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Chulhan Lee is an Investment Director at Samsung Ventures and focuses on sectors of Mobile, TV, Digital Appliance, Advanced materials and Digital Healthcare Solution.
He joined Samsung in 2003 as technology planning staff of Samsung Electro-Mechanics, and then joined Samsung Ventures in 2015. After joining Samsung Ventures, he has covered a wide spectrum of industry sectors from IT to Bio and Heavy Industry.
Chulhan has an MBA from Vanderbilt University as Samsung Sponsorship program and BS in Electronics Engineering from Korea University.

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Sung Sik conducts SVIC's investments in Manufacturing Process technology, including Semiconductor, Display and Battery.
He brings 15 years of operational and investment experience to his role. He initially joined Samsung Electronics’s Mobile Business in 2004 as an Engineer and Marketer and spent some time in Management Consulting and Business Development role in various companies.

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She is an Investment Director at Samsung Ventures
Prior to joining Samsung Ventures in 2021, She worked at Samsung Electronics and ON semiconductor as an in-house patent attorney of IP legal team for 11 years.
She handled IP issues including patent development strategies, and analysis of infringement risks of semiconductor from memory to PMIC. Based on that working experience, she specializes in the semiconductor and related industries.
She received the B.S degree in mechanical engineering from Hongik University and holds an MBA degree from Peking University.

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Hyemin Lee is a senior investment Manager in Investment Team 1.
Prior to joining Samsung Ventures in 2021, She worked at Samsung C&T and ASML as an engineer about 7 years.
She has built up the knowledge and experiences in semiconductor field as she cooperated with Samsung Electronics.
She received the B.S degree in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Chanwoo is an Investment Director at Samsung Venture Investment, based in Seoul, Korea.
Prior to joining Samsung Venture Investment in 2022, he worked at SK hynix for about 8 years.
He first began as an engineer in a department that develops and manages the manufacturing process of 2D/3D NAND flash memory.
He worked in the first department for several years and then moved on to the strategy department where he made plans and strategies for semiconductor business.
Through the 8 years at SK hynix, he was trained to view multiple aspects of the semiconductor industry : Technology, Market, and Semi-dimensional rear industries.
He received the B.S and M.S degree in material science and engineering from Yonsei University.
During the course, she extended her research boundary as an exchange researcher at Monash University, Australia.

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Investment Team 2

With his academic and professional background in computer science, Seunghwan focuses on software sector across many verticals including AI, natural language technologies, data analytics, and enterprise software.
Seunghwan has started his career at Samsung Electronics as a software engineer developing Samsung’s own mobile platform including SHP(Samsung Handset Platform), bada and Tizen.
He also served as a product manager for Bixby, an intelligent voice assistant service, developing multiple features and services in Bixby and its product strategy and service roadmap.
Seunghwan holds a Master’s degree in Entertainment Technology from Carnegie Mellon University, jointly conferred by Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science and College of Fine Arts

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Seoho is an Investment Director at Samsung Venture Investment, based in Seoul, Korea.
Prior to joining SVIC (2020), Seoho was a staff engineer at Samsung Electronics (Home Appliances) where his scope of work included next generation system R&D, open innovation, and new life appliances development.
In his R&D role, Seoho grew particular interests and actively pursued cutting edge advancements in: indoor localization and autonomous navigation of mobile devices , spectral characterization of objects, non-wearable & seamless vital signal sensing, and energy harvesting for battery-less operation of IoT devices.
Seoho received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Cornell University (2016) for his leading research efforts in the fields of biosensors, point-of-care nutrition/disease diagnostics, and mobile healthcare systems. He received his B.Sc. in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto (2011).

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WooKyung(Chris) is an Investment Directorr in Investment Team 2, based in Seoul.
She joined Samsung Ventures at Sep, 2020. Prior to SVIC, she worked at LG Electronics as a home appliance product planner, majorly focused on Asia/India HVAC market.
She holds MBA from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and received B.S. in mechanical engineering from Yonsei University.
With her experience related with digital appliance and end-user behavior, she is interested in service area that can be innovated by technology, such as AI, data analytics and etc.

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Sangmin (David) is an Investment Director at Samsung Venture Investment, based in Seoul.
Before joining SVIC as of June 2021, Sangmin was a part of the Open Innovation team of Samsung SDS,where he was in charge of sensing and sourcing startups and new technology trends in the AI, Bigdata domain.
Sangmin holds a Ph.D. in Business and Technology Management from KAIST where his research focused on analyzing startup ecosystems through network theories and econometirc models.
He enjoys watching college football, short documentaries and daily walks with his dog.

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Saemi is an Investment Director at Samsung Venture Investment, based in Seoul, Korea.
Prior to joining Samsung ventures, Saemi started her career as a staff engineer at Samsung Research, the advanced R&D hub of Samsung Electronics, where her research scope focused on identifying new future growth areas and developing them into the products and services.
Particularly, she was actively involved in the area of environmental sensing and control, mainly air-related work.
Saemi received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in material science and engineering from Seoul National University.
During the course, she extended her research boundary as an exchange researcher at Monash University, Australia.

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Saemi is an Investment Director at Samsung Venture Investment, based in Seoul, Korea.
Prior to joining Samsung ventures, Saemi started her career as a staff engineer at Samsung Research, the advanced R&D hub of Samsung Electronics, where her research scope focused on identifying new future growth areas and developing them into the products and services.
Particularly, she was actively involved in the area of environmental sensing and control, mainly air-related work.
Saemi received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in material science and engineering from Seoul National University.
During the course, she extended her research boundary as an exchange researcher at Monash University, Australia.

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Investment Team 3

Jongwook Kim is an Investment Director in Team 3.
Prior to Samsung Ventures, he worked at Samsung Electronics as a marketing manager, responsible for launching strategy and product portfolio of mobile phone in China market. Initially, he joined Samsung Electronics in 2009 as a mechanical engineer, where he designed various automated production lines for components such as mobile phone camera. Jongwook holds MBA from China Europe International Business School(CEIBS). Also, he received M.S. and B.S. in mechanical engineering from Yonsei University.

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Jisu Yoon is an Investment Director in Team 3.
I am so excited to be one of Samsung Venture Investment’s members and cannot wait for communicating with brilliant colleagues.
Before joining Samsung Venture Investment, I had worked as a Li-ion battery engineer in LG Energy Solution for 5 years.
I was a lead engineer for Porsche’s battery module project and involved Daimler’s battery cell project.

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Investment Team 4

Stan Lee is Investment Director, focusing on Healthcare, Insurtech, FIntech, and Consumer & SME related platforms.
Prior to joining Samsung Venture in Feb-2021, he worked as a sell-side equity research analyst (Shinhan Investment, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs) covering Korean Financial sector for 13 years and then moved on to work for Samsung Fire & Marine's strategic investment of overseas P&C insurance companies for 5.5 years (recent investment include Canopius, global speciality insurer and no 3 Lloyd’s player).
Stan graduated from Yonsei University with a BA in Business Administration, and holds an active CPA(US) license .

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He is an Investment Director at Samsung Ventures, focused on insurtech, healthcare and other software companies.
Prior to joining Samsung Venture Investment, Taewoo worked as an insurance risk manager for 12 years at Samsung Life Insurance, where he conducted pricing, risk analysis and reinsurance management.
Taewoo is a member of the institute of actuaries of Korea.

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Helena is an Investment Director Investment Team 4.
Helena's focus areas include food tech, digital healthcare, and platform agnostic in EM market.
Prior to joining Samsung Ventures, Helena worked with Samsung Securities Research covered consumer staples, and platform sectors in Greater China market.
She is proficient in Mandarin, enjoys yoga and meditation. Helena holds an EMBA degree from Qinghua University and a BA in Law from Hanyang University.

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Investment Team 5

Jaemin Lee is an Investment Director at Samsung Venture Investment and focuses on sectors of biotech and pharmaceutical industries.
Prior to joining Samsung Venture Investment, Jaemin was Principal Scientist of Drug Product Team for Samsung Bioepis. In that role, he led a formulation development of antibodies, Fc-fusion proteins, and antibody fragments. Also, he involved task force units for Cell & Gene therapies and bio-better products. Prior to Samsung Bioepis, he managed formulation development and manufacturing process of biologics in GC Pharma. Before GC Pharma, he worked at Hanmi Pharmaceuticals, developing analytical methods and writing CMC section of CTD dossier. Jaemin earned M.S. degree in Molecular and Life Sciences at POSTECH and B.S degree in Life and Genetic Engineering from Korea University.
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Dongil "Tim" Geum is an investment Director Investment Team 5.
Prior to joining Samsung Ventures, Tim worked at Hanmi Pharmaceuticals for 5 years, serving multiple roles as a QC analyst, a bioprocess development scientist, and a CDMO business coordinator.
During his tenure at Hanmi, Tim initiated the biologics CDMO business at the Hanmi Bio Plant Complex and signed multiple CMO/CDO deals with various companies.
Tim received a B.S. in biological engineering and an M. Eng. In biomedical engineering from Cornell University.

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Bongjin "Daniel" Kwon is an Investment Director at Samsung Venture Investment and focuses on sectors of biotech and pharmaceutical industries.
Prior to joining Samsung Venture Investment, Daniel was Senior Manager of Businss Development Team at LG Chem Life Sciences Company.
In that role, he led several license in/out deals for early development pipelines (PC~P2) and had some track records including NASH asset licensing deal with TransThera.
Also, he was in charge of managing internal/external funds and communicating with internal/external open innovation channel as well. Prior to LG, he worked as corporate BD manager at Daewoong Pharmaceuticals and was in charge of Global portfolio management, New business strategy planning and execution of M&A deal and post merge integration, etcs.
Daniel received B.S degree in Pharmacy and M.S. degree in Pharmacy (majored in medicinal chemistry) from Kyunghee University.

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Investment Team 6

Myungseok Choi is an Investment Director Investment Team6.
He joined Samsung Venture Investment in 2017 and took a role in operating early-stage investment programs, notably C-Lab spinoff. He interested in a variety of ways to help startups, for example, ecosystem, accelerating/incubating, seed to early-stage investment. From the investment domain perspective, he has focused on Proptech-related services. Prior to his current position, he was a finance manager at M-Venture investment and a researcher focusing on construction IT at Lotte E&C.

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He joined Samsung Ventures from 2017, and accumulated Global investmnet experience in Electornics componets, Semiconductor Design Area.
Recently, He investment in the ESG(Green Energy like as Hydrogen, CC US Green Plastic) Invenstment

JS started his carrier as an Disply Material Engineer from the Samsung Display
He experienced OLED Material development for Galaxy, I-Phone serise.
He holds as M.S Degree in Organic Chemistry(Synthesis Electornic Materiales), and a B.S. in Chemistry
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