Mr. David LeeCo-Founder & Partner, XG Ventures, Seoul Space & KStartup; Limited Partner, Y-Combinator
David was hired in 2000 as one of the first 200 employees at Google and was the first executive to lead Google overseas. He launched Google’s offices in Korea, Japan, Greater China, Australia, UK, Germany, and Latin America, where he also led business development, sales, and operations. He hired the first management teams in each country and established Google’s initial international revenue base.
As Senior Director of APAC and ROW, he also lead many major international search advertising partnership deals with eBay, Yahoo, and others, including Google’s investment into Baidu in China.
Currently, David is a Venture Partner at SK Telecom Ventures, a $100M dollar fund based in Silicon Valley, where he funds early and late stage investments. He is also a co-founding Partner of XG Ventures, a Google alumni angel fund. His fund has had over 11 acquisitions in the last year to Facebook, Twitter, Google, AT&T, and Disney. Some of his past and current investments include Tapulous, Posterous, Twitter, Facebook, Kabam, Greplin, and others.
David is an LP in Y Combinator, and SV Angels Fund. He sits on several boards and is an advisor to several companies in US, Korea, and China. In Korea he co-founded one of the first startup incubators called KStartup/SeoulSpace, and in China he is an advisor for IDG/Accel, the largest and oldest VC/Private Equity fund in China helping to oversee their investments into the US.
His accomplishments have been featured in Forbes, Business Week, and various other publications.