Hyuk-Jeen Suh

General Partner SkyRiver Ventures

Hyuk-Jeen Suh is the General Partner of SkyRiver Ventures, a deep tech focused cross-border venture capital fund investing in frontier technology companies in North America and Asia. He brings over 25 years of experience in the consumer electronics, biotech, finance and semiconductor industries. Prior to SkyRiver Ventures, Hyuk-Jeen created and was the Head of Samsung Ventures America east coast office, leading investments across many industries. 

Before joining Samsung Ventures, Hyuk-Jeen worked at J.P. Morgan investment banking in the Technology, Media, and Telecom group. Prior to J.P. Morgan, he was the global senior business development and marketing manager at MEMSIC, a semiconductor startup with clients in the automobile and consumer electronics industry.  He led the global marketing strategy which contributed to the successful IPO of MEMSIC. Prior to joining MEMSIC, Hyuk-Jeen was a senior research engineer at Sequenom, a biotech startup. He conducted research on DNA biochips and high-throughput bio instruments. He began his career at Intel Corporation as a process engineer, leading yield improvement projects for the Pentium microprocessor. 

Hyuk-Jeen advises startup companies and is a mentor at various startup accelerators. He is a guest speaker at universities including Harvard University, Yale University, and MIT. He serves as investor advisor to Yale University’s Office of Cooperative Research, startup mentor for the Blackstone Launchpad at Cornell University, and venture mentor at Northeastern University.

Hyuk-Jeen earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He earned his MBA from Yale School of Management. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering, BA in economics and ME in electrical engineering, all from Cornell University.

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