Eric J. Kim is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Goodwater Capital. Eric has led investments into leading consumer internet companies such as Kakao (IPO – KOSDAQ:035720), Musical.ly (acquired by Bytedance / Tik Tok), Coupang, Xendit, Viva Republica (Toss), Danggeun Market (Karrot), MoMo, and Everlywell.
Prior to co-founding Goodwater, Eric was a Managing Director at Maverick Capital where he helped to build Maverick’s private investment and led investments into Kakao Corporation and Coupang where he served as the early investor board representative for those companies. Eric was also startup member of two technology companies spun out of Stanford University. Eric began his career as a consultant with McKinsey & Company.
Eric first learned to code as an undergrad at Yale University where he majored in Cognitive Science (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude) and was a member of the Grammy-nominated Yale Cellos. Eric also received an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Eric serves on the advisory board of the Johns Hopkins Alliance for Science and Technology and the board of St. Thomas More Chapel at Yale University.