Kevin LeeSan Francisco, California, United States
Bio
Currently building immi. My social mission is to help accelerate human progression through Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Currently focused on improving people's health by democratizing access to nutritious and delicious food.
Social
Experience
Co-Founder
immi
Jun 2019 - Current
immi reinvents the delicious Asian-American foods we love with added nutrition. We’ve started by creating the world's first low-carb, high-protein, and 100% plant-based instant ramen. Each serving of immi is 5-6g of net carbs, 21-22g of protein, 18-19g of fiber, and 35% lower in sodium. We started immi because we saw our families suffer through chronic health conditions from poor nutrition and unhealthy diets. Our mission is to enrich the health of people around the world. immi is backed by investors and advisors including Siddhi Capital, Palm Tree Crew (Kygo & Myles Shear), Collaborative Fund, Pear Ventures, Constellation Capital, Animal Capital, individuals like Kat Cole, Nik Sharma, Patrick Schwarzenegger, and the CEOs or Co-founders of Thrive Market, Caviar, Daring Foods, Madhappy, Twitch, Kettle & Fire, MUD\WTR, Native, Amity Supply, Visionary Music Group, Italic, Tatcha, Casper, Hydrant, Naturebox, Revolution Foods, Otis, Islands, Magic Spoon, Boba Guys, Gumroad, and more. If you're interested in learning more or working with us, please e-mail fam@immieats.com.
Angel Investor
Personal Investor
2017 - Current
Small investor or LP in founders building good things for the world. Via friends SPVs: - sweetgreen - Eight Sleep - Oura Ring - SpaceX - Clubhouse - Maven (courses) - ClassDojo Direct (Majority early stage, a few Series A/B): - Levels: Metabolic fitness program - Mud/Wtr: Coffee alternative - Italic: Quality goods from manufacturers of top brands - Olipop: Healthy soda alternative - Air.inc: Creative ops system - Alloy: eCommerce automation - Jingu Health: Unlocking the microbiome - Zero Acre Farms: New oil and fat from fermentation - Surely Wines: Non-alcoholic wine - MOSH: Protein bar for your brain - Skio: Shopify subscriptions platform - SourceMedium: Data insights for consumer brands - Nameless Ventures: Consumer goods holding co. - Aestuary: Acquirer of consumer brands - Brightland: Reinventing pantry essentials - Moku Foods: Plant-based jerky - Sanzo: Asian inspired sparkling water - Hydrant: Fast hydration - VITA: Automated plant-based restaurants - Vimcal: Superhuman for calendars - Flow Club: Virtual co-working - Steezy: Online dance learning - Career Karma: Land a career in tech - Northstar: Personal finance automation - Holloway: Community powered guides - The Prepared: Emergency preparedness - Remotion: Spontaneous video for remote teams - Plato: Mentorship for leaders - Maximus: Improving men in mind & body - MarketerHire: Top freelance marketers - Islands: Helping creators become moguls - The Hustle (acq. by Hubspot): Media company - Roll: Infrastructure for social money - Atelier Ventures (Li Jin): Founding LP - SHL VC (Sahil Lavingia): Founding LP - Hustle Fund (Elizabeth Yin & Eric Bahn): Founding LP - Backend Capital (Lucy Guo & Dave Fontenot): Founding LP - Weekend Fund (Ryan Hoover): LP - Chapter One VC (Jeff Morris Jr.): Scout Advisor: - Nectar: 1st Asian hard seltzer. - Kolkata Chai: The best cup of masala chai.
Advisor
Knoetic - CPOHQ
2018 - 2018
All in one platform for Chief People Officers. https://www.knoetic.com/ Knoetic is backed by Adam Grant, Accel, Trinity Ventures, Pamela Thomas-Graham (former CEO of CNBC), Ross Mason (Founder and CTO of Mulesoft), Bob Tinker (Former Founder & CEO of MobileIron), and dozens of world-class Chief People Officers.
Principal
Pear VC
Jun 2017 - Jun 2019
Invested and partnered with exceptional early-stage founders to help them build category defining companies from the ground up. Worked across all aspects of the firm including sourcing, diligence, investing, observing boards, portfolio support, fund operations, etc... Focused on consumer + led food & beverage investing. We were lucky to invest in people at the earliest stages (usually founders working out of garages) and help them succeed. Board Member / Observer: Siren Snacks, AspireIQ, Polarr, Fraction, Nitrio, Prenav, Datmo Sourced, led investment, or worked closely with companies including: Topt Foods, Maker Wine, Rmdy, Mirra, Reduct, Include.ai, Emcasa, LivingLab, Clutch.win, BetterDrive
Venture Investor
FundersClub
Jun 2016 - Jul 2017
FundersClub is a software-augmented venture capital firm (YCS12). FundersClub's mission is to democratize startup investing and allow anyone around the world to invest in the world's most promising startups. FundersClub has invested / been shareholders in 230+ companies including Slack, Flexport, Instacart, Coinbase, Memebox, Thalmic Labs, Shippo and others. I worked on the investment team and sourced/led investments into 8 companies. I also brought in $2mm in LP commitments for our first institutional fund, FCVC (http://fcvc.com/).
Mentor
Alchemist Accelerator, Techstars, StartEd, The Refiners, Free Ventures
2016 - 2017
Startup mentor at various accelerators / incubators.
Fellow
FactoryX
May 2015 - Jun 2015
FactoryX was founded by Tom Chi (Co-Founder of GoogleX) to apply experimentation frameworks from GoogleX to rapidly create, de-risk, and operationalize incubated startup companies. At one point, FactoryX was launching 1 new company every other week. I had some free time in between roles and was lucky to spend some time as a Fellow at FactoryX advising incubated startups on marketing/growth/monetization. I learned a LOT about how to rapidly test and validate new startup concepts.
Product Manager
AltSchool
2015 - 2016
AltSchool aimed to reimagine the education industry from the ground up with a mission of democratizing access to an exceptional and personalized education. The team of world-class educators, operators, and technologists were building software and hardware from first principles to run our network of micro-schools. Our goal was to tighten the feedback loop by rapidly testing first-party products and curriculum within our lab schools, and eventually license the tech to public schools. AltSchool raised $120mm from Andreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund, First Round Capital, Harrison Metal, Learn Capital, Priscilla Chan, Mark Zuckerberg, John Doerr and other exceptional investors. I worked as a Product Manager on Parents & Community products that helped tighten the feedback loop of a child's education in the classroom with the time they spent at home with parents. For example, our Stream product allowed an educator to share real-time highlights of student work at school with a parent so that the parent could reinforce the day's learnings at home. Although AltSchool didn't work out, I was glad to contribute to its mission and learned a lot about the education industry.
Founder
Product Manager HQ
Jul 2014 - Jun 2019
Product Manager HQ is an education media company dedicated to providing career advice for aspiring and current product managers. In 2014, I wanted to share learnings from my journey into product management and started PMHQ as a simple blog. There was no central resource like this at the time and it quickly evolved into providing the #1 industry read weekly newsletter and the world's largest Product Manager Slack community (8,000 members from 600+ companies), which Forbes listed as a top community for tech entrepreneurs & product people. Our sponsors have included companies like Facebook, Notion, Amplitude, Mixpanel, UserTesting, Heap, Morning Brew, Toptal, Asana, FreshDesk, UserVoice, Hired, Techcrunch, SaaStr, Hack Reactor, and others. The community has featured live sessions with product leaders such as: Ken Norton - Product Partner at Google Ventures, Ellen Chisa - VP Product at Lola, Josh Elman - VP Product at Robinhood / Venture Partner at Greylock Partners, Brandon Chu - VP Product at Shopify, Jess Lee - Partner at Sequoia / Former CEO of Polyvore, Alexandra Cavoulacos - Co-Founder & COO of The Muse, David Cancel - CEO of Drift, Nir Eyal - Author of Hooked, Kenneth Berger - Slack's First PM, Jackie Bavaro - Head of Product at Asana, and Punit Soni - Former CPO at Flipkart. Product Manager HQ has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Product Hunt, Mattermark, AlphaUX, and many other publications. Product Manager HQ has also been listed as a 2015/2016/2017 Top Influencer in Product Management (www.pmyearinreview.com). PMHQ has been visited over 1mm+ times and we've sent ~5mm e-mails since then. These days, I'm not as closely involved as we've brought on a few partners with the same mission who help run the day-to-day and grow the company. Above all, I'm most proud of all of the readers, subscribers, and community members who got PM jobs and met friends, colleagues, and co-founders through the community.
Senior Product Manager
Kabam
Jun 2013 - Jun 2015
Joined Kabam during their heavy-growth phase as the company scaled to 1,200+ employees over a 2 year period. Was one of the company's fastest promotions to Senior PM and helped to lead a portfolio of games across Vancouver, San Francisco, and Beijing. Was lucky to help lead a Beijing-based team into launching and scaling a game into the company's 2nd-3rd largest revenue generator in the portfolio. After Beijing, I worked on the acquisition and integration of the SF-based Phoenix Age studio. Kabam was acquired by NetMarble Games & 20th Century Fox for $1.2bn+. This was my first experience working at a hyper-growth company. Learned a lot about growth product management, managing teams, user psychology and how to apply an analytical mindset in future roles.
Technology Investment Banking Analyst
Merrill Lynch
Jul 2012 - Jun 2013
Strategic advisory (M&A, Debt, Equity) for technology companies with a focus on consumer internet. Learned a lot about working hard but wanted to be more hands-on in working with companies.
Education
UC Berkeley College of Engineering - Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology
Certificate in Management of Engineering & Innovation
University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Business Administration
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