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.
Lydia Jett serves as West Coast Investor at Softbank. She also served as an Additional Director at Snapdeal. She formerly served on the Board of Jasper Innovative Marketing Solutions. She served as Vice President at M/C Partners. She joined M/C Partners in 2009 and focuses on investments in a variety of media, communications and technology industry segments. She has worked with M/C portfolio companies such as Attenda (sold to Darwin Private Equity), Baja Broadband (sold to TDS), GTS Central Europe and Lightower Fiber Networks (sold to Berkshire Partners). Prior to joining M/C, Jett worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Principal Investment Area (PIA) in New York where she completed investments across a number of sectors, including media and education. Previously, he worked at J.P. Morgan Securities in the Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT) group of the Leveraged Finance practice in New York. She also worked at Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer Inc. in Los Angeles and with Grosvenor in Hong Kong. She received a B.A. in Economics and Government from Smith College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also serves as the Board Member at Fetch Robotics. She serves on Boad of Flipkart.
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Miko Matsumura founded crypto exchange Evercoin, and is a General Partner with Gumi Cryptos Capital. He is also a venture partner with BitBull Capital and an advisor to Arrington XRP Capital. He is an advisor to LCX, the Liechtenstein Cryptocurrency Exchange. He is an investor in Pantera Capital. He is personally invested in FileCoin, Brave, CIVIC, Propy, Telegram, Mainframe and Lyft. As chief Evangelist for the Java Language and Platform he participated in the first wave of the Internet, and is now fully engaged in the crypto-fueled Internet of value. As a 25 year operating exec in Silicon Valley, he has raised over $50 million in capital for Open Source startups. He was an advisor to AI startup Sentient during their 100M series C and currently has advised cryptocurrency startups with over $250M in capital raise such as Guardian Circle (Decentralized Global 911 Emergency Services), WiFiCoin, Lottery.com and Hub (Decentralizing Professional Social Networking). He is also an LP with Focus Ventures, a firm with over $800M under management, 9 IPOs and 44 exits. He holds an Master’s degree in Neuroscience from Yale University where he worked on abstract computational neural networks. He’s leads the Crypto Underground meetup in San Francisco and is a speaker at many conferences including The World Knowledge Forum, D10e, Token Fest, Coin Agenda, Block Con, Global Blockchain Summit, The Future of Money Summit and a thought leader at AFP the largest organization of Financial Professionals in the US.
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).
Investing in Education • Human Resources &bu... Tokyo Japan , San Fra..., United States
$570000 (Seed Round)
$5860000 (Later Stage VC)
$2740000 (Seed Round)
• Plug and Play Japan:
• Pacific Sky Partners:
• Jibo, Inc.:
• Ossia Inc.:
• August Home, Inc.:
• Pogoseat, Inc.:
Tokyo Japan - San Francisco California - CA - Berkeley - Palo Alto - Portland, United States
Education • Human Resources • Semiconductors
Zak Murase is an Angel Investor. He serves as Venture Partner, US Representative at Global Brain. He is responsible for the US operations based in Silicon Valley. He is a 19-year Sony veteran bringing expertise in the consumer products and services space. He also serves as a Investor at Bitfinder, Monohm Inc., Ossia Inc., August Home, Inc., Issuu, Pogoseat, Inc., VentureBeat and Edmodo.