Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman, SIXUP
Sunwoo Hwang is a strategist and entrepreneur with 26 years of experience creating and operating finance and technology businesses. He is the Founder & CEO of SIXUP, a venture-backed, public benefit technology company, leading the development of a new education finance and data science platform for high-achieving, low-income students.
As Managing Director of Proof Ventures, Sunwoo specialized in cross-border investment and market development of startups between the U.S.-South Korea corridor. Prior to Proof, Sunwoo ran a consumer technology incubator focused on innovating new sports marketing platforms powered by user-generated digital media with such partners as Adobe, HP and Beats by Dr. Dre.
Sunwoo started his technology career in FinTech and enterprise software. Sunwoo was an early-stage co-founder of Northstar Systems, a SaaS wealth management platform later acquired by SEI Investments (NASDAQ: SEIC). Prior to Northstar, Sunwoo served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at 12 Entrepreneuring, a $130 million incubator backed by Benchmark Capital and Goldman Sachs. Sunwoo was also an operating executive at GlobalCommerce, a B2B e-commerce company backed by G.E. Capital, where he led corporate strategy initiatives and formed strategic alliances with FinTech leaders like IdenTrust and Total Systems Services.
Before entering the technology world, Sunwoo served as an Associate at global management consultancy A.T. Kearney, advising such clients as Samsung Electronics and Electronic Data Systems on strategy and operational initiatives.
A graduate of Northwestern University, Sunwoo is an avid snowboarder, wannabe celebrity chef and former U.S. National Judo Champion.