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ktinvestment.co.kr

Investments

76

Portfolio Exits

6

Funds

3

About kt investment

kt investment is the corporate venture arm of KT Corporation (KRX: 030200) (NYSE: KT) (LSE: KTCD). It invests in information and communications technology, mobile platforms, automation, artificial intelligence, robotics, and healthcare sectors. kt investment was founded in 2015 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Headquarters Location

6, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu Twin Tree Tower Building A 13F

Seoul, 03142,

South Korea

+82 02-739-8356

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Latest kt investment News

AI chip startup Rebellions attracts $124 mn in in series B funding2024.01.31 12:50

Jan 31, 2024

AI chip startup Rebellions attracts $124 mn in in series B funding 2024.01.31 12:50:02 | 2024.01.31 13:07:09 Receiver Shin Sung-kyue, Rebellions’ chief financial officer Rebellions Inc., an artificial intelligence (AI) chip startup in South Korea, has raised 165 billion won ($124 million) in funding from multiple investors, including KT Corp. and KT Cloud Corp. The latest financing has resulted in the valuation of Rebellions to reach 880 billion won, nearing a unicorn, or a startup valued at over $1 billion. Rebellions announced Tuesday that it raised 165 billion won in series B round of funding. Shin Sung-kyue, Rebellions’ chief financial officer, said in a release that KT, the country’s major telecommunications company, led the investment round as a strategic investor, with participation from Temasek Holdings Ltd.’s Pavilion Capital, Korea Development Bank, and France’s Korelya Capital. In particular, KT (20 billion won), KT Cloud (10 billion won), and KT Investment (3 billion won) participated in the investment. KT aims to solidify its alliance in the AI ecosystem through this investment. Previously, Rebellions had developed Atom, a neural processing unit (NPU) with fast computation speed and high power efficiency, in collaboration with KT. The development contributed to the lightweighing of KT’s large language model (LLM), Mi:dm. KT noted that it plans to actively utilize various AI semiconductor lineups that Rebellions will release in the future to strengthen its AI infrastructure and service competitiveness. Rebellions intends to use the investment funds to expand the production of Atom and attract talents. Rebellions also plans to develop a new AI chip, Rebel, in collaboration with Samsung Electronics Co. “We aim to complete the development of Rebel by the end of this year and start mass production in 2025,” Shin said. Rebel is a system-on-chip (SoC) equipped with Samsung Electronics’ next-generation DRAM, High-Bandwidth Memory 3E (HBM3E). By Lee Sang-duk and Yoon Yeon-hae [ⓒ Pulse by Maeil Business News Korea & mk.co.kr, All rights reserved] WED

kt investment Investments

76 Investments

kt investment has made 76 investments. Their latest investment was in Ineeji as part of their Series A on January 09, 2024.

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kt investment Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

1/9/2024

Series A

Ineeji

$6.11M

Yes

2

12/22/2023

Series A

Green Vet

$10.75M

Yes

3

12/8/2023

Series B

Rebellions

$129.07M

No

5

11/1/2023

Series A

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$99M

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10

9/12/2023

Bridge

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$99M

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10

Date

1/9/2024

12/22/2023

12/8/2023

11/1/2023

9/12/2023

Round

Series A

Series A

Series B

Series A

Bridge

Company

Ineeji

Green Vet

Rebellions

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Amount

$6.11M

$10.75M

$129.07M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

3

5

10

10

kt investment Portfolio Exits

6 Portfolio Exits

kt investment has 6 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Paymint on December 01, 2023.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

12/1/2023

Acquired

$99M

1

7/21/2022

IPO

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$99M

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10

1/13/2022

Acquired

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$99M

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10

11/17/2020

Acquired

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$99M

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10

10/16/2019

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

12/1/2023

7/21/2022

1/13/2022

11/17/2020

10/16/2019

Exit

Acquired

IPO

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

1

10

10

10

10

kt investment Fund History

3 Fund Histories

kt investment has 3 funds, including IBK-KT Digital New Industry Investment Association Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

IBK-KT Digital New Industry Investment Association Fund

$34.52M

1

IBK-KT Youth Startup MARS Investment Association Fund

10

KT Youth Startup DNA Investment Association Fund

10

Closing Date

Fund

IBK-KT Digital New Industry Investment Association Fund

IBK-KT Youth Startup MARS Investment Association Fund

KT Youth Startup DNA Investment Association Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$34.52M

Sources

1

10

10

kt investment Team

2 Team Members

kt investment has 2 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Ji-Hyun Kim.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Ji-Hyun Kim

Chief Executive Officer

Current

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Ji-Hyun Kim

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Work History

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