KohFounders

PRE SEED FUND FOCUSED ON mission driven entrepreneurs in EMERGING ECOSYSTEMS

 

DNA

We partner with founders at the earliest stages of the company prior to raising any institutional capital and focus on marketplaces, digital healthcare, AI, messaging platforms, mobile, IoT, inefficient industries, software and services.

Founders

We partner with founders who are product focused, scrappy, passionate and relentless. Our ideal founding team includes those who have product, design, development, sales and marketing experience.

Geography

We focus on mission driven entrepreneurs in emerging ecosystems including Southern California, the Midwest and the Mid Atlantic region and will opportunistically make investments in the Bay Area where we have a strong connection to the company.

What we offer?

Initial Capital

We provide initial funding to help launch product and gain initial traction.

Operations and Governance

We help you structure your company for success as well as support your HR, Legal, Financial needs.

Product Support

We accelerate product launch providing strategy, design and development support.

Recruiting

We help identify and recruit key hires.

Go to Market

We help refine your GTM and identify your core target demo.

Customer Acquisition and Sales

We work with you to attract initial users in your target market whether mobile, SMBs, large enterprises or other markets.

Network

We connect you to business development partners, advisors, industry experts and other entrepreneurs.

Fund Raising

We make introductions and assist you with pitch development and refinement in the fund raising process.

We launched in 2014 to help you build a great company

Team

Bong Dug Koh Founding Partner
Bong Doh Koh Technology Advisor
Bong Young Koh Healthcare Brother
John Ryu Venture Partner
Clark Landry Operating Advisor
Stephano Kim Operating Advisor
Chelsea Burkett Principal
Brian Ficho Associate Partner
James Smits Associate Partner
Joey Hawilo Associate Partner

Our team, investors and advisors have experience at and helped build:

Aiva Health Current · Healthcare · West
Agrilyst Current · East · Enterprise
Brand Networks Current · East · Internet/Digital
Bringhub Current · Internet/Digital · West
Builders.VC Current · Midwest · Other
Clora Current · East · Healthcare
CREXi Current · Internet/Digital · West
FAMA Current · Enterprise · West
Freshtemp Enterprise · Exited · Midwest
Fluid Financial Current · Internet/Digital · West
GradientX Exited · Internet/Digital · West
Hologram Current · Enterprise · Midwest
Jetpack Workflow Current · Enterprise · Midwest
Kobunga Grill Current · Other · West
Luxe Valet Exited · Internet/Digital · West
MuckerLab Current · Other · West
OVGuide Exited · Internet/Digital · West
Ori.ai Current · East · Healthcare
Regroup Therapy Current · Healthcare · Midwest
ReSci Current · Enterprise · West
Sapho Current · Enterprise · West
Say Media Current · Internet/Digital · West
Shelvspace Current · Enterprise · West
Shift Exited · Internet/Digital · West
Simple Contacts Current · East · Healthcare
Triggr Health Current · Healthcare · Midwest
Trim Current · Internet/Digital · West
Wellth Current · East · Healthcare
Youbeo Current · Other · West
Zofari Exited · Internet/Digital · West

Investors in our companies include:

We want to hear from you
20 West Kinzie Street Chicago, IL 60654
11845 West Olympic Blvd, Suite 1100W Los Angeles, CA 90064
Email us: team@kohfounders.com