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kakao investment

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.

  • Investment
    Focus

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

    Real Life

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

  • Investment
    Stage

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

  • Investment
    Criteria

    1. The team’s sense of duty
    2. The feasibility of the idea
    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 coexistence and win-win within the value chain.

VALUE UP

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

  • 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.

John Park

CEO

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 investing $100 million in 10~20 companies a year, accelerating the innovation and growth of mobile products and services.

Profile

  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

Kris Park

Executive Director

Having started several leading mobile
commerce sites and payment services at
Kakao, I can support the growth
and global expansion of interesting
commerce and finance initiatives.

Scott Kwon

Executive Director

Highly desirable products and
services with massive user base
ensures long-term success and
durability of the company.

Ryan Kim

Executive Director

Always looking for the smart team with
innovative ideas and tenacity.

Andrew Lim

Manager

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

Jayden Kim

Manager

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

FAMILY

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

UBcare


UBcare is creating new values for the future digi-
tal healthcare environments with attempts for
providing EMR (Electronic Medical Record) solu-
tions, medical e-commerce services, custom-
ized medical devices, healthcare business big
data.

pinplay akakao company


PINPLAY is a platform company of IoT devices
and telecommunication, and it provides differ-
entiated services for users.

키즈노트


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


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

CHEQUER

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



Linewalks makes artificial intelligence
and data technology for healthcare system.

POTENIT



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

MERLOT



Connect the world with lighting

INNOSIGNAL



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

SUPERGENE



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

B-BROS



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

DIGISONIC

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


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.

bunjang



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

LUXROBO

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


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

KAKAOKIDS

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 BEAUTY ENTERTAINMENT

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.

신발연구소

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

SATOSHI CITADEL INDUSTRIES


Satoshi Citadel Industries (SCI) is a fin tech start-
up company building the ecosystem for Bitcoin
in the Philippines. We goal is to streamline
financial services by creating Bitcoin solutions.

MANNA CEA

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

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

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.

tnk factory

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

EXITS

Our exits represent our excellence in investment selection and value enhancement

EVERSPIN

Security

JOH.

Design / Architecture

VALUEPOTION

Advertising & Analytics

kakaogames

Game

CONTACT

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and / or proposal.