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 2021, Beacon VC expanded its fund size to $185 million.

What We Invest

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Synergistic

Aim for deep collaborative engagement between KBank and startups for long term partnership

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Opportunistic

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

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Future of Finance

Redefine how consumers and business spend money

Future of Commerce

Rethink the experience of commerce

Future of Living

Reimagine the way consumers live, work, and play

Future of Impact

Redirect the trajectory of humanity

Agnostic

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

Founded

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

First Investment

In 2017, we made the first investment in FlowAccount.

Biggest Investment

Our biggest strategic investment is Grab, a SEA supperapp unicorn.

Launch Opportunistic

A new allocation for futuristic investments

Exit

Our portfolio company, Eventpop, was acquired by SYNQA in 2021

Our Strengths

Backed by

KBank

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

Expert in

Business

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

Synergistic

Community

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