South Korea private equity and venture capital (PE & VC) market map

South Korea private equity and venture capital (PE & VC) market map

We compiled an extensive South Korea private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) market map that shows key South Korea investors and investment funds. We hope this is useful for your startup fundraising. Find below the list of investors from the market map and links to their websites.

South Korea is the first country to commercially launch 5G networks. This allows South Korean start-ups upper hand in 5G-based ventures. Mobile technologies, AI and Blockchain are main areas that could benefit from this head start Having a strong technologic background and a tech-savvy consumer base South Korean start-up investments topped $3 billion in 2018. South Korea has a versatile Venture Capital market with POSCO Venture Capital, Korea Investment Markets, Altos Venture and Stonebridge Ventures among others. South Korean government also created a venture fund of $3 billion in 2015 and pledged a further $9 billion in 2017. SK Telecom is also another major investor in tech start-ups Seoul is the major hub both for venture capital funds, angel investors and naturally for entrepreneurs. It is home for 6 unicorns namely Coupang, Bluehole, Yello Mobile, Woowa Brothers, L&P Cosmetics and Viva Republica with a total market value of $23.5 billion.

South Korea PE/VC list
South Korea PE/VC market map

The funds present on the market maps are:

For more information on investment funds (their investment criteria, funds sizes, region preferences and etc.) in South Korea go to South Korea PE/VC funds database on

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Private Equity List team