Company

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Profile

  • 1999 Established
  • 9 Number of funds
  • 6 Overseas funds
  • 160 Assets under management

M-Venture Investment Inc. (KOSDAQ 019590) is a group of highly experienced finance professionals, backed by a proven track record of small-to-mid cap investments and by a collective effort of domestic and global partnership, who realize the principles of risk-controlled investment, value creation, and win-win business.

We focus on companies with technology, innovation, and potential to go global. To do so, we offer capital, and share an opportunity to connect with strategic and financial partners to unlock long-term value and drive economic growth of potential companies.

We are one of the longest running venture capitalist in Seoul. Since our inception in 1999, we have invested KRW 625B in 420 companies. We are proud to work with international founders, who have and will share their significant achievements through M&As and listings in KOSDAQ(Korea), TWSE(Taiwan), and TASE(Tel Aviv) of the aforementioned portfolio companies.

Philosophy

  • Promoting
    Transparency

    We promote transparency and accountability in financial management.

  • Achieving
    Profitability

    We aim to contribute to the development of companies, shareholders and society by realizing high returns.

  • Seeking
    Growth

    We provide a comprehensive value proposition to superb companies destined to go global.

  • Building
    Trust

    We believe that building trust and maintaining relationship with investors and investees are keys to success in developing businesses.

Leadership

  • Hong, Sung Hyeok

    Founder and Representative

    “Business relationship once established is a lifelong commitment, in which we shall invest far beyond numbers.”

    Mr. Hong, Sung Hyeok has over 30 years of venture capital as well as M&A experience. He graduated from Yonsei University for undergraduate major in business administration; from Seoul National University for MBA; and holds a certificate of Korea Institute of Certified Public Accountant(KICPA).

    • Education/Licence

      Yonsei University, Business Administration

      Seoul National University, MBA

      KICPA

    • Career

      Jun. 1984 ~ Feb. 1987 Ankwon Accounting Firm (KICPA)

      Mar. 1987 ~ Nov. 1987 Korea Investors Service, Inc.

      Jan. 1988 ~ Dec. 1993 SBI Investment Korea Co., Ltd.

      Oct. 1994 ~ Nov. 1998 Dawoo Oriental, Inc.

      Dec. 1998 ~ Dec. 1999 KB Investment Co., Ltd.

      Dec. 1999 ~ Present M-Venture Investment, Inc.

    • Management

      CEO of M-Venture Investment, Inc.

      Vice Chairman of Yuanta Securities Co., Ltd.

      Former partner of KB Investment

      Former CEO of Dawoo Oriental, Inc.

      Former Vice Chairman of Korea Venture Capital Association

      Over 33 years of experience in investment in Korea, East Asia and North America

    • Outstanding Portfolio

      NHN

      Com2uS

      Webzen

      DragonFly

      GCT Semiconductor

      etc.

  • Lee, Min Keun

    Vice President

    “It is vital to always start off from the fundamentals when investing in ventures – founders and investors together.”

    • Education/Licence

      Sungkyunkwan University, Economics

    • Management

      DAOL Investment & Securities Co., Ltd. (Former KTB Investment, Co., Ltd.)

      Korea Investment Partners Co., Ltd.

      IMM Investment, Corp.

      MK Ventures, Inc.

  • Lee, Jong Hee

    Vice President

    “Jump Up! I would like to be a reliable companion like stepping stones for venture firms in their future endeavors.”

    • Education/Licence

      Sogang University, Business Administration

      Sogang University Graduate School, MBA

    • Management

      Koryu Securities Co., Ltd.

      Meritz Securities Co., Ltd.

      Hana Securities Co., Ltd.

      LIG Securities Co., Ltd.

      BNK Securities Co., Ltd.

      Yuanta Securities Co., Ltd.

      Former CEO of Tempis Investment Advisory Co., Ltd.

History

  • 2021
    09

    M-Material Parts Equipment Platform Investment 1, L.P. established (KRW 10B)

  • 2020
    12

    2010KIF-M IT Job Fund liquidated

  • 2018
    12

    M-Venture Healthcare Investment Fund, L.P. liquidated

    04

    MVC Pathfinder Fund No1 liquidated

  • 2017
    06

    M-Growth Investment, Limited Partnership liquidated

  • 2016
    05

    MVC Pathfinder Fund No.1 established (KRW 2.1B)

  • 2015
    07

    M-Venture Healthcare Investment Fund, L.P. established (KRW 3.1B)

    07

    Global Growth Investment, L.P. established (KRW 61B)

  • 2014
    12

    Asean Bio & Medical Platform Investment, L.P. established (KRW 60B)

  • 2013
    01

    Capital increase for MaC Fund, L.P. (USD 35M)

  • 2012
    06

    M-Venture Investment Partnership for Cinema & Knowledge Based Service liquidated

  • 2011
    07

    MaC Fund, L.P. established (USD 17M)

  • 2010
    10

    2010KIF-M IT Job Fund established (KRW 43B)

  • 2009
    12

    M-Venture Investment Partnership for Cultural Contents liquidated

    10

    M-Venture Culture Investment, L.P. established (KRW 10B)

  • 2008
    12

    M-Growth Investment, Limited Partnership established (KRW 20B)

    01

    M-China Fund I established (KRW 42.5B)

  • 2007
    01

    Shin Young Technology Finance acquired, and listed in KOSDAQ

  • 2006
    12

    N-Venture Investment Partnership IV liquidated

    09

    N-Venture Investment Partnership VI liquidated

    09

    Asia Pacific Venture Invest, L.P. Class B established (USD 30M)

  • 2005
    10

    M-Venture Investment Partnership for Cinema & Knowledge Based Service established (KRW 15B)

    09

    N-Venture Investment Partnership III liquidated

  • 2004
    12

    Asia Pacific Venture Invest, L.P. Class A established (USD 30M)

  • 2002
    12

    M-Venture Investment Partnership for Cultural Contents established (KRW 9.5B)

    11

    N-Venture Investment Partnership V liquidated

  • 2001
    05

    Name changed from M-Venture Technology Investment, Inc. to M-Venture Investment, Inc.

  • 2000
    02

    N-Venture Investment Partnership I~VI established (KRW 49.2B)

  • 1999
    12

    Incorporated and licensed as venture capital