Adachi has worked with the venture industry since the early 1990s at ITOCHU Corporation, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation. Especially built personal connections with many top tier VCs of Silicon Valley Sand Hill Road. Since 2002, as president and CEO of ITOCHU Technology Ventures, Inc., he operated three funds. From 2011 he was the President of the Japan Venture Capital Association until 2014. He promoted regulatory reform and made recommendations to the Japan government such as the Japanese version of JOBS Act and the angel tax system. He graduated from Tokyo Tech Dept. of electrical engineering.
Okada joined TEPCO in 1996 and engaged in new technology development in the nuclear power department. After turning to the planning and research department, he was engaged in project management for the introduction of overseas technology, commercialization, and national project for technical development. After that he was on loan to TNP partners (VC) and handled hands-on support. Understanding of “large enterprises and small business”, “business company and finance”, he has accumulated many experiences in strategy planning and implementation from business composition to service and sales strategy. Completed Masters Degree in Tokyo Tech.
Kaneko participated as a strategic consultant in a business consulting firm and has engaged in consulting projects for clients such as mobile communication carriers, general trading companies, manufacturers and others. The theme includes formulating medium-term management plan, support for entering emerging countries, business due diligence and finance advisory of M & A. After co-founding MIRAI SOUZOU, lead the company in raising a Venture Capital (VC) fund of 3.3 billion yen as partnership VC of Tokyo Institute of Technology. Completed Masters Degree in Tokyo Tech.
Saito has belonged to several consulting firm, before joining MIRAI SOUZOU. He has served a variety of projects such as designing business strategy, launching new business, turn-around management, and M&A support for enterprises in many industries including the electronics, telecommunications, Chemical material, healthcare, and publishing. He is primarily involved in new business development and Open Innovation.
Takayama joined Japan Asia Investment Company, Limited in 2000 through Orix Corporation and invested mainly in technology venture companies. After engaging in industry-academia cooperation fund, since 2004 he has formed a fund mainly targeting mobile communication carriers and high-tech venture companies. He is a leader and fund manager of the investment team and engaged in venture investment and management support for investees. He graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology Department of Mathematics.
After graduating from Kyushu University, Yamamoto experienced sales at a major telecommunications company and human resources development venture, and became the business department head of the Internet venture. After that, he established Enter Innovation Inc. in 2008.
From 2017 he has participated in the MIRAI SOUZOU and is in charge of human resource development, such as projects, sales, and business consulting.
Iino joined Revamp corporation in engaging in management consulting for 5 major companies. He presently serves as an advisor to 30 companies including major companies and start-ups as an IR/PR professional, mainly creating branding strategies. He has also launched 5 businesses such as a Muslim travel agency, a Muslim-focused production company, a bio-healthcare company, a bridal company and an IR/PR agency. He has been an IR/PR representative since 2014.
Leading Venture Capitalist with more than 25 years experiencein Biotech, Medical, and Healthcare field. Focused on early-stage investment, especially academic start-ups.
After graduating from the University of Tokyo law department, entered the Ministry of Finance in 1990. He retired from the role of Vice Minister Secretary of Financial Services Agency, etc. In 2007 he founded Chiiki kyousou Network.inc. Taking advantage of administrative experience and financial knowledge and network, Sakamoto develops new business model of regional financial institutions and offering solutions for investment and loans. He has served as an executive officer of the public-private fund.
Moriya is well known as a “Serial Entrepreneur” in Japan as he has over 20 years’ experience in corporate entrepreneurship. He served as Keapuro Corporation Vice President , Rakusuru Corporation Vice President , Media Banks Corporation adviser, etc. Before that, Minoru was engaged in the new business development room in MISUMI Inc. since 1992, mainly helping develop multiple start-ups in the medical industry.
Professor Emeritus of Tokyo Institute of Technology, Specially Appointed Professor of Osaka City University. Okura has held prominent positions such as Executive Vice President of Tokyo Institute of Technology, Visiting Professor of foreign authority universities in United State, China and Taiwan. He has also worked on joint efforts between industry and academia.