David Lee

HISTORY
- Venture Partner at SK Telecom Ventures
- Co-Founding Partner of XG Ventures
- Director at Google

BIOGRAPHY

David was hired in 2000 as one of the first 200 employees at Google and was the first executive to lead Google’s overseas business development, sales, and operations. He launched Google’s offices in Korea, Japan, Greater China, Australia, and helped launch Europe and Latin America. As Director of Asia-Pacific, he lead many major international search advertising partnership deals and established Google’s first overseas revenue base.

Currently, David is a Venture Partner at SK Telecom Ventures, a $100M fund based in Silicon Valley, where he leads early and late stage investments. He is also a co-founder of XG Ventures, a Google alumni angel fund. His fund had over 14 acquisitions in the last year to Facebook, Twitter, Google, Zynga and Disney. Some of his past and current investments include Tapulous, Posterous, Twitter, Facebook, Kabam, Greplin, Chartboost, nWay, Contextlogic, and others.

David is also LP in Y Combinator, and SV Angels funds. He sits on several boards and is an advisor to companies in US, Korea, and China. In Korea he co-founded KStartup & SeoulSpace, and in China he is an advisor for IDG Accel, the largest and oldest VC/Private Equity fund in China helping to oversee their investments into the US.

His accomplishments have been featured in Forbes, Business Week, and other publications, and has been a guest lecturer at Stanford and KAIST Universities.

Press:
Business Week: “Google’s Real Power”

Google Angels Spread Their Wings: PDF

CBN Weekly: Silicon Valley Is…

INC. Magazine: The Returnees

Top 50 Angel Investors