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    05. 28. 2015 : Chosun Biz
    Korea Investment Partners will establish US Office in Silicon Valley late June if early

    05.28.2015: Chosun Biz


    [Exclusive] Korea Investment Partners will establish US Office in Silicon Valley late June if early


     


    Top domestic Venture Capital (Based on InvestmentŸInvestment funds) Korea Investment Partners (KIP) will establish US Office in Silicon Valley Office late June if early. Director Sang Woo Lee is going to be the head of local branch and will start the investment activities with two other investment officers.


     


    According to KIP on 28th, it is currently preparing to open a local office at one of the three candidates in Silicon Valley, United States.


     


    The KIP Official said “the physical opening of the local office will be completed as soon as the end of next month” and that “through this, KIP plans to conduct investment activities that combine Korea, US, and already-debuted China, etc.”


     


    The head of local branch is going to be Director Sang Woo Lee, who is currently working at KIP Investment Headquarters. Director Lee has worked at Samsung Electronics, Neomtech and Polydigm. He is currently known to be in US and Korea back and forth, speeding up the preparation of local office opening.


     


    The American investment workforce is scheduled to start from three people. Director Lee is taking charge of the management with one investment officer dispatched from domestic head office and another one to be hired locally, who will join him to review the investments.


     


    For the time being, KIP is planning to establish US branch in the form of business office. It has not decided whether to elevate the status into the form of investment headquarters yet. Previously established ShanghaiŸBeijing Investment Headquarters in China were also established in the form of business offices. Establishing as a business office instead of a corporation is known to be more advantageous in terms of taxes.


     


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