Bernard Moon is a Co-founder & General Partner at SparkLabs Global Ventures. He is also a Co-founder & General Partner at SparkLabs, a startup accelerator in Korea. Previously, he was Co-founder & CEO of Vidquik, a web conferencing & sales solutions platform. Bernard was a Managing Director at the Lunsford Group, which is a private investment firm with holdings in real estate, healthcare and other industries. Bernard was Co-founder & VP of Business Development of GoingOn Networks, a social media platform for companies, and also led their product development where BusinessWeek recognized them in their "Best of the Web" list. Previously, Bernard was a Director at iRG, a leading boutique investment bank in Asia, where he focused on TMT companies.
Bernard co-founded a couple of other startups, raised over $50 million in venture capital, and enjoys helping other entrepreneurs as much as possible: He serves as a mentor to MuckerLab, a startup accelerator in LA, and SixThirty, a fintech accelerator in St. Louis.. He is a frequent guest writer to various technology journals, such as VentureBeat, Mashable, TechCrunch, and ReadWriteWeb, and has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications.
Bernard has spoke and lectured about startups and entrepreneurship at Stanford University, American Chamber of Commerce in Korea and other organizations. Additionally, he gained experience in the strategic planning unit of Digital City Chicago, a partnership with the Tribune Co. and AOL. He also served as a legislative liaison to Governor Jim Edgar of Illinois.
Bernard was a 2007 NetKAL Fellow at the University of Southern California's Center for Asian-Pacific Leadership. He completed a post-graduate fellowship with the Coro Foundation. Bernard received his BA in English and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and MPA in Telecommunications and New Media Policy from Columbia University. Bernard currently serves on the Board of Directors of American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter and advisory board for Liberty in North Korea (LiNK).
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