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June W Choi

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

CEO/Founder of Serval Ventures; strategy consultant/coach/educator/mentor/advisor to startups, entrepreneur & nonprofit; AEN co-organizer

CEO/Founder of Serval Ventures; strategy consultant/coach/educator/mentor/advisor to startups, entrepreneur & nonprofit; AEN co-organizer

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Involved In


Serval Ventures


Business Mentor NY
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
GA (General Assembly) Advisors
Lost + Found
Business Mentor NY
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Side Projects

mentoring millennials
real estate investment


CEO/Founder Serval Ventures June 2015 - present
Chair, Board of Directors BODYQuant March 2016 - present
Director Alpha'a September 2016 - present
Council Member Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. March 2016 - present
Advisor FounderDating January 2015 - present
Advisor Evisors January 2015 - present
Business instructor/guest lecturer General Assembly August 2014 - present
Capital One Entrepreneur Program Instructor NYDesigns October 2015 - present
Panelist, FY2016 Presenting and Multidisciplinary Works National Endowment for the Arts June 2015 - July 2015
Mentor Business Mentor NY October 2014 - present
Co-organizer AEN March 2013 - present
Co-principal CKcm Associates April 2012 - present
Secretary, Board of Directors The Field May 2010 - November 2014
Principal Jw Choi & Associates 1996 - 2012
Philanthropic Advisor Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors 2006 - 2008
Assistant Director of External Affairs Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health 2004 - 2005
Associate & Summer Faculty Arts Extension Service, UMass Amherst June 1997 - September 1998
Member, Board of Directors Leadership Education For Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP) May 1995 - September 1997
Executive Director Asian American Arts Alliance 1992 - 1996
Program Director Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) 1991 - 1992


Boston University London Internship Programme
Indiana University Bloomington Literature

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Investors
  • • Data
  • • Teams
  • • Strategic Partnerships
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Transportation
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Edutainment
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Higher Education
  • • Fitness
  • • Nutrition
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Records
  • • Wellness
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

* rebranded small organization & expanded it nationally
* helped clients turn around & grow
* advisor to startups ranging from idea to growth

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

collaboratively, generously, warmly, with humor, with integrity, honestly & openly communicating, working hard to push past challenges to great succes

As an Advisor

collaboratively, generously, warmly, with humor, with integrity, honestly & openly communicating, with founders who are driven/resilient/resourceful

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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John Koprowski
We worked together  •  Co-principal, CKcm Associates and Board Treasurer, Manhattan Association of Cabarets.
Very hard worker, innovative thinker, great people skills, leadership qualities
Andrew Bogle
We worked together  •  Product Advisory Board, iSwapp and Advisory Board Member, LiveCrowds, Inc. Vanderbilt grad.
She is creative, open-minded yet clearly has her viewpoint, listens well and attentively, loves to learn, has good ideas and is motivated.
Jonathan Stidd
They're my mentor  •  Teaching Assistant, Entrepreneur in Residence, General Assembly and Cofounder, Lost + Found.
Before June was even an advisor for my company she offered thoughtful and strategic insights that guided the direction of my business. Now ... that she has taken an advisor role, June has continued to offer these great insights, which have directly contributed to success. The night I was introduced to June I remember hearing about her business endeavors, past and current, and knowing that this was someone I wanted to surround myself with because of her drive and intelligence.
Emily Laskodi
We worked together  •  Education Program Producer, General Assembly. Previously Grant Manager, NYC Department of Small Business Services.
June is smart, innovative and knows how to think on her feet. I've seen her successfully mentor students with their own entrepreneurial idea ... s, and really take the time encourage others to think critically and as entrepreneurs. From funding, to how to pitch, to networking--June is an invaluable resource for both myself and her students.
Safiya Karsan
We worked together  •  Expert in Residence, General Assembly and President, ApTask. NYU grad. Washington University in St. Louis grad.
June has a remarkable combination of high EQ and high IQ - she is committed to solving problems in a very real way. She is strategic and def ... initely takes the time to think things through but has relentless execution skills and just keeps charging like the energizer bunny!
Tristan Bel
They're my friends  •  Executive Director, NYDesigns (hardware tech and design incubator located in NYC) and Cofounder, Topager.
June has a vision and the commitment and resourcefulness to make it happen. The sky is the limit.
Alex Baker
We worked together  •  Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, DOmedia. Previously Client Services Manager, DOmedia. The Ohio State grad.
June is a great entrepreneur because she understands all aspects of starting and growing a business. I had the pleasure of teaching General ... Assembly's Business Fundamentals and Tactics class with her and I was lucky enough to see first hand that she is an excellent entrepreneur, coach, advisor, and consultant!