This week, we have two VCs who will be joining us in the studio (separately) for Ask A VC— Next World Capital’s Ben Fu and Translink Capital’s Jay Eum. As you may remember, you can submit questions for our guests either in the comments or here and we’ll ask them during the show.
At Next World Capital, Fu recently helped lead Datameer’s funding and is a board member of the company. Prior to joining Next World Capital, Fu was mostly recently a Principal with Scale Venture Partners, where he helped originate the firm’s investment in Box and uTest, and also worked closely with HubSpot, RingCentral, BrightRoll, and Jaspersoft. Prior to his six years in venture capital, he was a Senior Sales Engineer at Symantec and IMlogic, and worked in technical sales roles at Akamai.
Eum is a co-founder and Managing Director of TransLink Capital and has backed Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB), Chartboost, Enterprise DB, Livescribe, nWay, Peel, Quixey, SoundHound, and YuMe (NYSE: YUME). He is also responsible for supporting TransLink’s portfolio companies with their customers and partners primarily in Korea.
Most recently, Eum was the head of Samsung Ventures America, the venture investment arm of Samsung, and helped lead their U.S.-based investments. His investments at Samsung Ventures include AnalogTech (NASDAQ: AATI), Athena Semiconductor (acquired by Broadcom), Continuous Computing (acquired by RadiSyS), DivX (NASDAQ: DIVX), InPhi (NASDAQ: IPHI), Intellon (NASDAQ: ITLN), MontaVista (acquired by Cavium), Pure Digital (acquired by Cisco), Sandbridge (acquired by Qualcomm), SiBeam (acquired by Silicon Image), Techwell (NASDAQ: TWLL) and Teknovus (acquired by Broadcom). Jay also led investments in GCT Semiconductor and Intematix.
Please send us your questions for Fu and Eum here or put them in the comments below!