The "Venture Capital Market Brief" is a monthly report of statistics compiled by the Korean Venture Capital Association, providing detailed, up-to-date figures on Korea's VC market. A full list of the reports can be accessed online at kvca.or.kr
Venture Capital Firms
■ In 2018, 20 firms were added while 8 firms were terminated, resulting in 133 firms in total as of December 2018.
Registration and Operation of VC
■ The total amount raised by 146 venture capital funds established in 2018 was KRW 4.68 trillion. The number of funds in operation is 807, adding up to KRW 24 trillion.
|New||# of Funds||82||108||120||164||146|
|In Operation||# of Funds||447||529||605||718||807|
■ Of the members of the new funds in 2018, financial institutions accounted for the largest share (30.3%), followed by policy institutes (25.7%).
Share of Members of New Funds
■ As of December 2018, KRW 3.42 trillion was invested into 1,399 firms, up 43.8% year-on-year (KRW 2.38 trillion by 1,266 firms) based on investment amount.
Amount of New Investment by Industry
(Unit: KRW 100 M)
■ In terms of years in operation, investment in the late stage accounts for the largest share (36.5%), followed by the mid stage (34.8%), and the early stage (28.6%).
Share of New Investment by Time
Amount of New Investment by Time
(Unit: KRW 100M)
■ By type of investment, preferred stock accounts for the largest share (54.9%), followed by common stock (17.4%)
Share of New Investment by Type
Amount of New Investment by Type
(Unit: KRW 100M)
Newly Listed on KOSDAQ
|# of IPO||67||109||70||78||90|
|# of VC companies||33||60||36||40||47|
Source: Korean Venture Capital Association, “Dec 2018 Venture Capital Market Brief”
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