investments

We invest in startups through the first Korean program of Techstars, the world's leading startup accelerator.

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Techstars Korea in Partnership with Hillstone 

Techstars Korea Accelerator in partnership with Hillstone is Techstars' first accelerator in Korea.

The program is focused on supporting and nourishing the Korean startup ecosystem and is open to startups focused on digital and tech innovation across a variety of business verticals.

Techstars Korea will begin accepting applications in December 2019, and the program will run June 2020

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Services

We have one of the strongest global business networks in Korea to expand each company's reach and provide services based on that.

Techstars Korea Accelerator in partnersh
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We connect local projects with a global network.

We have the largest number of partners in Korea, more than 15 in China, Japan, EU, Canada, USA, etc. We're continuing to add the right partners to the Hillstone's initial investment in startups. 

 

Realizing the importance of partners who can continue to care for startups in the future rather than simply investing in them, we are adding the most active partnerships in Korea.

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M&A

Based on Korea's top financial know-how and overseas network, we are preparing to launch a global fund along with leading venture capital around the world.

We are a boutique capital consultancy firm specializing in M&A

We have the largest number of partners in Korea, more than 15 in China, Japan, EU, Canada, USA, etc. We're continuing to add the right partners to the Hillstone's initial investment in startups. 

 

Realizing the importance of partners who can continue to care for startups in the future rather than simply investing in them, we are adding the most active partnerships in Korea.

Acquisition of KTB network 

   - Advice of Willbes’ acquisition of KTB, state owned enterprise.

   - Turned around KTB which had suffered from chronic deficit.

   - AUM is over USD 2bln and invested in over 1800 firms.

   - Subsidiary KTB Asset Management’s AUM is USD 10 bln.

   - KTB took license of Securities and began its business as Securities in 2008.

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Investment of Auction 

  - Acquisition of Auction, internet shopping website in 1999.

  - Turned around Auction which suffered from chronic deficit.

  - Divestment of Auction to eBay.com in 2001

  - Recorded 25 times of investment returns during 2 years.

  - The first Cross-Border M&A in Korea.

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Investment of JobKorea 

  - Acquisition of Job Korea, online job seeker in 1999.

  - Divestment of Job Korea to Monster.com (NASDAQ) in 2005

  - Recorded 50 times of investment returns during 6 years.

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Digital asset

We offer trusty services through security, compliance, and management solutions for blockchain 

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We have the best resources related to blockchain technology

Provides accurate and reliable escrow service.

Under agreement between investors and project teams, digital assets can be kept safely, and this can be lifted only when a set mission in the contract is achieved.

Hilstone's escrow service preemptively prevents project teams from using digital assets illegally.

This service greatly increases the transparency and financial security of the projecton team, making the trust building between investors and them even stronger.

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