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BuildBlock

is a global real estate investment platform
for everyone to easily and safely invest in the global market

Company History

2018-1Q

Established Build Block Inc. C-corp in US

Silicon Valley, California

2018-3Q

Selected as Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT’s Innovation Program

Established BuildBlock C-corp in Korea

Yeouido, Korea

2019-1Q

Selected as 2019 UC Berkeley Business School's Launch Incubating Program

1st Prize in 2019 UC Berkeley Launchathon Entrepreneurship Competition

2019-2Q

Selected as Stanford Venture Studio at Stanford Business School's Startup Incubating Program

Selected as excellent company at Seoul Business Agency(SBA)

2019-3Q

Selected as Berkeley Skydeck Incubating Program

2019-4Q

Selected as IGIS TechUP+

IGIS Asset Management, FuturePlay

2020-1Q

Raised Seed Investment

FuturePlay, Donamu & Partners, Shinhan Capital, Primer Sazze

Partnership with City of Seoul

Mayor of Seoul

Selected as Shinhan Future's Lab. - Silicon Valley

Shinhan Financial Group

2020-2Q

Selected as the Seoul FinTech Lab Support Company

2020-3Q

Partnership with Shinhan Bank America

Raised Pre-A Investment

Hana Ventures

TEAM

Executive

Jimmy Jung

Founder / CEO

  • M.S. in Management Science & Engineering (Stanford University)
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering (UC Berkeley)
  • B.S. in Architectural Engineering/Business Administration (Yonsei Univ.)
  • Civil Engineering and Urban Planning (INSA de Lyon, France)
  • Google, HQ project Contract & Cost Project Manager
Based on his study in Management at Stanford University and Engineering at UC Berkeley, Jimmy has worked as a Project Manager to manage Google’s new headquarter construction project in Silicon Valley. Jimmy is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering in US, and certified Project Management Professional.

Kyongtak Cho

CTO

  • PhD. in Computer Science (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
  • M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering (Seoul National Univ.)
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering (Yonsei Univ.)
  • Lyft, Software Engineer
  • Intel, Cyber Security Engineer
  • Ford Silicon Valley Lab, Security Research Intern
Upon completing his PhD. in University of Michigan on Information Security, Kyongtak worked as a Software Engineer in the Identity space at Lyft. Based on such an experience, Kyongtak is now responsible for the development of BuildBlock’s online service as a CTO.

Jiwoong Lee

COO

  • B.S. in Architectural Engineering (Yonsei Univ.)
  • UAUS, President (non-profit)
  • Yonsei Enterprise Support Foundation / Team 202, Co-Founder
Jiwoong is a founder of the Korea’s largest non-profit organization on architecture exhibits called UAUS. He acted as the commissioner of 2017 UIA, Global Architecture Competition held in Seoul. Jiwoon is also a founder of Team202 that focuses on education service and fashion.

Advisor

Jukwang Lee

Advisor

  • Economics (Sungkyunkwan Univ.)
  • APR Corp., CEO (APRILSKIN, medicube, NERDY, GLAM.D, Forment)
  • Named in Forbes 30 under 30 Asia
  • Ministry of Employment and Labor Award
  • President's Award for Job Leaders
He is the founder and co-leader of APR, a successful global media and commerce company. It has AprilSkin, NERDY, and Medicube under its wings, with achieving 10 million customers and 180 billion won in annual revenue. He was named in Forbes 30 under 30 Asia. As an advisor for BuildBlock, from initial start-up to IPO, he provides practical assistance in establishing and implementing company-wide strategies essential for company growth.

Tech Engineering

Sungmin Lee

Engineering Director

  • M.S. in Computer Science (Brown Univ.)
  • Zillow Group, Sr.Software Engineer
  • Oracle, Software Engineer

Jeongyoub Baik

Product Manager

  • B.Arch (Yonsei Univ.)
  • Design Studio TwoBricks, CEO
  • Team 202, Co-Founder
  • Yonsei Enterprise Support Foundation

Eunbyul Jo

Front-End Software Engineer

  • B.Arch (Yonsei Univ.)
  • Design Studio TwoBricks, UI/UX Designer
  • Team202, Front-End Engineer
  • underconst, Designer
  • MySafeCoin, Front-End Engineer

Biz Dev / Marketing

Heejin Kang

Business Director

  • B.Arch (Yonsei Univ.)
  • OPENPLUS ARCHITECTS, Designer / BIM Engineer
  • ONB, Housing improvement Co-Founder

Heather Ahn

Business Director

  • M.A. in Conference Interpretation (MIIS)
  • B.A. in Political Science and International Relations (Yonsei Univ. UIC)
  • Samsung Electronics, in-house translator

Soyoon Bang

Marketing Intern

  • B.Arch (Gachon Univ.)
  • Now Architects , Intern
  • Yul Architects , Project Leader/Junior Architect

Construction

Yungi Jung

Design Director

  • M.Arch (Harvard Univ.)
  • B.Arch (Hongik Univ.)
  • Herzog & de Meuron, Designer
  • Kohn Pedersen Fox, Designer
  • Harvard University, Master of Architecture

Seyong Yun

Construction Director

  • B.Arch (Yonsei Univ.)
  • Lifethings, Designer/Chief Digital Febricator
  • ONB, Housing improvement Co-Founder

Jungsoo Lee

Construction Director

  • B.S. in Architectural Engineering (SEOULTECH Univ.)
  • JAKOB SCHIEL, Architect
  • THE SYSTEMLAB, Project Leader/Senior Architect
  • BS architects, Junior Architect
  • iArc architects, Junior Architect/Grasshopper developer
  • CHORA IN LONDON, Junior Architect/Grasshopper developer

Sangho Kwon

Construction Manager

  • B.S. in Architectural Engineering (SEOULTECH Univ.)
  • JAKOB SCHIEL, Project Leader
  • J&S HANBAEK, Project Manager
  • CEDAR IN HAWAII, Foreman

Jaeseong Bae

Construction Lead

  • B.Arch (Kyungpook Univ.)
  • Procon Enterprise inc. (Virginia, U.S.), Estimator

Sungbin Park

Construction Lead

  • B.S. in Architectural Engineering (Chung-Ang Univ.)