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Websitesoftbank.co.kr
Blogblog.softbank.co.kr
Twitter@softbankkorea
Employees
Founded2000
DescriptionVC firm based in Seoul, Korea

Funds

SoftBank Ventures InnoBiz fund
SB Pan-Asia Fund, 1/2011
SB Next-On-Rush Fund

Offices

HQ
13F, A Wing, Kyobo Tower
1303-22 Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu
Seoul, 137-920, KOR

People

COO & Partners
Executive Director & Partner
CEO & President
Director
Principal
Senior Associate
Senior Associate
Associate
Associate

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Softbank Ventures Korea

SoftBank Ventures Korea (SBVK) is a venture capital firm, specializing in IT startup investment & corporate restructuring

Established in 2000, SBVK has formed more than 10 funds focused on IT sector. These funds have capitalized at approximately 290 billion KRW, which has been invested into more than 130 startup companies (2012 2H).

Sharing the group’s vision of “Bring Happiness to Everyone through Information Revolution”, SBVK envisions a world where everyone is happily connected to each other via digital networks. We are committed to investing in and supporting both local and foreign companies and entrepreneurs with disruptive technologies and innovative ideas to change the world.

SBVK has its headquarter in Seoul, South Korea

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Turbo Studios 3/2014Venture Round1
Ini3 Digital 3/2014Venture Round1
Buzzvil 1/2014Series A$3M2
Play Megaphone 10/2013Series B$4.3M1
MirageWorks 8/2013Series C1
Healcerion 8/2013Series A1
DramaFever 8/2013Debt$1.5M1
SEWORKS 7/2013Series A$2M2
Tokopedia 6/2013Venture Round3
Classting 6/2013Series A$1M1
SmarTots 2/2013Series A1
TVU Networks 2/2013Venture Round$4.01M3
KnowRe 1/2013Venture Round$1.4M1
IDINCU 2013Series A$2M2
Between 1/2013Series A$3M4
Playnery 11/2012Series A$3.7M3
Between 11/2011Seed$1M1
Sunnyloft 6/2011Seed$300k1
Enders Fund 1/2011Seed3
SUNDAYTOZ 12/2010Series A$3M1
Enswers 9/2008Series A$1.6M1
IGAWorks 6/2008Series A$2M2

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  4. SoftBank Ventures Korea invests in newly-founded Turbo Studios (e27.co) [edit]
  5. Softbank Arm Invests in Thai Video Game Firm Ini3 Digital (blogs.wsj.com) [edit]
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  7. $4.3M raised by Play Megaphone, Inc (marketbrief.com) [edit]
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  11. besuccess (besuccess.com) [edit]
  12. Tokopedia lands new funding led by SoftBank Ventures Korea to help it become Indonesia’s Alibaba (thenextweb.com) [edit]
  13. Softbank Invests in Education-based Social Network Service “Classting” (startuptree.net) [edit]
  14. With Series A Funding From SoftBank Ventures Korea, SmarTots Helps Educational App Developers Localize For China (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  15. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  16. KnowRe Raises $1.4M From SoftBank For An Adaptive Learning Platform That Helps Improve Your Math Skills (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  17. SoftBank Ventures Invests in Mobile Survey Service OPENSURVEY (venturesquare.net) [edit]
  18. Korean Couples App Between Raises $3 Million To Expand Into Japan And Other Markets (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  19. Korean 3D games maker and Zynga partner Playnery lands $3.7 million in fresh funding (thenextweb.com) [edit]
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  21. Softbank Ventures invests in Sunnyloft (hankyung.com) [edit]
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  24. Enswers is the true winner in the video distribution market (mt.co.kr) [edit]
  25. ventures.softbank.co.kr [edit]
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