Founder and Managing Director
Jay focuses on consumer technology including mobile, gaming, and consumer devices. He also leads TransLink's activities supporting portfolio companies with their customers and partners primarily in Korea. Active current investments include Chartboost, Epic, nWay, Peel, Quixey, SoundHound, and Tango. Noteworthy past investments include Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB), Enterprise DB (acquired by Peak Equity), and YuMe (NYSE: YUME).
Before co-founding TransLink, Jay was the head of Samsung Ventures America. Jay directly led several successful Samsung Ventures' investments including AnalogTech (NASDAQ: AATI), Continuous Computing (acquired by RadiSyS), DivX (NASDAQ: DIVX), InPhi (NASDAQ: IPHI), Intellon (NASDAQ: ITLN), MontaVista (acquired by Cavium), Pure Digital (acquired by Cisco), Techwell (NASDAQ: TWLL) and Teknovus (acquired by Broadcom). 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 Aicent (acquired by Syniverse), GRIC Communications (NASDAQ: GRIC), Mobile 365 (acquired by Sybase), and PayPal (acquired by eBay). Before Vertex, Jay was Senior Director of business development at Dialpad Communications (acquired by Yahoo). 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. Jay serves as President & Board Director of the Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA) and Board Director of the Association of Asian American Investment Managers (AAAIM). He is also an Advisor for Korea Innovation Center (KIC) Silicon Valley.
Jay enjoys travel, Sci-Fi movies, and spicy food.