Thomas Jueng is a Managing Director at Samsung Ventures America.
He joined Samsung Ventures in 2012 and focuses on investments in mobile platform, AI, IoT, digital media & content, and enterprise solution.
Prior to joining Samsung Ventures, Thomas worked in Benex investment, a private equity in Korea.
Before Benex investment, he worked at SK Telecom in global strategy planning team and investment team. Thomas led deals in the US, China, Vietnam, and Korea mainly focusing on mobile and internet.
Before SK Telecom, Thomas worked at a RF repeater system company, MTI Co., Ltd. as a RF, S/W engineer. Thomas also co-founded two start-ups, a social network service website, win520.com in Beijing, China, and an outdoor digital signage company, Intercity Networks in Korea and he was an early member of Chinese mobile device company, Xiaomi.
Thomas earned his M.B.A. at the Wharton School and received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University.
Jihong Kim is a Managing Director at Samsung Ventures America.
He joined SVA in 2012 and focuses on software, services, mobile and digital media.
Jihong’s most recent exits include BigCommerce (IPO), Pluto TV (acquired by Viacom), and Centrify Corporation (acquired by Thoma Bravo).
Prior to joiningSamsung Ventures, Jihong worked at a global long-short equity fund as a research analyst (SFG), in investment banking(HSBC, JMP) as well as in management consulting (PwC).
He started his career as a software engineer at Lucent Technologies and had also workedas an early member of start-ups at nDosa and CommASIC (acquired by Freescale).
Jihong received an MBA as well as B.S. in EECS from the University of California at Berkeley..