We work with the brightest entrepreneurs who are focused on making a positive and meaningful impact.
Our goal is to help entrepreneurs navigate their own success and be a partner throughout this process.
We think disruption and innovation is critical in building businesses that can change the world.
Our mother company Dunamu operates UPbit® & StockPlus®, revolutionary businesses in Korea’s fintech landscape.
Disruption and innovation are at the core of our corporate values.
We understand the complex nature of today’s businesses and how challenging it is to succeed in a fast paced environment.
Our investment is agnostic to industry, size and geography and we will honor all valuable initiatives and teams.
CEO, Managing Partner
Prior to joining Dunamu & Partners, Ryan was SVP and Head of Travel at Tmon, a US $500M + business division at one of Korea’s leading mobile commerce platforms. He lead a team of 200+ people through a business transformation to a tech & data driven OTA platform, which resulted in 20%+ GMV growth and 30%+ profitability enhancements.
Ryan also served as a partner at Softbank Ventures Korea for more than a decade, where he led a handful of core investments spanning the Asia geography.
His investments include Devsisters (KSE:194480), Korbit (acquired by NXC, a holding co of NEXON, TSE:3659), Entelligent (acquired by Nexon, TSE:3659), DramaFever (acquired by SoftBank Group Corp., TSE:9984), Indilinx (acquired by OCZ, NSDQ:OCZ), Lotiple (acquired by Kakao, KSE:035720), Korea Electronic Certification Authority (KSE:041460), Terasquare (acquired by IDT GigPeak, NSDQ: IDTI), Wandoujia (acquired by Alibaba, NYSE: BABA), Redmart (acquired by Lazada, a subsidiary of Alibaba), IGAWorks, IDIncu, and many many more.
Ryan received his M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and his B.S. in computer engineering from Seoul National University.
Soojin aspires to identify and invest in consumer businesses and technology that create meaningful/sustainable impact and are sincerely appreciated by its users.
She finds genuine meaning in connecting with entrepreneurs on a close basis, accompanying them through both their moments of happiness and hardship. Her strength lies in providing critical operational insight, especially in consumer commerce, based on her prior experiences in building successful businesses in this field.
Prior to joining Dunamu & Partners, Soojin was head of Ebates Korea (a Rakuten Company), where she successfully launched the Korea business and led it to become the market leader. She also was part of TMON’s founding team, where she headed marketing/PR, new business development and CEO Staff.
Soojin received her B.S. in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Olivia believes that passionate and dedicated entrepreneurs with valuable initiatives can change everything.
She is inspired by portfolio companies with wild dreams that are using technology and innovation to drive positive change. She loves working in venture capital because she gets to combine her practical expertise with the amazing portfolio companies who are willing to embrace challenges and adopt best practices.
Olivia joined Dunamu & Partners in 2018, its founding year. She has ample venture capital experience, with in-depth knowledge of investment operation and risk management. Prior to joining the team, she worked at SoftBank Ventures for six years as a management professional of VC operations and worked closely with investment professionals and portfolio companies. Before that she was a finance manager for 10 years at various IT companies including SoftBank Commerce and LG Hitachi.
She received her BA in Business Administration from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and is currently pursuing an Executive MBA from Seoul National University.
Sophia is intrigued by novel, daring waves that move people, society and the world.
Inspiration comes both from big waves like new opportunities in the market, and small yet strong waves such as teams that consist of outstanding individuals. Sophia is an analyst who firmly believes in investors acting as supportive partners to the founding team.
Before joining Dunamu & Partners, Sophia worked in the strategy team of Carelabs Goodoc and as a research analyst at Boston Consulting Group.
Sophia chased her curiosity in humans and society while studying French literature and business at Korea University.
Dason prefers to walk through the path with opportunities of self-improvement, rather than choose an easy route without challenges and growth opportunities. He strives to become a person with a “can-do” spirit and always stays focused to find solutions even in a situation where things seem impossible.
He always stands ready to devote his passion in support of Dunamu & Partners and investees, without limiting his roles and responsibilities.
Prior to joining Dunamu & Partners, he was in charge of financial accounting and tax adjustment at Samsung Multicampus and Smilegate Holdings.
He majored in Economics and Business Administration at Sogang University.
Jessica is manager of the operations team and is responsible for communications and general affairs.
Prior to joining the Dunamu & partners, Jessica was an assistant manager of the communication division at SoftBank Ventures Asia.
Venture Partner | Assistant Professor, KAIST College of Business
Dave Park, an entrepreneur-turned-investor, believes that data and data driven technology are essential to make a better world. Dave wants to be with your business as an innovative investor who knows the value of technology, and as an adviser who understands the difficulties of building a business.
Dave is assistant professor at the KAIST College of Business, and his research area covers artificial intelligence and big-data analytics. Dave was the founder and CEO of Recobell, a leading startup focusing on big-data based personalized recommendation solutions and ad-tech platforms for enterprise in Korea. His company was acquired by FutureStreamNetwork, a KOSDAQ listed company.
Dave received his Ph.D. in Management Engineering from the KAIST College of Business and did his postdoctoral at the Stern School of Business, New York University.