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Co-Founder & CEO @
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18 Investments in 10 Companies
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Palo Alto
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Gen has extensive experience in venture capital, finance, and entrepreneurship. He founded his first company, a web design consultancy, as a third year student at Tokyo University.

Before he co-founded WiL, Gen was a partner at venture capital firm DCM, specializing in Internet media, mobile, and consumer services. Then, at the Industrial Bank of Japan, he led efforts across multiple disciplines, including corporate finance and market risk management.

In addition to his work at WiL, Gen authors columns for the Techology section of the Nikkei Newspaper’s digital edition and the Toyo Keizai Online. He is also a popular speaker on venture and innovation.

Gen holds a BA from the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Law and an MBA from Stanford Business School.

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Co-Founder & CEO

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Dec, 2014undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Oct, 2012$1.21M / Venture
Apr, 2012$10.1M / Series B
Jul, 2011$6M / Series A (Lead)
Jul, 2011$11M / Venture
Jun, 2010$12M / Series A (Lead)
Aug, 2009$29M / Venture (Lead)
Dec, 2008$12.5M / Venture
Sep, 2008$7M / Series C
Jun, 2008$35M / Series C (Lead)
Apr, 2008$11.1M / Series A (Lead)
Aug, 2007$12M / Series D
Dec, 2006$20M / Series B
Mar, 2006$48M / Venture
Sep, 2005$8.75M / Series A
Jul, 2005$8M / Series C
Jul, 2005$4M / Series A
Nov, 2004$10.5M / Series A (Lead)

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