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Members

We are delighted to have those individuals in our community including founders, CEOs of startups and companies that recently exited, investors, accelerators, and more.

CVC Japan Team

Advisors

Columbia Affiliated Members

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Riku Sugie

President and CEO @ Paidy

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Ken Isono

Representative Director @ Shizen Energy Inc.

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Asumi Ota

Partner @ D4V

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Kiyoshi Matsuura

President and CEO @ Premier Anti-Aging Co., Ltd.

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Kunio Hara

CEO and Co-Founder @ Beatrust Inc.

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Katsutoshi Arai

CEO @ Katitas

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Ryo Naiki

COO @ Plug and Play Japan

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Naka Imuta

Founder and CEO @ Techtouch, Inc.

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Mio Asatani

CEO and Founder @ Curina

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Joji Takamoto

Director, Kyoto @ Plug and Play Japan

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Hitomi Kimura Pender

Founder and CEO @ Link Strollers

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Sho Ito

Deputy Director for the Science, Technology and Innovation Policy @ the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

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May Wang

Vice President at Galaxy | Investor @ Galaxy Interactive

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Kazuha Furubo

COO @ OVERCOAT

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Akihiko Soyama

President and CEO @ LINK-J (Life Science Innovation Network Japan)

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Ryan (Ryo) Muramatsu

Attorney at Law (Dual-Qualified: Japan, New York) | Corporate Counsel (CA Registered In-House Counsel) @ Renesas Electronics America Inc

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Hayato Obu

VP of Finance @ FlexIt Fitness

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Benika Morokuma

Senior Consultant, PhD @ Nikken Sekkei Research Institute (NSRI)

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Yuichi Ando

Head of Silicon Valley Office and GM @ Japan Post Co., Ltd.

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Kenneth Jeng

Senior Program Manager @ Moon Creative Lab

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Arudchelvan Krishnamoorthy

Co-Founder and CFO @ Rapyuta Robotics

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Hiroyuki Nebashi

Attorney at Law | Outside Auditor @PROGRIT Inc. | Corporate Legal Department @ Panasonic Holdings Corporation

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Yuta Yamada

Co-Founder @ Game Changer

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Masakazu Masujima

Partner @ Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

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Soichiro Miyano

CVC Japan | Student @ Columbia Business School (Class of 2023) | VP @ MUFG Bank

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Masato Sasaki

CVC Japan | Student @ Columbia Business School (Class of 2023)

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Shin Kato

Staff Technical Product Manager @ Cruise

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Noritaka Kobayashi

Founder and CEO @ bajji

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Kosuke Kato

President and Investment Evangelist @ WealthPark Lab

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Yuta Kanamori

CVC Japan | Student @ Columbia Business School (Class of 2024)

Speakers