Judges Panel

  • David Lee David Lee

    Bio: Director of Google from early 2001 to 2006, David was the first international executive to lead the sales, operations, and business development efforts in Asia, Europe and Latin America, and launched Google\'s offices in KR, JP, CN, AU, and elsewhere. David has since Co-Founded XG-Ventures, a renowned angel fund in Silicon Valley that has already exited 10 companies in its 30 company portfolio, and is lead Advisor for SK Telecom Ventures. He\'s an LP in Y-Combinator and SV Angels, and has been profiled in both BusinessWeek and Forbes magazine, and still manages to find time for some rounds of golf between forays of IT world domination.

  • Richard Min Richard Min

    Bio: Richard brings a over a decade of experience from across the Korean IT industry to the Seoul Space team. He founded Korea\'s first pay-per-click search engine company, Zingu, launched the first Hello Kitty game for iPhone as Sanrio Digital\'s only Global Licensed Partner, and lead Samsung Mobile and Electronics successful viral marketing campaigns in Asia. Richard is an official Mentor for the KCC\'s IBS (Internet Business Startups) program, recognized authority on WebMasterWorld, a speaker at YVS and TechCrunch in Tokyo, and DMA Conference in New York, and was a Research Fellow at the Korean government thinktank, KIEP. Richard has consulted for global Fortune 500 enterprises (eg: Google, Twitter etc) and local Korean businesses as an industry authority, leader and pioneer on the digital frontier.

  • Janghwan Chung Janghwan Chung

    Bio: Janghwan Chung is the CEO at Linknow.kr. Linknow.kr provides a networking service that is based on profiles of Professionals. Linknow specifically deals the network you have related to your business. Janghwan also is a Director at L&S Venture Capital. As internet, media and tech industry investment specialist, Janghwan is keeping his eyes on the industry for great startups. Prior to what he is doing now, he worked at AT&T Korea.

  • Simon Seokheun Kang Simon Seokheun Kang

    Bio: Starting from 2008, Simon is a Venture Capitalist and a Partner at BonAngels Venture Partners. Bon Angels is focusing on investing early staged startups, particularly in internet, mobile, e-learning, game, SW area.

  • Eunkang Song Eunkang Song

    Bio: Eunkang is the Representative Partner at Capstone Partners. Prior to being the representative partner at Capstone Partners, he was a CEO at MVP Capital, an associate at Cambrige Samsung Partners (in Boston, MA), and a Research Manager, Samsung Electronics and Samsung Advanced Institute. of Technology

  • Jimmy Jihoon Rim Jimmy Jihoon Rim

    Bio: Jimmy is an experienced venture capitalist specialized in internet services (including e-commerce), social media, online/mobile/social games, mobile services and media industry. He started being a principal at Softbank Ventures Korea since 2007, and prior to this, he was BCG (Boston Consulting Group) consultant and CEO staff at NHN.

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