VP and Managing Director of Samsung NEXT Ventures, Brendon Kim has been investing in early stage startup companies for over 20 years. He is currently a Vice President/Managing Director of Samsung NEXT Ventures. The Ventures team invests in compelling early stage software and services startups, bringing the power of the Samsung platform to accelerate their growth. Prior to joining Samsung, Brendon was a co-founding general partner of Altos Ventures where he was a lead investor and board member in numerous early-stage software and services companies. Before co-founding Altos Ventures, he was a strategy and management consultant in the media, consumer and technology industries. Brendon received his MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and his BA from Princeton University.
São Paulo is located in Southeastern Brazil , in southeastern São Paulo State, approximately halfway between Curitiba and Rio de Janeiro . The city is located on a plateau located beyond the Serra do Mar (Portuguese for "Sea Range" or "Coastal Range"), itself a component of the vast region known as the Brazilian Highlands , with an average elevation of around 799 metres (2,621 ft) above sea level , although being at a distance of only about 70 kilometres (43 mi) from the Atlantic Ocean . The distance is covered by two highways, the Anchieta and the Imigrantes , (see " Transportation " below) that roll down the range, leading to the port city of Santos and the beach resort of Guarujá . Rolling terrain prevails within the urbanized areas of São Paulo except in its northern area, where the Serra da Cantareira Range reaches a higher elevation and a sizable remnant of the Atlantic Rain Forest . The region is seismically stable and no significant seismic activity has ever been recorded.