Yang Hyun Kim - Huawei Spark Malaysia 2022 - Startup Accelerator Malaysia

Yang Hyun Kim

About Yang Hyun Kim

Yang Hyun Kim is a mentor at NEXEA, an early Startup Accelerator, Angel Network and Venture Capital. NEXEA has invested in more than 35 Startups across Southeast Asia and is known for creating value in their investments. NEXEA is backed by experienced entrepreneurs who have done their M&As and IPOs or are CEOs of publicly listed companies. More importantly, they want to give back to the next wave of entrepreneurs. 

Yang Hyun, known as Yanhy in the industry, was the CEO of WOWSHOP; Malaysia Leading home shopping, e-commerce and digital commerce platform.

During his 6 years plus tenure since its inception in 2016, WOWSHOP has shown remarkable growth, CAGR 2016 – 2020 50%, with RM 300m above revenue and sizable profit, which is an exceptionally scalable and sustainable e-commerce platform in the region.

Prior to WOWSHOP, he started his career at CJ Group in 1999, a Global Lifestyle Company headquartered in Korea ($26 bn revenue in 2021), and led a global strategy, global M&A, New biz incubation, scale-up in multiple disciplines such as e-commerce, home-shopping, retail, broadband, media, OTT, digital etc. 

Penetrating his whole professional path so far, his judgment and business decisions come in tandem with 2 questions “Is this Wow?” and “Is this Customer-centric?”, and these navigate him to permeate the customer's heart.

With these irreplaceable experiences across multiple markets, such as one of the most dynamic consumer market, Korea, one of the warp speed growing market, India, and one of the diversified market, Malaysia, Yanhy is thrilled to share his business insight and admirable knowledge with startups and the entrepreneurial community as a mentor, especially, how to execute go-to-market, how to fulfill customer’s unmet needs, how to build up the competitive market position, how to scale up, how to value up, and eventually how to complete market disruptive and innovative business model.