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Meet the Team

Our team is a diverse collection of practiced tech engineers, serial entrepreneurs and freelancers with backgrounds including: NASA, Samsung, Oracle, Sun Microsystems and the Olympic Games.

Will Lee / CEO & Co-founder

Stanford AI and Verlocal CEO & Founder

Jay Park / Co-founder

Samsung Pay, SK Telecom

Hyunjin Choi / CTO

Samsung Electronics, Mars Polar Lander project at NASA, Cambridge University

Hawon Chung / COO & Co-founder

Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Splunk, Elastic

Changsup Keum / CIO

ETRI (a government-sponsored research institute in South Korea), CMU (Carnegie Mellon University) and Ph. D at KAIST, board member of Korean Software Engineering Society

Jay Choi / Managing Director & Co-founder

Oracle, Sun Microsystems

Youngsoo Lee / Software Engineering Manager

Sun Microsystems, Oracle, co-founder and CEO of Gitple, co-founder CTO of Daliworks, co-founder of Aramasoft

Younggyo Seo / Full-stack Software Engineer

Full-stack software engineer at Gitple, Software as a Service(SaaS) in the startups

Jaeyong Lim / Full-stack Software Engineer

Full-stack software engineer at Gitple, full-stack engineer in Daliworks

Jaehun Jee / Blockchain Engineer

Developer for several blockchain platforms such as Ethereum, LISK, Hyperledger and Loopchain

Minsu Jeong / Smart Contract Engineer

Smart contacts developer on Ethereum, development at Nautilus Hyosung and TmaxSoft.

Travis Black / Head of Marketing

International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Olympic Games, freelance marketing consultant

Sophie Ahn / Global PR and Communication Manager

St George's University of London, Samsung C&T

Ludovic Gilbert / Communications Manager

Co-founder Yeadz, PocketMath

Ivan Hong / Content Manager

National University of Singapore, freelance researcher, Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors’ Award

Yujung Chung / Global Operations Manager

Seoul National University, Microsoft, Consumer Insight

Verlocal SaaS

Qihan Zhu / Head of Engineering

UC Berkeley with double major in Math and Computer Science

Shiyan Yang / Full-stack software engineer

Master’s degree in Engineering at Washington University in St Louis and as a researcher in deep learning algorithms

Hao Yu / Full-stack software engineer

Washington University in St Louis with Master’s degree in Engineering, full-stack engineer in a healthcare platform

Chelsea Zhou / Product Designer

Master’s degree in Design from UC Berkeley, blockchain and ICO projects including Mercury Protocol

Verlocal Sales & Marketing Team

David Huerta / Business Development Associate (U.S.)

B.A in Political Economy from the University of California, Berkeley, Account Executive and Team Lead at Womply

Terry Grinner / Business Development & Sales (U.S.)

Private wealth management, The Make a Wish Foundation

Ryan Chew / Director of Business Development & Strategy (Singapore)

Nanyang Technological University, startups ranging from gaming apps to utility apps including Fixir

Alexis Low / Business Developer (Singapore)

Nanyang Technological University major in Business

Amanda Lim / Digital Marketing Specialist (Singapore)

Nanyang Technological University, DigiPen Institute of Technology


Injong Rhee

Google EIR, Former CTO of Samsung Electronics

Kyungjoon Lee

ICON Foundation Council

Arturo Bris

Professor of Finance at IMD and Director of IMD World Competitiveness Center

Marco Torregrossa

CEO and Chairman Euro Freelancers, European Forum of Independent Professionals, EU Commission

Jonghyup Kim

CEO at theloop (blockchain technology company responsible for loopchain), ICON foundation council member

Simon Yu

CEO and Co-founder of Storm

Young Min Kim

Chairman of the Board and Chief Strategy Officer SM Entertainment Group

Esteban van Goor

Hedge Fund Manager in the Crypto Asset space