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Nextrans is the most active cross-border investor located in Seoul, Boston and Hanoi. <Mission Statement of Nextrans> "To make a better world by helping, educating and training a talented person to create social value on timeless principle, Trust, Sharing and Passion" Nextrans has supported more than 100 startups around the world since 2004 and started investment in Vietnam startups from 2015. We understand that starting startup is not easy way because it is the attempt to change the world by introducing very new thing that were not there before and that's why we are seeking for the passionate founders having unparalleled execution ability and fortitude. Nextrans is not just put capital but also continue to provide various resources that startups are in need. To see how valuable activities are and how the roles we claim are actually happening, you need to listen to the founders of our portfolio companies. Our Portfolio Companies <Korea> Busin
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Eddy (Sangmin) Hong, CEO   - 20 years' experiences in startup investment and has led Nextrans for 15 years  - Raised more than $400M for starups in Korea, Japan, Vietnam and US.  - The first advisory for the Japanese company to be listed on KOSDAQ  - Located in Seoul & Boston Office Chris (Seungho) Chae, Managing Director  - Pioneer of Vietnam startup market since 2015  - In-charge managing director of Vietnam  -Located in Seoul & Hanoi Office Stephen (Seunghwa) Jung, CFO  - More than 20 years experiences in managing company's internal affairs  - Located in Seoul Office James, Jung Yup, Hyun, Managing Partner  - Axiom Associates, Founder & CEO  - Bio & Healthcare Investment  - The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Simon (Sungik) Kim, Director  - In-charge of Korean transactions  - Lead of ad


We only recruit a person who is able to be a ceo of next entity of our missionary journey. If there are 100 people in our company, they will be a ceo of every new entity spun off from the existing one. We has no preference of previous education, career or nationality but we are finding the person who are hungry and passionate of impact to our neighborhood's life and jumping into a big game. That's why we are experiencing hard enough to find the one fits us. My role is to make a ground where my people can fulfill their role and mission without any obstacles. Our preference 1) Proactive 2) Problem-solving 3) Passionate 4) Priority of innovation 5) People's life 

Portfolio - Hyperfine

US-based World First Portable MRI - 4Caltalyzer company by Dr.Jonathan Rothberg Hyperfine raised $90 Million in oversubscribed Series D financing Hyperfine, Liminal to go public in $580M SPAC deal 

Portfolio - Tesseract Health

US based novel non-invasive diagnosis technology through eye(retina)  

Portfolio - AZ Therapies

Boston based AZTherapies  is a Boston-based life science company targeting neuroinflammation and developing novel therapies to treat neurodegenerative diseases. AZTherapies Announces Closing of $33.6 Million Series C-1 Financing Building Upon Recent $37.5 Million Series C Financing

Portfolio - VeriNano

Boston based Veri Nano led by Harvard/MIT professor and Ph.Ds has developed the proprietary nano engineering technology to apply to various fields such as prevention of mastitis of large animals, helping drug delivery and etc. VERI Nano Receives Platinum Award at 2020 MassChallenge Ceremony

Portfolio - Lifecanvas Technologies

Boston-based LifeCanvas Technologies is an MIT startup with a mission to provide sample-to-answer solutions in biomedical research and clinical diagnosis. 

Portfolio - Kalivir Immunotherapeutics

US Based  Kalivir  is a biopharmaceutical company founded in 2019 dedicated to developing systemically deliverable oncolytic virus immunotherapies. We design a new class of oncolytic virus immunotherapies that combine the natural ability of viruses to kill cancers cell with novel mechanisms to stimulate anti-tumor immunity, modify tumor environment and maximize targeted killing across all tumor types. Our mission is to ensure every cancer cell in patients can be killed with our viruses, and ultimately cure cancer in all cancer patients. Astellas gains rights to KaliVir's cancer-killing virus for $56M up front

Portfolio - Bioz

Silicon Valley based Bioz delivers the world’s first search engine for life science experimentation. The Bioz platform empowers life scientists in academia and biopharma to quickly find, compare and select the right products for their experiments, ultimately speeding drug discovery and increasing the rate of success in finding cures for diseases.

Portfolio - AI Therapeutics

US based  AI -driven drug development company. AI-driven drug development means we skip long R&D cycles, getting life-saving drugs to patients faster.

Portfolio - Skycool Systems

Silicon Valley based Skycool led by Stanford professor/Ph.Ds is the world changing cooling system to solve the global warming.

Portfolio - Zammo

US-based conversational AI company. Communicate and Transact with Your Customers 24/7 via Voice Assistants, Call Center Telephony, and Chatbots, All From One Easy-to-Use Platform. Microsoft Azure Marketplace: Modernize Your Contact Centers and Enhance Your Customer Experience with Conversational AI.

Portfolio - Catalog

Boston based CATALOG is building the world’s first DNA-based platform for massive digital data storage and computation. The world will generate 160 zettabytes of data in 2025. That’s more bytes than there are stars in the observable universe. Conventional storage media like flash-drives and hard-drives do not have the longevity, data density, or cost efficiency to meet the global demand. DNA-based Data Storage and Computation Provider CATALOG, Founded by MIT Scientists, Raises $10 Million

Portfolio - ImpriMed

Silicon Valley based ImpriMed led by Stanford Ph.Ds has developed the innovative precision medicine in cancer drug treatment.