Friday, September 12, 2014

InterContinental Hotel Mark Hopkins @ Nob Hill, San Francisco

Time Agenda
9:00am – 9:05am Opening Remarks

  • Representative, Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, S. Korea
9:05am – 9:35am The Burgeoning Korean Startup Ecosystem

  • Moderator: Jungwook Lim (Managing Director of Startup Alliance –  Korea)
  • Phil Yoon (General Partner of Big Basin Capital)
  • James Jung (CEO of beSUCCESS/beLAUNCH/beGLOBAL)
  • Dino Ha (CEO of Memebox Corp.)
9:35am -10:05am Founder Story

  • Ben Huh (CEO of Cheezburger Network / Co-Founder of Circa – Ben has been called one of the 100 most creative people in the business by Fast Company and one of the top 10 virologists by the Daily Beast)
10:05am – 10:45am Korean / Asian Unicorns – Their Origins and Growth Story

  • Moderator: Nathan Millard (Global Director of beSUCCESS)
  • Jai Choi (Managing Director of Tekton Ventures / Early investor in Coupang, Social Commerce unicorn, which recently received $100 million from Sequoia Capital)
  • Changseong Ho (Founder of TheVentures / Co-Founder of Viki, global video streaming platform acquired by Rakuten, a global internet unicorn hailing from Japan)
  • Eric Kim (Managing Partner of GoodWater Capital / Board Member of Coupang and Kakao, #1 messaging platform in Korea, valuation estimated at ~$9 billion according to Korea Herald.
  • Osuke Honda (Partner of DCM / Investor in Kakao and other top Asian startups)
10:45am – 11:00am Break / Booths
11:00am – 11:30am Founder Story / Y Combinator in Global Context

  • Kevin Hale (Partner of Y Combinator / Co-Founder of Wufoo, acquired by SurveyMonkey, providing a 30,000% return to investors)
11:30am – 12:30pm 5 Korean Startups – AM Battle

  • Startups:
    • Bridge Mobile
    • HealthBreeze
    • Notivo
    • Team Blind
    • Vingle
  • Judges:
    • Christine Tsai (Managing Partner of 500 Startups)
    • Rich Jun (Managing Partner of BAM Ventures)
    • Matt Kaufman (CEO of CrunchBase)
    • Kevin Hale (Partner of Y Combinator)
    • Euri Kim (Principal of Forerunner Ventures)
12:30pm – 1:45pm Lunch / Visionary Award – Fireside Chat 

  • Presenter/Interviewer: John Nahm (Managing Director of Strong Ventures)
  • Bill Draper (Co-Chair, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation – One of America’s first venture capitalists, he was the founder of several leading VC firms, including Sutter Hill Ventures, Draper Richards and Draper International, the first Silicon Valley VC to invest globally, in the developing world: India.  Mr. Draper was the President of the Export-Import Bank of the US and the Head of the UN Development Programme.   He is also a veteran of the Korean War)
1:45pm – 2:15pm Founder Story

  • Jorn Lyssegen (CEO/Founder of Meltwater Group – A Korean adoptee raised in Norway, Jorn founded his startup in Oslo in 2001, moved the HQ to Silicon Valley and bootstrapped it all the way to over $100 million in revenues without taking any venture capital.   In 2008, he started the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) and the MEST Incubator in Ghana.  The School and Incubator provide training, investment and mentoring for aspiring technology entrepreneurs with the goal of creating globally successful companies that create wealth and jobs locally in Africa.   Graduates of the Program have pitched at TechCrunch Disrupt and been part of the 500 Startups Accelerator)
2:15pm – 3:00pm SV Giants’ Challenges and Keys to Success Penetrating the Korean / Asian Market

  • Moderator: Ho Nam (Managing Director of Altos Ventures)
  • Doug Lee (CEO of D3 Jubilee / Former CFO of Gmarket, acquired by eBay Korea)
  • Troy Malone (GM Asia Pacific of Evernote)
  • Mike Kim (Global Business Development Lead of LinkedIn)
  • Additional Speaker TBA
3:00pm – 3:15pm Break / Booths
3:15pm – 4:15pm 5 Korean Startups – PM Battle

  • Startups:
    • ESTmob
    • FraSen
    • Kairos Watches
    • Keukey
    • NFLabs
  • Judges:
    • Anthony Lee (General Partner of Altos Ventures)
    • James A. Moore (Founder and Managing Director of J.Moore Partners)
    • Kevin Scott (Managing Director of Silicon Valley Bank)
    • Tim Chang (Managing Director of Mayfield Fund)
    • Dan Chen (Managing Director of Siemer & Associates)
4:15pm – 5:00pm SV Startups Entering the Korean / Asian Market Early

  • Moderator: Jay Eum (Managing Director of TransLink Capital)
  • Sonny Vu (CEO of Misfit Wearables)
  • Thiru Arunachalam (CEO of Peel)
  • Peter Szulczewski (CEO of
  • Maria Alegre (CEO of Chartboost)
5:00pm – 5:30pm Fireside Chat

  • Kevin Lin (Co-founder/COO of Twitch, acquired by Amazon)
5:30pm – 7:00pm End / After-party

*Program is subject to slight changes