President & CEO
15+ years as venture capital partner with expertise in IT, Software Services,
•President & CEO of ITOCHU Technology Ventures Inc (2002-2015)
•Managed multiple funds, $220M IT focused funds at ITOCHU VC
•Chairman of the Japan Venture Capital Association (2008-2014)
•Tokyo Institute of Technology, BS
Co-Founder Managing Partner
•25+ years ICT industry veteran
•Total 7 investments of early stage startups in Japan and outside Japan and 1 Exit to date.
•Most recently Managing Director and CTO Japan at Cisco, also served as the global Internet of Everything Innovation Center Tokyo lead and led a number of the strategic alliance with both global enterprise customers and startups, strategic investments
•Held variety of leadership positions at Cisco in Asia Pacific region including Managing Director of $4B+ Networking and Security Business.
•Vice-President of Internet Association Japan
•University of Chiba, Electronics BS.