Korea-Israel Venture Opportunity

Geared to institutional investors, the event featured executives from Korean multinationals, such as Samsung, explaining why they invest in Israel. Startup executives explained the local and global landscape for tech investing and scaleup. Israeli and Korean VCs provided insights into how the fund leverages the synergies of the two countries, as well as the focus on key sectors. A new $80M fund gives international investors access to rare venture capital opportunities in select Israeli and Korean startups.

Speakers:

Patrick Kim, Senior Investment Manager, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation, Dor Skuler, CEO & Co-Founder, Intuition Robotics, Maya Zachodin Koren, Director of Corporate Investments & Strategic Partnerships, OurCrowd, Soobum Kim & Assaf Harel, Partners, aBridge Partners, Host: Rebecca Fannin, CNBC contributor, author, and media founder

Speakers

Maya Zachodin Koren

Director of Corporate Investments & Strategic Partnerships,

OurCrowd

Maya Zachodin Koren

Director of Corporate Investments & Strategic Partnerships

OurCrowd

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Assaf Harel



Partner,

aBridge Partners

Assaf Harel

Partner

aBridge Partners


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Assaf Harel is a distinguished partner at Abridge Partners, where he plays a pivotal role in fostering connections between Israel and Korea. With his expertise in business development, accelerators, and investments, Harel is dedicated to bridging the gap between these two dynamic economies, driving innovation and collaboration forward.


Dor Skuler



CEO & Co-Founder,

Intuition Robotics

Dor Skuler

CEO & Co-Founder

Intuition Robotics


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A serial entrepreneur, Dor Skuler has co-founded five ventures, the most recent being Intuition Robotics, following his passion to develop artificial intelligence-driven robotics that address major social issues of the 21st century. Having trained in Israel’s elite military intelligence unit 8200, Dor made a mark on interactive broadcast technology with Zing Interactive Media (acquired by Invesco, NASDAQ: IVZ) and security software through Safend (acquired by Wave Systems Corp, NASDAQ: WAVX). Dor then joined Alcatel-Lucent to create and lead innovative ventures, most notably Cloudband (NYSE:ALU), the world’s first platform for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), cited by Nokia as a major motive to purchasing the French-American telecoms giant. As Senior Vice President at Alcatel-Lucent, Dor was a regular speaker on the telecoms circuit, frequently cited in the media and made the Global Telecom Business ’40 under 40’ list in 2009, 2011 and 2013. Dor holds an MBA and Master’s of Science in Marketing from Temple University, has co-authored ‘Cloud Computing: Business Trends and Technologies’ published by Wiley in 2016 and holds board level advisory and director roles for several telecoms, cyber security and tech-led social impact ventures.

Soobum Kim



Partner,

aBridge Partners

Soobum Kim

Partner

aBridge Partners


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Mr. Soobum Kim, as a Partner at aBridge Partners, spearheading an international working group dedicated to accelerating business cooperation between Korea and Israel. Founded in 2022, aBridge focuses on key sectors including Israeli AI, foodtech, cybersecurity, and digital health spheres. Within this framework, Kim plays a pivotal role in leveraging his expertise to facilitate strategic alliances and investment opportunities. Additionally, for Korean multinational corporations (MNCs), aBridge provides a comprehensive tech-scout service through Israel's vibrant venture ecosystem, ensuring access to cutting-edge innovations and technologies. Through his leadership at CREATUS, Mr Kim specializes in overseas investments, business development, and tech scouts for Korean MNCs. His work at CREATUS and aBridge Partners, embodies a commitment to driving collaboration and fostering innovation on a global scale.



Rebecca Fannin



CNBC contributor, author, and media founder,

Silicon Global

Rebecca Fannin

CNBC contributor, author, and media founder

Silicon Global


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Rebecca Fannin is a CNBC contributor, author, and a media founder. She is well known for spotting global innovation and tech trends early on. Her forward-looking books – Silicon Heartland, Silicon Dragon, Startup Asia, and Tech Titans of China – have been translated in 10 languages and favorably reviewed and cited by the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The New York Times and Time. A public speaker and commentator, she’s spoken at Brookings, Harvard and Oxford, among others, and appeared on CNBC, BBC, CNN, and Bloomberg.


Currently contributing to CNBC and the Disruptor 50 report, she also leads Silicon Dragon Ventures, covering innovation and startup investment with her Ask A VC show, newsletter and events. A Forbes columnist for 10 years and a writer for Harvard Business Review, CEO and Worth, she has profiled many global business leaders, including Jack Ma of Alibaba. She also has contributed to several thought leadership reports on innovation trends.


During the dotcom boom, as an international editor at Red Herring in San Francisco, she followed the venture capital trail from Silicon Valley to Asia's emerging markets and became one of the first American journalists covering China’s entrepreneurial boom, and later East Asia and India.


Originally from Ohio, she resides today in Silicon Valley and New York City. Her most recent book, Silicon Heartland, brings Rebecca to her homeland to explore the region’s transition from Rust Belt to Tech Belt.   

Patrick Kim



Senior Investment Manager,

Samsung Ventures Investment Corporation

Patrick Kim

Senior Investment Manager

Samsung Ventures Investment Corporation


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Patrick Kim joined Samsung Ventures Israel office in 2019 and Patrick is responsible for investments in Fintech, Insuretech, Enterprise SW solutions including cybersecurity and new generation sensor technologies.

Prior to joiningSamsung Ventures, he worked at LG Technology Center in Israel as a technology cooperation manager, scouting for Automotive and Service related startups in Israel.



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