Overview

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Primary Role
Founder, President and CEO @
Investments
5 Investments in 4 Companies
Born:
November 10, 1965
Gender:
Male
Location:
Tokyo
Website:
http://global.rakuten.com/group
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Person Details

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Hiroshi Mikitani is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rakuten, Inc.,

Born in Kobe, Japan, Mikitani earned his undergraduate degree in commerce from Hitotsubashi University in 1988.

After graduation, he joined the Industrial Bank of Japan (IBJ), Limited, now Mizuho Corporate Bank, and became an investment banker.

While working at IBJ, Mikitani attended Harvard Business School and earned his MBA in 1993.

In 1995, Mikitani left IBJ and founded Crimson Group the following year, a consulting company, and became its President and CEO.

In February of 1997, he founded MDM, Inc. (now Rakuten, Inc.) and became its President and CEO.

Mikitani successfully launched the “Rakuten Ichiba” in May of the same year.

In June 1999, MDM, Inc. changed its name to Rakuten, Inc. Rakuten, Inc. completed its IPO and was listed on the JASDAQ market in April 2000.

Jobs (5)

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Chairman, President and CEO

Representative Director of Japan E-Business Association

Feb, 2010 - Current   (over 6 years)

Founder, President and CEO

1997 - Current   (over 19 years)
Past
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Ended
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Company
Feb, 1995
Unknown
Founder, President and CEO
Apr, 1988
Unknown
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Board & Advisor Roles (5)

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Investments (5)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Mar, 2016$40M / Series B (Lead)Personal Investment
Jul, 2015$4.25M / Series APersonal Investment
Mar, 2015$530M / Series E (Lead)
Nov, 2014$2.25M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2011$10M / AngelPersonal Investment

Education (2)

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