“Democratize the Future”

John S. Kim (김동신, 金東信) is the Co-Founder and CEO of SendBird, the chat API for mobile apps and websites. (Y Combinator W16, Techstars S14)

He was also the founder and CEO of Paprika Lab, a social gaming company, which he founded in 2007, grew to 30 people, and got acquired by GREE, a Japanese public company in 2012.

His focus is on technological products, building teams, and business development. He has B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Seoul National University. He was Korea’s all-time no.1 Unreal Tournament pro gamer.


  • DISC: DC
  • Strengths Finder: Achiever, Competition, Activator, Futuristic, Focus

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