Lae Jang is an Asia Business Development Operating Partner at Formation 8, based in Silicon Valley and focusing on South Korea.
Previously, Lae was a business manager at Harbor Pacific Capital. He supported the firm’s Korean efforts, including investments, business development and investor relations. He delivered investment opportunities and introduced new technologies from Silicon Valley to companies in South Korea such as LG, LS and Samsung. Before Harbor Pacific Captial, Lae served as CTO of Silkroad Institute, an online provider of Chinese language and cultural training. While working at Silkroad Institute, he advised Mega Next when the company was first launched. Mega Next is a subsidiary of Mega Study, one of the top education companies in Korea. Lae founded Neomotion, a media production company which produced Korean soap operas and TV commercials, after he left Samsung, where he began his career. Lae was an R&D engineer at Samsung Electronics Semiconductor R&D Center, where he participated in world’s first “Double Stack SRAM technology project.”
Lae received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Hanyang University in Korea.