THE VC - Who we are (English)

TheVC is changing the start-up investment ecosystem of Korea by providing information.

We are providing Startup search service and newsletters by collecting feasible information form all reliable channels.

Who is our role model?

The American startup market has a huge amount of data of startup information which are actively shared.
In the last few years, new startup unicorns have been coming up and growing rapidly such as Facebook, Airbnb, Dropbox, etc. Investors and Startup CEOs are trying their best to get information for good opportunities.
Now, the number of Startup unicorns is rapidly increasing in Korea.
How can we track them?

The number of our users

TheVC was founded in 2016, and has been using SEO strategy for building the startup database platforms.
The SEO strategy for startup keywords has enabled us to be found on top in the search engines, such as Google, Naver, etc. That has resulted having a big number of users.
Every investor or startup CEO has visited our website at least once!

The number of our subscribers

The most enthusiastic visitors of our website are startup CEO and institute investors. Which investment institutes do you think are popular to startup entrepreneurs? Or which startup is popular?
TheVC will give you the answer!
C-level people : CEO, CTO, CFO, and other directors.
Investors: Venture Capital, PEF, Accelerators, and Financial institutes.


Major Korean media are quoting our well-refined information of startups in Korea because you can get the current status and information of startup investment at once.

Our customers

Many of Korean government institution and researchers are using our database for their policy decision.
Other big firms and financial institutes are trying to contact us, but we are planning to offer paid services in the future.

Our users

Startup CEOs are visiting our website to get investor’s information for funding
For that reason, we are posting startups’ IRs through our newsletters for free.

Our strategies

We keep thinking about how to quickly collect and process information about startups and venture capital firms that changes every moment. The VC automatically collects data from various trusted channels and delivers news from startups and venture capital firms quickly.



Cooperation :
Forbes Global 30 Under 30 nominees (Forbes)
Weekly Startups Funding (The Korea Economic Daily)
Service : Renewing the service is onboard
Research & Development : Automating data collection


Funding : Seed
Cooperation : Forbes Global 30 Under 30 nominees (Forbes)
Holding events : Private IR Conference x 4
Research project : Startup Trends Report 2019 (KB Card)
Service : Launched 'IR search' service (beta)


Research project : Startup Trends Report 2018 (KB Card)


Research project : Seoul Startup Trends Report 2017 (Seoul Business Agency)
Government support :
office, Seoul StartupHub (Seoul Business Agency)


Funding : Angel
Jinyoung Kim (The Invention LAB, CEO)
Jihoon Jung (Digital Healthcare Partners, Partner)
Cooperation : Korea Startup Investment today (Forbes)
Participation : Creative Korea 2016
Service : Launched 'Startup search' service (beta)
Founded : THE VC Inc.

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updated: 2020. 12. 29