Kevin is a Principal at Pear. He was previously an Investor at FundersClub, where he focused on investing in and partnering with early-stage founders. Before joining venture, he bootstrapped a profitable education media company, Product Manager HQ, which runs the world’s first and largest Product Manager Slack community. Earlier in his career, he was a Product Manager at AltSchool, where he worked on Parents & Community products. He was also a Senior Product Manager at Kabam (acq. by Netmarble for $800mm) where he holds 4 gaming patents and has worked with teams in the U.S., Canada, and China to launch global products that reached millions of users and revenue. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley (the team's "Bear Pear").
As the only child of Taiwanese immigrant parents who came to America with nothing in their pockets, he recognizes the importance of education and strives to pay it forward through his passion for teaching and mentoring. He has previously served on the Board of Directors for an early literacy non-profit, Tandem: Partners in Early Learning and the San Francisco Creative Arts Charter School.
Outside of work, he enjoys backpacking, reading non-fiction, and learning new skills. His two favorite movies are 3 Idiots and Good Will Hunting as he believes talent is universal; opportunity is not.