About

Founders

David D. Kim
David D. Kim
Servant, Mobilizer, and Co-Founder
Telos Ventures

David is forever indebted to Jesus and to the Western missionaries who followed the call to Korea in the 1880s. In keeping with his family legacy, David made a commitment at the Urbana Mission Conference to commit his life to business and missions.

David has a corporate finance and corporate law background and has been advising and investing in startups for over a decade.

David attends Menlo Church Mountain View with his wife, Yulie and two elementary school aged children, Theo and Joelle. David serves faithfully at his church and is active in the world of global missions in partnership with various agencies.

David’s education is in Economics and Law.

Eric Quan
Eric Quan
Servant, Disciple-Maker and Co-Founder
Telos Ventures

Eric brings a broad background in consulting, startup, real estate, nonprofit and ministry. After starting his career at a large consulting firm, Eric has increasingly pursued opportunities to serve people through closer relationships and make an impact on the world, most recently serving in a full-time ministry position with his church.

Eric lives in San Mateo, CA with his wife Jennifer and their four little princesses: Jordan, Chloe, Riley and Emma. Eric and Jennifer engage with and support missions and nonprofits that also primarily invest in the lives of individuals not the masses.

Eric’s education is in Economics, Sociology and Business.

Vision:

To see the Holy Spirit unleash the entrepreneurial spirit.

Mission:

To make disciples through building God-glorifying Gospel-centered ventures.

Used in Romans 10:4, the Apostle Paul writes that, “Christ is the culmination (telos) of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.”

Jesus was sent with the purpose to redeem and renew the world and at Telos, we believe that our lives and our work must reflect this purpose.

Telos Ventures is a global gospel-centered community accelerator, coworking space and early-stage venture fund that encourages and equips entrepreneurs and investors to be on mission with God and make an impact on the world.

Gospel-centered ventures put Christ at the center to serve the world, foster innovation, shape organizational culture and embrace a broad stakeholder perspective. (definition used with thanks from Redeemer Presbyterian Church’s Center for Faith and Work) We believe that bringing circles of entrepreneurs, investors and partners together around Gospel-centered ventures to discern and be obedient to God’s will is a great vehicle for discipleship. We want to see entrepreneurs and investors grow strongly in their faith through what are some of the most formative experiences in their lives.

We also believe that business is a great platform through which to share the Gospel. Creativity, innovation and other aspects of work provide opportunities to show how the Holy Spirit works in and through us. Through excellence, God is glorified.

As followers of Jesus, we are commissioned to make disciples who then go out to make more disciples. At Telos we seek to fulfill this mission by loving and working with our community to build God-glorifying Gospel-centered ventures.

Core Values:

Developmental – So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

– Ephesians 4:11-13

Relational – And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

– Hebrews 10:24-25

Collaborative – Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.

– Ephesians 2:19-22