Growth and Shares

Enlight Ventures is a VC firm dedicated to funding tech startups. Armed with experience and expertise in a wide range of industries, we strive to go beyond mere financial backing, to create a startup ecosystem that exists in advanced countries: exploring growth plans with early-stage startups and designing management strategies with growth-stage companies. From investment to exit, we map out long-term support as a value-up partner for startups.

Look for

an early-stage tech startup

Look for

an early-stage tech startup

Make follow-up investments based on the company’s stage of growth
Make follow-up investments based on the company’s stage of growth
Support a portfolio

company’s growth

Support a portfolio

company’s growth

Work out an optimal exit strategy
Work out an optimal exit strategy

FUND

We make tech-based investments, with our main funds

under management focused on early-stage investing

in specific regions and/or industries.

We provide various opportunities and support by which our portfolio companies can connect with large businesses or advance into overseas markets.  

No. of Family Companies

350

AUM (in KRW 100 million) 

2,800

No. of Funds 

17

Founded in 

2017

History

     2017

  • A venture capital limited company is founded (headquartered in Daegu)
  • A KRW 16.2 billion Enlight No. 1 Youth Entrepreneurship Fund is formed

     2018

  • A KRW 20.3 billion Enlight No. 2 CD Fund is created
  • Enlight Ventures is appointed by the Ministry of SMEs and Startups as a manager of TIPS
  • The Jeju Branch is established
  • A KRW 20.3 billion Enlight No. 3 CG Fund is raised
  • A KRW 15 billion Enlight No. 4 NJI Fund is launched
  • The Gwangju Branch is established

     2019

  • A KRW 25 billion Moonlight Innovative Entrepreneurship/Growth Support Fund is created
  • Enlight Ventures wins an achievement award in recognition of its work to invigorate the local venture ecosystem at the 2019 KDB NextRound Closing event


     2020

  • An KRW 12.2 billion Enlight No. 6 CD Fund is raised
  • Enlight Ventures is the winner of the Best Execution House LLC at the Korea Venture Capital Awards 2020
  • A KRW 12.2 billion Enlight CG No. 2 Fund is formed

  • A KRW 6.5 billion Enlight No. 8 AgTech Plus Fund is launched 

  • The Korean Red Cross confers the Award of Honor in Recognition of Merit on Enlight Ventures

  • A KRW 22 billion Enlight No. 9 Next Unicorn Venture Fund is raised 

  • Enlight Ventures wins the Minister of SMEs and Startups Award for its service to promote entrepreneurship in 2020

  • Enlight Ventures wins official commendation from the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport in recognition of its contribution to the development of land and transport services

     2021

  • A KRW 14.3 billion Enlight No. 10 Ocean Star  Fund is created
  • KRW 19 billion is raised for a fund for local balanced development special zones in the Gyeongsang and Jeolla provinces of Korea
  • The Seoul Branch is established
  • A KRW 35 billion Enlight SD Strategy Fund is launched 
  • The Changwon Branch is established
  • A KRW 11.2 billion Enlight SD No. 2 Strategy Fund is formed
  • A KRW 21.2 billion Enlight SD No. 3 Strategy Fund is raised
  • The Daejeon Branch is established

     2022

  • A KRW 23 billion Intops-Enlight Regional New Deal Smart Water City Fund is created
  • A KRW 2 billion Enlight AB Strategy Fund is established

  • A KRW 2.2 billion Enlight SS Fund is raised

  • Enlight Ventures changes its corporate structure from a limited company to a corporation

Contacts

HEAD-OFFICE

Maker Space Bldg, 51, Hoam-ro, Buk-gu, 

Daegu, Republic of Korea    

(Chimsan-dong, Daegu Samsung Creative Campus)

BRANCH

Gwangju Branch, Daejeon Branch

Seoul Branch, Changwon Branch

TEL

053-341-9222

FAX

053-341-9223

E-MAIL

info@enlightvc.com


The New Norm of Venture Capital Investment

Enlight Ventures


Growth and Shares

Enlight Ventures is a VC firm dedicated to funding tech startups.

Armed with experience and expertise in a wide range of industries,

we strive to go beyond mere financial backing, to create a startup ecosystem that exists in advanced countries:

exploring growth plans with early-stage startups and designing management strategies with growth-stage companies.

From investment to exit, we map out long-term support as a value-up partner for startups.


Look for an early-

stage tech startup


Support a portfolio 

company’s growth


Make follow-up investments based on the company’s 

stage of growth


Work out an optimal exit strategy

Fund

We make tech-based investments, with our main funds under management focused on early-stage investing in specific regions and/or industries.

We provide various opportunities and support by which our portfolio companies can connect with large businesses or advance into overseas markets.  

350

No. of Family Companies

2,800

AUM(in KRW 100 million)

17

No. of Funds


2017

Founded in

History

2017  

  • A venture capital limited company is founded (headquartered in Daegu)
  • A KRW 16.2 billion Enlight No. 1 Youth Entrepreneurship Fund is formed

2018  

  • A KRW 20.3 billion Enlight No. 2 CD Fund is created
  • Enlight Ventures is appointed by the Ministry of SMEs and Startups as a manager of TIPS
  • The Jeju Branch is established
  • A KRW 20.3 billion Enlight No. 3 CG Fund is raised
  • A KRW 15 billion Enlight No. 4 NJI Fund is launched.Oct 2018
  • The Gwangju Branch is established

2019  

  • A KRW 25 billion Moonlight Innovative Entrepreneurship/Growth Support Fund is created
  • Enlight Ventures wins an achievement award in recognition of its work to invigorate

    the local venture ecosystem at the 2019 KDB NextRound Closing event

2020  

  • An KRW 12.2 billion Enlight No. 6 CD Fund is raised
  • Enlight Ventures is the winner of the Best Execution House LLC at the Korea Venture Capital Awards 2020
  • A KRW 12.2 billion Enlight CG No. 2 Fund is formed
  • A KRW 6.5 billion Enlight No. 8 AgTech Plus Fund is launched
  • The Korean Red Cross confers the Award of Honor in Recognition of Merit on Enlight Ventures
  • A KRW 22 billion Enlight No. 9 Next Unicorn Venture Fund is raised
  • Enlight Ventures wins the Minister of SMEs and Startups Award for its service to promote entrepreneurship in 2020
  • Enlight Ventures wins official commendation from the Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport in recognition of its contribution to the development of land and transport services

2021      

  • A KRW 14.3 billion Enlight No. 10 Ocean Star Fund is created
  • KRW 19 billion is raised for a fund for local balanced development special zones in the Gyeongsang and Jeolla provinces of Korea
  • The Seoul Branch is established
  • A KRW 35 billion Enlight SD Strategy Fund is launched
  • The Changwon Branch is established
  • A KRW 11.2 billion Enlight SD No. 2 Strategy Fund is formed
  • A KRW 21.2 billion Enlight SD No. 3 Strategy Fund is raised
  • The Daejeon Branch is established

2022  

  • A KRW 23 billion Intops-Enlight Regional New Deal Smart Water City Fund is created 
  • A KRW 2 billion Enlight AB Strategy Fund is established
  • A KRW 2.2 billion Enlight SS Fund is raised
  • Enlight Ventures changes its corporate structure from a limited company to a corporation

Contacts

HEAD-OFFICE

BRANCH

TEL

FAX

E-MAIL

Maker Space Bldg, 51, Hoam-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu, Republic of Korea    

(Chimsan-dong, Daegu Samsung Creative Campus)

Gwangju, Daejeon,

Seoul, Changwon

053-341-9222

053-341-9223

info@enlightvc.com