Co-founder & CEO at SendBird
Member of RISE Conference Alumni 2019
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John is the Co-Founder and CEO of SendBird (YC W16), the chat API for mobile apps and websites. They help businesses build 1-on-1 messaging and group chat quickly on their applications. Their customers range from e-commerce, live-video streaming, business collaboration, and consumer apps including NBA, Yahoo!, Reddit, GO-JEK. They have raised over $120M to-date, backed by Y Combinator, Shasta Ventures, August Capital, ICONIQ Capital, Tiger Global Management, and FundersClub.
His first startup Paprika Lab (social gaming) was acquired by GREE in 2012 and he was Korea's all-time no.1 pro gamer in Unreal Tournament.