Allison Baum is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Fresco Capital. She is involved in all aspects of investment and operations with a specific focus on the education sector. Previously, as Regional Director of Asia at General Assembly, she established and grew the company's first education programs for technology, business and design in Hong Kong. She originally joined the company during its early stages in New York where she developed and scaled their first long-form part-time and immersive courses. Throughout this process, Allison has worked with startups of all sizes across the San Francisco, New York, and Hong Kong communities. After earning a B.A. in Economics and a Secondary Degree in Film Studies from Harvard University, Allison worked in Equity Derivatives Sales & Trading at Goldman Sachs in New York and as an Associate Producer for the Microlending Film Project, a documentary about micro finance for women around the world. She continues to contribute to the cause for female empowerment through an education initiative called Arts and Enterprise for Women, which teaches business skills to refugee and asylum seekers in Hong Kong. She is also an active member of the Hong Kong Global Shapers Community, a social impact initiative of the World Economic Forum. She serves as a Board Member at Ardusat. She also serves as an Advisor at BridgeU.
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.
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.
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 • Insurance (& InsurTech) • 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.
Investing in Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) &b... Japan; Tokyo Japan; G..., U.S.A.
Japan; Tokyo Japan; Gurgaon India; Gurugram Haryana India; California - U.S.A., U.S.A.
Software (Web Marketplace Saas..) • Media • Education • Businesses Solutions • Retail (& E-Commerce) • CleanTech • HealthTech (& Fitness) • Mobile • Online Social • Consumer
Chief Mentor & Accelerator Evangelist at GHV Accelerator
Serial Entrepreneur,Changemaker, Go-to-market strategist.
Linked In Description:
Vikram is having diversified experience from Japanese Projects Offshoring to Global Corporate Strategy and New Ventures Turnaround, specialized for the Japan-India Cross Border Business execution.
-Expert in building a "winning team",
-Successful executive for "new market entry ".
-Visionary & mentor
- A change leader
Specialties: Day job:Go-to-market Strategist, expert in building a "winning team", successful executive for "new market entry ".visionary & a change leader
New Venture Turnaround, Venture Catalyst, Start-up Mentor,
Indo-Japanese Business Operations and Building best ROI by leveraging on growing Indian Economy.
Internet Business Modelling.
Japanese Project Offshoring.
Brandbuilding and client capital building for Indian/Japanese Market.
Investing in IT (& TMT) • Education • A... Japan , China , Shang..., U.S.A.
$2000000 (Seed Round)
$150000 (Seed Round)
Japan - China - Shanghai China - Tokyo Japan - Singapore - Hong Kong - California - U.S.A., U.S.A.
IT (& TMT) • Education • A.I. (& Big Data)
Rick Myers is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Operating Officer at DFR Asia. Prior to DFR, Rick had a long career in technology in Asia, including serving as General Manager of Asia for InfoGear Technology Corporation (acquired by Cisco in 2000), managing the System Software and Developer Relations groups for Apple Computer Asia, and as one of the first employees of the localization company Pacifitech Corporation in Japan. Rick graduated from UCLA with honors, having also attended Nagoya University in Japan and Yonsei University in Korea.
Saemin Ahn serves as Managing Partner & Executive Officer at Rakuten Capital. He is an Angel Investor. He is also an Advisor and a Board Member at Run Dexter, AdsNative and ViSenze. Saemin invests in diverse verticals such as advertising technology, artificial intelligence and on-demand business around the world. Some of his investments include Carousell, Pocketmath and Algorithmia.