Korea’s Top Global Accelerator Connecting New York and Seoul

A Global Investor and Accelerator Connecting New York and Seoul


DEV Korea is a global investor and accelerator that focuses on Korean companies building transformative digital and mobile products. Its aim is to sharpen the competitiveness of Korea’s start-up ecosystem by investing in early stage companies and positioning them to expand globally. Korea has the unique advantage of a world-class broadband network, leading smartphone penetration, a highly educated workforce and enthusiastic government support for start-ups. Equipping Korean ventures with the tools for international competitiveness is key to capitalizing on these advantages and spawning a new generation of top tier global businesses. DEV Korea is the first in the nation to establish a sophisticated platform based in Seoul and New York to achieve this goal.

The DEV Korea team includes serial entrepreneurs with decades of experience, a world-class cross-border lawyer, and MIT and Cornell educated staff. With the support of our network of mentors in New York and Seoul, we provide a one-stop solution for start-ups seeking overseas expansion, including legal, investment and business strategy. DEV Korea currently invests in approximately 20 businesses a year through the DEV Korea Discovery Fund.

DEV Korea Discovery Acceleration Program

4 value-adding acceleration services tailored to successful global expansion.

Legal Consulting

Our affiliate law practices in the U.S. and Korea specialize in venture formation and provide support for legal issues from global entity structuring to contract reviews.

Business Strategy

Experienced serial entrepreneurs and distinguished mentors provide guidance in business model, competitive positioning and marketing strategies for international expansion.

Investment Outreach

DEV’s extensive network of investors in Korea and the U.S. are tapped for follow-on investments in ventures that exhibit high growth potential.

Exit Structuring

Specialists with deep experience in cross-border M&A, IPOs and global exits can prepare your company for a sale or public offering.

Our Focus

We Focus on Scalable Digital and Mobile Businesses.

Areas of interest include:

Big Data


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The DEV Korea family of companies is building for the global market.