East Ventures, a sector-agnostic venture capital firm in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, has announced Sang Han as a Partner for East Ventures South Korea fund.

East Ventures said in a statement on Thursday that Sang will leverage his extensive experience to manage the fund operation of East Ventures in South Korea.

This appointment follows the recent announcement of “East Ventures South Korea fund in partnership with SV Investment” of $100 million in October 2023.

“We are pleased to welcome Sang Han as a Partner for East Ventures South Korea fund. Leveraging extensive experience in both Korea and Southeast Asia, we believe Sang stands as an instrumental addition to our team in connecting corridors for our investments and funds between these regions,

“We eagerly anticipate further delving into the vast opportunities in Southeast Asia and South Korea,” said Willson Cuaca, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at East Ventures.

According to the statement, Sang brings 20 years of extensive experience, having held key leadership roles within asset management and venture capital firms covering Southeast Asia, Korea, and the United States.

His professional journey includes overseeing diverse corporate development responsibilities and directing investments. He also played a pivotal role in nurturing the growth of startups, notably during his tenure as the Managing Director of Temasek Lifesciences Accelerator (TLA).

“I am honored and excited to join East Ventures, a leading venture capital firm that has consistently been at the forefront of supporting visionary entrepreneurs. Building on this deep commitment to investing, my focus will be on strengthening the bridge between Southeast Asia and South Korea to tap into the complementary synergies of both regions,

“And I look forward to collaborating with the team and contributing to the success of startups and companies we are proudly backing,” said Sang Han, Partner for East Ventures South Korea fund.

Sang received a BSc in Computer Engineering from Seoul National University and an MBA from INSEAD.

Founded in 2009, East Ventures has transformed into a platform that provides multi-stage investment, from seed to growth stage investments, for over 300 tech companies across Southeast Asia.

As an early believer in the startup ecosystem in Indonesia and the most active investor in Southeast Asia, East Ventures is an early backer of prominent tech companies in the region, such as Tokopedia, Traveloka, Ruangguru, ShopBack, Waresix, Xendit, IDN Media, KoinWorks, Sociolla, Tech in Asia (acquired by SPH), Kudo (acquired by Grab), Loket (acquired by Gojek), and MokaPOS (acquired by Gojek).

East Ventures is Indonesia’s first venture capital firm to sign the Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI), supported by the United Nations (UN).

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