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.
Michael has held senior positions in operating companies including Director of Marketing and Business Development at Molecular Imprints, a venture-backed semiconductor equipment company that was acquired by Canon. Michael also served as a Captain at the US Air Force Research Laboratory, where he led a multi-million dollar semiconductor laser research and development program at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico. Michael has also worked at Texas Instruments and Teradyne Corporation and has authored multiple technical publications.
Michael has four degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, including an M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, an M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he was a Leaders for Global Operations Fellow and a recipient of the Patrick G. McGovern Award for Entrepreneurship.
Michael lives with his wife and teenage daughter and enjoys playing golf and exercising.
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.
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.
Prior to pursuing her MBA, Michelle spent two years in investment banking at RBC Capital Markets, followed by four years in private equity at ARC Financial Corp. Michelle holds an International Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and is a CFA charterholder.
In her free time, Michelle enjoys playing ice hockey and hiking with her dog, Taffy.
Business Development Team
Prior to joining LG Technology Ventures, Younjei spent fifteen years at LG Uplus, a telecommunication affiliate of LG in Korea. As Vice President and General Manager of the strategy department, he led the team of fifty on market intelligence, competitive analysis, and strategy planning. Younjei was also engaged in introducing new LTE mobile services.
Previously, Younjei was a strategy consultant at Advance Business Link and Eon Group, local strategy consulting firms in Korea, for three years. He performed diverse strategy projects in the telecommunication, cosmetics, healthcare, and steel industry. Younjei began his career as an entrepreneur and co-founded InnoMarket, a start-up developing e-business software and providing consulting services. As the head of strategy and finance, he successfully raised capital from financial VCs and managed its overall operation for three years.
Younjei has an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
Younjei enjoys golf, movies, and good beer. While he lives in the Bay Area, what he misses most from Korea is his wife, daughter, and two lovely dogs.
Sangki holds his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Texas Tech University (2002), and his M.S. and B.S. from Seoul National University. Sangki is an author of eighteen scientific articles and over fifty patents.
Sangki enjoys mountain biking, swimming, and traveling over the weekend.
Changyeon began his career as an engineer designing display panels and engineering its driving circuit where he gained comprehensive knowledge and practical experience of the LCD and OLED display industry.
Changyeon has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from Seoul National University in Korea, and an M.S. and a B.S. in Electronic Engineering from Sogang University.
Changyeon lives with his wife and two daughters in the Silicon Valley and enjoys playing table tennis and listening to CCM.
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.
Dong Ho began his career as an antenna designer in 2005, focusing on the design and development of antenna systems for small handheld devices. As a co-leader of several antenna programs, Dong Ho successfully deployed a new antenna technology to LGE’s mobile phones which has hit over 10M sales across the globe.
Dong Ho holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Hongik University, South Korea. He also was a visiting scholar at the MIT Media Lab in 2014 where he performed research on sensor fusion location-based services and next generation multimodal input devices.
Finance / Operation
Andrea had been a part of LG since 2002, providing business planning and management direction. He evaluated long-term investment opportunities that could be built upon teamwork and collaboration. He worked for the business planning team, finance, and treasury team in LG Electronics. Andrea also performed due diligence and post-merger integration for the M&A of ZKW Group, a global automotive lighting company based in Austria. Before that, he was the leader of financials of the business turnaround task force at the LG Business Audit Team. Andrea also successfully managed global cashflow throughout the global financial crisis of 2008 and established the cashflow management system in ERP. In addition, he was the FX dealer for risk management and successfully overcame the credit crisis in 2010. As a result, Andrea improved the fund risk management process and established preventive management which was implemented at other LG affiliates. He also successfully restructured loans to achieve stability by managing overseas credit lines and issuing long-term corporate bonds for liquidity management.
Andrea has an M.A. in M&A and MBA. Andrea emphasizes adopting the LG Way and LG’s code of ethics as fundamental steps in implementing corporate venture capital.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ashley graduated from Biola University with a B.A. in Communication Studies and has a Certificate of Achievement in Web Page Development from De Anza College.
Ashley enjoys dancing, exercising, and traveling when there’s time to spare.
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