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Investments

161

Portfolio Exits

6

Funds

3

About Smilegate Investment

Smilegate Investment is the corporate venture capital arm of Smilegate.

Smilegate Investment Headquarter Location

3F, Ahnlab Bldg. 220, Pangyoyeok-ro, Bundang-gu

Seongnam, 13493,

South Korea

+82 031-622-4770

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Science content provider Geekble raises $3.8 mn in bridge investment - KED Global

Jul 18, 2022

Science content provider Geekble raises $3.8 mn in bridge investment Hyundai Motor Co.’s ZER01NE, Smilegate Investment, Cosine Investment, Daekyo Investment and CKD Venture Capital participated By Geekble operates its namesake YouTube science channel Geekble, operator of the YouTube science channel of the same name, has raised 5 billion won ($3.8 million) in bridge investment, the company said on Monday.  Hyundai Motor Co.’s ZER01NE, Smilegate Investment, Cosine Investment, Daekyo Investment, CKD Venture Capital, and more took part in the fundraising round.  Accumulated investment for the startup now stands at 7.8 billion won ($5.9 million). Park Chan-hoo and Kim Hyun-sung co-founded Geekble in 2017, a portmanteau of “geek” and “able” -- as in geeks can achieve anything.  The media startup produces new media content on science and technology with an aim to bridge the gap between science and engineering experts and the rest of the world.  The revenue from branded content goes to building the company’s own "maker space" for experimentation.  Fans of Geekble line up to purchase merchandise in Seoul last month Geekble has so far garnered more than 922,000 subscribers with over 400 video uploads. The accumulated view count exceeds 260 million. Back in 2018, The Ministry of Science and ICT designated the channel as one of South Korea's premium cultural products. The company explains the channel provides content that can be enjoyed by both a father and child as married men in their 30s and 40s are the main audience.  Geekble will use the latest injection of funds to target the market for children’s entertainment.  “The world in which play and education is not always black and white is already here,” Park said. “We cannot deny that digital content will be at the center of the future of play.”  Write to Jong Woo Kim at jongwoo@hankyung.com Jee Abbey Lee edited this article. 4 Min read 6 Min read

Smilegate Investment Investments

161 Investments

Smilegate Investment has made 161 investments. Their latest investment was in Nautilus as part of their Seed VC on July 7, 2022.

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Smilegate Investment Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

7/19/2022

Seed VC

Nautilus

$2.63M

Yes

1

7/18/2022

Bridge

Geekble

$3.8M

Yes

2

7/8/2022

Secondary Market

SHIFTUP

Yes

4

6/30/2022

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

6/30/2022

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

7/19/2022

7/18/2022

7/8/2022

6/30/2022

6/30/2022

Round

Seed VC

Bridge

Secondary Market

Seed VC

Series A

Company

Nautilus

Geekble

SHIFTUP

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Amount

$2.63M

$3.8M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

2

4

10

10

Smilegate Investment Portfolio Exits

6 Portfolio Exits

Smilegate Investment has 6 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was triple on June 08, 2022.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

6/8/2022

Merger

$99M

2

4/8/2022

Acquired

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$99M

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10

3/25/2021

IPO

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$99M

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10

1/21/2021

IPO

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$99M

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10

12/17/2019

IPO

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$99M

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10

Date

6/8/2022

4/8/2022

3/25/2021

1/21/2021

12/17/2019

Exit

Merger

Acquired

IPO

IPO

IPO

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

2

10

10

10

10

Smilegate Investment Fund History

3 Fund Histories

Smilegate Investment has 3 funds, including Smilegate Bio Industry Fund (스마일게이트 바이오산업 펀드).

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

10/11/2018

Smilegate Bio Industry Fund (스마일게이트 바이오산업 펀드)

$9.25M

1

AniPang Fund

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10

Green Growth Fund 1

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10

Closing Date

10/11/2018

Fund

Smilegate Bio Industry Fund (스마일게이트 바이오산업 펀드)

AniPang Fund

Green Growth Fund 1

Fund Type

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Amount

$9.25M

Sources

1

10

10

Smilegate Investment Team

2 Team Members

Smilegate Investment has 2 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Kimoon Nam.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Kimoon Nam

Chief Executive Officer

Current

John Ku

Executive Vice President

Current

Name

Kimoon Nam

John Ku

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President

Status

Current

Current

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