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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.

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  1. 1. Sta rtup’s Best Friend K CUBE VENTURES Company Profile Dec. 2014 ‘G cuss VENTURES
  2. 2. K CUBE VENTURES ( 7 KCUBE l_ FactSheet / , // Total Investment Amt. $1 7 Portfoliocompanies Funds .5M / /
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  5. 5. en mi 4:2: PM im- Kakaostyies Kakaostyleé q sum =1»-121:1 — + I)lAl*'lF My am : .-a. » , . Bel? :- + arc AI: ulsuifl I-mm em as “IE M58: + NANNICVHI-I $Iyl4.wi. ,, !ElII1§ + -': m:» in-am: an an m in-m— $§§‘7| AEIHHIEI l 1‘fili7IIhlNI! am: 38.900w IOIEI I COMPANY I SERVICE WishLink, |nc. KakaoSty| e About WishLink, Inc. was founded by two of Korea’s leading experts in online shopping. - Minuk Kim, CEO: Head of Sales Unit of NHN Shopping; recognized by peers as the “most networked person” in Korea's online shopping industry - Cheonju Seo, CTO: Team leader ofthe mobile platform development for Korea's #3 shopping site, ‘1Istreet' Less than 1 year since the launch of its service, monthly revenue reached nearly $1 million. ‘Ka kaoSty| e’ ‘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 ‘Sty| eNanda’ and ‘Naning9’ are registered on ‘KakaoStyle' - Available to Kal<ao's 35 million users and as an app (The number of the total users of Kakao is 130 million in global. ) - Currently being launched in China
  6. 6. I . emu vans nan ‘ S l 4 may , yum umxog uwuum um: %é“Fiflr uuuu I SERVICE I COMPANY Surprise Mverse About The Mverse team: - Shi Hyun loo, CEO: KAIST graduate; Consultant at Bain & Company; Co-Founder of Silicon Valley startup ‘Style Says‘ Tae Eun Kim, Executive: K/ MST 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. Achieved 0 3+mi| |ion Download just for 2 months , and the rate of revisiting approaches to 90%
  7. 7. COMPANY SERVICE VINGLE VINGLE 1 .4 "1. , . E 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 ru-tell-. «-4nn: i-xi ~ 1 _ - Jiwon Moon, CEO: M A in Education from Harvard University - Changseong Ho, COO‘ M_B A from Stanford University vii: erve ‘ , , Vingle ‘Vingle, ’ an interest—based community platform that allows people to connect via their shared interest, already has 4 million monthly F"l'lgll'* visitors coming from over l05 nations, including the U S, , Japan, Indonesia, and Mexico Accomplished 100 million page views as of May 2014 1'tl'l| Vl: 'Mr; __( rs. ..“ NW5 UM‘? ‘Ail Uli ‘. ”.1l kfllil‘ .1r= iu-I. 'w-: i:m : fl:in-l
  8. 8. ;~. L n. , 9» 9.‘ I": i’ ,4 i. '.l1‘«. H.'_l COMPANY SERVICE Kids note Kids note About Two long-time colleagues at Korea's 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 Ahntab: 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 - 25% of all Korean nursery and preschools (i2,000 out of 50,000) use Kids Note - The secondcplace app in this category has less than iO% of the number of downloads compared to Kids Note - lnouiry for usage is constantly coming from abroad fifllllllakvltax = fl:ui-l
  9. 9. ewe: Q/ l? .l AIHIE ECEHE 3! §1E0llkl! A . .'. l“‘fii. _: -4 ‘ / %?3lE §%9l SE7}. E§7l. E155 3% -'= r'. 'E‘ kllilfil ’3i§lE°l| /ll -i-‘s%% ‘. “_1EJl 3lE Bil‘? §-'3.-2| ehllfii flllolxlé °l§! itll/3ll9l §/ ‘I5-Q '24 7'l3ll. "r‘r¢ Eli Kll§'; ! "COMPANY T SERVICE Dunamu Stocks Plus for Kakao About Dunamu Founder & CEO Chi Hyung Song is a nationally recognized top—tier engineer. He was designated to teach Korea’s most talented engineers as a Mentor in the Korea Software Maestro Program, a prestigious training system operated by South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, lndustiy & 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 Si MA. in Economics from Seoul National University - Hyung Nyun Kim, CSO: CEO, Futurewiz ‘Stocks Plus for Ka kao’ ‘Stocks Plus for Kakao’ allows users to easily check their stock quotes in real-time through Kakao, Korea’s top mobile platform with 3Smi| |ion 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—re| ated activities. Recently achieved +0,i million downloads for 2 months The partnership with Kiwoom and Mi-rae asset made it possible to adopt the function to trade stocks directly, and discussion for more partnership with other major stock company is still ongoing. ' fir: iomairawaaaatauidl
  10. 10. y COMPANY SERVICE Seedpaper SELF BEAUTY 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 84 guides featuring renowned makeup 8i hair experts ‘Self Beauty’ Self Beauty's content is available on Kakao's ‘Plus Friend’ feature, which allows users to receive special content from artists, brands and publications, With content from prominent experts such as hair designer Cha Hong and makeup artistJung Saem Mool, the response to Self Beauty has been positive. ‘Kakao Page‘ is an online marketplace for digital content and Self Beauty's ‘Kakao Page’ has also been popular with users - Self Beauty became available in Plus Friend in July 20iZ and gained 250,000 subscribers within 2 months - Current number of Plus Friend subscribers is 335,000 - 0 9 Million readers on Self Beauty’s Kakao Page Mobile application ‘Self Beauty‘ was formally launched in November ZOT4. flr= inI| ,ou: t:ni : ll: im‘l
  11. 11. 4. COMPANY SERVICE Hea| thWave HiChart About Healthwave creates animations that make it easy for patients and caretakers to understand complicated medical procedures such as breast cancer surgery by watching them on their smartphones Dr Hee Doo Chung, M D. , CEO: A general surgeon at Seoul National University Hospital ‘HiChart’ In 2011, l—lealthWave launched the worlds first information prescription service called ‘HiChart, ' HiChart has hundreds of animations that explain how complicated medical procedures are performed as well as the risks & side effects In the past, it may have taken an hour for a doctor to explain to a patient about a complex surgery with diagrams and printed materials In addition to the time this required, there was often a gap between the understanding that the doctor wanted to convey and the patients actual understanding of the procedure Now when a doctor prescribes a HiChart animation for the patient to watch on a smartphone, this not only helps the patient to fully understand the procedure, closing the gap in understanding, but it also saves time .1r= iu-in. ‘-: r;m = fl:ui-l
  12. 12. Silver 925 Box u u: AI‘-ll via an use IVHVIIAE1 no.5 , , i any we Illtfld twain lltitfllillllfi we in max RIIME um nioiu um l': l'éE1EElEI X I'. t’: ‘§l éiliillolfl E2’-“IE with MONDAY EDITION CELEB COLLABORATION ~ COMPANY byBox SERVICE byBox About One of Korea's most recognized icons in fashion design and an industry expert in digital content have teamed up to found byBox, the curation commerce service for fashion - Se Woon Jurn, CEO: Producer at Cheil Worldwide Inc, where he was recognized for his successful execution of IPTV content services - Ho Sub Kan, Chief Curator: Professor of Fashion Design at Hongik University (Korea's top arts school): Mentor on television program ‘Project Runway Korea‘ ‘byBox’ byBox is a curation commerce service for boxes of jewelry and accessories created by Korean designers and curated by major celebrities and experts such as renowned fashion stylists. Up-and-coming local designers collaborate with these influential figures to introduce their products on byBox‘s platform, This enables customers to obtain unique fashion items that are not available anywhere else, at reasonable prices From fashion, living to kids, byBox provides theme products throughout | ife—sty| e products. ‘byBox season2' is opened with new contents and services of the brand after large renewal of its online pages at August 2014 ' m= inmt1:r= i.~iq: it= uio‘l
  13. 13. it COMPANY SERVICE Vius Korea Mr. Koon About Vius Korea is the creator of Mr. Koon, the curation commerce service that sells high—tech digital & design products from around the world to early adopter tech-lovers faster and at lower prices than any other online commerce site The Mr Koon team includes two Co-Founders of TicketMonster, the online ticketing platform, and the CFO of Reebonz, the online luxury goods retailer ‘Mr. Koon’ Mr. Koon scours the globe for colorful and distinctive IT, design and household items with high-tech features in categories ranging from IT, camping, leisure and household Mr. Koon has established a unique market position in Korea by targeting male early tech adopters (+70% of customers are male) Mr. Koon's reasonable prices, made possible by cutting out the middleman and streamlining the buying process, have led to significant customer growth - Monthly revenue has reached nearly $1 million (average amount of each customer order is about $150 USD) - +60,000 registered users (Z50% increase since September 2013) - its new distribution system delivers orders within 7 days (domestically) ‘ fir= inI| ov. ~«: t;ni : lI: im‘l
  14. 14. raesae, ffiifiéi‘ Ei‘: i‘. "‘: I)”. fDi’Jl C "COMPANY I SERVICE Zai Seoul Zai Seoul About Zai Seoul has a team of which 35% of the employees are Chinese. The company currently operates a traveling service platform that targets Chinese tourists interested in visiting Korea Starting in 2010 by first creating coupon books, Zai Seoul got into serious business by making monthly magazines in March of 2011 As the number of total prints reached a million in 2014, Zai Seoul truly became the best Korean magazine for Chinese tourists. Backed with these unique experiences, Zai Seoul opened its own portal website for Chinese tourists and is being well received up to this day. Zai Seoul: Chinese Tourist’s Gateway to Korea The sen/ ice accommodates traveling information that have been produced in-house along with hotel related products It also cooperates with China's largest OTA Qunar to provide a guide matching service called ‘Ttainawal. By conveniently providing all services that a tourist might need through an online medium, Zai Seoul’s ultimate goal is to become the de facto on| ine*to*off| ine platform for Chinese tourists who wish to visit Korea ' -finiuui-it. u:t: m . :n‘t= im‘l
  15. 15. o III: III‘? ! Ale’ the «aim zsiari Mile‘ niieaie if! av r l7)l¢: I9 " COMPANY SERVICE Devign Lab Coinone About Devign Lab's employees consists of POSTECH (Top 9 Asian University) Computer Science graduates with IT competition awards and Myung Hun Cha, who was awarded 3rd place in the worlds largest hacking competition Defcon as a CEO. Devign Lab has produced the most advanced security system with the aid of security specialists in the IT industry and protect customer's valued assets securely ‘Coinone’ Coinone enables both amateur and professional bitcoin users to transact bitcoin easily through a tailored Ul (User Interface) with a 0% transaction fee. Coinone's key differentiator from other services Will be its professional transaction system With the fluctuation of bitcoin prices, the need for a professional grade Ul have emerged and Coineone aims to satisfy these users. They have implemented the first web-based HTS in South Korea, designed to provide up to date bidding/ contract information for convenient purchase of Bitcoin Also, Coinone is a cross-platform, multi-device solution, the first of its kind in Korea Their one click payment system ‘Coinpay’ will provide payment services with a 0% transaction fee Coinpay would be linked to Coinone and allow merchants to easily accept bitcoin payments in exchange for South Korean won. Their mobile application is currently in development and is planned to be released in the near future ‘ ar= inIioit. u:r: m = lt= im‘l
  16. 16. ®componimo| s T‘ COMPANY SERVICE Companimals Companimals About Companimals is a compound word made up of ‘Companion and ‘Animal’, which means animals living together with people who think of them as companions This team consists of animal experts like veterinarians, engineers, designers, and other professionals of various fields, to serve for companion animals and people who care and love them. ‘Companimals’ Companimals is currently developing a pet community service application that is optimal to use on mobile devices In addition, the company IS planning to provide fun and easy, but of course professionally supervised videos on information required to raise a pet, such as diseases and behavioral characteristics Moreover, Companimals is also aiming to provide additional functions such as adoption service and lost Det prevention service. The company's long term goal is to become an integrated information platform about pet raising Companimals plans to release a community service application in the first half of 2015 ' fininiui-v. ‘:z: L -s. =n‘t: im‘l
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  18. 18. COMPANY SERVICE Frog rams Watcha! About Frograms'19 award-winning engineers and data scientists are recognized globally. - Tae Hoon Park, CEO‘ Attended KAIST (‘Korea's MIT“): developed new services at Korean game developer Nexon - Kyung Yoon Oh, CTO: KAIST graduate; International Olympiad in Informatics Gold Medal; ACMVICPC World Finalist I Choong Jae Lee: Computer Engineering Ph D from POSTECH: Korea Olympiad in Informatics Bronze Medal - Ha Neul Choir POSTECH graduate; DEF CON CTF 3rd Place ‘Watcha ! ’ - Watchal has 140 million stars in ratings; whereas Korea's #1 internet portal Naver‘s movie section has 5 million stars in ratings - Reaching one million users as of July 2014 - Frograms won the 2nd Place Prize in the Google Ksstartup Competition 2012 for Watchal - Pursuing global expansion and new content categories in personalized recommendation fifllllllakvltax = fl:ui-I
  19. 19. O ster Evaryona's Q&A: from Twitter are all here looldunlaviucbloiseuui yum: -y Awmmin wimaoywv-imsnoaiioownuamioiabvum out-can-«nan-on-I xnuiooi-van-met vale-nay Canon-nu bamvav-Lblrlnnsunl-cinhwo , n. -n. -mm-gnu. .. ya-an-y Civlvqpulwbnoviliimdhulvqlizuudsulnrscoiul atlbdlllrfinwldxllhfilwlwflhiflifiillllt vv-mu vi-u-iiavi-uoaauinan-ii O-a—~Anu. iruni= iiunI i‘ i<. -iooiuoiw-ow-unuo-y E can-nsmoaiuuuivrliiolunngu ‘ilnovlll win i<-uoouvcc-wunriv-mu-1 Odoa-nicunrumtdvun in-nnlnup-Iv mi: -srm-nah: - -in-ii. -vi: -gaunt n-a-r , g-ac-Iiuuunn-a-iuiuu iounuununlign-ruunnnu , I COMPANY WIV Labs I SERVICE Qaster I About The WIV Labs team is made up of Korea's definitive experts in search engines. Its programmers developed Korea's #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. I 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 ‘Qastei’ 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. hfipiflgagjgr com
  20. 20. ‘ COMPANY " SERVICE Qurion Under Development About Qurion creates Semantic Vertical Search Engine focused on Summarization and Personalization of User'Generated Content Syung Lee, CEO: 20 years work experience in Sillicon Valley Joined Google at pre—| PO stage. Held various positions including an experience as a technical account manager for ecommerce sites (TripAdvisor, Shoppingcom, Nextag) Woojoo Lee, CTO: Vast experience including semanti search at Naver, #1 Search Engine at Korea Sam Fung, Senior Engineer: Senior Web Solutions and Applications Engineer at Google Has 9+ years experience at Google Problem Qurion tries to solve is as follows Existing search services for User-Generated Services and Products Review Content still stuck at Search 10 technology that is based on basic information retrieval technologies such as string match and link analysis User has to read too many reviews to get useful information Wide variety of opinions expressed in the reviews makes it confusing and hard to remember Lacking next-generation search technology with semantics- based relevancy models and analysis, clustering, summarization, and personalization 1: ‘lulu = T=l~‘IEtIi'l= llli
  21. 21. — COMPANY i~ SERVICE cldi Under Development About Cldi is a startup that uses image recognition technology and machine learning to make visual browsing much easier for everyone. The company aims to improve beyond current existing technologies and make information searching from images more efficient, I Anthony S Baek, CEO 2 PhD at KAIST, Has various experience (hardware — designing multimedia processors, software — Samsung Electronics, Gretech) I Jungin Lee, CTO : participated in large-scaled image recognition researches at KAJST and improving handwriting recognition algorithms at ETRI. Devloped mobile games such as Mini Game Paradise 5 and Homerun Battle 3D at Com2uS Focusing on Image Recognition Technology Cldi is a techno| ogy~based venture that concentrates in image recognition technology. By using neural network models for the recognition process, Cldi claims to have the highest accuracy in recognizing images 'l~I.1:t: i~*1eiId‘I: iIi-'
  22. 22. I COMPANY I SERVICE Dining Code Dining Code About Dining Code is a startup that utilizes big data technologies, which it has been building up for several years The company uses this technology to provide a reasonable restaurant ranking system and restaurant reviews I Hyosup Shin, the founder and CTO 1 PhD in computer engineering from Seoul National University l-las been researching the fields of database, data search and data mining for the past 20 years while holding numerous patents and published papers Dining Code: Offering You the Real Data The service analyzes millions of restaurant related blog entries to bring out the best result for the user. With the companies own big data analyzing system, advertisement and spams are filtered from the search so that the result only contains genuine info With Dining Code, people no longer have to go back to a search engine and check if a highly ranked blog entry is indeed telling the truth, The link provided from Dining Code will direct you to a blog post that contains real data about the restaurant that you've been looking for. Since the launch at December 2013, it grows consistently based on the customers’ feedback, it released mobile application ‘Dining Code’ with good response from the websites
  23. 23. 'A Vstratiom. STRATIO is Bringing Infrared Vision to the Mass Market FR mt —r«: : .s. «.». VF-‘-'. ‘ »rI. Y.. v STRAT L) No I COMPANY Stratio I SERVICE SWIR image sensor About Stratio is a team of four members in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University who have come up with a new infrared imaging technology that works with a smartphone, This new sensor costs far less and offers much higher resolution than existing technologies. It has a range of possible uses, from food quality to chemical analysis and forensics. The company was selected on SB| R(Sma| l Business Innovative Research) program which is run by US NSF(Nationa| Science Foundation) in May 2014. I Jae Hyung Lee, CEO: PhD in electrical engineering from Stanford University: Worked at Boston Consulting Group and Samsung Electronics ‘Stratio's SWIR image sensor’ Stratio is developing the world's first portable Short Wavelength infrared (SWIR) sensors, When incorporated into handheld devices, such as smart phones, Stratio's SWIR image sensors will allow evewone to monitor their biological functions non-invasively in real- time. Furthermore, these SWIR Image sensors can be utilized in diverse fields, including automotive safety and food safety inspection.
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  25. 25. ~ COMPANY I SERVICE Fincon Hello Hero About The heads of each department, including development, animation and strategy, that created the hit online MMORPG ‘C9’ (which took the Grand Prize at the 2009 Korea Game Awards) formed Fincon together to make mobile RPGs. I Choong Kil Yoo: Producer & Head of Strategy for C9 I Jung Hyun Kim: Head of Client Services for C9 I Jay Young Kim: Head of Servers for C9 I Sung Hwan Kim: Head of Characters for C9 I Ki Young Nam: Head of New Business at Webzen Games I Fincon grew from I 1 to 40 employees I Tens of millions of dollars in revenue ‘Hello Hero’ Fincon’s first mobile RPG ‘Hello Hero’ was once ranked the #1 free game in the iTunes App Store and #3 popular app in Google Play. It also rose to the #5 game in the global Google Play ranking at one point. 280+ diverse collectible characters Available in about 160 countries including the US , UK and Brazil (Excepting only 5 countries, it's doing direct managing. ) Once ranked as the #1 paid app in 18 countries including China. Achieved llmillion downloads at August 2014 ’ firm: omditaieaflaniil
  26. 26. ICOMPANY I SERVICE Neptune Nexon Pro Baseball Master 201 4 About Neptune‘s CEO Wook Jung built his team with several recognized leaders in Korea's gaming industry. I Wook Jung, CEO: CEO of NHN Entertainment I Sang Hoon Kwon, CTO: CTO of NHN Japan I Han Sang Cho, COO: COO of NHN Entertainment Neptune released its first game ‘Nexon Pro Baseball Master’ in 2013 and launched its ipgraded version in April 2014 r 2014 HEXOH Korea Coin & Neptune Company All Rights Reserved ‘Nexon Pro Baseball Master 2014’ Nexon Pro Baseball Master Z0t4 is a strategic simulation game for smartphones Users become directors and make tactic and strategy Renewal of ‘single mode’ and ‘player card’, various user opinions are reflected in from former version adding perfection of this game General graphic has been improved, as well as, various movements of the players and even the colors of their complexion have been applied it also enhances the convenience for the users, showing 10 kinds of information including batting average, earned run, and etc
  27. 27. COMPANY SERVICE Dryad Legions About Dryad stands out among game startups for its strong team Young Seo, CEO: Producer at Daum Mobile Games Jungdae Lee, Producer: Producer at Daum Mobile Games I Hongmo Kim, CTO: Engineer at NC Soft and Daum Dohyung Ban, Art Director: M F. A. in Computer Art from the School of Visual Art Dryad was founded in May ZOTZ with the aim of developing mobile RPGs to introduce a brand new genre of combined TCG/ RPG Dryad plans to develop a TCG that reflects Korean gamers‘ preferences and is focused on creating one that‘s unique from the TCGs popular in Japan ‘Legions’ ‘Legions’ is a mobile strategic simulation game based on the middle age fantasy being a lord of one city to grow the city by nurturing heroes This mobile strategic game is a combination of trade card game and RPG, getting attention from FGT even before its launching Especially it overcomes the flaw of TCG which is only focusing on card collecting, and also existing PC uses can enjoy the game just like online via mobile phone .1r= iu-I. 'w-: i;m = fl:ut-I
  28. 28. " COMPANY ' SERVICE O’0| B| Ue Mighty Quest To Be Released About 001 Btue was started by CEO Nam Suk Kim and the key developers who brought the awardrwinning MMORPG ‘C9’ to Korean gamers In 2009. 001 Blue released ‘Mighty Quest, ’ in game that combines the fun of RPG and puzzles to a character collection game. O'ot blue has a great development experience through ‘Mighty Quest’ and is preparing for a new mobile action RPG for next year. ' an: -uunpxuiraasanaurdt
  29. 29. I COMPANY I SERVICE Dubaki Soft Monster Doors About Dubaki means ‘two wheels’ in Korean, which represents the founders’ philosophy that ‘performance’ and ‘the ability to work well with others‘ are the two elements that are essential to a great team Dubaki was founded by the team behind successes including the mobile 3D MMORPG ‘Dragon Mist‘ and the large-scale mobile shooting game ‘Air Hunter, ’ which won praise when WeMade Entertainment showcased it at the E3 Expo and the G*Star Global Game Exhibition Dubaki released a casual shooting game, ‘lvlonstor Doors‘ in August 201 4 ‘Monster Doors’ ‘Monster Doors’ is a new type of shooting defense game combining intuitive arcade shooting and defense elements It provides 6 types of playing manners by each 6 different characters with an enjoyable graphic visual like an animation movie Also depending on the growing strategy of each pet, weapon and relic, the playing manner changes so that users can enjoy new fun every time by it
  30. 30. I COMPANY I SERVICE Valcon To Be Released About The Valcon team is made up of six game developers who spent many years working together to develop MMORPG titles at Nexon and XL Games. - Woo Jun Jung, CEO: In charge of strategy & monetization at ArcheAge and Nexon Live Game - Hee Young Kim, Executive: Part Leader for Game Design at XL Games Valcon is set to release a new type of defense game that combines social feedback and an online game narrative in the autumn of 2014.
  31. 31. " COMPANY ' SERVICE Cherry Bugs To Be Released About The Cherry Bugs team consists of six experienced developers who worked together at WeMade Entertainment, one of Korea’s top game companies, for many years and produced award-winning games I - Chul Ho Jung, CEO I Section Chief of WeMade Entertainments graphics department with 120 graphic designers, His PC game ‘The Boss’ won the Grand Prize at the 2003 Korea Game Awards - Hyun Jin Jang, Producer 2 Globally recognized animator. Won 4th Place at Dominance War, the international game art competition - Min Soo Kang, developer: Over 10 years of experience in creating large-scale MMORPGS, and other top-rated developers round out the Cherry Bugs team. ' m= inmt1:r= i.~in: itauio‘l
  32. 32. for Kakao I COMPANY I SERVICE Red Sahara Immortal Warrior About Red Sahara was founded by key members who formerly worked together at Webzen Games, building a strong sense of teamwork and creating successful largesscale games over the course of 4 years ‘Immortal Warrior’ Red Sahara launched a mobile strategy RPG game titled ‘Immortal Warrior’ in April 2014 The game became instant success - lrnmortal Warrior was once ranked the #8 top grossing game in the Kakao Game Platform and the #6 top grossing app in the Google Play Store. It is a remarkable feat considering that it released the game without the help of a publisher and little in the way of marketing Korean gamers are giving lmmortal Warrior high marks for capturing the fun, immersive experience of a traditional RPG in a mobile game Players can collect and cultivate diverse 3'D characters and employ differentiated fighting strategies with 4‘ character groups The growing popularity of Immortal Warrior has also begun attracting attention from game publishers in the neighboring Chinese market‘
  33. 33. it COMPANY SERVICE Howling Soft 7Days/ Sand Storm About Howling Soft was founded by key members who formerly worked together at Game High, building a strong sense of teamwork and creating successful #1 FPS Game in Korea called ‘Sudden Attack” Howling Soft is currently recognized as the best FPS Game startup. Howling Soft launched a mobile FPS game titled ‘Sand Storm‘ in September 2014 ‘Sand Storm’ Sand Storm is military defense FPS game based on 3D, and has fascinating graphic created based on real weapon like AKM, FAMAS, AWEM and great sound reminding of actual warfare. It maximizes convenience by using the mobi| e‘optimized interface and serves the same sense of immersion as online FPS. So that users can enjoy the hitting sense and tension of FPS by mobile phone which was formerly delivered only by PC. ’ HVIIII -iv. u:r: m '. =fl= lIl0'l
  34. 34. ~ COMPANY r SERVICE CoCoon Games Songs of War About CoCoon Games was founded by key members who formerly worked together at Paprika Lab, acquired by GREE - Jeongwook Lee, CEO: former Paprika Lab COO I Kimun Song, CTO 2 Former Paprika Lab CTO, Lead Programmer at Nexon - SangYub Lee, CPO 2 Former Liveops Manager at Kabam. Paprika Lab Graphic Designer CoCoon Games launched a mobile strategy RPG (tribal wars) games titled ‘Songs of War’ in November 20l4 ‘Songs of War’ The Tribal war game, ‘Songs of war’ is a strategic fantasy game with the concept of the middle age offering dynamic fun of a hero system and tribe wars via mobile phone. | t’s setting a goal to be a representative tribe-war-type mobile game nationally with the enforcement on the element encouraging group competition of guilds satisfying national users. ' nrim omuéraweanauidl
  35. 35. COMPANY SERVICE BlackBea rd Dystopia (To Be Released) About BlackBeard was founded by former key members of Activision Blizzard and NC Soft. The company is set to develop a SCl’fl mobile game, ‘Dystopia’ which is to be launched next year Konwoo Kang, who is CEO in BlackBeard, had participated in planning and development of ‘BIade&Soul’ which is among the greatest hits game of NC Soft Other team members also have several years of experience in game development with each other ‘Dystopia’ 'Dystopia' is a high quality SCl’fl action RPG game based on the story about the invasion by aliens and the battle against them in the year 2120. The game has a unique control system which overcomes the limits coming from mobile devices, providing a greater sense of maneuverability. Also the game's outstanding graphics produce greater level of engagement for users The game aims to support multi-platform including mobile, online and console, and on the basis of that, ‘Dystopia’ Wlll eventually pursue global expansion fir= IIl| I,0V»: «lt: L1 : ll: iml
  36. 36. K CUBE VENTURES WHAT l l, '» WEDO K CUBE Family CEO DAY K CUBE Session & Conference
  37. 37. K CUBE Family CEO DAY toll)-Iflfl K CUBE Family CEO DAY Family CEO Day is a monthly networking event for K Cube Ventures‘ family COITTDBITICS - Executives share advice & discuss opportunities for cooperation - Contributes to Koreas startup ecosystem as a forum for knowledge sharing & networking Knowledge Sharing Platform K Cube family companies have access to an innovative online & mobile platform where they can - Share their best practices and past experiences - Make more efficient and effective executive decisions through opinion sharing
  38. 38. K CUBE Session & Conference Business Development & Mgmt. , Support K Cube Ventures provides our family with diverse opportunities for business collaboration through our wide network of industry experts including investors, inrubators, startups and media outlets We also - Provide advice for expansion in Asia and overseas networking - Assist with HR, PR and management issues such as tax, legal and accounting matters K CUBE Session & Conference K Cube Ventures regularly holds conferences to contribute to the Korean startup ecosystem Other events include. - Shina Chung, Partner, gives one—on—one mentoring sessions to entrepreneurs on a monthly basis at Korea's ffl cowvorking space for entrepreneurs, D Camp - We offer numerous lectures at universities such as KAIST and Seoul National University as well as prominent startup and IT events
  39. 39. K CUBE VENTU RES WHO WE ARE Our Vision Founder & Team Q & A
  40. 40. Our Vision ' Startup’s Best Friend — We Help extraordinary talent to take that leap of faith ‘K Cube Ventures, is an early stage venture capital firm founded in April 2012 with the vision of harnessing the power of startups to change our world. Brian Kim, the creator of Korea's icon of innovation, Kakao, founded K Cube Ventures together with Jimmy Rim, known for his investments in internet, mobile and gaming startups including SundayToz, the maker of Anipang K Cube Ventures believes that early stage startups not only need financial support, but also experienced mentors. To this end, K Cube Ventures assists startups in the areas of business development, networking, team building, strategy consulting, investment 8t financial affairs, HR & PR and management. Thus far, K Cube has invested in 36 companies and will continue to invest in early stage startups in categories such as data analysis technology, social and commerce. (Between $100 thousand to $1 million per startup on average. ) In addition, K Cube is committed to sustaining the active . . fil networking and knowledge sharing that exist among our mm K __ m startups through our unique family culture and contributing 0 ‘ 3lE$'5fiE]éEE3lEg. QBmfl. fl to the development of Korea’s startup ecosystem, ‘'0 . °Ag¥Eg9/19.0 Gmiofii: . u D . - tr . D - ® . . .
  41. 41. Founders & Partners 'Founders Partners Brian Kim - Current Cl‘&ll'W&'7 K Cube Verttisres CF5ll’fl8', Damn Kakao - Pievious. CEO, llH'l Coipo-atiori Foundei Hangame -B s and M s l'7 lnddstiial Engineeiihglrom Seoul National u~ i. E‘5itj. Jimmy Rim ~ Current CED K Cdoe / E’l(LJ'e: - Pl'ElOuS Piiiicipai, So"t: >an< ’e ies Consultant Bostor Consulting Cloub Stiateg} l/ lariage _ NHN Colaolailori ' E S i- lridtisti gl”iEErli'ig ‘io'r KLlST Shina Chung ' Cui'ierit Partnei K Case '. ’ei'il. iie; - Preiious General Manager la-. e-' ' Manage’ of Strategy and Business Der/ elopment, eBay lrc / Cowscltant Boston CCFVSJ tant Grous - M B A. rim Ul'l.9lSl(/ 0‘ l‘/ ll(l'i‘ga' ~ E A in Depaiiment 3’ Fiencri Language and l_lYela'. l.l'E ‘3.i: ine: ; Administration fiorn Ymsei Ui'iiE| 'Sity Jun Kim - Cuirerii Paizrei, K Cdbe vewruie: - Pre/ lous coiomdev 3 Associate ‘. i'tualTe</ Manager SK COl"im. Ji'llCE(iO’l / Manager Cl coipoiation -l, l A lF Giaddate Schoo oi iiiro mat on El/ :)l‘ yonsei UF7le'S(_i -B s in Ndclear Ertgineeiihg l'i ‘rorn Seodl Nat crial Ul‘il‘. ‘€‘fS(y E¥eCi. i‘. ive idea ‘. ‘.’o'l<: '
  42. 42. Q&A ‘Total Investment Service 1. Where do you invest? K Cube Ventures invests in internet, mobile, game and tech startups We believe that we can provide our best support to startups that are in our field of expertise 2. At which stage do you invest? The seed stage to the growth stage We also invest in startups that do not have products or services yet and those in the process of assembling their teams. 3. How much do you invest? Between $l0O thousand and $1 million per startup on average. 4. What are your investment criteria? K Cube believes that people are the most important element of startup success. We look for entrepreneurs with a strong sense of mission and startups that act like ‘painkillers’ that solve life's problems. 5. How do you support startups? We not only provide financial investment, but also give startups access to K Cubes network and business insights We give assistance for needs such as recruitment, entw into global markets, creating partnerships with large companies and public relations. 6. What are your exit criteria? K Cube Ventures takes a minority stake in the company without securities or guarantees, We invest with the goal of a venture exit through an lPO or M&A within 779 years. 7. What are your operational goals? K Cube Ventures aims to become a startups best friend. We want to be the first people that a gifted entrepreneur or team will call when they consider doing a startup, We also want to help cultivate the Korean startup ecosystem through our active early stage investment and our ultimate goal is to assist startups that will create innovation on a global scale I? !. Y". . menu l1.t. r»1iIIi’t-iiitoi
  43. 43. Startup’s Best Friend K Cube Ventures K Cube Tower 4“ Floor. 7262 Yeoksam 2—dong, Gangnamrgu, Seoul, Korea H. http: //kcubeventuresco kr F. facebook. com/ kcubeventures T. @kcubei/ entures . }3‘3U5EV5N“*E5
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    Dec. 1, 2014

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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