Previously, Dong-Su was Vice President and GM of Samsung Ventures America where he managed offices in Menlo Park, Boston, London, and Tel Aviv. He has led the investment of over thirty companies in diverse sectors including semiconductors (Soft Machines, Verisilicon, Wave Computing), equipment (DCG Systems, IMS, Reno Subsystems), materials (Nanosys, NexPlanar, Voltaix), and storage systems (Pure Storage).
Prior to joining Samsung Ventures, he was a Director at Asia Evolution, an investment bank in Korea covering mid-market financing, private placement, and M&As.
Before that, he was a Director at the Technology Strategy Office of Samsung Electronics. As the CTO’s staff, he was responsible for strategic venture investments and technology alliances. He also worked in technology planning for Samsung’s Telecom R&D center, responsible for discovering new research topics. Dong-Su started his professional career as a Technical Leader at Samsung Fiber Optics Business Unit in development of fiber optic components.
His past Board Director appointments include Datera, Digital Specialty Chemicals, Femtometrix, Inpria, Reno Subsystems, SBA Materials, SVXR, D2S, DCG Systems (acquired by FEI), NexPlanar (acquired by Cabot), Voltaix (acquired by Air Liquide), Panasas, and Pixtronix (acquired by Qualcomm). Dong-Su also served on the Investment Advisory Committee for Sierra Ventures.
Dong-Su has earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, and a B.S. with Honors in Applied Physics from California Institute of Technology
Anshul started his career as a software engineer at Epic System Corp, which he helped transform into the dominant company in the Healthcare IT space. At Epic, he conceived and launched multiple products while rotating between technical and business roles. After stints in the hedge fund and management consulting worlds, he gravitated to venture capital because of his passion for technology. Prior to joining LG Technology Ventures, Anshul was at Mitsui Investments where he invested in the areas of AI, Mobility, IoT, Data Analytics, Robotics, and Energy.
Anshul holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a degree in Computer & Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona.
As an investor, Mr. McIntyre served as a Partner at CMEA Ventures ($1b AUM) and an associate at H.I.G. Capital ($30b AUM) where he led many successful investments including Intermolecular (IPO), Schooner (acquired by Sandisk), Ageia (acquired by Nvidia), Visyx (acquired by Measurement Specialties), Lvl7 Systems (acquired by Broadcom), and Mojo Networks (acquired by Arista Networks).
As an entrepreneur, Mr. McIntyre has served as a business development executive at several start-up companies including NextBio (acquired by Illumina), TeselaGen Biotechnology, and AirWave Wireless (acquired by Hewlett-Packard).
Mr. McIntyre holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an MBA from the Wharton School, where he was a Palmer Scholar.
As an experienced venture capitalist, Taejoon is passionate about deep technologies, such as artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, next generation displays, AR/VR, semiconductor, and cleantech.
Prior to joining LG Technology Ventures in 2018, Taejoon spent the previous seven years at Applied Ventures, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, a leading semiconductor equipment company. As a senior member of the investment team, Taejoon was responsible for investments in semiconductor, semiconductor equipment, process technologies, advanced materials, and cleantech. Taejoon led and managed investment in DMO Systems (acquired by Applied Materials), Digital Specialty Chemicals (acquired by Entegris), Inpria, MTPV Power Corporation, BT Imaging, Voltaix (acquired by Air Liquide), and Enki Technology (acquired by First Solar). Prior to Applied Ventures, Taejoon was a senior consultant at Monitor Group’s Seoul office, where he performed diverse aspects of strategy projects for large Korean conglomerates in the electronics, chemicals, automotive, oil & gas, cleantech, and mobile sectors. Taejoon holds his B.S. in electrical engineering from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea and an MBA from the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley. Taejoon enjoys hiking and wine tasting. Most important to Taejoon, however, are his wife, Ji Yeon, and his two cats, Cosette and Marius.
Sungkwon started his career with LG in January 2012 and has held various R&D and corporate roles within LG Group, including LG Chem – Life Sciences, LG Corp – Tech Center, and LG Tech Ventures.
Before joining LG in Silicon Valley, Sungkwon was a consultant with Boston Consulting Group, where he focused on chemical, energy, semiconductor, healthcare, and biopharma industries.
Sungkwon holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University and B.S. dual degrees with Honors in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from Virginia Tech.
Allievex, Alsemy, Enuma, Forge Nano, SES AI Corp (IPO – NYSE: SES)
Krishna’s view of the world changed when he was 11. He was given a Lego Mindstorms set. Ever since, he has been passionate about technology, tinkering and learning how things work.
Krishna has immense respect for the tenacity and dedication required to build companies from the ground-up. In his current role, he believes that his main purpose is to support founders and their teams.
Throughout his career, Krishna has worked at a range of organizations across four continents. He started his career at McKinsey and Company, was the first employee at a FinTech startup and has worked at IDEO, Amazon and Accenture.
Krishna holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from London Business School.
Outside of work, Krishna enjoys chasing his daughter around, exploring new restaurants with his wife and traveling.
Youngjun (Jun) is passionate about diverse subsectors of deep technologies and has over ten years of experience as an investor, financial advisor, and entrepreneur.
Prior to joining LG Technology Ventures, Jun worked as an equity analyst at Goldman Sachs' equity research division, M&A advisor at Deutsche Bank's investment banking division, and equity analyst at a TMT long/short equity hedge fund based in NYC.
Jun holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and BA in Business Administration at Korea University in Seoul, Korea.
Yong Joon started his career as an investment analyst at Rutter Private Equity and experienced various types of investments, from buyouts and growth capital to mezzanine deals. Yong Joon spent five years at Rutter Private Equity and three years at KPMG in the M&A division.
Yong Joon holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, a BA degree in Economics, and a MA degree in International Business and Finance from Brandeis University.
Yong Joon enjoys traveling with his wife and daughter in his spare time.
Freddy is passionate about building a better future through technology, especially IoT, VR / AR, robotics, and space tech. He has seven years of experience in deep-tech venture capital across corporate and institutional funds with Samsung Ventures, Grishin Robotics Venture Capital, CPP Investments, and a Web3 Accelerator.
His technical experience includes MEMS and microfluidics research at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center, and the Italian Institute of Technology Nanotechnology Lab. He has built robotic rovers for The Mars Society and launched rockets from high-altitude balloons. An avid tinkerer, Freddy enjoys building computers and programming complex IoT automations, including hacking development boards into existing “dumb” appliances to turn his home into a fully automated “smart house”.
Freddy holds a B.S. in Engineering Physics with a minor in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from UC Berkeley and an M.S. in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford. He volunteers at UC Berkeley Launch, Stanford Lean Launchpad, and the Guardsmen of San Francisco.
Corporate Venture Business Development
Prior to joining LG Technology Ventures in May, 2021, he worked for various affiliates of LG Group. At LG Science Park, he managed/supported LG Group’s open innovation as a team leader. Prior to LG Science Park, he was dispatched to Energy TFT of LG Holdings to support energy-related business in LG Group. In LG Fuel Cell Systems, which was a JV company with Rolls-Royce Group, he carried out business strategy and market development as a leadership member. He also worked on technology strategy and PMO at LG Display. He double majored in Industrial Engineering and Business Administration from Inha Univ and dropped out of KAIST MBA. He enjoys traveling with his wife and two kids, and enjoys outdoor activities such as soccer, basketball and golf.
Prior to joining LG Technology Ventures, Gyunhong spent nineteen years at LG CNS, a global IT service company of LG Group. Gyunhong began his career as a system engineer and performed over eighty IT projects on site covering various industries including public, manufacturing, defense, financial, education, and retail. Afterwards, Gyunhong transitioned his career towards consulting, evaluating new technologies, building corporate technology strategies, and leading new business development.
Gyunhong was also dedicated to developing the next generation smartphone with LG Electronics, serving as one of the team leaders. Gyunhong also served as an auditor of the Hackathon challenge hosted by the city of Seoul and as an advisor of the Korean National Information Society Agency for several years. He was awarded the Bronze degree from LG Group's Future Challenger program, which is a contest held by LG Group for new business models and technology development. He has also received a plaque for his contribution to the new IT systems from The Korean Police Agency and Shinhan Bank in Korea.
Gyunhong holds his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Hanyang University and his MBA from LG Academy, where he won the Best Project Award as a team leader and graduated summa cum laude.
Gyunhong began his new journey in the Bay Area in August 2018 with his wife and two teenagers. He enjoys playing golf, taking photographs, and taking road trips.
John(Jun Hee) has over ten years of experience in the field of telecommunication & IT services as a sales representative, marketing strategist, and partnership manager.
Prior to joining LG Technology Ventures, he spent 7 years at SK Telesys, as sales representative of government sponsored national system integration projects in South-east Asia region, backed by EDCF(Eoconomic Development Cooperation Fund) from KEXIM(The Export-Import Bank of Korea). He also spent 2 years at Innowireless, as a marketing strategist, supporting sales of LTE small cells and NMS to MNOs(Mobile Network operator) from US, UK, India, Indonesia and Malaysia. John(Jun Hee) joined LG Uplus, a telecommunication operator in Korea, in 2016, where he led building global strategic partnerships with major players in telecommunication services including Verizon, T-Mobile, Bell Canada, Google and Facebook.
John(Jun Hee) holds B.A in International Commerce from Kyunghee University. He loves water sports as he was a member of a local swimming team, back in junior high days. Today, he fell in love with his aero road bike, making him craving for more speed and travel around to try new routes, during his spare time.
Prior to joining LG Technology Ventures, Jinha worked in LG Display for more than 15 years, and had various experiences for recent 9 years in the open innovation field including OI planning, technology scouting, startup incubating/accelerating, global external network communication and national project management.
Jinha established open innovation strategies and discovered emerging technologies in the fields of OLED materials, quantum dots, and micro LEDs for future display preparation and discussed business models with global partners(Merck, JNC, Nanosys, Imec, PlayNitride etc) and led over dozens of contracts such as JDA(Joint development agreement), MEA(Material Evaluation Agreement), TTA(Technology Transfer Agreement) successfully. Jinha also set up internal/external startup incubating and accelerating programs of LG Display and operated those initially. Before that, Jinha managed a number of national projects, cooperated with the ‘Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning’ and the ‘Korean Display Industry Association’, and explored EU national projects such as Eureka, FP7, and Horizon 2020 to expand cooperation opportunities.
Jinha began his career in the display material purchasing team in 2006. Jinha has experienced most of the display materials including liquid crystal, photoresist, chemical, target, and especially focused on material replacement evaluation for cost innovation. Jinha set up the entire evaluation process from TFT, CF fabrication to display module reliability test and also participated in the evaluation directly to analyze and improve defects, so that he successfully led multi-million dollars cost innovations by replacement of liquid crystal.
Jinha holds and B.S in Material Engineering from Pusan National University, South Korea.
Jinha like playing golf, listening and singing Music.
Annie is the Financial Planning Manager in LG Technology Ventures. Prior to joining LG Tech Ventures, she has over 10 years of financial planning and analysis experience in construction, consumer goods, R&D, and service industries.
Annie started her career as Financial Analyst at her family construction business. She was responsible for forecasting, monthly accruals, fixed assets management (depr), and capitalization. After the work hour she also worked as a Research Assistant at University of Texas at Austin and researched importance of adequate riskless assets in balance sheet and why CAPM overestimates illiquid assets. In 2012, she joined cosmetic start-up company, LeeAnni Eco as CFO and developed and reported financial budgets, monthly forecasts, and annual business plans in align with business objective, and assessed capital requirements and developed capital plans. After she learned about system of business, she decided to join bigger corporation to learn about the processes. Her first corporate experience started from LG Fuel Cell Systems where she worked as a Financial Planning and Analysis Manager. She built and managed annual budget according to the change of business strategy and performed detailed analyses and simulations on as-need basis for upper management reporting and also collaborated with Korea shareholders (LG Affiliates) and UK Rolls Royce Group treasury regarding investment. She also managed orderly wind-down process of a corporation when shareholders decided to shut down the business. After, she was transferred to LG Electronics and worked as Planning and Operations Manager where she was responsible for meeting CIC operational costs in financial objectives by providing insights across operations and total business performance.
Annie holds Master of Science Business Administration (Concentration in Finance) from Texas Tech University. She loves outdoor activities and loves going to Dog Park with her husband and her dog, Choonja.
Seonghwan joined LG Technology Ventures Corporate Venture Business Development team in August 2023. Before joining LG Technology Ventures, he served LG Chem in various capacities for over 11 years.
Seonghwan started his professional career as a researcher. His research project was the development of functional thin films on optical films using state-of-the-art technology including atomic layer deposition, sputtering and plasma curing induced wet coating. He filed 9 domestic patents and 17 PCT patents in his research field, which was about optically clear water barrier films for OLED device protection.
After the research project, Seonghwan served as an open innovation manager at LG Chem Research Park. At this stage of his career, he built a wide global network with a large company, startups, universities, and research institutes. He supported the R&D project team to build partnerships and launch collaborations with global partners in the fields of advanced materials such as carbon nano composites, transparent electrode, water barrier adhesives, functional coating materials, heat dissipation fillers, post lithium-ion battery and advanced cathodes & anodes for LiBs.
Meanwhile, Seonghwan was involved in various startup investment projects. He served as a full-time member of a sustainability investment task about establishing a blueprint of investment strategy on hydrogen economy landscape from LG Group's viewpoint. For the future business and R&D of LG Chem, he investigated the feasibility of majority investment in a synthetic bio company. He also initiated several investment projects including companies in the field of specialty chemicals, plastic waste separation, and next generation batteries in a strategic way. He is a graduate of a venture capitalist training course conducted by the Korea Venture Capital Association.
His background is in materials science. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Korea University. He lives with his wife, daughter, and son, and has recently started playing golf.
Business Management Team
Yoonsung Jung is an experienced CFO with a demonstrated history of working in the finance industry for over 18 years, and over 13 years with LG group focusing on Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Development, and Strategic/Financial planning across expanded scopes of business.
Prior to joining LG Technology Ventures in 2022 as the CFO, he was a member of LG Corp., the holding company for LG group, where he was responsible for the Investment & Business portfolio management.
He started his career as a business consultant focusing on Credit scoring / Risk management policy for financial institutions, then moved to Investment Banking for M&A advisory.
He then joined the M&A team of LG Electronics HQ in 2009 where he spent 10 years focusing on in&out bound deals covering Korea, the U.S., and the EU, and moved to LG Corp. where he spent 3 years in the finance team prior to joining LG Technology Ventures.
With his multicultural background, as born in Korea, graduated high school in Japan, and BS in Financial Economics at Binghamton University in NY, he has been successful in adopting new challenges and environments for both his career and personal life.
Sungmin started her career as an intern at CDNetworks HQ in Korea, a global content delivery network service company, and ended up working as an accountant for them for over six years. At CDNetworks, she conducted tax audits, due diligence audits by new shareholders, and implementation of the ERP systems for two foreign subsidiaries in Singapore and UK. She also supported the foreign subsidiaries regarding accounting matters such as auditing, book closing, and improvement of the accounting systems. Sungmin took an opportunity to work for the US subsidiary which brought her to the Bay Area where she worked as a senior accountant for the previous three years prior to joining LG Technology Ventures.
Sungmin holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Korea University. She and her husband enjoy hiking and going on camping trips all over California. They both love nature and outdoors.
Sunil has more than 8 years of professional experience, including accounting and auditing services in the life science, automotive, consumer goods, construction and hotel industries.
He started his career as an auditor in Deloitte in Korea. He continued his career at KPMG located in New York and San Francisco. He has knowledge in IFRS / US GAAP and SOX compliance for the public company in the United States. He also holds experience at a furniture manufacturing company and was responsible for the monthly closing, planning, budget controls and risk management.
Sunil earned his B.A. in Architecture Engineering and Business Administration from Yonsei University in Korea and is a licensed CPA both in Korea and the United States. He enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with his wife and baby girl.
Hyeonjeong has over five years of professional experience in accounting and financing.
Hyeonjeong started her career as a staff accountant at POSCO America, a Steel manufacturing company for three years, and ended up working as a senior accountant for them for two years.
At POSCO America, she conducted internal and external audit processes, analyzed the expenditure and budget, managed the company’s accounting function, and manage to consolidate closing with other subsidiary companies.
Hyeonjeong holds a B.S. in Accounting from New York State University at Buffalo. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two cats.
David holds his B.S. in managerial economics from University of California, Davis. In his spare time, David enjoys reading blogs by software engineers on advancements made by tech companies or playing tennis.
Christine holds a B.S. in Film, and has five years of experience as an assistant film producer and an editor.
Christine enjoys cooking, watching movies, and traveling when she has free time.
Kyoungeun Lee is an administrative assistant for LG Technology Ventures.
As an administrative assistant role, she specializes in administrative technology and is responsible for educating other employees on using progressive systems and applications, including mass communication procedures and organizational apps. She keeps pushing herself to be a powerful force in the workplace and uses her positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to work hard and succeed.
Kyoungeun holds her B.S in communication from University of California, Davis.
When she has time off, she likes to travel and spend time with her husband and her dog.
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