Saemin Ahn (“Sae”) is the Managing Partner at Rakuten Ventures. He is responsible for 1) leading and evaluating investments (team, product, IP, market, channels) 2) conducting due diligence and 3) analyzing deal structure in APAC. Prior to Rakuten Ventures, Sae was at Google for 5 years from 2009 to 2013 managing Sales and Business Development for Asia. He has extensive experience in Brand Management and Content Distribution with his time in Hyundaicard and Animal Studio, an animation startup. Sae received his B.S. in Business Administration and Broadcasting and Journalism from Sogang University. Seamin is serving the Advisor and Board Member at several startups such as Visenze (unlock the intelligence captured in any rich visual content using sophisticated visual recognition technology and visual driven analytics), Coda Payments (conceived by mobile payment specialists at the GSM Association to be the easiest way for operators to put their assets to work in payments), Carousell (Snap, List, Sell. Create free listings to sell items you once loved in 30 seconds).
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