This episode features a conversation with Han Kim ’97, Managing Director, Co-founder, Altos Ventures.
Han is the Managing Director and Co-founder of Altos Ventures, a VC firm with more than $10 billion in assets under management.
On this episode, Han discusses the thought process that’s guided him through notable investments like Roblox, Coupang, Krafton, Woowa Brothers, and more. He shares the differences in how he works with entrepreneurs now vs. earlier in his investing career, and how West Point trained him to face challenges day by day.
(02:24) The decision behind going to West Point
(04:10) How Han thought about his career early on
(06:20) Joining P&G after Stanford Business School
(12:30) Co-founding and starting a fund early in your career
(21:28) Altos Ventures first big breakthrough
(24:14) Acknowledging reality
(29:30) Some of Altos Ventures’ investments and their investing memos
(33:45) The Sitrep—The Situation Report
(38:15) The SOP—The Standard Operating Procedure
(43:09) Giving Back