AquaStar Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1990

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 20


  • Latest Deal Type
  • Later Stage VC

  • Investors
  • 3

AquaStar General Information


Developer of ballast water management systems designed to remove biological organisms like zooplankton, algae, and bacteria from ballast water. The company's systems run on the electrolysis method that effectively sterilizes and removes marine life in ballast water by using active substances generated by the electrolysis of seawater, enabling marine companies to conduct safe and economical navigation of ships along with the preservation of the marine environment.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
AQUA Eng, Korea Aqua Engineering
Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Machinery (B2B)
Other Industries
Other Commercial Products
Corporate Office
  • 9-24 Gadong-ro
  • Hallim-myeon
  • Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do
  • South Korea
+82 000-000-0000

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AquaStar Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
2. Later Stage VC 01-Jan-2020 Completed Generating Revenue
1. Seed Round Completed Startup
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AquaStar Patents

AquaStar Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-20130105375-A1 Ballast water treatment system using a high efficient electrolyzing apparatus Inactive 07-Apr-2010 0000000000 0
JP-2013525091-A Ballast water treatment system using high efficiency electrolyzer Active 07-Apr-2010 0000000000 00
JP-5728737-B2 Ballast water treatment system using high efficiency electrolyzer Active 07-Apr-2010 C02F1/4674

AquaStar Executive Team (2)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Kyunghoon Nam Chief Executive Officer
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AquaStar Board Members (2)

Name Representing Role Since
Yun-Seong Cho Self Board Member 000 0000
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AquaStar Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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AquaStar Investors (3)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Hyundai Venture Investment Corporation Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
NRTEC Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Korea Investment Partners Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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