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Michael Kim


Managing Partner
Cendana Capital (San Francisco, CA)


Mr. Michael Kim is the Founder and Managing Partner at Cendana Capital. Previously, Mr. Kim was a Senior Advisor at Rustic Canyon Partners, Rustic Canyon Ventures SBIC, L.P., Rustic Canyon Ventures, L.P. and Rustic Canyon Ventures III, L.P. He worked for Accelerator Ventures. He was an Associate at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Mr. Kim was an Associate at The Chase Manhattan Bank in New York City and also worked at IBM in Armonk, NY. Mr. Kim serves as a Director at Cedana Capital, L.P. He is a Director of InSync Software, Inc. since May 2, 2006. He serves as a Director of Archcom Technology, Inc., Auxora, Inc., Azaire Networks, Inc., Confluent Photonics, EM4, Inc. and NanoNexus, Inc. He serves as a Member of the Advisory Board at IA Ventures, PivotNorth Capital, Founder Collective, and Freestyle Capital. Mr. Kim served as a Director of VSK Photonics, Inc., OneOffshore Inc., Lead21, and Capella Photonics, Inc. He was a Director at the Pacific Research Institute. Mr. Kim is a Trustee of the Asian Art Museum Foundation, where he also serves on the Investment Committee. He serves on the Cornell Council at Cornell University. Mr. Kim is the former Chairman of Advisory Board of the Symphonix League at the San Francisco Symphony. In March 2004, Mr. Kim was appointed by Mayor Newsom as a Trustee of San Francisco Employees' Retirement System, where he served as Chairman of the Investment Committee and the President of Board. He served on the Board of Directors for the 2004 SF Swearing in Committee.


Mr. Kim received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business, an M.S. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, and graduated, with honors, from Cornell University.