We build great companies with you

About Us

Forest Partners is a leading, independent venture capital firm in South Korea focused on investing in Korean founder-led, early-stage to growth companies. The firm has three major businesses: Venture Capital, Growth/Private Equity, and Public Equity.

Our unique platform with full-stack capabilities allows us to outperform across cycles. It also enables cross-over collaboration between our Venture Capital, Growth/Private Equity, and Public Equity teams to make strategic investment decisions as our private companies crossover into the public market.

Our vision is to grow together with great companies so that we can become the go-to alternative investment firm in Asia.

Our Values

Based on trust-based partnerships, our team is committed to enabling growth and creative outcomes for all our partners. Our team is driven by the following values:

Passion for Excellence

Passion for excellence permeates every investment decision and the long-term supporting role we play for the founders we back in order to secure maximized, solid returns for our investors.

Independent Thinking

Our investment decisions are driven by independent thinking and we aim to make a lasting impact for companies at their pivotal moments of growth.


Professional Integrity

We hold ourselves to the highest standards of professional integrity in everything we do and are committed to transparency.

Our Team

Alex Seung Han

Founding Partner & CEO

Sukkyun Kim

Growth/PE Partner

Hoyon Hwang

VC Partner & CSO

Do Yoon Kim

Growth/PE Managing Director

Dong Yeol Yoo

VC Executive Director

Hyunjin Kim

Growth/PE Executive Director

Jun Su Daniel Park

Growth/PE Director

Nam Hweu Jo

VC Senior Associate

Young Chan Cho

Growth/PE Associate

Jae Jin Lee

Growth/PE Senior Analyst

Yoojung Jang

VC Analyst

ChangYoon Won

Growth/PE Analyst

Kyung Sool Ahn

Managing Director, Fund Distributions

Mijeong Kim

Associate Manager

Heejin Bae


Kyeong Seo Park


Our Advisory Partners

Ryan Youngmyung Lee

Forest Asset Management Partner

Hyungsoo Kim

Venture Advisory Partner

Seung-woo Luke Chung

Venture Advisory Partner

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