|KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Technology), B.S|
Jimmy Rim is a founder & CEO of K Cube Ventures, an early stage VC based in Seoul. He founded the firm with Brian Kim, founder and chairman of KaKao who also was a co-founder & CEO of the biggest internet portal NHN.
Jimmy founded K Cube Ventures because he believed Korean startup ecosystem has great talent and infrastructure but lack early stage investors. He is passionate about fostering entrepreneurship in Korea and building a healthy ecosystem. Also, he is very eager to bring Korean startups global. He is usually called as “Startup’s best friend” in Korea.
K Cube Ventures normally invests $100K-$500K at seed stage. (See http://kcubeventures.co.kr/family for portfolio companies)
Before founding K Cube Ventures, Jimmy was a VC at Softbank Ventures Korea, an investment arm of Japanese Telco Softbank. At Softbank, he had a number of successful investments including:
*KINX (IPOed at KOSDAQ market) *Hantec Engineering (IPOed at KOSDAQ market) *Cheum & C (IPOed at KOSDAQ market) *Lotiple (Acquired by Kakao) *SundayToz (the hottest mobile, social gaming company in Korea)
Jimmy also worked at The Boston Consulting Group as management consultant and developed corporate strategies at NHN.