Education & Career
He founded Pluto Money with Susie Kim upon graduating from UCLA with a B.S. in Cognitive science. The startup was first incubated as part of the Startup UCLA Summer Accelerator Class of 2015. In Spring 2016, they were selected to participate in the Queen City FinTech Incubator based in Charlotte, North Carolina . Following the program, they relocated to Mountain View, California , where they currently operate.
Before becoming an entrepreneur, he interned at leading Brain computer interface startup NeuroSky and travel giant Expedia, Inc. as a PM. The product he worked on at NeuroSky was featured at the Tech Museum of Innovation Beta Jam, a showcase of high tech educational products from across the San Francisco Bay Area .  He also co-led sponsorships for Global Hackathon Seoul, the largest and most diverse global hackathon ever (backed by the United Nations and Seoul Metropolitan Government) that was indefinitely postponed due to health concerns about the Mers outbreak .
Prior to his forays into the tech world, he was a pre-professional violinist. He won numerous state-wide competitions and performed throughout California and Europe as a soloist, chamber musician, and Concertmaster of the internationally-acclaimed El Camino Youth Symphony .