About Hana Ventures
Hana Ventures is a corporate venture capital unit of Hana Financial Group that focuses on information technology and health care. It offers technology-centered investments and implements strategic financial plans for startups. It was founded in 2018 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.
Latest Hana Ventures News
Feb 8, 2024
Reading Time: 2 minutes Actnova , a Korean AI SaaS solution developer, the brains behind the animal behavior testing platform ‘Actverse,’ has secured a noteworthy KRW 3.3 billion($3M) in pre-series A funding. Led by Hana Ventures , the investment also saw participation from A Ventures and Fast Ventures . Notably, Actnova, a spin-off from KAIST, had previously received a KRW 500 million seed investment from Kakao Ventures in 2022, and selected the TIPS program in 2023. Actnova utilizes AI and web platform technologies to analyze behavioral symptoms in animal models, primarily focusing on the development of treatments for brain disorders like dementia and Parkinson’s disease. The recent funding will support Actnova’s global expansion, product launches, and collaborations with research institutes and pharmaceutical companies. The company’s innovative approach involves leveraging machine learning to quantify complex behaviors, traditionally challenging to measure, significantly automating the symptom diagnosis process. This investment aligns with Actnova’s strategic emphasis on collaborations with MIT and the Broad Institute, international market entry, and the growing interest from global customers in its SaaS products. Actnova’s technology has already found applications in research collaborations with institutions such as the Korea Brain Research Institute and Daegu Medivalley , underscoring its potential in real-world research settings. Hana Ventures stressed the rising demand for objective information and quantification through the automated analysis of animal behavior, citing Actnova’s significant references across global academia and industry. Actnova’s CEO, Kim Dae-geon, expressed gratitude for securing substantial investment in a challenging environment, highlighting the potential to position the company as a global startup within the Korean biotech industry.
Hana Ventures Investments
Hana Ventures has made 122 investments. Their latest investment was in Actnova as part of their Seed VC - II on February 07, 2024.
Hana Ventures Investments Activity
Seed VC - II
Hana Ventures Fund History
4 Fund Histories
Hana Ventures has 4 funds, including Hana-Zephyrus Front One Startup Fund.
Hana Ventures Team
3 Team Members
Hana Ventures has 3 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, President, Alex Donghwan Kim.