Jimmy Kim Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 2

  • Portfolio
  • 1

  • Exits
  • 1


Jimmy Kim General Information


Mr. Jimmy Kim is a Co-Founder and serves as a Partner at SparkLabs Global. He also serves as an Investment Committee Member at Cultiv8 Funds Management. He also is an Angel Investor. He is also a Co-founder & Partner at SparkLabs, a startup accelerator in Korea. He co-founded and served as President & Chief of Global Business at N3N, an IoT platform company and Cisco's first global IoT investment. They service numerous Fortune 500 companies and governments, such as Samsung Electronics, POSCO, Port of Singapore, The North Face, and Hyundai Motors. He previously served as N3N's CEO. Previously, he was CEO of Nexonova, a game development studio of Nexon Corp that specializes in Social Network Games. Prior to Nexonova, he served as Executive Vice President of Nexon Corp, and Head of Nexon's Portal (market cap: $5 billion) and Web Services. Nexon is one of the most successful online gaming providers, with games such as Maple Story, Dungeon and Fighter, Combat Arms, and Kart Rider. Nexon services over 20 games across 60 countries to an audience of 300 million. He was the founding investor and active deal Adviser of Studio Ex, an online gaming studio that was acquired by Disney in 2012. He is a sought-after speaker on online gaming and technology and has spoken at various conferences such as LeWeb, Ad: Tech, and Web 2.0 Expo. He received his B.S. in Bio-medical Engineering from Northwestern University, and also an M.S. in Bio-medical Engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He also completed Stanford University's Graduate School of Business's Executive Management Program.

Business Details

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)

Jimmy Kim Investments (2)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Urbanbase 03-Apr-2015 Seed Round 000 Multimedia and Design Software Bankruptcy: Admin/Reorg
WePlanet 30-Jan-2013 0000 00000 IT Consulting and Outsourcing Generating Revenue 00000 000

Jimmy Kim Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Urbanbase 29-Jan-2024 0000000000: 000000

Jimmy Kim Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

Investments by Year

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Jimmy Kim Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Jimmy Kim Angel Investor 0 0 Seoul, South Korea

Jimmy Kim FAQs

  • Who is Jimmy Kim?

    Jimmy Kim is an angel Investor who has made 2 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Jimmy Kim?

    Jimmy Kim is an angel investor.

  • What does Jimmy Kim do?

    As an angel investor, Jimmy Kim invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Jimmy Kim invested in?

    Jimmy Kim has made numerous investments in companies like Urbanbase and WePlanet within the Multimedia and Design Software and IT Consulting and Outsourcing industries.

  • What has Jimmy Kim invested in recently?

    Jimmy Kim's latest investment was on 03-Apr-2015 in Urbanbase, a company within the Multimedia and Design Software industry.

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