Mr Sangwoo Lee

Member of the Board of Directors on behalf of investor KIP


Mr Lee is Head of Korea Investment Partners (KIP’s) US office based in Silicon Valley and joined the Prokarium board after investment in Prokarium in February 2018. Mr Lee is responsible for the global expansion of Korea Investment Partners and actively explores cross-border investments. He is currently managing over 10 companies in his investment portfolio and participates actively on more than 5 boards. Portfolio companies range from biotech/healthcare companies such as Elastagen, Auris Surgical Robotics and KAHR to IT/Fintech companies such as SoFi and Le Tote. Before his career in Venture Capital, Mr Lee spent 18 years in diverse positions and companies in the IT industry including Samsung Electronics and Dasan networks, as well as in the successful venture startups of Neomtel and Polidigm. In the latter two he led the core engineering development as CTO. In 2000 Neomtel introduced a new service concept of mobile image compression and transmission and its graphics technology became a de-facto standard in Korea in the early 2000s. The technology was adapted by Qualcomm later and the company went IPO in 2007. Mr Lee received his B.S. and M.S. in Control and Instrumentation Engineering from Seoul National University.