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Michael Kim
Works at Cendana Capital
Attended Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Lived in San Francisco, CA
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Excellent post by our Advisory Board member +Mark Suster in response to Andy Dunn's 'Dear Dumb VC' post 
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Nice AdStage: +Robert Scoble says "the hottest idea I’ve seen so far" +Dave Samuel +Josh Felser at Freestyle Capital
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My pal Skiddy Von Stade interviews some legendary figures in finance, focusing on career advice and how their own careers developed over time
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Chocolate and peanut butter!  DataSift & Metamarkets partner!  Congrats +Rob Bailey & Mike Driscoll!  +Roger Ehrenberg +Mark Suster  
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Romo, the TV Star! From Romotive and +Tim Connors 
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Sequoia’s portfolio companies are successful more than 50 percent of the time
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So true "When it works, it's awesome"  Bryan Roberts of Venrock re seed investing. 
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Congrats DataSift +Rob Bailey +Mark Suster +Roger Ehrenberg on the $15MM. Excited to be an investor!
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Investment Management
Employment
  • Cendana Capital
    Managing Partner, 2010 - present
  • Rustic Canyon Partners
    Partner, 2000 - 2009
  • Morgan Stanley
    Investment Banker, 1997 - 2000
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San Francisco, CA - New York, NY - Philadelphia, PA - Washington, DC - Ithaca, NY
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Founder and Managing Partner of Cendana Capital
Introduction
Michael Kim is the founder and Managing Partner of Cendana Capital, a next generation fund-of-funds investing in private equity. Michael is a member of the LP Advisory Boards of Accelerator Ventures, Bowery Capital, Forerunner Ventures, Founder Collective, Freestyle Capital, IA Ventures, K9 Ventures, Lerer Ventures, MHS Capital, PivotNorth Capital and SoftTech VC. Prior to the founding of Cendana Capital, Michael was one of the original partners of Rustic Canyon Partners, a venture capital firm with approximately $1 billion under management. Michael currently serves as a Senior Advisor to Rustic Canyon.

In March 2004, Michael was appointed by the Mayor of San Francisco to a 5 year term as a Trustee of the San Francisco Employee Retirement System, a $15 billion pension fund, and served as the President of the board and the Chairman of the Investment Committee.

Formerly an investment banker, Michael was with Morgan Stanley's Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Group in Menlo Park. Michael was directly involved with 27 announced transactions worth over $77 billion. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Michael was an associate at The Chase Manhattan Bank in NYC and also worked at IBM. 

He is an honors graduate of Cornell University, where he served on the Cornell Council, has an MS from the School of Foreign Service of Georgetown University, where he serves on the MSFS Advisory Board, and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. 

Michael formerly served on the boards of Lead21, an organization that enables entrepreneurs to advocate free market public policy, and the Pacific Research Institute, a San Francisco-based think tank that champions freedom, opportunity, and personal responsibility for all individuals by advancing free market policy solutions. He is a former Trustee of the Asian Art Museum Foundation, where he served on the Investment Committee, and the former Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Symphonix League of the San Francisco Symphony.
Education
  • Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
    Finance, 1995 - 1997
  • Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
    International Political Econony, 1990 - 1992
  • Cornell University
    Government, 1986 - 1990
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