SK Telecom Ventures LLC

SK Telecom Ventures LLC

SK Telecom Ventures LLC

Overview
Date Founded

2008

Headquarters

955 Alma Street,Suite A,Palo Alto, CA 94301-2405

Type of Company

Private

Employees (Worldwide)

10K - 1M

Industries

Private Equity & Venture Capital
IT Consulting & Services
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

SK Telecom Ventures focuses on investments in the Internet, mobile and digital media sectors. The firm pursues investment opportunities globally and will lead or co-lead investment rounds. They manage the Innovation Fund (SKIF), a seed/early-stage fund and the Acceleration Fund (SKAF), a growth-stage fund.The SK Telecom Ventures Innovation Fund invests in seed and early-stage mobile and Internet service and software companies. The Fund makes initial investments of less than $2 million with the expectation of supporting companies with follow-on investments throughout their growth.The SK Telecom Ventures Acceleration Fund invests in more mature private companies that have a commercially available product and some existing revenue traction. In addition to mobile and internet software and services, the Fund also considers investments in hardware components and products. The Fund targets initial investments of $2 million to $5 million. SK Telecom Ventures gives greater consideration to companies that have, or are close to having, a revenue-generating deal with SK Telecom Co., Ltd.

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Executives & Employees

Interim General Partner

Principal

Board of Directors

President at SK Telecom Americas Innopartners

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Recent Transactions
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Mitel Networks Corporation, Mavenir Systems, Inc. purchase Argyle Data, Inc. from ATA Ventures Management LLP, Vodafone Ventures Ltd., Qualcomm Ventures, SK Telecom Ventures LLC, Acero Capital Management LLC

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Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. purchases Nimblecommerce, Inc. from Viola Ventures, Icon Ventures LLC, Spark Capital Partners LLC, SK Telecom Ventures LLC

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TransLink Capital LLC, U.S. Venture Partners, GGV Capital, WI Harper Group, Inc., Atlantic Bridge Ventures, SK Telecom Ventures LLC, Innovation Endeavors LLC, Quixey, Inc., Webb Investment Network LLC purchase Dexetra Software Solutions Pvt Ltd. from Qualcomm Ventures, Sequoia Capital India Advisors Pvt. Ltd., Saif Advisors Pvt Ltd.

Investments
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IMshopping, Inc. provides online shopping assistance services. It offers two services, IMshopping.com, is the digital equivalent of talking to a knowledgeable salesperson at a store and NimbleBuy.com, where customers can participate in deep discounts from major retailers with the power of Group Buys. The company was founded by Prashant Nedungadi and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

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Alereon, Inc. designs and develops semiconductor ultra wideband wireless chipsets. It offers UWB ICs and modules, certified wireless USB reference designs, after market/embedded radio solutions, and development kits for use in personal computers and laptops; and portable products, such as digital cameras, mp3 players, mobile handsets, and smart phones. The firm sells its products through online retailers. The company was founded by Eric Broockman in April 2003 and is headquartered in Austin, TX.

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Sigfox SA provides online connectivity solutions. It serves the agriculture and environment, automotive, construction, consumer electronics, emergency services and security, healthcare, intelligent buildings, manufacturing and supply chain, retail and leisure, smart city and public transport, and utilities. The firm mainly focuses an online connectivity to the internet. The company was founded by Christophe Fourtet Thierry Bailleul and Ludovic Le Moan in 2009 and is headquartered in Lab├Ęge, France.

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