Samuel Hwang


Managing Partner

Founder and Managing Partner of NP Equity Partners
Founder and CEO of NP teraArk
GP of 500 Startups Korea
Previous Head of Labs of Wework Labs, Korea
Founder and Chairman of New Pathway Education (acquired by CVC Capital and merged with CVC portfolio company EIC).
Korea Founder and Chairman

Master of Science, Materials Science & Engineering, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Danny Hwang


Managing Partner

Founder & CEO, Point Avenue
Chairman, Team Ignite
Director, Prestige Only & Premier Only, EIC Education
COO of New Pathway Education (acquired by CVC Capital and merged with CVC portfolio company EIC Education)

B.S. with Honors in Sociology & Environmental Engineering, United States Military Academy at West Point

Ji-Hong Kim


Managing Partner

Project Leader, The Boston Consulting Group Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Accredited member of Korean Institue of Certified Public Accountant (KICPA)

MBA, Columbia Business School BA, Business Administration, Korea University

David Kung


Partner

Co-Founder and Chairman of Steamology
Co-Founder and Board Advisor of WE MAKE WE PLAY
Labs Manager, WeWork, Korea
Training & Product Director of EIC Education, China
Center Director, New Pathway Education, China
Product Director, Diligent Knowlege World, China
Founder and COO of Global Track, Beilin International Education, China
Training & R&D Manager, Chungdahm Learning, Korea

Bachelor of Arts, University of Waterloo

Brian Liu


Partner

CTO for NP Equity Partners
Co-founder and CTO of Steamology
Co-founder and project manager for We Make We Play
Systems Analyst for New Pathway Education

Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science, Carleton University

Byungkuk Kim


Managing Director

Associate at Opera Gallery

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Yonsei University

Brian Nam


Associate

Summer Analyst at Starwood Capital Group
Fall Analyst at Scout Ventures
Summer Analyst at Drake Real Estate Partners

Bachelor of Arts, Financial Economics, Columbia University

Leon Lee


Managing Director
Managing Director at Point Avenue
Managing Director at Team Ignite

Managing Director at Point Avenue
Director of Partnerships at Amaze VR
Strategy Consultant at Strategy& / Booz & Co.
Infantry Company Commander at US Army
Infantry Platoon Leader at US Army

MBA, Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management
Bachelor of Science, Operations Research, United States Military Academy (West Point)

Cuong Nguyen


Managing Director
Managing Director at Point Avenue
Managing Director at Team Ignite

Managing Director at Team Ignite
Summer Associate at Goldman Sachs IBD
Troop Commander at US Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC)

MBA, University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School
Bachelor of Science, Economics, United States Military Academy (West Point)

Derek Kenmotsu


Managing Director
Managing Director at Point Avenue
Managing Director at Team Ignite

Managing Director at Point Avenue
Global Supply Manager at Apple
Special Forces Troop Detachment Commander at Army Special Forces (Airborne)
Infantry Platoon Leader at US Army

MBA, University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Bachelor of Science, International Relations, United States Military Academy (West Point)

Tin Nguyen


Managing Director

Managing Director at Point Avenue
Special Agent at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Infantry Officer, United States Marine Corps

Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, The Citadel

Tony Swun-Woo Park


Advisor

Mr. Swun Woo Park, also known as Tony, serves as the Managing Director at LB Investment Inc. Mr. Park served as Vice President of The9 Limited from January 31, 2007 to August 7, 2013. He served as the President of Seoul Branch at The9 Limited since October 25, 2011. He also served as a Senior Director at Alibaba. Prior to The9, Mr. Park served as the President of International Business of Hanbitsoft, Inc. Prior to joining Hanbitsoft, he worked as a Venture Capitalist at ADL Partners from April 2000 to April 2002. He was a Management Consultant at Arthur D. Little from December 1998 to April 2000. He received a Prime Minister's Award in 2006. Mr. Park received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Korea University.

Taeguen Kim


Advisor

Throughout more than 10 years of service at Samsung, Yahoo Korea, AOL, etc., TG’s management and leadership qualities have developed and proven as the person in charge of a big group. He has extensive and growing network of relationships with the movers in the global media and entertainment industries, and has expertise in strategy development and investment for mobile services. With deep and comprehensive understanding of both media and IT industries sectors, he captures needs and desires to generate ideas for relevant services and to implement projects to completion on a global scale.

Seung Lee


Advisor

Seung graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago with BS & MS in Mechanical Engineering, also from MIT with Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering. After his Ph.D, he started his career at Boston Consulting Group as a strategic consultant focusing on TMT (Technology, Media & Telecom) and Healthcare sector in the topics of business strategy development, IP analytics, and business/technology benchmarking.