Podcast E028 | Han Ko of USAKO Group

00:00 Introduction
00:41 What inspired you to become a VC?
04:53 What is your investment thesis? What is the motivation for your thesis?
08:29 What are you currently reading or learning or listening to these days?
11:43 In 2 years, how do you see venture capital evolved or changed?
15:14 How do people contact you?
20:42 Thank you

Featured Guest Bio:
Han Ko, President & CEO, USAKO Group has 3 decades of experience in international investment in technology and business scale-up. Based on his engineering background, Han has successfully launched and operated multiple ventures in U.S. and Asia. His investment experience includes various venture capital investments in technology/innovation and commercial real estate. He also has played various leadership/advisory roles in multiple for-profit organizations over the decades, serving as an investor/board member/advisor/mentor for multiple startups and mid-size companies in U.S. and Asia. In addition, he has been serving on multiple boards of non-profits, including AACC Chamber of Commerce and the official Presidential Advisory Council member of S. Korean government. His media feature includes Year 2020 Top 100 People in Finance by the magazine for his achievement. He also has delivered multiple guest lectures in U.S. and Asia, including the programs at Cambrige Innovation Center, Venture Cafe, various international conferences and lectures.

Fund Information:
USAKO Group is an international investment and accelerator company, which has presence in U.S.A. and S. Korea. The Group is an official global partner of S. Korean governmental agencies, and has played highly active roles in U.S. and S. Korean startup ecosystem for many years. USAKO Group's goal is to provide softlanding pad for any qualified companies entering U.S. and S. Korea.

In the past 24 months, USAKO Group successfully ran programs, resulted in investment commitment of over $25M. USAKO Group and its leadership also have focused on training and supporting female and minority enterpreneurs around the world. For the past 2 years, our group designed and operated multiple programs in order to promote women's startup, including close collaboration with two of top women's university in S. Korea.

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