Hillstone Signs Partnership With Public University to Adopt Crypto Fund in Startup Industry

Hillstone Finance
2 min readJan 7, 2022


To mark the start of 2022, we are proud to announce that Hillstone and Gyeongsang National University have agreed to sign an investment agreement which will connect global crypto fund to Korean startup industry.

This agreement symbolizes the beginning of crypto asset adoption by public universities in Korea.

Gyeongsang National University (GNU) is a public university in Korea that invests a plenty of resource in prospecting startups, especially those specializing in medical technology.

Hillstone is a private equity firm specializing in digital asset. Hillstone has been running its blockchain project Hillstone Finance since 2021. Hillstone Finance bridges traditional asset with digital asset to create a hybrid investment platform “Investors”,

Gyeongsang National University

Founded in 1910, GNU is known for its history and scale. It has the longest history among all universities in its region, and it is the third largest public university in Korea. The university is also known for its exceptional strength in medical area.


Hillstone is the first M&A company in Korea, possessing more than 20 years of tradition in the financial industry. Core members of Hillstone have over 10 years of experience in financial institutions such as Samsung Asset Management, Merrill, Barclays, Mirae Asset, Daishin Securities, and KTB. Besides finance, Hillstone is renowned for its specialty and network in IT and Fintech.

So, What’s The Deal?

This new partnership signifies the first effort for a public university to embrace digital asset. GNU has been prospecting promising medical startups, but those startups often face difficulties in acquiring investment. Hillstone is going to solve this problem by opening a new possibility to startup investment — crypto funding. With the help of Hillstone’s global crypto fund platform “Investors”, startups will be able to raise fund not only from local investors but also from foreign investors all over the world. By utilizing digital asset, “Investors” would eliminate geographical constraints in financial industry and facilitate global investment.

About Hillstone Finance

Hillstone Finance is a blockchain project started by Hillstone Partners. Hillstone Finance aims to lower the entry barriers to investment by utilizing blockchain technology into the traditional finance industry. As a token for investing in financial products, HSF will allow every individuals to invest in any type of investment opportunities including private equities that were not accessible for retail investors.

For more information about Hillstone Finance:

Homepage: https://www.hillstone.finance/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hillstoneFin

Gitbook: https://hillstone.gitbook.io/hillstone-finance/

Telegram: https://t.me/HillstoneFinanceGlob



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