Primary Role
Co-Founder & Partner at SparkLabs Global Ventures
Northwestern University

Person Details


Jimmy Kim is Co-founder & Partner at SparkLabs Global Ventures. He is also a co-founder & Partner at SparkLabs, a startup accelerator in Korea. Jimmy is co- founder and Chairman of the board of N3N, an interactive software company that mixes passion, creativity and technology to create new interactive user experiences and innovative presentation solutions. N3N’s client lists include BMW, Infiniti, Nike Golf, Dentsu, Korea Telecom and other leading worldwide companies. He previously served as N3N’s CEO. Jimmy is sought-after speaker on online gaming and technology and has spoke at various conference such as LeWeb, Ad:Tech, and Web 2.0 Expo.

Previously, Jimmy was CEO of Nexonova, a game development studio of Nexon Corp that specializes in Social Network Games. Prior to Nexonova, Jimmy served Executive Vice President of Nexon Corp, and Head of Nexon’s Portal (, market cap: $5 billion) and Web Services. Nexon is one of the most successful online gaming providers, with games such as Maple Story, Dungeon and Fighter, Combat Arms, and Kart Rider. Nexon services over 20 games across 60 countries to an audience of 300 million.

Jimmy was the founding investor and active deal adviser of Studio Ex, an online gaming studio that was acquired by Disney in 2012.

Jimmy received his B.S. in Engineering from Northwestern University, and also a M.S. in Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Jimmy also completed the Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business’s Executive Management Program.

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