Eric J. Kim is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Goodwater Capital, an early stage venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. Prior to co-founding Goodwater, Eric was a Managing Director at Maverick Capital and has invested extensively in both Silicon Valley as well as Asia. Eric currently serves, or has served, on the boards of leading consumer and mobile technology companies such as Kakao (IPO - Daum Kakao KOSDAQ:035720), Coupang, Frank & Oak, imoji, Memebox, Upsight and Pager.
Eric previously headed business development for NeoPoly, a thin-film transistor and mobile phone startup that focused on key technologies enabling touch and video for 1st generation smartphones and also co-founded Biomimedica, an advanced joint technology company - both companies were spun out of Stanford University.
Eric first learned to code as an undergrad at Yale University where he majored in Cognitive Science (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude) and was a member of the Grammy-nominated Yale Cellos. Eric also received an MBA from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. Eric serves on the advisory board of the Johns Hopkins Alliance for Science and Technology and the non-profit board of the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.