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Investments

52

Portfolio Exits

3

Funds

2

About ES Investor

ES Investor is a venture capital and private equity firm that specializes in investing in growing businesses. Aside from offering financial investment, ES Investor also aims to maximize the value of their portfolio companies by providing operation and strategy consulting, marketing and promotion support, professional support, and more. Through these various investments and activities, ES Investor contributes to the development of Korean SMEs and venture companies.

Headquarters Location

Jungdo Building 5F 340 Nonhyeon-ro, Gangnam-gu

Seoul, 06227,

South Korea

02-3474-8750

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Latest ES Investor News

Riiid raises additional Series A funding for its AI technology that helps students study

Jun 16, 2017

Investment , News AI edutech startup Riiid has raised an undisclosed amount in venture capital from DSC Investment, ES Investor and Daesung Private Equity. The latest investment comes one year after it raised 2 billion won in Series A funding from DSC. Riiid’s specializes in developing AI powered platforms that help students with study for multiple-choice exams such as TOEIC, TOEFL and SATs. Its software analyzes students’ weak points and provides the best problems to match their level. The in-house developed AI technology named ‘AI Tutor’ has already received patents in Korea, China, Japan and the US, and was also accepted as a paper for a NIPS (Neural Information Processing Systems) workshop. Set to be released some time later this year, AI Tutor is able to predict students’ scores and help guide them through the shortest route to achieve their goals. Riiid has also released an app named ‘Santa for TOEIC’, where English learners can try out the technology for themselves. “Riiid may have started with the TOEIC market, but through due diligence and simulations we found that it can be applied directly all other multiple-choice exams such as TOEFL, SAT and GRE,” says Lee Jun-seo from ES Investor. “Because the technology doesn’t require any manual intervention, we believe expanding to different exams will be a quick process.” According to Riiid, the latest investment will to be used to bolster its AI Tutor platform with machine learning, deep learning and natural language technology.

ES Investor Investments

52 Investments

ES Investor has made 52 investments. Their latest investment was in Zim Carry as part of their Series A on November 01, 2023.

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ES Investor Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/1/2023

Series A

Zim Carry

Yes

1

2/1/2023

Series B - II

MGRV

$9.53M

No

1

1/26/2023

Series B

Sweet Spot

$7.7M

Yes

2

12/31/2022

Series A

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$99M

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10

9/1/2022

Seed VC

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10

Date

11/1/2023

2/1/2023

1/26/2023

12/31/2022

9/1/2022

Round

Series A

Series B - II

Series B

Series A

Seed VC

Company

Zim Carry

MGRV

Sweet Spot

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Amount

$9.53M

$7.7M

$99M

New?

Yes

No

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

1

2

10

10

ES Investor Portfolio Exits

3 Portfolio Exits

ES Investor has 3 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Pet Friends on July 21, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

7/21/2021

Acq - Fin

$99M

2

6/10/2021

Corporate Majority

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$99M

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10

3/27/2018

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

7/21/2021

6/10/2021

3/27/2018

Exit

Acq - Fin

Corporate Majority

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

2

10

10

ES Investor Fund History

2 Fund Histories

ES Investor has 2 funds, including ES No.6 Digital Contents Global Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

12/24/2019

ES No.6 Digital Contents Global Fund

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$12.64M

1

2/28/2015

ES Fund I

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$99M

10

Closing Date

12/24/2019

2/28/2015

Fund

ES No.6 Digital Contents Global Fund

ES Fund I

Fund Type

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Closed

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Amount

$12.64M

$99M

Sources

1

10

ES Investor Team

1 Team Member

ES Investor has 1 team member, including current Chief Executive Officer, Young Soo Jung.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Young Soo Jung

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Name

Young Soo Jung

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Status

Current

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