Simon Lee

Serial entrepreneur with the lungs of an Olympian

Sangmin „Simon“ Lee joined AM Ventures as Regional Director Asia in January 2019. He serves as AM Ventures‘ Asia Pacific representative and technology scout.

Simon has always been fascinated by entrepreneurship, which involves having a curiosity about the world as well as the willingness to resolve challenges in order to make the world a better place. In 2011, he founded „Hi-Globe,“ a company in the renewable energy and energy saving sector in Korea, with the goal of „supplying sustainable new technologies that are simple, affordable, and fulfill humanity’s basic needs.“ He was also a founding member of „3Developer“, an internal startup of Mirae International that launched his career in the Additive Manufacturing industry in 2013.

Simon worked as the Sales Manager for EOS GmbH in Korea from 2015 to 2018, gaining valuable industrial experience and expanding his network in the Additive Manufacturing industry.

Simon graduated from Hankuk University for Foreign Studies in Korea, where he studied Japanese and Business Administration. During his studies, Simon established and ran his own e-commerce business for over two years, giving him hands-on experience in business operations outside of the classroom. He is also a KVCI-certified Venture Capitalist (Korea Venture Capital Institute).

Simon enjoys traveling around the world and is passionate about nature. He swims in the ocean every morning before starting his day in Busan.