주메뉴바로가기 본문바로가기

ABOUT

Making a better world
with people and technology

Incorporated in 2015, Kakao Investment is an investment company focused on growth capital.
In line with Kakao’s corporate mission to "Make a better world with people and technology", Kakao Investment invests in start-ups that can actually realize innovations.
In addition, Kakao Investment strives to build a virtuous cycle within the venture ecosystem by providing exit routes via M&As and IPOs.

INVEST

Investment
Focus

Key sectors that can influence Real Life
mobile experiences such as m-com-
merce, O2O, Fintech, IoT, and BoT.
We are also interested in infrastructur-
al & software technology developing start-ups.

Real Life

  • Commerce
  • Software
  • Technical
  • BoT
  • loT
  • Fintech
  • O2O

Investment
Stage

We focus mainly on Growth-Stage
start-ups that possess high growth
potential and early stage start-ups
aiming for a global presence.

Investment
Criteria

  1. 1. The team’s sense of duty
  2. 2. The feasibility of the idea
  3. 3. Long-term strategic partners that share
    Kakao Investment's business principles and vision

Businesses that reform & improve pre-
existing inefficiencies and Pain Points in the
value chain. Businesses that pursuit coexis-
tence and win-win within the value chain.

VALUE UP

We work for you by working with you.
Amazing things come from
supporting.

  • Synergy
    With Kakao

    Kakao Investment will utilize diverse
    services & business assets Kakao
    Investment & Kakao has in order to facilitate a swift growth of our
    portfolio companies and share
    business know-how &information to
    minimize the trial and error that most
    start-up companies experience.

  • Network
    Global Alliance

    Kakao Investment possesses a network of
    various personnel and physical resources
    both in Korea and abroad. We will
    maximize these channels to fully
    support the growth of our portfolio
    companies with the adequate strategic
    partnerships, global advancement,
    recruitment of key personnel, and
    further investment rounding.

  • Business
    Specialized Support

    Kakao Investment provides constant
    advisory support to our portfolio
    companies regarding various issues a
    Start-up can face in the areas of
    tax/legal/accounting/finance through in
    house experts in those related areas.
    We strive to be a partner that our
    portfolio companies can easily seek
    advice regarding their business
    expansion, business development, and etc.

TEAM

We Build It
Together

Kakao Investment discovers and empowers founders with innovative technology to serve Kakao Corp’s mission: "Making a better world with people and technology."

Kakao Investment works hand-in-hand with the founders to build and grow their businesses. We offer a wide range of support, helping each of our portfolio companies raise capital, find the talents, and explore strategic solutions to accelerate the growth.

Our mission is to become a reliable partner to aspiring founders and support them throughout their journey to build a better future.

Scott Kwon

CEO

Profile

  1. 2021 - Now
    Kakao Investment │ CEO
  2. 2015 - 2010
    Kakao Investment │ Executive Diretor
  3. 2010 - 2015
    Daum-Kakao │ Team Leader
  4. 2005 - 2010
    NHN │ Team Leader
  5. 2002 - 2005
    Neowiz │ Associate
  6. 1999 - 2002
    Allm │ Associate
  • Ryan Kim
    Partner / Vice President

    Always looking for the smart team with innovative ideas and tenacity.
  • Jay Park
    Director

    Looking for a team with a business model that disrupts the existing customer value chain.
  • Allen Jun
    Principal Lead

    Discovering and supporting companies seeking exponential growth opportunities.
  • Jake Lee
    Principal Lead

    #DataDriven #DistruptiveInnovation #ValueEnhancement #DigitalHealthcare #E-sports
  • Amy Song
    Lead

    #Explorer #Global_Investments
  • Andrew Lim
    Finance Director

    As a companion for value growth,
    we will provide optimal advice
    in various aspects.
  • Jayden Kim
    Legal Director

    Technology has become the leader
    in institutions. We'll help start-up
    companies solve the difficulties caused
    by the complex legal problems they face.
  • Roi Park
    HR Director

    For the growth and development of each organization and its members, we will be partners who think and support HR system, organizational culture, and labor-management relations together.
1 2

FAMILY

Our family (portfolio) members are the best innovators in
its class, endeavoring to transform current practices to
make our world a better place

Autonomous a2z

We will show you another level of autonomous driving with our innovative way

LOVO Love Your Voice

Next-Gen Synthetic Speech Platform
that provides the most specialized, natural, and human AI voices for businesses and individuals.

H2O호스피탈리티

H2O Hospitality is Asia's largest Digital Transformation(DT) leader in the hospitality industry.
We digitalize hotel management with our ICT tech-based system and enable contactless
and non-face-to-face operation.

뉴빌리티

Neubility offers leading-edge solutions to the problems on delivery service cost
and user experience by providing last mile food delivery services
with camera based self-driving robots in dense urban areas.

FASTFIVE

FASTFIVE is an office platform company that provides flexible shared workplaces and services to
connect enterprises with spaces. We aim to provide space, community, service, and benefit that our
members can focus on the essence of the business and success. FASTFIVE is leading the paradigm
in the future of the office leasing market.

MUSTIT

MUSTIT is the No.1 online luxury commerce that sells the most luxury goods in Korea,
leading the popularization of luxury brands.

Teamfresh

Teamfresh is Korea's leading cold chain logistics company.

3Billion

3billion provides clinical genetic testing on all 20,000+ genes
encompassing 7,000+ rare genetic diseases at an affordable price for patients in need.

Radish

Radish is an exciting mobile fiction platform for serialized storytelling.
Our wide variety of stories are published and read in bite-sized installments.

밸로프

VALOFE, as a 'Global Game Company', are developing, publishing and operating games
of Online and Mobile games, to help gamers enjoy their best pleasures.

ATU PARTNERS

Enjoy Challenge, DRX is a global premier e-sports team with the slogan:
'Let's enjoy taking on challenges without being afraid of the impossibles'.

Monolabs

Monolabs provides a block-chain based supply chain management and product authentication
solution to consumer goods companies. Building on its platform, the company aims to become the
leading personalized vitamin provider, helping consumers find vitamins and supplements to meet their
health goals and needs.

Oasis Market

Oasis Market sells quality eco-friendly and organic products at reasonable prices in an Online platform,
based on its solid offline channel distribution experience,
and is receiving more benefit by launching online- early delivery service in 2018.

Kryptos biotechnologies

lluminating drivers of complex disease one cell at a time

Yanadoo

Yanadoo design to achieve your goals without giving up.

JASON GROUP

Jason Group is data-based e-commerce platform company that provides IT performance services
combine Products, Contents and Marketing with B2C, B2B.

TRILLER

Triller is an American video-making and social-networking platform
for artists and creators around the world.

FRESHEASY

Fresheasy, a leading fresh HMR product manufacturer with No. 1 market share
in the Korean Meal-kit industry, dreams of becoming free from cooking
through innovation in the way food is chosen and consumed.

KOPI KENANGAN

Kopi Kenangan is the fastest-growing non-franchise coffee chain in Indonesia.
Kopi Kenangan sets the new trend of coffee consumption, bridging the gap between
the high-end international coffee brands and the traditional street coffee stands.

PEOPLEFUND

Extraordinary Finance for the Ordinary.

Wiip

Wiip is an independent studio distinctive in its commitment
to letting talent do what talent does best – create.
Wiip creates and produces content for digital and global platforms.

Devotionfoods

Devotionfoods is a food-tech company that has a mission of building
the next generation meat substitute for a greener and healthier life.

MEGAZONE CLOUD

MegazoneCloud is devoted to helping customers utilize cloud-based platform technologies
and solutions in order to digitize their businesses and realize the value of digital innovation.

SIMPLYO

SimplyO offers safe things that come in close contact
with your body everyday at an affordable price.

Adrock-advertainment

Adrock-advertainment Inc. implements mobility user entry service platform, providing
its users with a wide range of services beyond One-stop service of total process in driving license test.

Bobobox

Born in Indonesia, Bobobox is the pioneer in tech-enabled sleeping pods accommodation.
The company disrupts the hospitality industry with a new category in “on-demand sleep”
that enables customers to have a recharging rest anytime, anywhere for as long as they need it
– for a couple of hours to a couple of days – via its app.

GOWORK

GoWork is Indonesia’s leading flexible space provider,serving 500+ companies
in 30+ hubs across Indonesia. The company provides inspiring world-class workspaces
and empowers its 15,000+ members through technology
and access to a network of companies across industries.

DAEYOUNG CHAEVI

Daeyoung Chaevi is a major Charge Point Management System (CPMS) manufacturer
and service provider. The company has been recognized for integrating own smart charging
technology and mass production ability with the certifications on monitoring,
manufacturing, installation and construction.

Path


Path Mobile Indonesia is Indonesia-based digital content production company.
We produce various contents ranged from drama, sitcom, talk show to audition program
for both global and local platform players.

UBcare


UBcare is creating new values for the future digital healthcare environments with
attempts for providing EMR (Electronic Medical Record) solutions, medical e-commerce services,
customized medical devices, healthcare business big data.

STAGE Five


STAGE Five is an innovator in the 5G era,
offers telecommunication service and IoT devices.

키즈노트


Kids Note is a service that connect center with families, and parents with children.
We aim to be a mobile platform that can be used not only in Korea
but also in educational institutions around the world.

VITCON


VITCON provides One Stop IoT Solution that anyone can easily and
freely build by offering H/W, S/W and Cloud.

CHEQUER


CHEQUER, Inc. has been working on data collaboration & security solution, SQLGate.
SQLGate is an integrated data solution for faster, more secure data operations
such as data management, sharing, visualization and security.


Linewalks makes artificial intelligence and data technology for healthcare system.


POTENIT is a company that raises the value of people's world and
thinks only of people through unmanned autonomous robots.



Connect the world with lighting


Next Generation industry with INNOSIGNAL's A.I. algorithm
Weld Quality, Machine Condition, Industrial Data Analysis, Factory Autonomy


We are a fast-growing digital publisher of video games
and viral social media content.



A convenient way to stay healthy


Digisonic Inc. allows us to share our experiences through immersive sound.
We are a technology-oriented content company that develops algorithms
for user-tailored auditory perception and perception.

VR/AR/AI audio solutions to optimize personal listening characteristics


Zipdoc provides service for users to find interior company
to renovate and decorate their space.
Zipdoc will be a platform service leading to the interior market.

Luxrobo’s MODI is a modular device for DIY IoT, and roboticcreations.
Luxrobo presents to you the world’s first “Robotics ofThings” Platform, MODI.
With MODI, anyone can create IoT robotic devices.


Deleo is a comprehensive logistics company that specializes in
providing a door-to-door shipping platform solution to domestic and
international e-commerce markets via a simple and intuitive API connection

Leferi with its creators' contents carries out the mission of helping women around
Asia become beautiful inside and out as Asia's Top Beauty Creator Talents Cultivation
and Management Group.

ShoeLab is the one and only shoe platform which connect its demands and supplies.

Satoshi Citadel Industries (SCI) is a fintech startup building
the ecosystem for Bitcoin in the Philippines.
Our goal is to streamline financial services by creating Bitcoin solutions.

Manna CEA is an Agriculture Tech company that sells crops produced
in ultra-high yield grow facilities,while also providing various growing platforms and
technology based products to farmers for the purpose of expanding future tech farming methods.

Hasys is a professional beauty management company,
which has 70% of beauty shop CRM market share all over the country.
We are performing a role as a partner of beauty shop through systemathic DB analysis.

One of Korea’s largest mobile service monetization & cross-promotion advertisement platform.

EXITS

Our exits represent our excellence in
investment selection and value enhancement

cardoc
번개장터
EVERSPIN
JOH
VALUEPOTION
kakaogames

CONTACT

Contact Us

E-mail us with your Business Plan and / or proposal.

Spaciousness from Fourth Dimension on Vimeo.