About Us

Our history, investment policy and value proposition

Beacon VC is a wholly-owned corporate venture capital fund of Kasikornbank PLC (SET: KBANK), a leading commercial bank in Thailand with the highest mobile penetration and largest SME base. With an initial fund of $30 million, Beacon VC focuses on strategic investments in early to growth-stage technology startups covering not only financial technology (fintech), but also consumer internet and enterprise technology. In 2022, Beacon VC expanded its fund size to $255 million.

What We Invest



Aiming for deep collaborative engagement between KBank and startups through long-term partnership



Laying foundation for tech breakthrough and new S-curve of banking business



Solving humanity's most imminent threats and elevating business practices for the banking industry

Future of Finance

Redefine how consumers and businesses earn, save, spend, and grow money

Future of Commerce

Rethink the experience of commerce from enabling better consumer experience to more efficient business operations

Future of Living

Reimagine the way consumers live, work, and play

Future of Impact

Redirect the trajectory of humanity by tackling the hottest ESG agenda


Global investments with a goal of supporting technology and innovation in Thailand and Southeast Asia

Early (post-revenue) to growth stage

Post-revenue companies with strong customer acceptance which are preparing to scale into mass markets

Our Milestone

Beacon VC Founded

2016 - Beacon VC was founded as the VC arm of KBank.

First Investment

2017 - Made the first investment in FlowAccount.

Biggest Investment

2019 - Made our biggest strategic investment in Grab, a SEA superapp unicorn.

Launch Opportunistic

2021 - A new allocation for futuristic investments

First Portfolio Exit

2021 - Eventpop, was acquired by SYNQA

Launch Impact Fund

2023 - A new allocation for impact investments

Our Strengths

Backed by


Unmatched leadership in mobile banking with over 18 million users nationwide.

Expert in


No.1 market share by value and main bank status in SME market in Thailand.



Superior in-house technology and digital capabilities to get actual work done with startups.