SW oversees investment operations, public relations and internal/external cooperation activities to support the healthy growth of K Cube Ventures and its portfolio companies.
Prior to joining K Cube Ventures, SW, as a managing director, was in charge of M&A advisory service and domestic/overseas investment asset management at Solmine Communications, LLC.
Previously, SW spent more than 10 years in venture capital industry as an investment principal at SoftBank Ventures Korea and also as a senior associate at CJ Venture Investment.
A seasoned veteran in the investment field, he has focused on developing new deals within ICT sector and active involvement in fund operations/management.
With more than 18 years of professional experience across the board, SW aims for sharing his wealth of knowledge and know-how with K Cube Ventures and portfolio companies to maximize their value.
SW earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Sogang University.
Andy is prominent in discovering startups with growth potential in diverse areas including Game, IT/Software and so on.
Andy’s profound understanding in the Game/IT industry along with his rich personal network, boosts him to better support the portfolio companies in every aspect.
His mission is to discover, support and cooperate with great startups that will ultimately give a positive impact on IT eco-system.
Prior to joining K Cube Ventures, Andy has proved his excellence in game publishing and management through 14 years of experience in NC SOFT.
Starting from CEO Staff in Planning and Coordination team, Andy has experienced several roles in various parts of NC SOFT.
He had successfully managed sourcing and publishing of variety of games as a head of business department and led several successful projects.
Andy also contributed to great sales growth in domestic game business as an Executive Director of the business division. Andy earned his B.S and Master’s Degree both in Civil Engineering from KAIST.
Shina joined K Cube Ventures with a strong desire to help talented entrepreneurs realize their dreams and provide meaningful support to startups’ success.
Shina possesses extensive business experience including strategy, project management and global expansion.
Shina’s previous positions include seven years at the Boston Consulting Group, where she helped a wide range of companies develop their visions and business strategies, marketing and new businesses as a Consultant.
Following that, Shina spent two years as a Manager of Strategy and Business Development at eBay Asia Pacific where she was responsible for strategy and business development to extend eBay’s platform to Japan and Southeast Asia.
She then worked as a General Manager at NHN Corporation for three years where her responsibilities included e-commerce strategy, business development and mobile new service launches.
She earned an M.S in business administration focusing on Marketing from Yonsei University and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.
Jun concentrates on giving early stage support to consumer, internet, game and tech startups at K Cube Ventures.
Prior to K Cube Ventures, Jun was a Co-Founder & Executive at Idea Works, a mobile service startup; an Associate at VirtualTek, an IT service and groupware startup that became a publicly listed company; a Manager at SK Communications, the provider of social networking service CyWorld/NateOn; and a Manager at CJ Holdings.
His diverse experience includes business strategy execution and new business development.
With his many years of experience as an engineer, Jun is well-versed in the rapidly evolving technology of the startup world.
He is able to be an insightful discussion partner to startups on not only on business and management issues, but also on technical issues.
Jun earned his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Seoul National University and his Master’s Degree in Information Systems from the Yonsei University Graduate School of Information.
Whilst working in the Equity Research Department at Hana Financial Investment Co.,Ltd, Brian was drawn into the dynamic nature of the IT, Mobile and Game industry.
He came across Jimmy Rim(the founder of K Cube Ventures)'s blog where he discovered the core philosophy and vision of K Cube Ventures.
Brian truly believed in its core philosophy that 'a start-up' is the process of 'solving problems of the world,' ultimately enhancing the quality of life.
Based on such philosophy, K Cube Ventures' vision of making a supportive environment for talented individuals to establish start-ups influenced him to join this great journey of 'making the world a better place'.
Jacob is in charge of investment assessments for the game industry.
Before joining 'Kcube Ventures', Jacob has gained vast experience in the online game and the mobile game field for 8 years in the front line of the game industry.
He was responsible for providing local-launching and live-services of at 'NCSOFT', and he also became proficient in globalization skills through collaboration with 'Tencent' in Greater China.
Adapting into the mobile industry, Jacob is a talented individual who has gained vast experience as the project manager in '4:33' through administering live-services of and other new projects.
A great partner to discuss newly arising challenges in the recent game industry that is seeing a crossover among various areas such as MCN and VR.
As a developer and publisher, and with experience and expertise in the domestic and Chinese market, will be a supporter for many start-ups in the game industry.
Jacob earned his BS in Trade and Economic administration from BLCU in Beijing, China.
Andy joined K Cube Ventures in 2017. His areas of focus include but are not limited to computer systems, consumer internet services, and machine learning.
Before coming to K Cube Ventures, Andy was a software engineer across various industries, including high-frequency trading, mobile payments, digital media, and e-commerce. He was also a researcher in Human-Computer Interaction with awards for high academic achievements, and his graduate degree covered topics from Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning.
Andy earned his BS and MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University with University Honors and College Honors. He is currently responsible for working with startups across Asia and the United States.
Following his creation of PC communications firm Unitel, Hangame, NHN Corporation, and Kakao, Brian Kim began pursuing his next vision of cultivating 100 CEOs in Korea.
In order to crx-eate an environment in which talented individuals can fully realize their dreams, Brian founded K Cube Ventures with Jimmy Rim.
Brian is known as the CEO that young people in their twenties and thirties most want to meet and his philosophy and values continue to shape Korea’s young generation.
Brian also currently serves as the chairman of Kakao.
His previous positions include: Executive Member of NHN, CEO of NHN USA, CEO and President of NHN, Co-CEO of Naver, Founder of Hangame and Samsung SDS.
Brian earned both his B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Seoul National University.
Jimmy took the helm of K Cube Ventures in 2012.
He gained recognition for his early investment in promising startups including Lotiple and SundayToz, the developer of the hit mobile game Anipang.
Jimmy is often called a “startup’s best friend” in the Korean startup community for his incisive guidance and effectiveness in helping entrepreneurs at the very earliest phases of their ventures.
Prior to leading K Cube Ventures, Jimmy invested in a variety of internet, mobile and gaming startups at SoftBank Ventures.
His work experience also includes executing internet and mobile strategy at NHN Corporation and business consulting for the Boston Consulting Group.
Jimmy earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering at KAIST in Daejeon, South Korea.