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Naver, LINE invest US$100m in France’s Korelya Capital

By 이지윤

Published : Sept. 29, 2016 - 17:51

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[THE INVESTOR South Korean internet giant Naver and its Japanese affiliate LINE said on Sept. 29 they have decided to invest a combined 100 million euros (US$112 million) into a startup accelerator fund running in Europe.

The K-Fund 1 will be operated by Korelya Capital, an investment firm established by Fleur Pellerin, the former Korean-born French minister overlooking small and medium enterprises and the digital economy, who resigned from the post in August. 

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The two firms pinned high hopes on the fresh investment that they wish would pave the way to expand their presence in the European market.

The minister plans to hold a news conference in Seoul about the fund and its future plans on Sept. 30.

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