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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.



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


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


  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.


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

  • 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.


We Build It

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



  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
    Vice President

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

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

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

    #DataDriven #DistruptiveInnovation #ValueEnhancement #DigitalHealthcare #E-sports
  • Amy Song
    Team Leader

    #Explorer #Global_Investments
  • Jamie Seo
    Team Leader

  • Viggo Sung
    Team Leader

    Searching for a team with marketable technology as well as grit.
  • Jayden Kim
    Managing 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
    Managing 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.
  • Andrew Lim
    Managing Director

    As a companion for value growth,
    we will provide optimal advice
    in various aspects.
1 2 3


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


Petaverse applies AI-based facial recognition technology
for pet insurance and metaverse business.

Planetarium Labs

Planetarium Labs is an open source, community-driven Web3 game company
focused on delivering the future of entertainment through decentralized content and technologies.

Nota AI

Bringing the benefits of AI
to everyone, everywhere


We provide 'Octet', an infrastructure service,
which helps develop Web 3.0 services such as P2E, NFT, and wallet.


Shareable develops and implements its proprietary distributed ledger technology
to provide infrastructure needed for capital market digitalization,
focusing on inter-chain bridging and interoperability.


NdotLight innovates 3D technology so that anyone can easily turn their imagination
into reality in the Metaverse. Based on our 3D engine,
we not only enable people to design metaverse content using 3D design SW NdotCAD
but also to animate and develop games.
Furthermore, we also provide a platform for NFT-based trading.

Amazing Brewing Company

Amazing Brewing Company is a craft beer start-up
focusing on improving Korean alcoholic beverage culture.

Bigwave Robotics

Bigwave Robotics operates Robot-as-a-Solution (RaaS) platform called Marosol.
The platform is designed to solve the information asymetry problem in robot market
and help companies adopt robot solution.


Using the world's best AI deep learning video synthesis technology,
we dream of innovation in cultural content.
We offer various products and services including video-sharing SNS (KAMELO),
virtual human video chatbot service (KLone),
and the next-generation dubbing solution (KLling).


Just 10 sentences of recording are all it needs to create a distinctive, seamlessly natural
and multilingual AI voice actor.
Our exceptional AI technology will revolutionize the paradigm of voice contents.
Humelo envisions and pioneers the future of global AI voice communication.

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.


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.


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


Teamfresh is Korea's leading cold chain logistics company.


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


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


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 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 design to achieve your goals without giving up.


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


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


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 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.


Extraordinary Finance for the Ordinary.


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


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


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.


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 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 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 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.


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


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


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.

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.

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.


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investment selection and value enhancement



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