Founders

Brian Cheong (정우현)

Managing Partner / CEO / Co-Founder

Woohyeon Cheong is the founder of Seoul Ethereum meetup and CEO of Atomrigs Consulting, Inc and Acecom, Inc. Since 2014, he has focused almost exclusively on the Ethereum blockchain and decentralized application development. He has founded or assisted in the launch of several leading online cryptocurrency and blockchain communities and offline meetups in Korea. Within these communities, he has worked to facilitate and inform discussions on the technical backgrounds of blockchains, the core principles of cryptoeconomics, smart contract programming, the socioeconomic implications of decentralized applications, and business strategies for the development and deployment of decentralized applications.

Prior to this engagement, Woohyeon founded ResellerBid, Inc. which developed a business to business global e-marketplace for the computer component industry and worked as CEO for Geogan, Inc., an ecommerce solution company. 

Woohyeon received his B.A. and M.A in communications at Seoul National University. He subsequently conducted socio-economic research on internet and telecommunications business during his graduate research study in Telecommunications Policy at the University of Texas at Austin.

Bae, Kyoungil (배경일), Ph.D

Managing Partner / Co-Founder

Dr. Bae is a co-founder of Atomrigs Consulting Inc. and leads KAIST blockchain meetup.  He has more than 20 years of experience on investment and business growth consulting.  He started his career in financial engineering areas, especially treasury system design and risk management.  Thereafter, he led several business growth and investment projects including business turnaround, cross-border M&A, and large-scale real estate valuation.  Recently, he has focused on investment and advisory services for technology start-ups in ABCD (AI, Blockchain, Cloud, Data).  He worked for PwC Consulting, IBM, KOD asset management, POSCO Capital and received a B.A. in mathematics and a Ph.D degree in Management Engineering from KAIST, Korea.

Zhang, Jung-hyouk (장중혁)

Managing Partner / Co-Founder

Jung-hyouk Zhang is a co-founder of Atomrigs Consulting Inc.

He is chief crypto economist of Atomrigs Consulting and iBloc, a crypto economy consulting division of Infobank Corp. He is a specialist on crypto economy design and engineering. 

Before Crypto, he has worked 20 years on internet security and new business development for IT and Telecommunication. And he has founded several startups on mobile payment, multimedia search engine, and mobile Q&A service. 

He studied Electronics and majored in Management Science, KAIST, Korea and received a M.A. in Science & Technology Studies from Seoul National University, Korea.

Kim, Sungsoo (김성수)

Managing Partner / Co-Founder

Internet service and network development specialist.

Working for 30 years as CTO and development leader in Hanme Soft, Hangul and Computer, Microsoft Korea, ImageClick, LinkPrice, and others.

Full stack engineer covering front-to-back, networking, DB, and architecture design.

B.A in Law at Seoul National University