What Our Founders Say
Co-founder & CEO of Petastic
"Since 2014, and two startups later, SparkLabs has been the single most valuable investor we've worked with. With both Petnet and Petastic, the partners at SparkLabs have directly contributed to over
$25 million raised in equity capital through their own funds (over $500,000 in our seed round) and investor relationships. Their passion for supporting entrepreneurs and worldwide access to capital is truly unparalleled."
Co-founder of Viasweat
"SparkLabs Taipei has an extensive global network and reach, it's like having a wishing well or fairy godmother. Having someone on your side who supports and pushes you to your fullest potential was so important
in our growth. We also became close friends with the cohorts in our batch who gave us the emotional support that startup founders really need. The program was a really special experience."
Co-founder of 88 Rising
“SparkLabs Global has been not only instrumental to 88 RISING’s launch and success in 2016 as a seed investor, but they have been critical to our ongoing growth because of their hands on approach to helping
88 RISING in all aspects of our business. Whether it has been strategic counsel, legal advice, resourcing us with connections in media, investment firms, or other helpful ways, SparkLabs Global is truly not just a smart investment group but valuable operational support to 88 RISING.
We could not be more grateful and honored for SparkLabs Global to be our shareholder and partner in 88 RISING.”
CEO & Co-founder at Instant Tattoo
"As entrepreneurs, we are solving real problems of the present in order to bring to life our vision of a better future. In this problem solving process, SparkLabs has been our most reliable partner,
offering us the advice and support needed to overcome the many challenges we encountered. It was thanks to their guidance that we were able to persist without giving up on our vision."
Co-founder & CEO of Genies
“Love working with these guys.
an entirely new meaning,
going to all lengths around the world to get us what we need.”
Co-founder & former CEO at Soundwave
(acquired by Spotify)
“The team at SparkLabs have struck a read chord with everyone here at Soundwave due to the fact that, first and foremost, they are all entrepreneurs.
We've really enjoyed tapping into their experience as we navigate our way through building and scaling Soundwave. It's reassuring to know that they are always on the other end of the phone, email, sms, IM or Skype!”
Founder and CEO of Pickupp
“We were lucky enough to be able to participate in Sparklabs Taipei cohort 4 even though our team could not be in Taiwan due to covid travel limits. The program was selective, customized and intimate.
Through a tightly scheduled program tailored to maximize participating founders’ probability of success, we were able to form meaningful peer relationships, close leads and form strategic partnerships along with access to the extensive Sparklabs Taipei investors network.”
Co-founder & former CEO at Code Kingdoms
(acquired by Sandbox)
“Code Kingdoms is delighted to part of the SparkLabs family. The partners understand entrepreneurs because they are entrepreneurs
themselves - the guidance and support provide is always insightful, relevant and timely.
Having SparkLabs as an investor has been a significant contributor to the growth of our company and also provided immense learning opportunities from fellow portfolio companies and wider network.”
*acquired by Rolbox
Co-founder & CEO at MBX
“SparkLabs' passion for Memebox inspired us to go global and expand to Silicon Valley. Their support was felt every step of the way as we launched the Silicon Valley office and graduated from Y Combinator.
Since their involvement we've successfully closed both a Series A and B funding round, within a year. It has been a rewarding experience having SparkLabs Global Ventures as our investor and partner as we continue to share our products with the global audience.”
Co-founder & former CEO of 42
“SparkLabs is an amazing team of investors. The partners are experienced operators from around the globe who have helped us with not only key business issues,
Everyone is intelligent and charismatic, so it's easy to see why the fund has such an expansive network of founders, senior executives, and advisors who are always there to help.
If you're a founder who cares about scale, international expansion, or just adding an awesome extension to your team - SparkLabs is your fund.”
Co-founder & former CEO at Iodine
(acquired by GoodRx)
“SparkLabs has been an amazing partner for us - they set the bar high, but have helped us every step of the way. Not only has the SparkLabs team provided market-vetted advice
and feedback, but they’ve been out front in making key introductions and resources.
Iodine is proud to be part of the SparkLabs clan.”
SparkLabs Group is a network of startup accelerators and venture capital funds that has invested in over 350 startups across 6 continents since 2013. We believe innovation is global and entrepreneurial knowledge, excitement and talent continues to spread around the world.
We are innovation ecosystem builders that help local startups go global. We are passionate about helping entrepreneurs because we have been there many times before from dreams on a napkin to building products through the night.
We are a young firm and see ourselves as a startup in venture capital. Through endless nights and a lot of luck, we have built the leading accelerator network in Asia, and will continue to expand globally.
If you are a world-changing founder and want to work with a venture capital firm that hustles like you do and make a difference in people's lives, please contact us.
Opportunity Fund 1
Opportunity Fund 1, created by SparkLabs and Shinhan Capital through Co-GP, is the leading Series A stage venture capital fund in South Korea, inspired by the best entrepreneurs, investors and practices from around the world.
The Fund benefits from the partners’ experience, expertise, and resources, investing in seed-stage, technology-based startups mostly across the Asia region. Fund size is KRW 10.1Million
Invested in 13 Startups, 7.3million KRW (as of Feb 2021)
Cloud Fund I
Cloud Fund I mainly invests in seed-stage startups in the B2B SaaS field with technologies such as CLOUD, AI, 5G, and Fintech. The Korea Fund of Funds and successful companies in the IT sector participated as Limited Partners(LP).
Among the invested, 60% of the companies are SaaS and AI companies with abundant accelerating experience. SparkLabs collaborates with the LP-participating major IT companies to help investment companies grow quickly.
Cosmetic Fund I
Cosmetic Fund I mainly invests in non-face-to-face online promotion/sales platforms, cosmetics-specialized global distribution services, cosmetics, and cosmeceutical brands.
The Korea Fund of Funds and L&P Cosmetics(known for its Mediheal Mask brand) participated as Limited Partners(LP). SparkLabs aims to create a success of startups through the experience of discovering and accelerating cosmetics and beauty companies such as MemeBox(MBX) and the technology and network of L&P Cosmetics.
SPARKLABS GLOBAL CAPITAL
SparkLabs Global Capital invests in later stage startups across the globe. Our presence spans across the U.S., Europe and Asia with partners based in Silicon Valley, London, Los Angeles, Singapore and Seoul.
We are part of SparkLabs Group, which is a network of startup accelerators and venture capital funds.
Check out the upcoming events of SparkLabs Group’s entities around the globe.
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