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[Webinar] AMCHAM Women's Leadership Committee Webinar



October 27, 2020 – The American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (AMCHAM) hosted the Women's Leadership Committee Webinar focusing on highlighted systematic challenges women face on entrepreneurship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes a lack of access to funding/finance, lack of network, and competing gendered priorities such as childcare. This session offered strategies for women entrepreneurs with funding option to find success via help of a successful woman entrepreneur and an accelerator who has helped hundreds of startups. The speakers include Sinhae Lee, partner of Global Blockchain Innovative Capital, Eugene Kim, partner of Sparklabs and Christina Ahn from Stanton Chase Korea as the moderator.



About the Speaker

Sinhae Lee, Partner at Global Blockchain Innovative Capital

Sinhae is Partner at GBIC — a crypto fund, and Block72 — a comprehensive blockchain consulting firm based in US, China, and Korea. Prior to joining GBIC, she has been deeply involved in the FinTech/blockchain industry in Silicon Valley. She led business development and operations at a payment start-up, Coin, which was acquired by FitBit in 2016 and later worked at NerdWallet, a FinTech start-up in San Francisco. She started her career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. She brings her Silicon Valley and consulting experience to the blockchain/crypto industry. She has been participating in and speaking at numerous FinTech & blockchain conferences including Money2020, SFBW (San Francisco Blockchain Week), etc. Also, she is nominated for Top 100 Women In Fintech 2018 by Lattice80 along with other female leaders including some executives from JP Morgan, UBS, MasterCard, Tencent, and HSBC.

Sinhae holds an MBA from Stanford University and a B.A. in Business from Korea University. Also, she is currently teaching at Kookmin University in Seoul, South Korea as an adjunct professor. 

Eugene Kim, Partner at Sparklabs

Eugene is currently the Partner of Sparklabs and manages the day –to-day operations of the Sparklabs accelerator program.

Eugene previously served as a Director of Global Business Development at Tencent Korea. He was responsible for the sourcing of Korean game titles to China and Tencent’s global publishing network, headed the global sales of Tencent game titles, and he managed relationships with Tencent’s global publishing partners. Prior to Tencent, Eugene was Director of Business Development and Marketing at Podotree, an online educational app developer in Korea. He was responsible for their marketing and launch effort into the U.S. Previously, he was with Vertigo Games as the Group Manager of the Overseas Business Group.

He earned his BA in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Michigan. 

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