Michiko Kato is a partner at Woven Capital, a growth-stage VC fund for Toyota. Michiko’s investments span multiple domains including mobility, automation, smart cities, connected vehicles, and MaaS. A passionate investor and operator of growth-stage businesses, Michiko also serves as an independent director at HENNGE and Excite Holdings, as well as a board observer at Nuro, Ridecell, and WHILL. Before Woven Capital, Michiko was CFO at ABEJA, an AI startup in Japan. After joining ABEJA in 2018, Michiko helped establish the company’s corporate functions, including finance, strategy, HR and PR. She also worked at various investment firms such as Unison Capital, International Finance Corporation and Morgan Stanley.