Strong Ventures

Investor type Micro VC
Founders John Nahm Kihong Bae

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Total investments 104
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$3M
Portfolio companies 69
Rounds per year 10.40
Lead investments 0
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.34
Exits 4
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Mobile
  • Health Care
  • Internet
  • FinTech
Summary

The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Los Angeles.

The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The important activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. Comparing to the other companies, this Strong Ventures performs on 27 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. When the investment is from Strong Ventures the average startup value is 10-50 millions dollars. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Strong Ventures, startups are often financed by Douglas Guen, Primer, Y Combinator. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Primer, Y Combinator, Kakao Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Softbank Ventures Asia, Y Combinator, Primer.

The fund has 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 popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight ODX Pte. Ltd, WASHSWAT, Shakr.com. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Content, E-Commerce. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

This organization was formed by John Nahm, Kihong Bae. Besides them, we counted 4 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Class101

Information Technology
$26M02 Sep 2021 South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Karrot Market

Communities
Local Advertising
Marketplace
Social Network
$162M17 Aug 2021 South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Soomgo

Marketplace
Professional Services
Service Industry
$27M03 Jun 2021 South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

ppLINK

Information Technology
Video
$1M01 Dec 2020 South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

GIBLIB

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Medical
22 Jul 2020 Los Angeles, California, United States

HOMEFIT

Fitness
Health Care
Training
01 Jan 2020 South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

BuyerSight

Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Machine Learning
Predictive Analytics
SaaS
Sales
$700K12 Nov 2019 New York, New York, United States

Class101

Information Technology
$10M11 Apr 2019 South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Travel
14 Jan 2019 South Korea, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
News
Online learning platform CLASS101 bags $26M Series B to support growth

– Online education platform CLASS101 raised $25.8m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Goodwater Capital, with additional participation from previous backers Strong Ventures, KT Investment, Mirae Asset Capital and Klim Ventures.
– The company plans to use the proceeds to focus on hiring more talent, as well as expanding domestic business and overseas markets in the U.S. and Japan.

South Korean online secondhand marketplace Danggeun Market raises $162M at a $2.7B valuation

– Danggeun Market, the publisher of South Korea’s hyperlocal community app Karrot, announced it has raised $162m in a Series D round of funding with a valuation of $2.7bn.
– This round of funding was led by DST Global, with additional participation from Aspex Management, Reverent Partners and existing investors such as Goodwater Capital, Altos Ventures, SoftBank Ventures Asia, Kakao Ventures, Strong Ventures and Capstone Partners.
– The company plan to strengthen its capabilities in local commerce with Danggeun Pay, or Karrot Pay, which is set to launch this year.

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