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About Us

OUR MISSION

Driving a Sustainable Future

At Pine Venture Partners, we drive a sustainable future through strategic investments in innovative companies. With a focus on sustainability, we seek groundbreaking ventures delivering financial returns and positive impact.

 

We support startups pioneering solutions to global challenges like climate change, resource scarcity, and social inequality. Through funding, mentorship, and strategic guidance, we empower these visionaries to scale their businesses globally.

 

From sustainable agriculture to ethical consumer products, we invest in companies reshaping industries towards sustainability. Our mission is to catalyze innovation and accelerate the transition to a future where prosperity is shared.

Operational Excellence

At Pine Venture Partners, we leverage our expertise and resources to support entrepreneurs in optimizing their operational processes. Through strategic guidance, mentorship, and access to our extensive network, we empower startups to streamline their operations, maximize efficiency, and achieve sustainable growth.

 

With a focus on operational excellence, we invest in companies across a wide range of industries, from technology and healthcare to consumer goods and beyond. Our goal is to partner with visionary founders who are committed to building scalable businesses with strong operational foundations.

WHO WE ARE

Meet the Founders

Hyuk Tae is a seasoned CEO with a decade of experience in finance and investment, having started his career at Goldman Sachs Japan & Singapore.

 

Hyuk Tae is an early investor in Pinkfong Babyshark, Smartplay, Bepro11 and Spatial, advising them on successful growth and expansion strategies globally.

Hyuk Tae Kwon

Co-Founding Partner

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As Co-founder of Pine Venture Partners, Boksu Ha spearheads investment strategies, oversees the investment process from sourcing to due diligence, and offers strategic direction to portfolio companies.

 

With a background in project leadership at SK Telecom and SK Holdings Group, Boksu brings decades of expertise to our portfolio companies and stakeholders.

Boksu Ha

Co- Founding Partner

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Jenny Kim, Managing Director at Pine Venture Partners, leads sales and investor relations, fostering strong investor relationships. With a background in equity markets at Equities First Korea and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Korea, she excels in deal origination and client advisory.

 

Jenny's collaborative and cross-functional expertise enhances Pine Venture Partners' industry position and network.

Jenny Kim

Managing Director

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As Director of Pine Venture Partners, Hyuk Joo shapes the firm's investment strategy in South Korea, overseeing the investment process from sourcing to due diligence.

 

With experience in business analysis and project management at Smart Play and Evalueserve, she excels in managing distributor performance, project coordination, and market analysis. 

Hyuk Joo

Director

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Shaun directs the firm's investment strategy and guides the investment process from sourcing to due diligence. With experience in business development and strategy consulting at SEA and PwC Singapore, he excels in accelerating growth and executing strategic initiatives.

 

Shaun also leads the Singapore operations and compliance strategy; his focus on corporate governance and market insights is invaluable to the team.

Shaun Chang

Chief of Staff

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