After entering college, Jumpei Mouri attended hundreds of start up events and gained interest in the startup ecosystem. During his studies in his university, he has successfully held multiple startup events and was the lead organizer of ʺStartup Weekendʺ in Japan. He joined East Ventures in March 2015 as an associate to support portfolios in [...]
Yuya Murakami is a Principal at East Ventures. Prior to joining East Ventures, he interned at a startup to develop a web application. He loves consumer products and enjoys researching startups in addition to write his blog about startups.
Hideo joined East Ventures in 2020. Prior to his current position as a venture capitalist, he was a researcher/program coordinator at a governmental agency, under the Ministry of Education in Japan. His focus area will be EdTech and Entertainment, and he is an education enthusiast. Besides his work as a venture capitalist, he contributes articles [...]
Takanori Oshiba started his career as a self-employed web designer in 1999. In 2004, he joined Samurai Factory (former Ninja Systems) as a board member before founding Comsort Inc, a venture dealing with SEO. He is also one of the most popular bloggers among the Japanese startups (his blog: http://takanoridayo.blog.shinobi.jp/).
Sena Hamilton is an Investing Manager at East Ventures. A graduate of Aoyama Gakuin University, she joined the company in 2017. She supports deal sourcing and portfolio management, and is also co-head of Code Republic, a joint accelerator program by Z Venture Capital and East Ventures.