Yoshiharu Okubo

VP of Investment


Yoshi joined East Ventures in 2018 and leads investment projects out of the Firm’s Singapore office. Yoshi has over 10 years of experience in corporate development and venture capital. Yoshi started his career as an Investment Analyst at Sumitomo Corporation. After which, Yoshi helped launch a multi-million dollar FinTech company in Southeast Asia for Sumitomo Corporation’s technology division. He then oversaw startup investments in the region, and was seconded to a portfolio company in Malaysia to oversee its IPO preparations as well as new business initiatives. Yoshi graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Carleton College. Notably, Yoshi started and sold a business to an angel investor in college.