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Chulhan Lee is a 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 a senior investment manager 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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He is a senior investment manager at Samsung Ventures.
Prior to joining Samsung Venture Investment in 2021, he has worked at Samsung Economic Research Institute for 6years, mainly in charge of business strategy consulting for Samsung Electronics and other IT affiliates.
His focus areas include semiconductor material/equipment, datacenter processors, IT HW/SW/services and ESG for manufacturing company.
He holds a Ph.D. degree in economics and a BA in mechanical & aerospace engineering from Seoul National University.

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Investment Team 2

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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Hyejin is a senior investment manager in Investment Team2, based in Seoul, Korea.
Hyejin's focus areas include breakthrough technologies in fintech, data science and digital healthcare, stage agnostic around the globe.
Prior to joining Samsung Ventures, Hyejin worked with Samsung Electronics(Mobile) leading Samsung Galaxy's global partnerships with Disney, Montblanc, etc. She started her career as a management consultant at Monitor Group, working with leading companies in private investment, consumer electronics, and pharmaceutical sectors.
Hyejin holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School and a BA from Yonsei University.

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He is a senior investment manager 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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Eric Kim, is a senior investment manager at SVIC, leading investments that are related to the Samsung Financial Affiliates regarding Insurance, Payments, IoT, O2O etc.
He initially started his career at Sony as a Engineer and spent some time as a Marketer at Samsung Electronics.
Prior to joining Samsung Ventures, Eric worked in the Strategy team of Samsung Display from 2012. His main responsibility was business planning including market research, foreign cooperation and investment management and was involved in projects such as FIC(establishing and expanding the LCD Fab in China), Relocating the Module Factory to Vietnam etc.

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Investment Planning Team

Samjin Kim is a Director of Investment Planning Team in Seoul, H.Q. covering semiconductor areas.
He has 20 years of work experience in a consulting firm, corporate research center, and management strategy team including 16 years in Samsung Electronics.
From these experiences, he has built extensive knowledge of diverse industries and investment transactions.
He received his Bachelor's degree in Econonics at Seoul National University and Japan-focused MBA in University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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Myungseok Choi is a senior investment manager in Investment Planning Team, based in Seoul, Korea.
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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Sang Chul is a senior investment manager in Investment Planning Team.
Before joining Samsung Venture Investment, he worked as an equity portfolio manager at Mirae Asset Global Investments and Samsung Asset Management. He managed public offering growth funds and variable insurance funds for BNP Paribas Cardif, Nomura and Nippon Insurance. Also, he conducted fundamental research of large/mid-cap Asian growth stocks in IT, industrial, healthcare sectors. Furthermore, he analyzed private market to actively participate in Initial Public Offering (IPO) by communicating with major investment banking.
He holds MBA from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and MS in Operations Research from Columbia University. Also, he earned his BA in Economics and BS in Electrical Engineering at Yonsei University

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Helena is a senior investment manager in Investment Planning Team, based in Seoul, Korea.
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 3

Heonbae leads Samsung Venture’s investment in Mobile, TV, Digital Appliance and Advanced materials.
He is working with SEC (IM, VD, DA and SAIT etc.) and S1 (Security company). He joined Samsung Venture team in 2015 and has covered widely from Software/Service to Advanced materials/Battery/Sensors.Prior to SVIC, he was manager of Samsung SDI, Cheil industries and OCI, responsible for M&A and New business related with advanced materials. He started his career at Samsung Electronics as an equipment procurement manager working on LCD Gen 7 and Gen 8 size.
Heonbae holds an MBA from the Seoul National University, and a B.S in material science engineering from Korea University. He is the candidate of accounting Ph.D from Catholic University in Korea.

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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 a senior investment manager 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 a senior investment manager in Investment Team 3, 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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Jihye is a senior investment manager in Investment Team 3, based in Seoul.
Prior to joining SVIC (2021), Jihye worked as a software engineer in the CTO division (research center) of LG Electronics. She worked on the web standards and browser engine implementation for LG WebOS platform, and has a passion for web technology.
She is an editor of several CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) Specifications as a member of the W3C (World Wide Web Consotium).
Those specifications contribute not only to the web's ecosystem but also to LG's smart watches and smart TVs. Jihye holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from KAIST (Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) and during the master program, she researched augmented reality and image retrieval.

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Sangmin (David) is a senior investment manager of SVIC, 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 a senior investment manager 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 4

Nathan Han leads SVIC’s investments in Display related technologies.
He brings over fifteen of operational and investment experience to his role. He initially joined Samsung Venture investment team3 in 2014, the group responsible for Startup investment and acquisitions as corporate venture Capital.
Prior to SVIC, Nathan was an engineer for 13 years at Samsung Electronics. Earlier in his career, he worked on process development and failure analyst for quality and productivity of TFT-LCD / OLED products. He has more than 10 Display technology patents in US. He started his career at technical planning team of Samsung Display as a senior manager working on Company Alliance of Display Technologies.
Nathan holds an M.S. in Display engineering, and a B.S. in Electronic engineering.

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Stepahn (Younghwan) Kim leads SVIC investments in Battery technologies and Materials for EV and Clean Energy.
He brings over a decade of operational and investment experience to his fields. He just joined SVIC investment Team3, responsible for investment as Samsung corporate venture capital. Prior to SVIC, Stephan was an Engineer and the manager of product planning for 12 years at Samsung SDI.
Earlier in his career, he developed the New materials for LIB and designed the Advanced LIB Cells and later, he planned the New product and managed the technical strategy of Battery Business Unit.

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Jaemin Lee is a Senior Investment Manager 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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Jongwook Kim is a senior investment manager in Investmemt Team 4.
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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He initially joined Samsung Venture investment team 4 in 2017, the group responsible for Start-up investment and acquisitions as corporate venture Capital.
Prior to SVIC, JS was an engineer for 6 years at Samsung Display. In his career, he worked on OLED Material development for Galaxy, I-Phone series. He experience synthesize, EV Processing and Management OLED Material company.
JS Hwang holds an M.S. in Organic Chemistry (especially in OLED), and a B.S. in Chemistry.
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Dongil "Tim" Geum is an investment Manager in Investment Team 4.
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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