James Kim

Operating Partner
Maritime Fund

James Kim is an Operating Partner for the Maritime Fund at Quest Ventures, a top venture capital fund in Asia. James Kim works closely with startups to accelerate their growth through a combination of incubation services and programmes.

James is the CTO and COO of ShipsFocus, a venture studio and digital solution factory dedicated for maritime commerce. He has more than 15 years of ship operating experience including spear-heading digital innovation program in a Korean shipping conglomerate. He joined ShipsFocus in 2016 as COO and led various projects that delivered new solutions and services in the maritime commerce market place.

He enjoys solving big maritime problems, helping customers, and breaking these problems into bite-sized targets to tackle. James is particularly keen to deliver digital solutions that incentivize adoption that generates continuous value.

James has a Bachelor of Science degree with major in mechanical engineering from Kyung Hee University, and is on track to receive his Bachelor in Computer Science.

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