Perry is the Founder and Managing Director of Draper Athena, a venture capital firm with offices in the U.S., Korea, Hong Kong, and China. He has been an active venture investor since 1997, and has invested and served on the board of many successful companies including iPivot (acq by Intel), Demandtec (IPO then acq by IBM), Imparto Software (acq by PKS), and ProfitLogic (acq by Oracle). He also served as interim CEO at two different companies. Prior to Draper Athena, Perry was a technology management consultant at Gemini Consulting advising Fortune 1000 clients. He also managed an R&D Group at Amicon, a life sciences device company; during his tenure he was granted two design patents.
Perry’s volunteer work includes serving as a KACF-SF Advisor since 2014, advisor to Korea Innovation Center, and founding board member of the Council of Korean Americans. He also serves on the leadership board of McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, and is a member of the MIT Board of Trustees and serves on its corporate development committee.
Perry earned B.S. and M.S. degrees from MIT and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He was selected to the NCAA All-American Third Team in volleyball and is a certified Master Instructor in Tae Kwon Do.