Edward Kim (K5 Velocity Ventures, BrainFx, Wayne State)

Oct 17, 2018, 10:00 PM – Oct 18, 2018, 1:00 AM


300 Room, 325 East Grand River, East Lansing, 48823

Edward Kim has had entrepreneurial experiences from a wide variety of viewpoints. Founder: Genix Engineered Solutions (Automotive Automation) and Beet Analytics (SaaS for machine analysis). Investment: K5 Velocity Ventures. Board member: BrainFx (Cloud based Neuro-cognitive diagnosis). Fortune 500: Ford and FIAT. Educator: Faculty member for Wayne State's School of Business.

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About this event

Edward Kim is passionate about early-stage technology ventures and empowering entrepreneurs with the tools and the network to succeed. Over 20 years, Kim held numerous management, board advisor and founder roles in angel and institutional investor backed tech startups, as well as management and technology assignments in North America, Europe and Asia with Fortune 100 companies.

As a tech entrepreneur, Kim co-founded, raised capital and led two technology start-ups commercializing innovative assembly & automation solutions, and industrial machine intelligence technology. He has successfully led new market development in the U.S., S. Korea, China, Russia, Italy and India, acquiring such customers as Samsung, Mercedes, Volkswagen, Ford and Tata to name a few.

Kim held various finance management positions at Ford and Visteon, responsible for capital planning, performance management and financial turnarounds. As a global director of engineering at a FIAT industrial company, he led the development of several new product and automation innovations for next-generation vehicle programs.

Currently, Kim is a partner at K5 Velocity Ventures, a strategy advisory and investment firm dedicated to supporting early-stage scalable impact ventures in digital Healthcare, Smart Data analytics, enterprise software and physical innovation. K5 Velocity's clients includes an enterprise software venture that was recently voted Top 20 Promising Edutech by CIO magazine, a digital healthcare startup focused on delivering a brain disorder assessment technology through Cloud-platform, and a medical device venture that was recently acquired.

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  • Edward Kim

    K5 Velocity Ventures




October 17 – 18, 2018
10:00 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


Food and Networking
Fireside Chat


  • Phil Threadgould

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director


  • Reuben Levinsohn

    Washington Avenue Ventures

    Chapter Director

  • Julie Holton

    Startup Grind Lansing

    Chapter Co-Director

  • Victoria Levinsohn


    Marketing Strategist

  • Camille Whigan

    Executive Assistant

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