PORTFOLIO

SoftBank Ventures Korea is growing with the following startup partners.

Hall of Fame

SoftBank Ventures Korea is proud to present its portfolio record.

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    Derkwoo Electronics

    Invested in 2017 , IPO in 2017

    Derkwoo Electronics supplys precision components based on industry-leading technology to Global top mobile manufacturer. It made its 2017 debut in KOSDAQ.

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    HelloNature

    Invested in 2014 , EXIT in 2016

    HelloNature is a premium online grocery store. It connects food producers with consumers through online and mobile channels. Customers can buy fruits, vegetables, processed food and ready-made side dishes, then get them delivered within 24 hours. It is acquired by SK Planet, an operator of leading e-commerce site 11th St, in an effort to

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    FXGear

    Invested in 2008 , EXIT in 2016

    A world-leading R&D based digital contents creation company which develops the core technologies for creating “Digital Human” in new business application areas

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    INFO MARK

    Invested in 2007 , IPO in 2015

    InfoMark is a leading Mobile WiMax and LTE technology company. InforMark has invented the world’s first mobile WiMax/WiFi Router and CPE and it is leaving its mark as the “Global Mobile Technology Leader”. InfoMark has expanded its clients from Korea to all over the world, including USA, Japan, SE Asia, Middle East, Europe and Africa.

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    NBIZ

    Invested in 2010 , EXIT in 2015

    A network provider for online ads

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    ENSWERS

    Invested in 2008 , EXIT in 2015

    A develop of ACR technology that analyzes sound, image and video content.

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    Devesisters

    Invested in 2011 , EXIT in 2014

    Devesisters made its initial success with mobile game, Ovenbreak. Its next hit, Cookie Run, put the studio on a sharp growth. The game is enjoying popularity in Thailand and Taiwan. These achievements made possible that Devesisters made its 2014 debut in KOSDAQ.

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    DramaFever

    Invested in 2013 , EXIT in 2014

    DramaFever, established in 2009, provides on-demand Internet streaming media produced by 70 studios around the world. SoftBank Ventures invested in the early stage, and SoftBank acquired the startup in 2014.

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    SundayToz

    Invested in 2010 , EXIT in 2013

    SundayToz is the developer of Anipang, a first-generation mobile game that garnered huge popularity in Korea. In 2013 the company became the first mobile game developer who is listed in KOSDAQ. SoftBank Ventures made investment in the firm in 2010, and made a high return when it went public.

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    Sunnyloft

    Invested in 2011 , EXIT in 2013

    Sunnyloft developed a private social service for those who seek online refuge from crowded, public social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Recognizing its technology, Kakaotalk acquired the institution in 2013.

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    Nexon

    Invested in 2005 , EXIT in 2011

    Nexon is the first game developer that introduced the concepts of "free to play" and "freemium" to the global game market. SoftBank Ventures bought shares of the firm with the funds earned from the sale of Intelligent in which it invested in 2004. In 2012 Nexon became the first Korean company listed in Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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    Lotiple

    Invested in 2011 , EXIT in 2011

    Lotiple was founded by 8 engineers who won Korea Olympiad in Informatics. The startup developed a social commerce service which recognizes users location. Kakaotalk acquired the firm in the first year of our investment.

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    Cheoum&C

    Invested in 2007 , EXIT in 2010

    Cheoum&C has generated strong revenues in the electricity and electronics B2B e-marketplace. Though it did not join the B2B market in the early stage, and it is still the second runner, Cheoum&C has achieved business results that are good enough to sent it for IPO within 3 years of our investment.

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    Korea Electronic Certification Authority

    Invested in 2000 , EXIT in 2010

    Korea Electronic Certification Authority is a finance software delopver providing public key certification and solutions. SoftBank Ventures made investmetn in 2000, and continued management support. After 10 years of the investment, we made returns when the partner went public in 2010.

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    Cyberdigm

    Invested in 2005 , EXIT in 2009

    Cyberdigm developed Enterprise Document Management Solution. This Java web-based solution that outperforms competitors from overseas has received acclaims. The success has brought the developer to IPO.

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    E-sang Networks

    Invested in 2005 , EXIT in 2009

    E-sang Networks provides normal and guaranteed transaction services for e-B2B markets for steel products. The company also hosts Kyunghyang Housing Fair, the largest architecture event in Korea. The startup made it to KOSDAQ after 10 years of our investment.

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    Hantec Engineering

    Invested in 2007 , EXIT in 2009

    The company renamed itself Welcron Hantec. This startup manufactures devices for walter, engergy and environmental plants. It possesses technologies of processing sea and fresh water. SoftBank Ventures made returns on its investment when the company went public in 2 years of investment.

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    Hwakin

    Invested in 2007 , EXIT in 2009

    The on-line English education company was founded in 2004. The startup joined KOSDAQ through back door in 2009.

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    TNC

    Invested in 2006 , EXIT in 2008

    TNC worked with Daum to develop Tstory, a blog publishing service. It became the first Asian company bought by Google.

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    Wizwid

    Invested in 2004 , EXIT in 2007

    Wizwid started as SKs in-company venture. SoftBank Ventures and management made MBO investment in it, The venture started buying service for the first time in Korea. SoftBank Ventures made returns when it went public in KOSDAQ in 2008.

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    Keyeast

    Invested in 2006 , EXIT in 2007

    Keyeast is an entertainment firm whose lions share is held by Yongjun Bae who made his name in early 2000s when Koreas pop culture began earning popularity in Japan. The company went public right after our funding which was a type of restructuring investment. SoftBank Ventures made funds for the following 5 years.

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