Getting Plugged In – VC Reads (Korea/Asia/Global)

Updated: 7/12/2020. Korea News/EventsBusinessKoreaKorean InvestorsBorn2GlobalTech for KoreaVenture SquareOnoffmixPublyNewsletters박원익님의 더밀크순살브리핑아웃스텐딩DirectoryKorean Venture Capital Association Thevc.krBlogs (Korean VCs with global presence have *)Jin Ho Hur’s Medium*Translink Capital’s 허진호 대표님Jongho Yoo의 브런치*Cyber Agent Ventures Korea’s 유정호 부사장님Live & Venture*Big Basin Capital’s 윤필구 대표님The Startup Bible*Strong Ventures’ 배기홍 대표님UNTITLED*Altos Ventures’ Han Kim김현준님하나벤처스 김현준님 금융/부동산이승훈님Co-Founder of Ringle김지호님 co-founder, 고스트키친박은우님*본엔젤스 심사역초기투자벤처케피털의 역할양준철님 온오프믹스의 대표이사최혁재님스푼라디오… Continue reading Getting Plugged In – VC Reads (Korea/Asia/Global)

Thoughts on the Korean VC Ecosystem

I'm learning quite a lot since moving to South Korea and working within its startup ecosystem. I'm learning from the feedback and conversations about the ecosystem by thinking through how Koreans are positioning their market pivoting into Asia and beyond. I had not realized when I was in the States or perhaps in DC that… Continue reading Thoughts on the Korean VC Ecosystem

How do we invest in our most emergent global crises?

Investing in sound value-driven opportunities that can significantly reduce global threats are “good” investments, not only in a humanitarian sense but also in driving monetary value. So how do we know what lies ahead of our future? What is the greatest crisis of our generation? What is relevant to us? There is a lot of… Continue reading How do we invest in our most emergent global crises?

Impact Investing in South Korea

The following text is an excerpt from a larger report. Available upon request. Country Landscape Overview Korea’s growth initially depended on a low wage, educated and disciplined labor force to produce goods for exports from its predominantly agricultural state possessing few natural resources. When the state prioritized economic development with a combination of state planning… Continue reading Impact Investing in South Korea

Venture Capital vs. Private Equity

I had my own doubts. Venture capital and private equity are very different disciplines. While both purchase stocks in privately held businesses, I wasn't sure how to quite feel about PE being so risk averse. It was incredibly rare to find a VC portfolio driven by disruption opportunities. I looked closely into the increasing private… Continue reading Venture Capital vs. Private Equity

Translating Risk for Social Impact

“Successful private equity needs macro-economic and micro-economic factors. These include political stability, sophisticated capital markets, corporate governance, strong entrepreneurial structure, and proper benchmarking. Other factors include fragmented markets, low competition, and comparability of funds."— Markus Ableitinger, Director of Capital Dynamics (Originally written: 10.12.2018) Businesses did not begin to champion social impact or corporate social responsibility… Continue reading Translating Risk for Social Impact