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Taek Kwon

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Managing Member, Toro Investment Partners, LP. Previously Managing Director, TPG Growth. Cornell grad.

Managing Member, Toro Investment Partners, LP. Previously Managing Director, TPG Growth. Cornell grad.

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Involved In

Founder

Toro Investment Partners
Hotwire.com

Advisor

TPG Capital
David's Bridal
Virtual Reality Company
Alpha flight guru
Epantry
InterActiveCorp
Headcase VR
Yoku Tudou
Trendalytics

Positions

Managing Member Toro Investment Partners, LP June 2011 - present
Managing Director TPG Growth March 2006 - July 2011
CEO Friendster June 2005 - March 2006
EVP, Product and Technology (Citysearch) InterActiveCorp May 2004 - June 2005
VP, Engineering and Operations (Hotwire) InterActiveCorp July 2000 - May 2004

Education

Cornell University Mechanical Engineering 1992 - 1996
Phillips Andover 1988 - 1992

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Personal care
  • • Direct to Consumer
  • • Men's grooming
Markets of Interest
  • • Dating
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Fashion
  • • Food and Restaurants
  • • Games
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Transportation
  • • Video
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Financial Services
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Music
  • • Photos
  • • Real Estate
  • • Smart Home
  • • Sports
  • • Travel
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Nutrition
  • • Fitness
  • • Wellness

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product management • Venture capital • Business planning • Startups • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Allie Rogers
They're my investor  •  Director, Aimee Pearl Holdings LLC. Previously CFO, Trendalytics. University of Pennsylvania grad. Wharton grad.
Taek is an experienced and proven entrepreneur with over a decade of experience with new companies, rescue situations and venture.
Caroline Shin
We worked together  •  CEO & Co-Founder, Vacatia and Investor, Woven Holdings. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
Experienced, tenacious, killer smarts.
Barry Bhola
Entrepreneur & Independent consultant, Oil & Gas. Previously Client Partner (Management Consultant), Evolve Partnership. Emory grad.