PE/VC  KTB Ventures

     Office Locations:

One California Street, Suite 2800
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 650-324-4681



  • Early
  • Expansion
  • Growth
  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Communications & Networking
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Semiconductor



    KTB Ventures is the U.S. operation of KTBnetwork, the largest private equity firm headquartered in Korea. Founded in 1981, KTB Ventures has invested in over 400 companies worldwide including over 30 companies in the U.S. (since 1994). The firm invests through all stages of a private company's growth and considers venture capital investments from product development through late-stage sales and manufacturing capital infusions. The firm's typical minimum for a venture capital investment is $1 million in a fundraising round of at least $5 million. KTB's private equity investments are focused on Korean situations, including corporate restructuring, leveraged buyouts and government privatizations. KTB focuses on companies in the following sectors: Communication & Semiconductor, Digital Media, Consumer Electronics, and Consumer and Business Services. The firm maintains additional offices in Seoul, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Singapore and makes investments globally. KTB has successfully managed over US$3 billion in venture and growth capital funds.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    HoChan Lee Managing Director
    Jinho Shin Senior Managing Director
    Moonsoo Kang Vice President
    Seon Bae Park Managing Director


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