way to measure and manage the diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) process for interview scheduling.


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