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Connect Everything

Incorporated in 2015, Kakao Investment is a 100% subsidiary of Kakao which specializes in venture capital investments.
Based on Kakao’s philosophy of “Connect Everything”, Kakao Investment seeks to invest and support innovative start-ups
that can realize interpersonal connection and the connection of all of us to the things around us. Also Kakao Investment strives to foster
a virtuous circle with in the venture environment by facilitating M&As and IPOs.



Key sectors that can influence Real Life
mobile experiences such as m-com-
merce, O2O, Fintech, IoT, and BoT.
We are also interested in infrastructur-
al & software technology developing start-ups.

Real Life

  • Commerce
  • Software
  • Technical
  • BoT
  • loT
  • Fintech
  • O2O


We focus mainly on Growth-Stage
start-ups that possess high growth
potential and early stage start-ups
aiming for a global presence.


  1. 1. The team’s sense of duty
  2. 2. The feasibility of the idea
  3. 3. Long-tern strategic partners that share
    Kakao Investment's business principles and vision

Businesses that reform & improve pre-
existing inefficiencies and Pain Points in the
value chain. Businesses that pursuit coexis-
tence and win-win within the value chain.


We work for you by working with you.
Amazing things come from

  • Synergy
    With Kakao

    Kakao Investment will utilize diverse
    services & business assets Kakao
    Investment & Kakao has in order to facilitate a swift growth of our
    portfolio companies and share
    business know-how &information to
    minimize the trial and error that most
    start-up companies experience.

  • Network
    Global Alliance

    Kakao Investment possesses a network of
    various personnel and physical resources
    both in Korea and abroad. We will
    maximize these channels to fully
    support the growth of our portfolio
    companies with the adequate strategic
    partnerships, global advancement,
    recruitment of key personnel, and
    further investment rounding.

  • Business
    Specialized Support

    Kakao Investment provides constant
    advisory support to our portfolio
    companies regarding various issues a
    Start-up can face in the areas of
    tax/legal/accounting/finance through in
    house experts in those related areas.
    We strive to be a partner that our
    portfolio companies can easily seek
    advice regarding their business
    expansion, business development, and etc.


We strive
to be the best in
what we do

Kakao Investment's vision is to lead the innovation
of mobile transformation around the world. We will
identify areas in greatest need for mobile innovation, find
the best team able to transform into impacting
business, and support them with the resources of
Kakao Investment and Kakao. Our world is transforming
into ubiquitous and seamless connections among
people, information and things. We plan to fund
the future growth of mobile ecosystem by invest-
ing $100 million in 10~20 companies a year, accel-
erating the innovation and growth of mobile
products and services.

John Park



  1. 2015 - Now
    Kakao Investment CEO
  2. 2014 - Now
    Kakao Managing Director
  3. 2011 - 2014
    Woori Financial Group Board Director
  4. 2000 - 2014
    Asia Evolution Inc. CEO
  5. 1994 - 1999
    Goldman, Sachs & Co. Executive Director
  6. 1993 - Summer
    Mckinsey & Company. Summer Associate
  7. 1990 - 1992
    AT & T Network Systems. International Market Manager
  • Scott Kwon
    Executive Director

  • Ryan Kim
    Executive Director

  • Andrew Lim

    As a companion for value growth,
    we will provide optimal advice
    in various aspects.
  • Jayden Kim

    Technology has become the leader
    in institutions. We'll help start-up
    companies solve the difficulties caused
    by the complex legal problems they face.


Our family (portfolio) members are the best innovators in
its class, endeavoring to transform current practices to
make our world a better place


Adrock-advertainment Inc. implements mobility user entry service platform, providing
its users with a wide range of services beyond One-stop service of total process in driving license test.


Born in Indonesia, Bobobox is the pioneer in tech-enabled sleeping pods accommodation.
The company disrupts the hospitality industry with a new category in “on-demand sleep”
that enables customers to have a recharging rest anytime, anywhere for as long as they need it
– for a couple of hours to a couple of days – via its app.


GoWork is Indonesia’s leading flexible space provider,serving 500+ companies
in 30+ hubs across Indonesia. The company provides inspiring world-class workspaces
and empowers its 15,000+ members through technology
and access to a network of companies across industries.


Daeyoung Chaevi is a major Charge Point Management System (CPMS) manufacturer
and service provider. The company has been recognized for integrating own smart charging
technology and mass production ability with the certifications on monitoring,
manufacturing, installation and construction.


Path Mobile Indonesia is Indonesia-based digital content production company.
We produce various contents ranged from drama, sitcom, talk show to audition program
for both global and local platform players.


UBcare is creating new values for the future digital healthcare environments with
attempts for providing EMR (Electronic Medical Record) solutions, medical e-commerce services,
customized medical devices, healthcare business big data.


STAGE Five is an innovator in the 5G era,
offers telecommunication service and IoT devices.


Kids Note is a service that connect center with families, and parents with children.
We aim to be a mobile platform that can be used not only in Korea
but also in educational institutions around the world.


VITCON provides One Stop IoT Solution that anyone can easily and
freely build by offering H/W, S/W and Cloud.


CHEQUER, Inc. has been working on data collaboration & security solution, SQLGate.
SQLGate is an integrated data solution for faster, more secure data operations
such as data management, sharing, visualization and security.

Linewalks makes artificial intelligence and data technology for healthcare system.

POTENIT is a company that raises the value of people's world and
thinks only of people through unmanned autonomous robots.

Connect the world with lighting

Next Generation industry with INNOSIGNAL's A.I. algorithm
Weld Quality, Machine Condition, Industrial Data Analysis, Factory Autonomy

We are a fast-growing digital publisher of video games
and viral social media content.

A convenient way to stay healthy

Digisonic Inc. allows us to share our experiences through immersive sound.
We are a technology-oriented content company that develops algorithms
for user-tailored auditory perception and perception.

VR/AR/AI audio solutions to optimize personal listening characteristics

Zipdoc provides service for users to find interior company
to renovate and decorate their space.
Zipdoc will be a platform service leading to the interior market.

We provide No.1 mobile used goods marketplace in korea
to connect people who want to sell and buy everything.

Luxrobo’s MODI is a modular device for DIY IoT, and roboticcreations.
Luxrobo presents to you the world’s first “Robotics ofThings” Platform, MODI.
With MODI, anyone can create IoT robotic devices.

Deleo is a comprehensive logistics company that specializes in
providing a door-to-door shipping platform solution to domestic and
international e-commerce markets via a simple and intuitive API connection

Kakao Kids is a global educational service includes kid’s favorite shows, characters,
and learning games. Kakao Kids service is available in APP, customized kids tablet,
kids phone to promote the best digital experiences for our kids.

Leferi with its creators' contents carries out the mission of helping women around
Asia become beautiful inside and out as Asia's Top Beauty Creator Talents Cultivation
and Management Group.

ShoeLab is the one and only shoe platform which connect its demands and supplies.

Satoshi Citadel Industries (SCI) is a fintech startup building
the ecosystem for Bitcoin in the Philippines.
Our goal is to streamline financial services by creating Bitcoin solutions.

Manna CEA is an Agriculture Tech company that sells crops produced
in ultra-high yield grow facilities,while also providing various growing platforms and
technology based products to farmers for the purpose of expanding future tech farming methods.

Hasys is a professional beauty management company,
which has 70% of beauty shop CRM market share all over the country.
We are performing a role as a partner of beauty shop through systemathic DB analysis.

Cardoc services the No.1 automobile exterior repairment service ‘Cardoc’.
The company also focuses on efficiently connecting supplier and
customers with various car related aftermarket services.

One of Korea’s largest mobile service monetization & cross-promotion advertisement platform.


Our exits represent our excellence in
investment selection and value enhancement



Contact Us

E-mail us with your Business Plan and / or proposal.

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