Yoshiharu Okubo

VP of Investment

Japan

Yoshi joined East Ventures in 2018 and leads investment projects out of the Firm’s Singapore office. Yoshi has over 8 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 US$50 million FinTech business 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.

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