Hyung Kim joined LINE in 2013 and led the strategy & business development team at LINE’s US office to expand the LINE messaging platform in the US market. He joined LINE Ventures and leads US investment since its inception in 2017. Before joining LINE, Hyung was senior manager at IMM Investment, private equity, and venture capital firm based in Korea and focused on growth-stage investment in IT, Healthcare, and Clean Energy sectors. Prior to IMM, he spent 3 years at Bain & Company in Seoul and Atlanta office to serve global clients for their growth strategy, M&A, and new business development. Hyung received an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and an MS from Northwestern University.