Mitch has been in the venture capital industry for over 20 years and has backed over 40 startup companies including Swell (Acquired by Apple),W.I.S Technologies (Acquired by Micronas), LiveRamp (NYSE: RAMP), and Fortinet(NASDAQ: FTNT).
Mitch has worked for years networking to promote business expansion between Asia and the US. With his comprehensive background, he leverages his experience of collaborating with numerous entrepreneurs to help portfolio companies grow.
Among the many fields DNX invests in, he has a special passion for Enterprise Services and Fintech. At DNX, He has led investments in PayJoy and SafeGraph, and serves on the boards of Banzai, Creadits, Paystand and Peatix.
Mitch is also an entrepreneur. Prior to building DNX, he started a US investment operation for a Japanese venture capital firm from the ground up. Mitch holds a BC, International Business from Curtin University in Australia and an MA, Economics from Boston University
Honma Masahiko is the Co-Founder and serves as General Partner, Investments at Incubate Fund. He also serves as Partner at KK Fund. After graduating from Keio University, in the overseas investment arm of JAFCO, to carry out investments in Internet companies in Israel and Silicon Valley, JV establishment, the Japanese market business. From 2001, he worked in venture capital and corporate development department of Accenture. Works in the capital of Mitsubishi Corporation subsidiary, to experience an IPO from venture capital MonotaRO, of Benchari public than in 2003. funds in 2007, specializing in seed stage investment of the net business, core People Partners establishment. He was appointed representative partner. is performed establishment phase of Pokerabo and gumi, the development of business investment in the establishment phase, significantly grow. 2010, incubate bait Fund No. 1 Limited Partnership establishment. Representative appointed partner.
Recognizing the absence of resident venture capital managers in Mid-America as a business opportunity, David founded Chrysalis Ventures in 1993. To this task he brought a varied background in business, law and banking.
At Chrysalis, David has worked with some of the most exciting growth companies in the Midwest and South, including Six Flags (formerly Premier Parks of Oklahoma City), Tritel (merged with Telecorp and sold to AT&T Wireless), Regent Communications (sold to Jacor Communications which was sold to Clear Channel Communications), ActaMed (merged with Healtheon and then with WebMD), and High Speed Access Corp (IPO and later sold to Charter Communications). He currently focuses primarily on healthcare investing and chairs the management company and funds' investment committees.
In April 2005, David was appointed non-executive Chairman of Humana, Inc. (NYSE: HUM). He has served on Humana's Board of Directors since 1993, and was non-executive Vice Chairman from 1996 to April 2005.
Prior to Chrysalis, David's law practice included both domestic and international work, the latter with the U.S. Department of State Legal Adviser's (general counsel's) office in Washington (1988-1992). Before law school, he worked as a commercial banker for Bank of Boston in Hong Kong, New York, and Boston. David left the bank to manage the import division of a regional hardware wholesaler.
James Riney serves as Partner and Head at 500 Startups. He also is an Angel Investor.He also serves as Partner at 500 Kobe Pre-Accelerator. He also co-founded the "Medium.com of Japan" before covering venture investments for DeNA, based in Tokyo. He now heads the 500 Startups Japan fund.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Tokyo Japan, Japan
Tokyo Japan, Japan
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • IT (& TMT) • Media • Education • Businesses Solutions • FinTech (& Financials services) • Retail (& E-Commerce) • A.I. (& Big Data)
Nobutake Suzuki serves as Partner in charge of KDDI open innovation fund at Global Brain. Nobutake is in charge of investments outside of Japan. Prior to joining GB, he was a technology analyst at Sanwa Bank in Japan and in the US.
- Built world's largest API Marketplace with Andreessen Horowitz backed company.
- Venture Partner for Off The Grid Ventures. Raised $600k capital in my last 2 deals.
- Working on my next venture at the intersection of B2Dev + APIs (in stealth).
Founded in 1978, Watermill Group is a private buyout group focusing on acquiring middle-market (<$40-500M sales) companies in transition based in the U.S. and Canada. The firm's preferred industry types are Manufacturing, Value-added distribution, and Business services. The only industries that Watermill will not consider are those with short product life cycles, such as pure fashion or leading edge technology. The ideal company will be generating between $40 to $500 million in revenues and present an opportunity for Watermill to acquire a control position. Watermill engages a wide range of business situations, including the following: Situations which require creativity, operating experience, strategic insight, and ability to act quickly; Carve outs and divestitures of non-core businesses; Secured lender sales; Balance sheet restructurings; Prepackaged bankruptcies, section 363 sales, and stalking horse bids; and Distressed, turnaround, and other special situations.
Yusuke Asakura is a Co-Founder at Tokyo Founders Fund. He serves as Board Member at Relux. Previously, he Co-Founded and served as President at Naked Technology. Heis a Visiting Scholar at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center. He is also co-founder of Tokyo Founders Fund, an angel network composed of eight entrepreneurs, which invests in pre-seed and seed stage startup companies globally. Prior to coming to the US, Asakaura was the CEO of mixi, a public company which runs the largest Social Networking Service in Japan. At mixi, he led turnaround strategy by diversification of its business and increased its market cap from $200M to $4B in one year. Prior to mixi, he was the founder and CEO of mobile tech startup, Naked Technology. The company was acquired by mixi in 2011. Asakura earned his bachelors degree in Law from the University of Tokyo in 2007.