John Kim’s career has taken him across a diverse range of operating and investing environments from early-stage startups to fortune 500 companies. John is the founder of the cross-border venture capital firm Amasia, that helps technology companies get global. Amasia primarily invests in US tech companies from the pre-Series A to Series B stage and is open to investing at a later stage and in other geographies.

Before Amasia, John focused in finance, serving as Senior Vice President at Mercuria Energy Group, Executive Director at Goldman Sachs and Portfolio Manager at Korean National Investments. While in these roles he managed trading and investment strategies across a diverse set of asset classes including commodities, public and private equity, fixed income and derivatives.

John started his career as an entrepreneur, founding music internet and e-consulting businesses before joining Merck & Co as a System Specialist. He left Merck to start his third company, a Delaware incorporated rock band called The Ally. John toured across America and recorded with top artists most notably receiving a platinum record for his album contribution with Grammy award-winner Brandy.

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