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Advisors

John Ason
Strategic Advisor

John Ason has been a professional angel investor for over 16 years specializing in early stage pre-revenue companies. He has made over forty eclectic investments in the areas of e-commerce, technology, advertising, digital social media and entertainment.

Val Katayev
Strategic Advisor, Investor

Val Katayev is a digital pioneer and serial entrepreneur who founded and led four successful tech companies to hyper-growth while generating over $100 million through profits and exits. All this was accomplished before taking any venture capital.

Rock Oh
Managing Director, DEV Korea

Rock Oh is based in Seoul and specializes in working with Korean Ventures for DEV Korea. He previously worked at Samsung where he was in charge of several global software deployments and at Yahoo! Korea.

Janny Lee
Strategic Advisor

Janny Lee is a Partner at RedBadge, a venture capital investment corporation. Ms. Lee previously worked at Redwood Capital Group, Primedia, Inc., Banc of America Securities, Goldman Sachs Group and was a founder of a financial software company.

Swatick Majumdar
Venture Partner

Swatick Majumdar is a Venture Partner with DEV. Previously he was with Chatsworth Securities, a Greenwich, CT based boutique investment bank where he focused his investment banking activities on the US-India corridor in a variety of business sectors.

Sandbox Strategies
Strategic Advisor

Sandbox is a boutique firm focused on media strategy for videogames and tech. The company was founded by industry veterans, Bill Linn, Rob Fleischer, and Corey Wade, and lists Activision, Sega, Remedy, Codemasters, and CCP as clients.

Joseph R. Saviano
Strategic Advisor

Joseph R. Saviano is the Managing Partner of DOT Capital, a Venture Capital firm focused on the digital economy. He has twenty years of financial and investment management experience, including seventeen years in private equity.

Dick Wingate
Principal Advisor

With more than 30 years of experience in the music and interactive industries, Dick Wingate acts as a bridge between the technology and entertainment industries — providing digital business strategy, content acquisition and licensing, and market and product development.

Peter Sung
Venture Partner

Peter Sung is the Investment Manager for Neutrino Corp, a family office, and previously was a Director at DEV where he managed activities for DEV Korea Discovery. Before that he worked at Ilshin Investment in South Korea.

Operations

Jeff Finkle
Curriculum

Laurie Jakobsen
PR Marketing

Andrew Levine
Finance

Jessica Yun
Logistics