Saewook Lee joined Applied Ventures in 2019 after working for more than 16 years in corporate venture investment, new business development, and strategic planning at technology companies including Samsung, SK Telecom and 3M.
At Applied Ventures, Mr. Lee is responsible for investments in inflections enabled by roll-to-roll web coating technologies. He also manages our Korea innovation fund and drives investments in disruptive startups in the region.
Prior to joining Applied Ventures, Mr. Lee worked for 3M Ventures, the corporate venture investment arm of 3M, covering various technology areas including display, energy, and bio technology. He started his career at Samsung Electronics followed by SK Telecom, and Accenture, leading strategic investments and M&A projects in consumer electronics, semiconductor, software/ internet services and telecommunication technologies.
Mr. Lee has a BS in Electronics Engineering from Yonsei University in Korea and received his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, with concentrations in Marketing and Finance. Outside of work, he enjoys composing music and plays keyboard in a local band.