Bernard is Co-founder of SparkLabs Group, which is comprised of SparkLabs Accelerator, Asia’s premier accelerator network, with operations in South Korea (1st launched in 2012), China, Hong Kong and Taiwan (2018); SparkLabs Global Ventures, a global seed-stage fund; SparkLabs Capital, a late stage investment vehicle, and SparkLabs Ventures, a new early-stage fund for South Korea.
Bernard was previously Co-founder & CEO of Vidquik, a web conferencing & sales solutions platform, and continues to serve as an advisor and board director. Previously, he was Managing Director of the Lunsford Group, which is a private investment firm consisting of entities in technology, health care, and real estate. He was Co-founder and VP of Business Development at GoingOn Networks, a social media platform for companies. He led their product development where BusinessWeek recognized GoingOn in their “Best of the Web” list for 2007. Bernard is also a guest writer to various technology journals, such as VentureBeat, Mashable, TechCrunch and ReadWriteWeb.
Prior to this, Bernard was a Director at iRG, a leading boutique investment bank in Asia. Prior to iRG, Bernard was VP of Business Development & Marketing at HeyAnita Korea, a leading voice portal and solutions provider, which was joint venture between Softbank and HeyAnita, Inc. Bernard was responsible for establishing strategic partnerships and helping to build the company from its conceptual stage to a 54-person operation. Prior to HeyAnita, Bernard was Co-Founder and VP of Strategic Development for View Plus, a video-on-demand company where he helped build the company from its concept stage.