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SparkLabs Accelerator

Investor type Accelerator
Founders Bernard Moon Eugene Kim Hanjoo Lee Jimmy Kim

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Total investments 159
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$232K
Portfolio companies 155
Rounds per year 15.90
Lead investments 4
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.03
Exits 5
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • E-Commerce
  • Internet of Things
  • Health Care
Summary

In 2012 was created SparkLabs Accelerator, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in South Korea. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Seoul.

This SparkLabs Accelerator works on 26 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The typical startup value when the investment from SparkLabs Accelerator is 1-5 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 13-24 deals every year. Deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 17 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2017.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the SparkLabs Accelerator, startups are often financed by ff Venture Capital, White Star Capital, Rothenberg Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Zetta Venture Partners, Start Smart Labs, Polaris Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SparkLabs Global Ventures, Softbank Ventures Asia, Kakao Ventures.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - South Korea. The fund has no exact preference 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 most successful fund investment fields, there are Internet, Software. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Memebox, Drop, Jocoos.

The fund was created by Bernard Moon, Hanjoo Lee, Jimmy Kim. Besides them, we counted 5 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Billyo

Android
Apps
Content
Content Creators
Creative Agency
iOS
Media and Entertainment
Reservations
29 Jul 2021 Yeoksamdong, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea

changupin

Analytics
Artificial Intelligence
Big Data
$87K21 Jan 2021 -

RE:harvest

Food and Beverage
$174K23 Oct 2020 South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Toss Lab

Collaboration
Communications Infrastructure
Computer
Enterprise Software
Internet
Messaging
SaaS
Software
$13M02 Sep 2020 South Korea

Copin Communications

Content Creators
Mobile
08 Jun 2020 South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Pet
Retail
Veterinary
05 Jun 2020 Whitby, Ontario, Canada

Bringko

Apps
E-Commerce
E-Commerce Platforms
Online Portals
Shopping
$1M13 May 2020 South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Bio Medicus

Biotechnology
Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical
12 May 2020 Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea

Itemscout

Analytics
Retail
Retail Technology
Software
06 May 2020 South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

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