Kakao Ventures Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Venture Capital

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 13


  • Investments
  • 325

  • Portfolio
  • 183

  • Exits
  • 71


Kakao Ventures General Information

Company Description

Founded in 2012, Kakao Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Seongnam-si, South Korea. The firm seeks to invest in seed, early-stage to growth-stage tech-enabled startups. The firm prefers to invest in advanced technology, deep tech, mobile, service, and gaming business sectors.

Business Details

Formerly Known As
K Cube Ventures
Year Founded
Investor Status
Acquired/Merged (Operating Subsidiary)
Trade Association
Korean Venture Capital Association (KVC)
Primary Investor Type
Venture Capital
Corporate Office
  • Corp 4F, Kakao Pangyo Agit, 166
  • Pangyoyeok-ro, Bundang-gu, Seongnam -si
  • Gyeonggi-do, 13524
  • South Korea

Kakao Ventures Investments (325)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
SqueezeBits 18-Jan-2024 Early Stage VC 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
Four Pillars 16-Jan-2024 00000 00000 00000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 00000000 0000
Popillus 16-Jan-2024 00000 00000 00000 Other Financial Services Startup 00000000 0000
Wecover (Business/Productivity Software) 07-Nov-2023 0000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
Ttuk Boka 24-Oct-2023 0000 00000 Application Software Generating Revenue 0000 00000-00000
Contoro 14-Sep-2023 0000 00000 00.00 Other Hardware Generating Revenue
Selectstar 06-Aug-2023 00000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
Rapport Labs 31-Jul-2023 00000 00000 000.00 Clothing Generating Revenue
Dreamo (Entertainment Software) 18-Jul-2023 Seed Round 00000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 000 00-00000
Pilleye 03-Jul-2023 Early Stage VC 00.000 Other Healthcare Technology Systems Generating Revenue
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Kakao Ventures Exits (71)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Terraform Labs 22-Jan-2024 Bankruptcy: Admin/Reorg
Naamezip 01-Oct-2023 000 00 00000000
Smart Radar System 22-Aug-2023 000 0000
Magic Strawberry Sound 01-Jun-2023 000000000 00000000
Vitruv 01-Jun-2023 000000000 00000000
Wonders 01-Jun-2023 000 00 00000000
Kasa Korea 15-Mar-2023 0000000000
Consumer Bridge 19-Feb-2023 000 00 00000000
39 degrees C 31-Jan-2023 Merger/Acquisition
R&D Umust 31-Jan-2023 Out of Business
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Kakao Ventures Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Kakao Ventures Management, Team & Partners (22)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Shin-ah Chung Chief Executive Officer & Partner 0 Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Jeong Shin-ah Co-Chief Executive Officer 0 0 Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Jaegwan Nam Jaynam Chief Financial Officer Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Kim Chi-won Executive Director, Managing Director & Partner 00 0 0 Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Ki-Jun Kim Vice President & Partner 00 0 Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
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Kakao Ventures Co-Investors (273)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Shinhan Capital 25 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
KB Investment 00 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Bass Investment 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Naver D2 Startup Factory 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Korea Development Bank 0 Series chart Industry bar
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