Kiha earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering and MS in Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley. He co-founded Sazze, Inc. in Silicon Valley in 2005 and serves as CEO. Sazze, Inc. is a parent company to a number of fast-growing eCommerce sites including DealsPlus.com, Whizwallet.com, and Lately (formerly ShopLately). In 2012, he joined Primer as a partner, and in 2014 he launched Sazze Partners, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that invests in Korea and the U.S. Kiha currently lives and works in Silicon Valley. To meet more Korean startups, he makes frequent business trips to Korea as well as holds conference calls over Skype.
Kwangrog co-founded Sazze, Inc. in 2005 and serves as CFO, overseeing finance and human resources, and supervising strategy, product management and online marketing on various company projects. He set up several eCommerce projects at Sazze, Inc., including DealsPlus.com, WhizWallet.com and Progrids. Kwangrog co-founded Sazze Partners in 2014. He focuses on transformative consumer tech companies. Prior to co-founding Sazze, Kwangrog studied Civil Engineering at University of California, Berkeley. Kwangrog currently lives in Silicon Valley and works in Silicon Valley and Seoul
Aviram is an Israeli angel investor and serial entrepreneur living in Seoul and Silicon Valley.
He is the Founder and CEO of Beyond Security, a leading provider of security testing tools. His experience includes two successful exits with previous startups.
Since 2013, he has been actively investing in Korean startups and has personally invested in 17 Korean startups to date and actively mentors many others.
He received a Master of Business Administration from Tel Aviv University and a B.S. in Computer Science from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.
Do Gyun (Douglas) is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Primer, Inc. (“Primer”), the first Korean startup accelerator. Previously, he established five technology businesses, including INITECH (password authentication), INICIS (payments), and KMPS (credit card processing). First Data purchased INITECH, and Mr. Guen served as CEO of First Data International Korea, Inc. Two of the companies have been registered on the KOSDAQ. Do Gyun graduated from Kyungpook National University in 1986 and worked as a computer programmer and researcher for 11 years at Kia Motors and DACOM. Do Gyun currently focuses on mentoring new entrepreneurs in Korea through Primer.
Ohsang was a Director General at the Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) in Korea. Prior to that, he taught and did research on finance and technology management at CHA University and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Before professorship, he worked for Deutsche Bank, Hong Kong and Seoul, and for Barclays Capital, London and Singapore for 7 years. He also worked for Kia Motors and Samsung SDS as engineer. His several books on finance and technology were bestsellers. He completed his MBA at INSEAD, Fontainebleau/Singapore, and obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley. Currently, he lives and works in Seoul.
Sanghun was CEO of South Korea’s largest internet company, NAVER Corp, from April 2009 until March 2017, when he stepped down as CEO to become a senior advisor to the company. He has served as President of the Korean Internet Companies Association for 6 years and has contributed to the development of the internet industry in Korea.
He was also a general counsel of LG Corp and the Vice President of Korea International Trade Association. His knowledge and experience also expands into the field of law. He graduated from Seoul National University and received an LLM from Harvard Law University, and he served as a judge for the Intellectual Property Dept, Seoul District Criminal Court, and for the Republic of Korea Air Force.
He serves as a Board member of Mail.ru Group, Woowa Brothers Corp. and LG Corp.
Beyond business and law, he has proven himself as a leader in various social movements. He served as the Director of Korea Women’s Rights Promotion Agency as well as the Director of Korea Rehabilitation Association for the Disabled.
Youngse, who holds a master's degree from the University of Illinois as well as a bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University, is a designer, investor, lecturer and mentor for startup companies in various areas of new technologies. He lectures frequently on a global basis. One of his latest theories on ‘Big Design’ now become an issue for Korean as well as global digital transformation agenda.
He lectured on ‘Big Design’ for one thousand designers who came to attend ‘Design Week Conference’ in Milano in 2016, as well as for more than 800 chief executive officers of Korea who came to his conference sponsored by KMAC, the largest Korean associates of companies recently. He will jointly open YoungseKim startup design audition with KITA (Korean International Trade Association) starting June of 2019.
He is founder and CEO of INNODESIGN, a Silicon Valley based design consulting firm founded in 1986. INNODESIGN is known for its ‘Design First’ philosophy, that was first presented at the 1999 World Design Conference in Sydney. Many of world famous designs by INNODESIGN for their clients were created solely by their own initiatives before offering to their clients. With this recognized effort. INNODESIGN was chosen as one of ‘10 Best Global Design Companies’ by Nikkei from Japan in 2009.