Eric J. Kim

Co-Founder and Managing Partner,
Goodwater Capital

Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Member Since: 2017

Eric J. Kim is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Goodwater Capital, a global venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. Eric has led early and growth stage investments into leading consumer and mobile technology companies such as Kakao (IPO – KOSDAQ:035720), Musical.ly, Zenefits, Coupang and Upsight. Eric currently serves on the Board of Directors of Memebox, Frank & Oak, Viva Republica, Pager, Tophatter, Simple Contacts and Retrica.

Prior to co-founding Goodwater, Eric was a Managing Director at Maverick Capital. Eric also headed business development for NeoPoly, a thin-film transistor and mobile phone startup that focused on key technologies enabling touch and video for 1st generation smartphones and also co-founded Biomimedica, an advanced joint technology company – both companies were 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 non-profit board of the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.