|YALE School of Management, MBA|
|WASEDA University, School of Commerce|
Yozo founded SV FRONTIER in October 2013 in Silicon Valley. SV FRONTIER is a VC fund that provides strategic investors with rich functions such as screening, consulting, investing, business development, SV representative functions and OJT assistance.
SV FRONTIER aims at “Best Practice” for strategic investors to create businesses with venture companies by communicating with strategic investors frequently, making quick decisions and developing businesses mostly in Tokyo. Targeting at Series A companies with strong revenue traction.
Prior to this new initiative, he had engaged in identifying investment and partnership opportunities with the focus on the IT and mobile sectors.
FUHU (Android tablet for kids) … WITH Acer, Foxconn & Kingston
PLUMZI (Story making for kids) … Disney & Turner Media
MOXTRA (Next-gen communication) … Cisco Systems
MIXRANK (Spy on Competitors’ ads) … Y-Combinator
ZOZI (Groupon for outdoor activities) … 500Startups & Dave Dolby
STIPPLE (AdWords for Images) … KPCB & Floodgate
RETAILIGENCE (Location Base) … Quest, Motorola Solutions & Opt
KLOUDLESS (Cloud services) … Plugandplay & DFJ Associates
Prior to the positions, he had been Senior Vice President of Business Development at DeNA Global that operates the largest mobile social network service site in Japan.
He started his professional career at MITSUBISHI Corporation just after he completed his course of study at WASEDA University.
He worked with the company for 10 years as the Business Development Manager. During his tenure, he earned his MBA at YALE University.
Area of expertise: Mobile apps (both consumer and enterprise), Ad network, Digital marketing, Social network game, O2O, E-commerce, Payment, Cloud and SaaS.