Jay Eum

Founding Managing Partner

Jay Eum is Co-Founding Managing Partner of GFT Ventures. Jay brings over 20 years of extensive investment experience across both institutional and corporate venture capital firms.

Jay co-founded TransLink Capital, a Palo Alto based early stage venture capital firm supporting entrepreneurs developing customer connections and partnerships in Asia. Jay was responsible for leading investments in AI, AR/VR, blockchain, cloud, and consumer technologies.

Prior to TransLink, Jay was Managing Director of Samsung Ventures where he established and led the US venture capital operations for Samsung. Jay started his venture capital career at the Silicon Valley office of Vertex Management, Singapore based venture capital arm of investment firm Temasek Holdings.

Jay received an MBA from Stanford University and MS/BS in Chemistry from Seoul National University. Jay serves as Chairman and Board Director of the Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA). Jay is also an active angel investor and advisor to several startups.

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