Yoon Kim

Yoon recently joined the Storm Ventures team as Venture Partner to help Korean startups to succeed in global market. Previously, he served 29 years at KAIST as Professor of Physics, Vice President of Research and the founding Director of the Institute for Startup KAIST (ISK). ISK’s mission is to commercialize basic research results by nurturing startups and creating a startup ecosystem. ISK had produced more than 30 startups during the first 5 years. He also served as Chairman of KAIST Venture Investment Holdings. Prior to KAIST, he was an Assistant Professor at Stanford University where he earned his Ph.D. Yoon has his personal entrepreneurship experiences as a founder of FiberPro and Novera Optics in Korea and Silicon Valley based on his lab’s research in fiber optics.