TBT stands for thoughts become things

TBT stands to enable start-up success



We are Adventure Capital


We are more than your average investor. We are always up for an adventure, and our investment extends beyond capital transfer. We want to be a discussion partner that aligns growth with progress and a team player that can discover possibilities beyond risk. We want to utilize our industry knowledge and experience to help you build services and products that can make the world a better place.

Oksun Lee  

CFO, AICPA

- Snow Finance Team Leader

- NAVER Business Management, 

  Accounting, Subsidiary 

  Management Team Leader

- Samsung Asset Management 

  Trust Asset Management Team

- Samsung Life Insurance 

  Accounting Team



Dongwook Kim  

Chief Growth Officer

- Mr Homes Co-Founder

- 12 Corporation Co-Founder

- Camp Mobile SAVE Camp Leader

- NAVER Real Estate, 

  Local Commodity Team Leader

- Accenture IT Industry 

  Consultant



Dongoh Kim  

Principal, Lawyer

- Chungho Partners

- Law Firm Dayul

- Dr. Philos

- Live Gamer Asia

Bonghyun Choi  

Associate, KICPA

- Spring Camp

- Dayli Finance Group Inc.

- Seoul Techno Holdings

- PwC. Samil Assurance/Deal



Jen Park  

Associate

- The Booth Brewing Marketing

- Samjong KPMG BCS-Healthcare  

Seoyoun Han  

Principal

- Naver Finance

- RIDI Finance Team Leader

- POSCO ICT Finance Group



Investment

Advisors

Jungmin Kim

 Adviser - Tech

- NAVER NTS CEO

- NAVER CTO

Jay Eum

Adviser 

- TransLink Capital Co-founder

- Samsung Ventures Managing Director

 - Vertex Management Vice President

 - McKinsey Associate

 

Jinwoo So

Adviser

- SK Supex Council HR Head 

- SK Planet CEO 

- SK Telecom CEO 

- SK Communications CEO

Joungho Ahn

Venture Partner

- Cresco Lake Partners Managing Partner (Current)

- Samsung C&T Strategic Finance

- Goldman Sachs IB

- Samsung Everland Management Team

Dogyun Guen

  Adviser

- Primer CEO/Founder (Current)

- Inicis CEO/Founder

- Initech CEO/Founder

Dohyeon Kim

 Adviser

- Kookmin University College of 

Business Administration Professor (Current)

- Startup Alliance Board of Trustee (Current)

- Korean Society of Business Venturing President

- The Boston Consulting Group Consultant

Ram Lee

Managing Partner, Founder

- Camp Mobile CEO

- NAVER Mobile Strategy 

  Vice President

- NAVER Community/

  UCC Theme Manager

- Cyworld Planning Team Leader

Jungwook 

Lim

Managing Partner 


- Startup Alliance Director

- Lycos CEO

- Daum Global Communications 

  Division Director

- Chosun Ilbo Reporter

Oksun

Lee 

CFO, AICPA

- Snow Finance Team Leader

- NAVER Business Management, 

  Accounting, Subsidiary 

  Management Team Leader

- Samsung Asset Management 

  Trust Asset Management Team

- Samsung Life Insurance 

  Accounting Team

Dongwook 

Kim 

Chief Growth 

Officer

- Mr Homes Co-Founder

- 12 Corporation Co-Founder

- Camp Mobile SAVE Camp Leader

- NAVER Real Estate, 

  Local  Commodity Team Leader

- Accenture IT Industry Consultant

Dongoh

Kim 

Principal, 

Lawyer

- Chungho Partners

- Law Firm Dayul

- Dr. Philos

- Live Gamer Asia

Bonghyun

Choi

Associate, 

KICPA

- Spring Camp

- Dayli Finance Group Inc.

- Seoul Techno Holdings

- PwC. Samil Assurance/Deal

Jen Park 

Associate

- The Booth Brewing Marketing

- Samjong KPMG BCS-Healthcare  

Seoyoun Han 

Principal

- Naver Finance

- RIDI Finance Team Leader 

- POSCO ICT Finance Group 

Investment Advisors

Jungmin Kim

Adviser - Tech  


- NAVER NTS CEO

- NAVER CTO

Jay Eum

Adviser


- TransLink Capital 

  Co-founder

- Samsung Ventures  

  Managing Director

- Vertex Management 

  Vice President

McKinsey Associate

Jinwoo So

Adviser


- SK Supex Council 

  HR  Head 

- SK Planet CEO 

- SK Telecom CEO 

- SK Communications 

  CEO 

Joungho Ahn  

Venture Partner


- Cresco Lake Partners  

  Managing Partner  

  (Current)

- Samsung C&T  

  Strategic Finance

- Goldman Sachs IB

- Samsung Everland 

  Management Team

Dogyun Guen 

Adviser


- Primer CEO/Founder 

  (Current)

- Inicis CEO/Founder

- Initech CEO/Founder

Dohyeon Kim

Adviser


- Kookmin University 

  College of Business 

  Administration 

  Professor (Current)

- Startup Alliance Board 

  of Trustee (Current)

- Korean Society of 

  Business Venturing 

  President

- The Boston Consulting 

  Group Consultant 

Bigger dreams lead to greater success


For the past 20 years, TBT members have created and launched world’s first social networking service, selfie camera apps used by 200 million users, and other innovative user experiences.

Now we look for the future pioneers that will lead the next 20 years in the global market. And we want to add dependable insight to uplift these daring leaders to reshape the global trend. 


Let us join your journey!

We invest in future consumer 

preferences


Cyworld, Naver Blog, Naver Café, Band, Snow…

The CEO of TBT is the mastermind behind 

these top social media services of Korea.

We stay one step ahead market changes and 

consumer preferences by actively investing 

in related services and startups.

We invest in industries 

we know well


We examine service and business models from 

the perspective of our expertise 

in the mobile and internet industry. 

We recognize founding teams with high potential, 

and maximize their strengths while bolstering 

their weaknesses.

We honor Korea’s 

unique background


The competition behind the $44 billion 

private education market, 

the extraordinary ability to create cultural content, 

and the robust manufacturing industry all characterize 

the of singularity the Korean market. 

We leverage our experience in this unique market 

to spot new opportunities.

We are open to all series in 

an emerging market


We want companies that can redefine values and 

the market order according to a new paradigm. 

The size and stage of companies matter little to us, 

and we invest from Pre-A through Pre-IPO.

Born-global 

or going-global


We invest in young entrepreneurs 

who see beyond the Korean market and 

know how to leverage their global outlook 

for a winning hand. We invest in bold startups 

that developed a competitive edge 

in the domestic market, and now work 

to expand into a larger, global one.

We make more than 

just one-time investments


Depending on their needs, we work with companies after investment for practical advice in business strategies, 

service operations, marketing, and a global blueprint.

These follow-on activities will determine 

TBT’s genuine partnership with our portfolio companies.