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K Cube Ventures is the leading early stage venture capital firm in South Korea. Learn more about our portfolio companies and what we do by viewing our 2014 Media Kit. Website: http://kcubeventures.co.kr/en/

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  • K CUBE 2014.03 MEDIA KIT F. facebook.com/kcubeventures T. @kcubeventures H. http://kcubeventures.co.kr/en VENTURES
  • K Cube Fact Sheet
  • Portfolio Companies 22 Service 14 Game 8 Total Investment Amt.* $10M 2014 $2.7M 2013 $3.6M 2012 $3.7M * To date Content Investment Areas Commerce SNSCommunication Finance Health Search Beauty Game K Cube Venture Fund $11M Funds Kakao Venture Fund $30M Recent News [New Investments] Healthcare Meets Animation: $470,000 Investment in HealthWave A Veteran Team Joins Hands: $470,000 Investment in Game Developer Cherry Bugs [New Service Launches] Mverse releases Surprise, a mobile app that notifies users of offline sales at major retailers Dunamu releases Stocks Plus For Kakao, a real-time, social stock quote service Currency Rate: 1,000 KRW = 1 USD
  • K CUBE Family Consumer/Mobile/Commerce Startup Game Startup
  • FAMILY STARTUP OVERVIEW(Service) Mverse - Surprise Mobile channel for offline sales Kids Note - Kids Note Smart communication for moms & nurseries Seedpaper - Self Beauty Lifestyle improvement with mobile beauty mentors Frograms - Watcha Personalized movie recommendation service Greenmonster - Flava Multiplatform journaling service (life log) Dunamu - Stocks Plus for KAKAO Share real-time stock quotes with friends HealthWave - HiChart Medical animations for patients Service WishLink - KakaoStyle Mobile fashion advertisement platform Vingle - Vingle Interest-based community platform WIV Labs - Qaster Social Q&A service byBox - byBox Curation commerce for fashion Vius Korea - Mr. Koon Curation commerce for global digital & design products
  • Neptune - Pro Baseball Masters Founded by former NHN Entertainment CEO Dryad - Legions Will develop a mobile TCG (trading card game) Ool Blue - Mighty Quest Launched mobile character RPG Mighty Quest Dubaki New game to be released in April 2014 Valcon Social defense game to be released in 2014 Cherry Bugs New game to be released in April 2014 Fincon - Hello Hero Sharing the fun of MMORPG games with the world GameFAMILY STARTUP OVERVIEW(Game) Red Sahara - Immortal Warrior New game to be released in April 2014
  • Consumer/Mobile/Commerce Frograms About Frograms 19 award-winning engineers and data scientists are recognized globally. Tae Hoon Park, CEO: Attended KAIST (Koreas MIT); developed new services at Korean game developer Nexon Kyung Yoon Oh, CTO: KAIST graduate; International Olympiad in Informatics Gold Medal; ACM-ICPC World Finalist Choong Jae Lee: Computer Engineering Ph.D from POSTECH; Korea Olympiad in Informatics Bronze Medal Ha Neul Choi: POSTECH graduate; DEF CON CTF 3rd Place Ji Hyung Park: KAIST graduate; Korea Olympiad in Informatics Silver Medal Yong Joo Song: KAIST graduate; Korea Olympiad in Informatics Bronze Medal Watcha! Watcha! has 90 million stars in ratings; Koreas #1 internet portal Navers movie section has 5 million stars in ratings Frograms won the 2nd Place Prize in the Google K-Startup Competition 2012 for Watcha! Pursuing global expansion and new content categories in personalized recommendation Watcha! Company Service
  • Consumer/Mobile/Commerce WishLink, Inc. About WishLink, Inc. was founded by two of Koreas leading experts in online shopping. Minuk Kim, CEO: Head of Sales Unit of NHN Shopping; recognized by peers as the most networked person in Koreas online shopping industry Cheonju Seo, CTO: Team leader of the mobile platform development for Koreas #3 shopping site, 11street Less than 1 year since its service launch, monthly revenue reached nearly $1 million. KakaoStyle KakaoStyle functions as a mobile fashion ad platform to retailers and an information service on trends to fashion- forward consumers. 100+ top class Korean retailers such as StyleNanda and Naning9 are registered on KakaoStyle Available to Kakaos 35 million users and as an app Currently being launched in China KakaoStyle Company Service
  • Consumer/Mobile/Commerce Mverse About The Mverse team: Shi Hyun Joo, CEO: KAIST graduate; Consultant at Bain & Company; Co-Founder of Silicon Valley startup StyleSays Tae Eun Kim, Executive: KAIST graduate; Winner of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept Surprise The Surprise app aggregates the latest announcements about sales at major stores like Nike, Lacoste and Zara for easy viewing. Mverse plans to add location services to Surprise that will recognize when a user is nearby or has entered a retailer and automatically send coupons and new product info via mobile. Surprise Company Service
  • Consumer/Mobile/Commerce Greenmonster Greenmonster Greenmonsters CEO Ji Soo Ha is a venture capitalist turned entrepreneur and his team has a record of developing several successful apps. Flava Flava is a multiplatform journaling service (life log) with a beautiful mobile UX that makes it easy and enjoyable to record lifes moments. Available in 150 countries 1.2 million users since its September 2012 launch 65% of users are from overseas (top 3 countries for overseas usage are China, U.S. and Japan respectively) Flava Company Service More Info: Website [PCMag] The 100 Best Android Apps of 2013 [Fast Company] 5 FREE APPS TO GET YOU IN THE DOOR, KEEP YOUR LIFE ON TRACK, AND MUCH MORE Press: Availability: Global (150 countries) iTunes Google Play
  • Consumer/Mobile/Commerce Vingle About Vingle was founded by serial entrepreneurs Changseong Ho and Jiwon Moon, famous husband and wife entrepreneurs who successfully founded the Silicon Valley startup, Viki, which in 2013 was acquired by Rakuten. Jiwon Moon, CEO: M.A. in Education from Harvard University Changseong Ho, COO: M.B.A. from Stanford University Vingle Vingle, an interest-based community platform that allows people to connect via their shared interest, already has 2 million monthly visitors coming from over 105 nations, including the U.S., Japan, Indonesia, and Mexico. Vingle Company Service Availability: Global (105 countries) iTunes More Info: Website Google Play
  • Consumer/Mobile/Commerce Kids Note About Two long-time colleagues at Koreas largest antivirus software firm, AhnLab, Inc., combined their technical & business expertise to found Kids Note. Both are second- time entrepreneurs. Jang Wook Choi, CEO: Technology Team of AhnLab; Founder of Vault Micro Software Joon Yong Kim, CEO: Security Division of AhnLab; Founder of The First Penguin The Kids Note app, a smart notification service, is the first of its kind and a clear market leader in its category. Kids Note Kids Note is a closed SNS service for real-time communication between parents and nursery schools. 16% of all Korean nursery and preschools (8,000 out of 50,000) use Kids Note The second-place app in this category has less than 10% of the number of downloads compared to Kids Note Kids Note Company Service
  • Consumer/Mobile/Commerce Dunamu About Dunamu Founder & CEO Chi Hyung Song is a nationally recognized top-tier engineer. He was designated to teach Koreas most talented engineers as a Mentor in the Korea Software Maestro Program, a prestigious training system operated by South Koreas Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy. Only 100 of the best software engineers are chosen annually to participate. Dunamu CSO Hyung Nyun Kim is the former CEO of Futurewiz, a mobile finance information and solution company based in Korea. Chi Hyung Song, CEO: B.S. in Computer Science & M.A. in Economics from Seoul National University Hyung Nyun Kim, CSO: CEO, Futurewiz Stocks Plus for Kakao Stocks Plus for Kakao allows users to easily check their stock quotes in real-time through Kakao, Koreas top mobile platform with 35 million users. It has a social feature through which users can see which stocks their friends are keeping track of. Dunamu seeks to offer a one-stop mobile service for conducting all stock-related activities. Stocks Plus for Kakao Company Service
  • Consumer/Mobile/Commerce WIV Labs About The WIV Labs team is made up of Koreas definitive experts in search engines. Its programmers developed Koreas #2 search engine, Daum, end-to-end from scratch. WIV Labs aims to become a leader in the social Q&A field by providing a service capable of collecting and analyzing the large-scale amounts of data produced by SNS. Social Q&A Service, Qaster Right now, a huge scope of significant information is produced by users questions and answers on SNS, but it is difficult to search and find the specific information that you want. WIV Labs new service Qaster solves this problem by collecting and analyzing data from SNS and extracting the meaningful information found in users questions and answers. The beta version of Qaster was launched at the end of March 2014. Qaster Company Service
  • Consumer/Mobile/Commerce Seedpaper About Seedpaper offers practical, mobile-based content that helps regular women enhance their lifestyle. Its newly launched content brand Self Beauty offers easy-to-follow videos & guides featuring renowned makeup & hair experts. Self Beauty Self Beautys content is available on Kakaos Plus