Rakuten Ventures , Managing Partner
Saemin Ahn is the Managing Partner at Rakuten Ventures. He is responsible for leading and evaluating investments, conducting due diligence, and analysing deal structure. Since Rakuten Venture’s inception, it has made investments ranging from C2C marketplace, payment infrastructure technology, visual search technology to file transfer platforms.
Prior to Rakuten Ventures, Saemin was at Google for five years from 2008 to 2013 managing Sales and Business Development for Asia. He has extensive experience in Brand Management and Content Distribution from his time in Hyundaicard and Animal Studio, an animation startup. Saemin received his B.S. in Business Administration and Broadcasting and Journalism from Sogang University. He likes to write on the topic of business and venture capital, and was picked as one of Quora’s Top Writers 2013.