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Investments

202

Portfolio Exits

7

Funds

8

Partners & Customers

1

About Kakao Ventures

Kakao Ventures is Kakao's corporate investment arm. The firm invests in all things mobile, ranging from mobile services and games, to deep tech. Its focus has been on the seed stage to growth stage startups. K Cube Ventures also invests in startups before product launch, service conception or even during team building stage.

Kakao Ventures Headquarter Location

Pangyo Mirae Asset Center 6F 12, Pangyoyeok-ro 192beon-gil, Bundang-gu

Seongnam, 13524,

South Korea

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Latest Kakao Ventures News

Business Canvas closes USD 2.5M seed round

Sep 22, 2021

Business Canvas, the South Korean document management SaaS company behind Typed, announced today it has raised a USD 2.5 million seed round led by Mirae Asset Venture Investment, with participation from Kakao Ventures and Nextrans Inc.

Kakao Ventures Investments

202 Investments

Kakao Ventures has made 202 investments. Their latest investment was in Business Canvas as part of their Seed VC - III on September 9, 2021.

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Kakao Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

9/21/2021

Seed VC - III

Business Canvas

$2.5M

No

4

8/17/2021

Series D

Danggeun Market

$162M

No

14

7/26/2021

Series B

CENACLE

$10.93M

No

2

7/21/2021

Seed VC - II

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$99M

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10

7/7/2021

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

9/21/2021

8/17/2021

7/26/2021

7/21/2021

7/7/2021

Round

Seed VC - III

Series D

Series B

Seed VC - II

Seed VC

Company

Business Canvas

Danggeun Market

CENACLE

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Amount

$2.5M

$162M

$10.93M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

No

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

4

14

2

10

10

Kakao Ventures Portfolio Exits

7 Portfolio Exits

Kakao Ventures has 7 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Playhard on September 09, 2021.

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Companies

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Sources

9/9/2021

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Kakao Ventures Fund History

8 Fund Histories

Kakao Ventures has 8 funds, including KIF-Kakao Woori Bank Finance Technology Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

12/18/2017

KIF-Kakao Woori Bank Finance Technology Fund

Early-Stage Venture Capital

$70.73M

1

5/29/2017

K Cube NEO Fund

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$99M

10

3/7/2016

Kakao Game Growth Share Fund

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$99M

10

3/7/2016

Kakao Sharing Games Growth Fund

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$99M

10

12/18/2015

Kakao Digital Contents Fund

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$99M

10

Closing Date

12/18/2017

5/29/2017

3/7/2016

3/7/2016

12/18/2015

Fund

KIF-Kakao Woori Bank Finance Technology Fund

K Cube NEO Fund

Kakao Game Growth Share Fund

Kakao Sharing Games Growth Fund

Kakao Digital Contents Fund

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Amount

$70.73M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

10

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Kakao Ventures Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

Kakao Ventures has 1 strategic partners and customers. Kakao Ventures recently partnered with SK Telecom, and Samsung Electronics on March 3, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

3/14/2021

Partner

SK Telecom, and Samsung Electronics

South Korea

SKT, Kakao to cooperate in AI, ESG, intellectual property

Based on their partnership , SK Telecom and Kakao Ventures created an AI body with Samsung Electronics in December .

1

Date

3/14/2021

Type

Partner

Business Partner

SK Telecom, and Samsung Electronics

Country

South Korea

News Snippet

SKT, Kakao to cooperate in AI, ESG, intellectual property

Based on their partnership , SK Telecom and Kakao Ventures created an AI body with Samsung Electronics in December .

Sources

1

Kakao Ventures Team

2 Team Members

Kakao Ventures has 2 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, ShinA Chung.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

ShinA Chung

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Jimmy Rim

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Name

ShinA Chung

Jimmy Rim

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Status

Current

Former

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