Get to know our members
Jake started with a dream of improving people's lives through his product/service, but has yet to become a true user of his own product. He believes in an awesome company culture driven by awesome people and ambitiously seeks and recruits talent in all areas.
KJ is an iOS developer adored by the design team for his deep interest in all things beautiful and beloved by everyone for his role as the caretaker of VCNC. He finds joy in happiness of those around him and lives by the motto "Make the Uncomfortable, Comfortable".
Lako joined as a designer and founding member instinctively after meeting the team. He is on a relentless pursuit of the ultimate UX and ambitiously tries new things. In his free time, he works on a private project on the theme of "light" and believes in laughter under all odds. Favorite quote: "Smile, not because you are happy. Be happy because you smile"
Leveraging his experience as a server engineer for Korea's first mobile messenger app, Brad oversees all things big and little related to Between's technology. During the week, he spends his time improving Between servers and recruiting talented developers. During the weekend he can be seen at the Sindorim Techno-mart, coding.
James originally created the Between for Android, but now spends most of his time working on servers. His hobbies include: boasting his humbleness, falling for his own bluff, showing off surprisingly big eyes, and telling spoilers for movies he hasn't seen yet. Legend has it that James first came invited for a casual dinner at the office and has not left since.
Andrew is a server engineer who loves logic and data analysis. He was attracted to the highly motivated atmosphere at VCNC and is the brain behind Between's data driven strategy. His bucket list includes visiting every country at least once, but first he will have to learn to control his addiction to Apple & AWS products.
Meet Hana, VCNC's cuteness powerhouse. She's the designer behind Between's sweet little emoticons and stickers featuring Mint & Berry, Robin the Egg, Mochi Couple, Merry, Milk, Ivy, and Gray. Character design is a grueling process, but Hana does it like a champ. Knowing someone likes her artwork makes her face light up, even after a long hard day. Passionate about the impact her stickers have on Between's user experience, her goal is to create captivating and timeless characters that can tell relatable stories on behalf of users.
Hugh is an Android developer who, until recently, was alone in his quest to support Between users on Android. He joined VCNC to work with a great team, and pursues his interest in both science & humantiies to become the modern renaissance man. When not coding, you can see him with Les Mis in his hand. Hence his nickname "Hugh-kipedia".
Nate is an iOS developer and a romantist whose dream is to be a loving husband and father to his family. He joined VCNC when his girlfriend started grad school to "invest his spare time when she is busy". He works with C language mostly, but is on a constant lookout to expand to other roles within the Beween development team.
Melonie likes to try a little bit of everything, but feels truly at home when her environment supports her love for novelty and speed. Ever since finding her perfect place at VCNC, she has been happily dedicating herself to growing Between Date and Commerce. She is most gracious with her oohs, aahs, and other encouraging reactions--which might be a good thing or bad thing to the some of her beloved coworkers' really bad jokes.
Youngboom is a philosopher in disguise who wants to change the world with the Web, just like Bill Gates. He joined VCNC to realize his dream, where he is responsible for web development and much more. Despite his serious approach to life, YB became the mascot of VCNC overnight after sharing a bottle of amber-hued drink.
Erin is always curious about human interactions, which is why she studied philosophy and psychology in college. Now she studies the interaction between companies as part of the Biz Dev team. She is serious when she says all partner companies are dear to her heart. Her talents include summarizing everything within 3 bullet points and typing fast in both Korean & English.
Joo loves working as a team, and can't believe her luck in finding the best team to work with at VCNC. Everyday, she learns more about how different talents come together to make Between the best app for couples. She believes in doing rather than regretting, and has earned herself the title of "cuteness overload" within the team that no one can take away.
Chloe is an urban professional who leverages her previous experience in e-commerce to support Between users around the world. Thanks to her, VoU(Voice Of Users) never falls on deaf ears. She enjoys lunch alone and loves to travel near and far.
Kevin worked with Jake way before VCNC was incorporated with the firm belief that anything is possible with a great team. After returning from his 3 year stint in alternative military service, he is amazed at how much the team has grown. He now focuses on data analysis and service quality monitoring for Between. Life is literally fast & furious for SW, who enjoys fast food and car racing. He even takes his steak rare to save cooking time.
Bella joined VCNC to take care of all things accounting and keep the company running smoothly. With the wisdom that comes with age, she has become like a mother to the team. She holds a lot of "first" titles too: first to have a spouse, first to know how to cook.
Don't let the tough guy look fool you. Tiger loves cats and used to do creative work at Korea's top advertising agency. After meeting Jake and the VCNC crew, his dream stage changed from Cannes Festival to Silicon Valley, and now spends his time coming up and executing fun & creative ideas to make Between a couples' (and couple-to-be's) best friend.
Meeting Yoko was almost a strike of luck for VCNC Japan. During college, she co-founded a student group of 100+ members, and directed marketing for several products prior to joining VCNC. Her creativity, drive, and marketing experience made her a great fit for Between and its vision to enrich offline relationships.
Joash heads Between's growth in Southeast Asia. Prior to joining VCNC, he was the editor at e27, a technology media and events company based in Singapore. His role at e27 saw him traveling around and learning about the key players in Southeast Asia's mobile and web space. He believes that Between can be the platform that enriches relationships and at the same time allow effective engagement from relevant brands.
Alan is our youngest developer at VCNC. He could seem sarcastic at times, but don't be fooled by the first impression. You'll soon find out that once he warms up, he will smile at any joke. Really. He wants to be a great developer with expertise in Java, but his real dream is to be a world-class villain who scares the entire universe.
Sam is a modern day Leonardo da Vinci, quitting med school to answer his true calling in the Arts. As a hobby, he practices photography with his muse (read: pet cat), and plays the electric violin like a virtuoso. At the same time, he can talk geek with the developers in VCNC. Sam also has an amazingly warm and kind personality that draws everyone in to his circle of friends.
Prior to his current role, Ted was part of new business development team working on ideas that didn't turn out as he imagined. He joined VCNC to learn what makes a winning service, and a winning team while working on Between servers. He is a quiet & serious guy of few words, but knows how to enjoy a good joke (i.e. his joke).
Furi was part of the team behind Korea's first mobile messenger app. Since then, he has been looking for a ideal development system, which led him to VCNC. He believes that sucessful business is more than just a pretty exterior, and wants to be a part of the intense conversations behind-the-scene. He wants to create a service that he can be proud of one day.
Roshen handles partnerships and user engagement for VCNC in Taiwan. A creative thinker and social media strategist, Roshen is fluent in English, Mandarin and Italian, while currently absorbing French and Korean as part of her goal to be like Madame Chiang Soong May-ling, a master of 8 languages. A lover of all things sci-fi, fiction, commedy, or zombie related, Roshens motto is "Perseverance brings character and character, hope."
Alpaca was a finalist in ACM-ICPC and is known at VCNC as Global genius. He was a member of 7 clubs during college, and became president of each club. He inspires his juniors and leads throbs of fans (mostly girls) everywhere. During his internship days, he led many tech talks to share his knowledge with the team, which led to his joining the team full-time. It is rumored that he is working on a multiple log-in feature so that he can communicate more personally with his many fans on Between.
Transitioning from engineering physics and philosophy to business management, Pat was a rising star in a boutique consulting firm that led several projects to success. With his "unique" experiences, he could be the most artistic engineer you ever meet. He now handles business development for Between in Thailand
There's more to Salt than meets the eye, below her quiet composure. After falling in love (at first sight) with the free atmosphere and playful coworkers of VCNC, she has been working on various UI elements within the Between App, the Between homepage, and branding. Even when playing guitar with her teammates, brewing milk tea, caring for the office plants, and encouraging others' impulsive online shopping, she is in a consuit pursuit of knowledge for better and right design. Salt is also the real-life example proving the particularly infectious nature of bad jokes... the kind your boss might crack and laugh before finishing.
Before being wooed by the Between team, Milk used to be the savior of singles by working in a social dating service. Now she saves Between couples by keeping them happy and connected. Did we mention Milk also happens to be the name of a Between character? So in a way, you can say that Milk--a nickname that has stuck since middle school--and couples are meant to be (although her favorite character is Mochi) (but that's a secret). Her happiness is of the couples, by the couples, for the couples... and hopefully, as a couple as well. Cheers to happily ever after!
"He-who-must-not-be-named" of VCNC, Prince joined VCNC to work with developers he can learn from. Nowadays, he is living his ideal life, coming to work in training pants, and working among developers who strive to excel together. His hobbies include Lego, and is now trying to spend more time on guitar practice and less on playing games
Don't let her cuteness deceive you; Taylor flew into VCNC like a boss and has been churning out graphics like one since then. She is a complete package, which in the designer world means speed and versatility, and in the VCNC female world means personal color consultant and makeup advisor. In overload mode she starts talking to herself while working at the speed of light, but that's cool too. Her way of distracting herself is erasing backgrounds of images to make them transparent, but hey--we all have our weird things that we do. Battle fire with fire, she says. She recently started posting a romance cartoon online called Mintoo (Mint, too... get it?) to reflect the daily lovey-dovey things that Between couples do.
Don't even try to guess her age (almost everyone gets it wrong the first time). However, looking as young as she does, Cindy has been spokesperson for a well-known hypermarket, as well as running several successful marketing campaigns for charity projects to help NPOs connect with customers. Cindy now interacts with users through Taiwan's popular social medias. A self-motivater, she has a passion for learning, and experiencing new things. Cindy motto is "live laugh love." And her goal is to make Between couples feel like they have fallen in love all over again (but with Between that is, hehe just kidding).
Yuting drives Between's marketing activities in Southeast Asia, leveraging on social media platforms to create stories that couples can relate and engage with. Before joining VCNC, Yuting handled user growth and engagement through social media and influencer marketing for SK Planet's lifestyle mobile app. She also executed online and offline marketing campaigns for a local jewellery brand. An animal lover at heart, Yuting keeps an eye on news related to domestic pet rescues and wildlife in general. She hopes to one day visit the safaris in Cape Town with her partner. Meanwhile, she aims to help couples grow their relationships, and maybe realize their own couple trips, through Between ;)
Nelson is VCNC's private goldmine. His tragic habits of betting all-in at the worst moments in poker, losing almost every single rock-paper-scissors battle, and never really quite understanding board game rules have delighted many others around him. Luck seems to evade Nelson, but the ever-supportive team never stops encouraging him to keep trying! Really, Nelson, of course it's for you.
Aiden spends his day coding, but coding is only one of his many talents. He likes learning everything, and by that he means ~everything~. For example, he designed and developed a game prototype all by himself at his previous company. But despite his borderless versatility, there is one area that he picks out as his critical weakness... exercise, or lack thereof. Favorite phrase: I should really start hitting the gym soon. Times went: ...
Shannon has been a loyal Between user for four years and running, and decided to join VCNC out of her unsatisfied need for rated-R stickers. She has been contributing her exterminator skills within the company, fixing wandering pixels, finding typos in posts and notices, and discovering bugs in the Between app. Her favorite activity is cinema, especially the horror/thriller realm. Come summer, and she will be checking off every movie in the genre with other horror/thriller maniacs within the company.
Vila is a designer with wild imaginations, to her, everything is full of creativity and fun ideas. At Between, working with members from all over the world truly inspires her. Before joining Between, she worked as Graphic Designer at Next Media, one of the most prominent media channels in Taiwan. Never thought of the possibilty to combine her passion for illustration with work, Between opens up the opportunity for her to truly express herself. Her favorite book is "Le Petit Prince" and like the little protagonist, she is curious about all things. She also enjoys travelling and finding true meaning through her adventures. In different seasons of our lives, we might be the waiting rose, the little fox, or the merchant. Whatever we become, its all up to us!
Here is Max, who entered the doors of VCNC thinking, "How cool would it be to take part in a team that developed a service I've been using to keep memories for four years?". Having been a huge fan of Merry and Milk, he was delighted to tears on his first day of work when he heard that employees could get a discount on character goods. He thinks Milk's cuteness resembles his own, but thankfully has kept that opinion to himself. With home being only a sweet 15-minute walk away, he codes away fiercely, while pondering philosophical questions like "What is a great software engineer?" Current mission: writing a post on the VCNC Engineering Blog!