CVC Forum: Cross Border CVC Investments
For CVCs, investors, strategy and corporate development executives
- Why CVCs should look for deals outside their home country
- The effective ways to source deals
- The nuances in negotiating, structuring, and managing deals in other regions of the world
- How to manage CFIUS regulations
- Foreign currency restrictions
Dong-Su Kim, Ph.D.
LG Technology Ventures
|Dong-Su Kim, Ph.D. has over twenty five years of investment, strategy, planning, and technology experience. LG Technology Ventures was established in 2018 as the venture capital investment arm of the LG Group of South Korea. As the founding CEO, Dong-Su established the fund structure, hired key people, and initiated investment operations. Currently, LG Technology Ventures is managing over $400 million of fund assets and invests in early-stage information technology, mobility, manufacturing, life-sciences, energy, and advanced materials companies. Portfolio companies include Amwell, Arcellx, H2O.ai, and May Mobility.
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 also led investments of over thirty companies in diverse sectors including semiconductors, equipment, materials, and storage systems.
Dong-Su has M.A. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, and B.S. with Honors in Applied Physics from California Institute of Technology.
Head of Venture Investment
|Heejin Chung has established and has been leading a venture investment operation for SK hynix since 2015. His investment focus areas include, but not limited to, emerging memory technologies and semiconductor in general, datacenter & cloud, artificial intelligence, automotive, and any disruptive technologies and business models that will have significant impacts on memory (i.e. DRAM, NAND/SSD, CMOS image sensors) business in 5 years and beyond. His current board responsibilities include Stratio as a board member, FMC, TetraMem, Inpria, MemVerge, Lion Semiconductor, TidalScale, GigaIO and Femtometrix as a board observer. He holds a BA from Seoul National University with a major in business and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Robert Bosch LLC
|Luis Llovera serves as Managing Director of Robert Bosch LLC and coordinates Robert Bosch Venture Capital activities in North America. He has made numerous investments and is on the board of companies such as PubNub, InSyte, FogHorn, Flybits, TetraVue, and Poka. He joined Bosch in 2008 and is based in the Silicon Valley. Luis also served as Investment Partner of Siemens Venture Capital from 2000 to 2007, where he made a number of notable investments. Luis has over 20 years of operating experience in the hi-tech industry and in Venture Capital.
Solasta Ventures, Inc.
|Michael Jeon brings over 18 years of diverse experience across venture capital, startup operations and large corporate roles. Michael joined AJU IB Investment in 2019 as a partner to lead Solasta Ventures Silicon Valley, the firm’s digital investment arm in the US. Previously, Michael was VP of Business Operations at MindMeld, a Conversational AI startup which was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2017 for $125 million, and subsequently led business development for Cisco’s Cognitive Collaboration group.
Prior to joining MindMeld, Michael held investment roles at Samsung Ventures and was the founding Head of Samsung Ventures Europe. Earlier experiences include working in large MNCs and small startups in various business and engineering roles. Michael holds a BS in EECS from UC Berkeley, MS in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon, and an MBA from MIT Sloan.
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