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Jay Eum is a co-founder and Managing Director of TransLink Capital. Jay is responsible for TransLink's investments in Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB), Chartboost, Enterprise DB, Livescribe, Peel, Quixey, SoundHound, and YuMe. He is also responsible for supporting TransLink's portfolio companies with their customers and partners primarily in Korea. Most recently, Jay was the head of Samsung Ventures America. He was responsible for starting up the U.S. operations for Samsung Venture Investment Corp., the venture investment arm of Samsung, and leading their U.S.-based investments and portfolio management. Under Jay's leadership, Samsung Ventures America grew to a team of five investment professionals and invested over US$80M in 27 U.S.-based start-up companies. Jay directly led several successful Samsung Ventures' investments including AnalogTech (NASDAQ: AATI), Athena Semiconductor (acquired by Broadcom), Continuous Computing (acquired by RadiSyS), DivX (NASDAQ: DIVX), InPhi (NASDAQ: IPHI), Intellon (NASDAQ: ITLN), MontaVista (acquired by Cavium), Pure Digital (acquired by Cisco), Sandbridge (acquired by Qualcomm), SiBeam (acquired by Silicon Image), Techwell (NASDAQ: TWLL) and Teknovus (acquired by Broadcom). Jay also led investments in GCT Semiconductor and Intematix.

Prior to joining Samsung, Jay was an investment officer with the Silicon Valley office of Vertex Management, a global VC firm headquartered in Singapore. At Vertex, Jay focused on investments in communications, mobile, and Internet including GRIC Communications (NASDAQ: GRIC). He also represented Vertex at several portfolio companies including PayPal (acquired by eBay), Mobile 365 (acquired by Sybase), Aicent, and R2 Technology. Before Vertex, Jay was Senior Director of business development at Dialpad Communications (acquired by Yahoo), where he closed strategic partnerships with Microsoft, Cisco, and Earthlink. Jay also worked as an Associate at McKinsey in Palo Alto, New York, Beijing, and Seoul and at Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong.

Jay received his MBA degree from Stanford University and an M.S. in Biochemistry and B.S. in Chemistry from Seoul National University.

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Board & Advisor Roles (8)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jul, 2016undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Jun, 2016undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2015undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2015$1.1M / AngelPersonal Investment
Jan, 2015$15M / Series B
Dec, 2014undisclosed amount / Seed
Feb, 2014$7M / Series A
Jan, 2014$400k / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2013$5M / Series A (Lead)
Dec, 2013undisclosed amount / Venture
Oct, 2013$50M / Series C
Apr, 2013$20M / Series C
Jan, 2013$19M / Series B
Nov, 2012$46M / Series A
Jun, 2012$20M / Series B
May, 2012$10M / Venture
Apr, 2012undisclosed amount / Venture
2012undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2011$11.9M / Series D
Oct, 2011undisclosed amount / Series C
Oct, 2011$2M / Series A
Jul, 2010$7.5M / Venture
May, 2008undisclosed amount / Series B

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