About K.S. Osone

About

I preface by stating that Venture Capital is one of the many asset classes in finance that one may behold, and not the only or necessarily the best asset class for most people but rather a means of diversification. Coming from Wall Street and by day profession as a PE investor, I invest across markets and their stages; this is a space for my thoughts and early stage ideas.

I am a published researcher in finance and medicine, graduating with honors and a full-ride from the Alumni of Regents at UCLA, serving as the research study coordinator at Gonda Neuroscience Center the Glaucoma Institute during my undergraduate years. My experience included collaborations with large pharmaceuticals fundraising for grant applications such as Takeda, Genentech, Merck, Eli Lily, Pfizer. I am the first author on two papers, with a few literary works published in Powell Library Archives. As a frequent panelist at various conferences, events, and accelerators in Silicon Valley, my partnerships include Bay Angels, UCLA Ventures, sFoundation, Pitchforce, and Bootup Ventures. I was invited to join as a partner level via Cryptonite Ventures and Dream Pitch as a general partner but declined.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and the love of my life. I enjoy connecting with my community in esports, golf, blogging and boxing. Examples include memberships such as Wall Street Oasis, AHLA Hoteliers Under 30, the Sunnyvale Arts Commission, and the Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce. I was a member of UC Wide FAST Fashion Show at UCLA, Alpha Phi Omega, and invited to various honors societies such as Mortar Board and Sigma Tau Delta. In high school, I served as a gold cabinet member on the LAUSD board as a junior ROTC battalion commander, receiving the Presidential Physical Fitness Award by President Obama and nominated for the AFA by Congresswoman Judy Chu.

I seek startups that that solve impending societal issues, as early stage founders are not only executives raising for their seed rounds, but individuals who plant the seed of hope of innovation for new generations to come. My mission to find the next startups that serve social good in inefficient systems, as we move forward with purpose.

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what i do

2019-Present

PE associate: Series 7/66 shebang and getting a 79. CEO of Weclikd, Inc. the social media fintech platform disrupting the basic unit cost of idea. Founder of Knockout Capital, a free incubator and space for robotics startups.

2018-2016

Broker at Morgan Stanley. Became a partner at various ephemeral firms: Cryptonite Ventures, Dreampitch Ventures, Silverberry VC, and mentor and panelist at Alchemist Acceertor sFoundation, etc.

2016-2012

English premed at UCLA, researcher Gonda Neuroscience, Glaucoma Institute. 3 summers in neurosurgery Ho Chi Minh Orthopedic Hospital Vietnam, first author 2 papers, 3.53/4.0 UCLA Science GPA, 3.7 Cumulative

2012-2008

Valedictorian before switching HS. 4.0/4.0 unweighted, 8 class schedule 4.36 weighted. JROTC battalion commander (LAUSD Gold Cord Cabinet Member), nominated by Judy Chu of 27th district for AFA. 2nd place Voice of Democracy. Science Bowl, Science Olympiad, Key Club, Students Run LA

Noted Awards

Rotary, Alice M. Moher, Bunche, UCLA Alumni of Regents Scholarships (she donated them in volunteering in Vietnam), Deans List 3+ Quarters, Nihon Ichiban Top blogs (Himetoki 2013-2016), Voice of Democracy 2nd place, Mortar Board (invited), Sigma Tau Delta (invited)

Fun & Etc.

Writing, Golfer (was on j. varsity), Gamer (tank & zerg healer, a decade with UK pvp/wvw guild [KISS] (has fake accent she hides), MMA, arts, volunteering, shogi. Has 2 younger bros. Relationship: she can be a ditz, but she’s belaboredly in love, taken, and very much not interested.

“The day people stop talking about you is the day you die.”

Kiyoko S. Osone
Micro VC & Entrepreneur