Co-Founder / Managing Partner
Susan Choeis co-founder and Managing Partner of Visionnaire Ventures. Susan has a history of entreprenialism, having founded mobile aming publishing platform, Outspark. Prior to founding Outspark, she served as Chief Operating Officer at NHN USA, where she led the US game market entry for Asia’s flagship game portal, NHN/Hangame. Ms. Choe also served in many capacities at Yahoo! As director of international operations she supported Yahoo’s 25 international operations, as international director of Yahoo! Games, where she defined and implemented premium games growth strategy, and as director of Corporate Development, where she led investments and acquisitions efforts across games, communities and music. Ms. Choe ‘s other experiences include seven years in financial services working as global Corporate Development lead for CSFBDIRECT’s online broking partnerships in U.K., Japan and Hong Kong, Merrill Lynch’s research group, and American Express’ first online business management team. She serves as Director of Helpshift, Inc since June 24, 2014. She served as the Chairman of OutSpark, Inc. since September 2009. Ms. Choe has more than 12 years of international business management in the video game, internet and financial services industries. She holds a Master’s degree in International Finance and Business from Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from UC Irvine.
Co-Founder / Managing Partner
Keith Nilsson is co-founder and Managing Partner of VisionnaireVentures. Prior to Visionnaire, Nilsson was a Partner with TPG Growth and XplorerCapital, both growth equity funds where he focused on global iinternet investment opportunities.
Prior to TPG and Xplorer, Nilsson held various executive roles at Yahoo!. Nilsson’s most recent roles were SVP of Global Initiatives and SVP of Emerging Markets Group. As one of Yahoo!’s four geographic regions, Nilsson’s Emerging Markets territories spanned from Latin America to Southeast Asia, India, Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa.
Prior to this role, Nilsson was Vice President of Corporate Development for Yahoo!, responsible for all of the company’s investments, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic partnership activities. During his tenure in Corporate Development, he directly led or oversaw over 40 acquisitions, investments or joint ventures worth more than $25 billion in transaction value, including Alibaba, Overture, Flickr and many others.
Prior to joining Yahoo!, Nilsson worked in technology at Intel Corporation, and investment banking and equity research with Bankers Trust and Alex Brown in New York and Hong Kong.
Nilsson has lived and worked internationally for more than fifteen years across both Asia and Europe; and has travelled extensively, having visited over 70 countries.
Nilsson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, board member of the non-profit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and also sits on various boards of start-up technology companies. Nilsson holds a bachelor of arts from the University of California, Davis, an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia’s School of International Affairs.