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K-GLOBAL@Silicon Valley 2020

POST COVID-19, REVOLUTIONARY GAME CHANGER,

AI

I-Pitch

Moderator and Judges

Eva Reder

Program Manager, Manos Accelerator

Eva Reder

Program Manager, Manos Accelerator

Brief history

Eva Christine Reder is an expert in marketing and startup growth-hacking with experience from working with multiple startups in Europe, the US, Latin America, and South-East-Asia. She has worked with fintech startup Holvi (exit: BBVA), the Human Rights Commission of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, the Austrian Trade Commission in Bogota, and is now the co-founder of travel tech startup NomadApp.co (Plug&Play accelerator alumni).

She has helped fintech startup Holvi enter the Austrian market, grown her own startup to over 70,000 people in the community through her growth tactics, and is now a partner in growth agency GrowthMasters.io, where she consults startup founders in the field of customer acquisition. She has a degree in Business from one of the leading international programs in Austria (IMC Krems) and UP Universidad Panamericana (Guadalajara, Mexico). Originally from Austria, Eva is fluent in German, English, and Spanish.

She is a guest writer for Entrepreneur, Foundr Magazine, and a top entrepreneurship writer on Quora.com.

Eva serves as a Program Manager for Manos Online Accelerator.

Bill Reichert

Partner, Pegasus Tech Ventures

Bill Reichert

Partner, Pegasus Tech Ventures

Brief history

Bill Reichert is a Partner at Pegasus Tech Ventures, a global venture capital firm with offices in Silicon Valley and around the world. He is also co-founder and Managing Director of Garage Technology Ventures, a seed and early stage venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. Earlier in his career, Bill worked for McKinsey & Co., the World Bank in Washington, DC, and Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., in New York.

Thomas Jueng

Managing Director, Samsung Ventures

Thomas Jueng

Managing Director, Samsung Ventures

Brief history

Thomas (Seungpill) Jueng is Managing Director of Samsung Ventures America. He joined Samsung Ventures in 2012 and focuses on investments in mobile, digital media, content, Enterprise solution, and InsureTech.

Prior to joining Samsung Ventures, Thomas worked in Benex investment, a private equity in Korea. He managed deal structure of $400M multiplex transaction.

Before Benex investment, he spent five and half years at SK Telecom in global strategy planning team and investment team. Thomas was involved in numerous deals in the US, China, Vietnam, and Korea mainly focusing on mobile and internet. In 2008, he launched SK Telecom Ventures in Palo Alto.

Before SK Telecom, he opened two start-ups, a social network service website, win520.com in Beijing, China, and an outdoor digital signage company, Intercity Networks in Korea.

He spent three and half years at a RF repeater system company, MTI Co., Ltd. as building quality insurance team from scratch.

Thomas earned his M.B.A. at the Wharton School and received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University.

Michael Falcon

Director, LG Technology Ventures

Michael Falcon

Director, LG Technology Ventures

Brief history

Michael Falcon has over twenty years of venture capital and operating experience, with an emphasis on Deep Tech and information technology industry sectors. Prior to LG Technology Ventures, Michael was a Managing Partner of Bandgap Ventures, which focuses on physical science technology investing in the areas of advanced materials, manufacturing, and electronics. Michael began his work in venture capital at Alara Capital (formerly Guggenheim Venture Partners), which was the venture capital group of Guggenheim Partners, a global financial services firm with more than $200 billion in assets under management.

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 M.B.A. 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.

Bryan Chang

Principal, Collaborative Fund

Bryan Chang

Principal, Collaborative Fund

Brief history

Bryan Chang is a San Francisco-based principal at Collaborative Fund. Collaborative Fund is an early-stage investment firm in NYC, backing the entrepreneurs pushing the world forward. Its notable investments include Lyft, Beyond Meat, Kickstarter, Impossible Foods, Reddit, Blue Bottle Coffee, and more. Prior to Collaborative Fund, Bryan was on the investment team at Social Capital and founding team at Mattermark, having raised over $17m+ total and later acquired by Fullcontact. He started his career at UBS Investment Bank in San Francisco. While in college, Bryan also worked at Science Inc., which incubated Dollar Shave Club and DogVacay, and helped start StartupUCLA.

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