|Birthplace||Seoul, S. Korea|
|University of Southern California (USC), Bachelor of Science||1996|
|Finance and Business Economics|
Jai joined Partech International in 2006 and focuses on early stage opportunities in Internet, Software and Mobile.
He has spent most of his career as a serial entrepreneur and early stage investor. Jai is currently a founder of Tekton Ventures, a seed stage venture fund focused on helping founders build and grow their early stage companies. Jai has invested in a number of companies at the seed stage including UserVoice, Coupang, TasteMakerX, EatClub, DoodleDeals(Plum District), Schoolfeed, etc. Jai was also a founder of PeerPong, a cloud-based semantic search company acquired by FormSpring.me in early 2011.
Prior to Partech, Jai was a partner with IGNITE Ventures, a $250M venture fund and advisory group with strategic limited partners from major Asia-based technology conglomerates. Jai has extensive experience advising and working with major Asia-based technology companies on new growth platforms, new business formation, joint venture, and M&A.
Jai was an early employee at OnePage Software, a content personalization platform acquired by Sybase in 2001. Jai previously co-founded On-Air Networks in 1997, an online radio company to deliver copyright licensed music over the Internet. On-Air was acquired in late 1999 by Loudeye (Nokia).
Jai started his career in management consulting at PA Consulting Group, focused on market-related and operational issues for major telecom and energy companies. Jai received a Bachelor Science from University of Southern California.
In his spare time, Jai enjoy spending time with his family and two young children. Jai is also an amateur cook with aspirations of appearing on the next Top Chef. Jai is an advisor to a number of start-ups and a mentor to Mucker Labs, a Los Angeles based accelerator.