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Seoul, KOR
MSA Building, 10-12 Floors
No.891-43 Daechi-Dong Kangnam-Gu
Seoul, 135-840, KOR


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Managing Partner, Head of M&A Division
Managing Partner, Head of Management Support Division
Managing Partner, Head of Investment Support Division
Managing Partner, Head of Research and Due Diligence Division
Managing Partner, Head of Greater China Team
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STIC International

STIC INVESTMENTS is a Pan Asian Private Equity Group dedicated to alternative investments. The firm was founded in 1999 and currently manages more than USD1.2 billion. They have over 45 dedicated investment professionals in regional offices around the world in Seoul, Busan, Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Silicon Valley and soon to be Vietnam.

STIC started as a venture capitalist fund in partnership with South Korea’s Ministry of Information & Communication (“MIC”). Their long-term experience gave us the insight and patience to become a recognized leader in technology investments across a broad spectrum of technologies including mobile telecommunications, next-generation networks, biotechnology and robotics. STIC is also the leading and most experienced Korean private equity group specializing in mid-cap private equity buyouts and secondary market transactions. With their breadth of talent, intensive research and risk-averse approach they creatively seek out new opportunities that allow us to remain a leader in alternative investments. STIC is the first South Korean private equity company to manage Shariah compliant funds.

STIC’s edge is its ability to utilize and leverage local insight from its offices by collaborating with its investment professionals around the globe in all aspects of the investment process from deal sourcing, due diligence and monitoring. As a result, creating more investment opportunities, deeper level of regional expertise and successful exits that translate into return for their investors.

Since inception, the firm has invested in more than 282 portfolio companies diversified across the entire spectrum of technologies, and has successfully achieved 48 IPO’s and 147 M&A’s and trade sales including partial exits (as of June 2008).

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Saehwa International Machinery 2/2011Venture Round2
PlaySpan 8/2010Series C$18M5
Plato Networks 7/2009Series C$7.5M3
PlaySpan 11/2008Series B$16.8M4
PlaySpan 7/2008Venture Round$5M4
Yeong Guan Energy 6/2008Venture Round$30M2
Canesta 9/2007Venture Round$10M6
PlaySpan 9/2007Series A$6.5M4
Plato Networks 7/2007Series B$20M3
Pandora.TV 4/2007Series B$10M4
BinOptics 11/2006Series C$6M5
Anthology Solutions 2/2006Series B$10M2
Hi-Dis(Mosen) 1/2006Series A$5.5M2
Canesta 8/2005Venture Round$8M6



  1. Saehwa International Machinery Receives Equity Investment from Partners Group and STIC Investments ( [edit]
  2. Payment Platform PlaySpan Raises $18 Million From Vodafone, Softbank ( [edit]
  3. Plato Networks rakes in $7.5M for energy-efficient chips ( [edit]
  4. TechCrunch ( [edit]
  5. PlaySpan Plays With $5 Million Venture Capital ( [edit]
  6. Yeong Guan Energy Raises $30 Million ( [edit]
  7. 3D's Canesta Raises $10M More ( [edit]
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  9. Plato Networks Closes $20M Series B Financing ( [edit]
  10. VentureBeat ( [edit]
  11. BinOptics to Expand its Laser Product Line and Accelerate Blue Laser Development Effort Following Series C Funding ( [edit]
  12. EDGAR [edit]
  13. Anthology Solutions Secures $10 Million in Series-B Funding; New Investors Endorse the Yellow Machine Terabyte Storage Appliance ( [edit]
  14. EDGAR [edit]
  15. EDGAR [edit]
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