Servant / Mobilizer / Co-Founder
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 committed his life to business and missions at the Urbana Mission Conference.
David has a corporate finance and corporate law background and has been advising and investing in startups globally for over a decade. David’s experiences include Wall Street with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, corporate law with Hogan Lovells, co-founding Mulix and Total Ventures in Silicon Valley.
David attends Menlo Church Mountain View with his wife, Yulie and two elementary school aged children, Theo and Joelle. David is an elder at his church and active in the world of global missions serving on the boards of Asian Access, OMF (US), Taekwondo Alliance for Mission Foundation and Total IDEAS.
David holds a Bachelors of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Laws from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Servant / Disciple-Maker / Co-Founder
Eric co-founded Telos after being called by God to find a way to integrate his business and pastoral experiences. After starting his career at Accenture, Eric increasingly pursued entrepreneurial opportunities including Advertising.com, Quintessential Realty, and The Quan Group.
Eric’s most recent role prior to founding Telos was as the Campus Director of Menlo Church San Mateo where he lead the staff team and congregation with a combination of pastoral and executive responsibilities. Eric lives in San Mateo, CA with his wife Jennifer and their four little princesses: Jordan, Chloe, Riley and Emma. Eric is a board member of Freely In Hope and the Peninsula Youth Soccer Club.
Eric holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Sociology from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at University of California at Berkeley.
Servant / Venture Partner
Nicholas is a practicing attorney that brings Telos a broad perspective from his experience in legal practice, executive management, and international business. He serves Telos and his multi-national legal clients from the remote mountains of central Idaho where he and his family find joy and respite mountain biking, fly-fishing, backpacking, and skiing.
Nicholas is passionate about deconstructing the sacred-secular divide, which he views as a false dichotomy in most instances. Nicholas has served as a church pastor, lawyer, international business consultant, and venture partner. He's seen more consistency than inconsistency in the way God has used his roles. In each case, Nicholas has found humility, prayerfulness, critical thinking, and resoluteness lead to opportunities for the good news of Jesus Christ to be preached and the success of the endeavor to be realized. Whether from the pulpit or the negotiating table, Nicholas sees the extraordinary potential of devoted believers to bring glory to their God.
Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Science from University of Idaho in Philosophy and History, a Master of Arts from Western Seminary in Biblical and Theological Studies, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho College of Law.
Telos Ventures seeks to see the Holy Spirit unleash the entrepreneurial spirit.
Telos Ventures makes disciples through building God-glorifying Gospel-centered ventures.
Jesus was sent to redeem and renew the world. At Telos, we believe that our lives and our work must reflect this purpose.
Telos Ventures is a global gospel-centered venture community and advisory group. Telos encourages and equips entrepreneurs and investors who are building the next great startups to be on mission with God and make an impact in 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 borrowed with thanksgiving from our friends at Redeemer Presbyterian Church’s Center for Faith and Work).
We believe that bringing a community of entrepreneurs, investors ,and partners together around Gospel-centered ventures to discern and be obedient to God’s will is an effective 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.
Furthermore, we 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 these Gospel-centered ventures that glorify God.
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