Partner at Sunbridge Global Ventures
Startupbootcamp Scale Osaka Mentor
After engaging in research and development of speech processing technology at the Panasonic corporate research and development division, established Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) in Silicon Valley, USA, and drove and oversaw CVC as the person in charge. Made strategic equity investments of about 10 billion yen in total, and achieved exits with almost the same amount. In the meantime, leveraged the investments to conduct open innovation such as joint development with cutting-edge technology ventures. At the same time, engaged in education and research in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship as a specially appointed professor at Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance and at Osaka University. Currently holding posts of Guest Professor, Osaka University and Senior Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC. Published books/translations such as “Entrepreneurs Management” (Vol. 1-3).