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Co-Founder @
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26 Investments in 22 Companies
Born:
June 19, 1966
Gender:
Male
Location:
Boston
Website:
http://joi.ito.com
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Person Details

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Joichi Ito was elected to the Board of Directors of The New York Times Company in 2012.Mr. Ito has been director of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 2011. He is the founder and current chief executive officer of Neoteny Co., Ltd., a venture capital firm, and general manager of Neoteny Labs, an early-stage investment fund focusing on Asia and the Middle East.

In Japan, he was a co-founder of Digital Garage, Inc., an information technology company, and helped establish, and later became chief executive officer of, the country’s first commercial Internet service provider. He is also formerly the board chairman and chief executive officer of Creative Commons, a nonprofit devoted to facilitating the ability of copyright owners to make their creative works freely available for others to use and share. Mr. Ito also serves on the boards of directors of Sony Corporation, Tucows Inc. and Digital Garage, Inc.Committee Memberships: Audit and Technology & Innovation.

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IDC Staff Instructor

2011 - Current   (over 5 years)

Instructor Trainer

2011 - Current   (over 5 years)

Senior Visiting Researcher

2008 - Current   (over 8 years)
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Part - Time Instructor
2005
Sep, 2015
Guild Master
1999
Jun, 2015
Founder & CEO
DateInvested InRoundDetails
May, 2016$4M / Series APersonal Investment
Apr, 2015undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Dec, 2014$15.98M / Series A
Jun, 2014$1.6M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2013$11.1M / Series A
Nov, 2013$2.8M / Seed
May, 2012$2M / AngelPersonal Investment
Nov, 2011$1.8M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2011$1.4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2011$850k / AngelPersonal Investment
Aug, 2011undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2011$10M / VenturePersonal Investment
Dec, 2010$4.3M / Series A
Nov, 2010$2.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2009$1.1M / Series APersonal Investment
Feb, 2009$35M / Series C
May, 2008$15M / Series B
Apr, 2008€6M / Series CPersonal Investment
Jan, 2008$1.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2007$500k / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2007undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2007$3M / AngelPersonal Investment
Jan, 2007$4M / VenturePersonal Investment
Mar, 2006$4M / Series APersonal Investment
May, 2005undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2004undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment

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