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ABOUT

Connect Everything

Incorporated in 2015, Kakao Investment is a 100% subsidiary of Kakao which specializes in venture capital investments.
Based on Kakao’s philosophy of “Connect Everything”, Kakao Investment seeks to invest and support innovative start-ups
that can realize interpersonal connection and the connection of all of us to the things around us. Also Kakao Investment strives to foster
a virtuous circle with in the venture environment by facilitating M&As and IPOs.

INVEST

Investment
Focus

Key sectors that can influence Real Life
mobile experiences such as m-com-
merce, O2O, Fintech, IoT, and BoT.
We are also interested in infrastructur-
al & software technology developing start-ups.

Real Life

  • Commerce
  • Software
  • Technical
  • BoT
  • loT
  • Fintech
  • O2O

Investment
Stage

We focus mainly on Growth-Stage
start-ups that possess high growth
potential and early stage start-ups
aiming for a global presence.

Investment
Criteria

  1. 1. The team’s sense of duty
  2. 2. The feasibility of the idea
  3. 3. Long-tern strategic partners that share
    Kakao Investment's business principles and vision

Businesses that reform & improve pre-
existing inefficiencies and Pain Points in the
value chain. Businesses that pursuit coexis-
tence and win-win within the value chain.

VALUE UP

We work for you by working with you.
Amazing things come from
supporting.

  • Synergy
    With Kakao

    Kakao Investment will utilize diverse
    services & business assets Kakao
    Investment & Kakao has in order to facilitate a swift growth of our
    portfolio companies and share
    business know-how &information to
    minimize the trial and error that most
    start-up companies experience.

  • Network
    Global Alliance

    Kakao Investment possesses a network of
    various personnel and physical resources
    both in Korea and abroad. We will
    maximize these channels to fully
    support the growth of our portfolio
    companies with the adequate strategic
    partnerships, global advancement,
    recruitment of key personnel, and
    further investment rounding.

  • Business
    Specialized Support

    Kakao Investment provides constant
    advisory support to our portfolio
    companies regarding various issues a
    Start-up can face in the areas of
    tax/legal/accounting/finance through in
    house experts in those related areas.
    We strive to be a partner that our
    portfolio companies can easily seek
    advice regarding their business
    expansion, business development, and etc.

TEAM

We strive
to be the best in
what we do

Kakao Investment's vision is to lead the innovation
of mobile transformation around the world. We will
identify areas in greatest need for mobile innovation, find
the best team able to transform into impacting
business, and support them with the resources of
Kakao Investment and Kakao. Our world is transforming
into ubiquitous and seamless connections among
people, information and things. We plan to fund
the future growth of mobile ecosystem by invest-
ing $100 million in 10~20 companies a year, accel-
erating the innovation and growth of mobile
products and services.

John Park

CEO

Profile

  1. 2015 - Now
    Kakao Investment CEO
  2. 2014 - Now
    Kakao Managing Director
  3. 2011 - 2014
    Woori Financial Group Board Director
  4. 2000 - 2014
    Asia Evolution Inc. CEO
  5. 1994 - 1999
    Goldman, Sachs & Co. Executive Director
  6. 1993 - Summer
    Mckinsey & Company. Summer Associate
  7. 1990 - 1992
    AT & T Network Systems. International Market Manager
  • Kris Park
    Director

  • Willy Hong
    Director

  • Scott Kwon
    Director

  • Ryan Kim
    Director

FAMILY

We are a fast-growing digital publisher of video games
and viral social media content.

Linewalks makes artificial intelligence and data technology for healthcare system.

Deleo is a comprehensive logistics company that specializes in
providing a door-to-door shipping platform solution to domestic and
international e-commerce markets via a simple and intuitive API connection

CHEQUER, Inc. has been working on data collaboration & security solution, SQLGate.
SQLGate is an integrated data solution for faster, more secure data operations such as data management,
sharing, visualization and security.

Next Generation industry with INNOSIGNAL's A.I. algorithm
Weld Quality, Machine Condition, Industrial Data Analysis, Factory Autonomy

POTENIT is a company that raises the value of people's world and
thinks only of people through unmanned autonomous robots.

A convenient way to stay healthy

Connect the world with lighting

We provide No.1 mobile used goods marketplace in korea
to connect people who want to sell and buy everything.


Digisonic Inc. allows us to share our experiences through immersive sound.
We are a technology-oriented content company that develops algorithms
for user-tailored auditory perception and perception.

VR/AR/AI audio solutions to optimize personal listening characteristics


Zipdoc provides service for users to find interior company
to renovate and decorate their space.
Zipdoc will be a platform service leading to the interior market.

Luxrobo’s MODI is a modular device for DIY IoT, and roboticcreations.
Luxrobo presents to you the world’s first “Robotics ofThings” Platform, MODI.
With MODI, anyone can create IoT robotic devices.

'Make man's life easy’ An innovative way to purchase your one & only shoes:
visiting service providing tailored handmade shoes.

Kakao Kids is a global educational service includes kid’s favorite shows, characters,
and learning games. Kakao Kids service is available in APP, customized kids tablet,
kids phone to promote the best digital experiences for our kids.

Leferi with its creators' contents carries out the mission of helping women around Asia become beautiful inside and
out as Asia's Top Beauty Creator Talents Cultivation and Management Group.

Everspin provides the world's first could based dynamic security solutions for PCs, mobile platforms and IoT devices.

JOH is a Brand Planning Company that provides lifestyle branding in the areas of FnB, living, magazines and etc.

Satoshi Citadel Industries (SCI) is a fin tech startup company building the ecosystem for Bitcoin in the Philippines.
We goal is to streamline financial services by creating Bitcoin solutions.

Manna CEA is an Agriculture Tech company that sells crops produced in ultra-high yield grow facilities,
while also providing various growing platforms and technology based products to farmers
for the purpose of expanding future tech farming methods.

Global multi platform game company. KakaoGames is a publishing platform in
which focuses on global multi-platforms including PCs, mobile and TV.

Hasys is a professional beauty management company,
which has 70% of beauty shop CRM market share all over the country.
We are performing a role as a partner of beauty shop through systemathic DB analysis.

Value potion is the developer of the globally favored an all-in-one platform that consists of
mobile optimized analysis, marketing, and advertisement in which assists app developers to maximize
their users’ LTV.

Cardoc services the No.1 automobile exterior repairment service ‘Cardoc’. The company also focuses
on efficiently connecting supplier and customers with various car related aftermarket services.

One of Korea’s largest mobile service monetization & cross-promotion advertisement platform.

Tangram designs and manufactures products focused around the user experience, where leading
technology and intuitive design help bring people closer together. Some of the world's leading brands
use Tangram experiences in their most iconic products.

CONTACT

Contact Us

E-mail us with your Business Plan and / or proposal.

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