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Founder Institute Mentors

Japan 2022

Founder Institute Mentors join weekly feedback sessions, host office hours, and in general provide you feedback every step of the way. In addition, through our Equity Collective, Mentors are invested in the success of your company both during and after the program.

See the list of current and past mentors for the Japan program below.

Mentors

Abe

Abe Rezai

Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, H.B. Fuller
Aki

Aki Ohashi

Vice President, Evolution Ventures
Andrew

Andrew Shuttleworth

Head Of Business Development, JAPAC, Agorize
Boonho

Boonho Koh

Incubation Manager , Tsucrea Co., Ltd.
Chiamin

Chiamin Lai

Managing Partner, UB Ventures
Daniel

Daniel Maggs

CEO & Co-Founder, Bisu
Darren

Darren Menabney

Lead, Global Employee Engagement, Ricoh Company
Dr. Mayank

Dr. Mayank Singh

Co-founder, CEO , Impute Inc.
Erdinc

Erdinc Ekinci

Co-founder, CEO , Openfor.co, inc
Evan

Evan Burkosky

Sales Director, Meltwater
Fuminori

Fuminori Gunji

Global Alliances Manager, Deel Inc.
Haruka

Haruka Takamori

Investment Manager, STRIVE
Hideki

Hideki Suzuki

CEO , TSUCREA Co., Ltd.
Hiroshi 

Hiroshi  Nishikawa

Director, Orange Fab Asia
Jatin

Jatin Kataria

Founder & CEO, InMeSta
Jay

Jay Onda

Director (Investments) | CVC Advisory Board Member, Marubeni Ventures | National Venture Capital Association
Jet Son

Jet Son Tan

Director of Product & Technology, DIVA Corporation
Jin

Jin Tanaka

Director of Investment | Resident Mentor, DEEPCORE | 500 Global
John Kojiro

John Kojiro Moriwaka

CEO, Silicon Valley Ventures
Jordan

Jordan Fisher

Co-founder & Executive Chairman, Zehitomo
Joshua

Joshua Flannery

Founder & CEO , Innovation Dojo Japan
Jun

Jun Miyazaki

CEO / Mentor, OrangeTechLab
Kei

Kei Shimada

Managing Director, R/GA
Ken

Ken Sobajima

Founder & CEO , Tomorrow Access
Ken

Ken Covey

Investment Manager, QXLV
Kiyotake

Kiyotake Sugita

Founder, KLAR K.K.
Krishan

Krishan Caldwell

General Manager, Japan, Tellus
Lu

Lu Dong

Founder and CEO, TakeMe Co.,Ltd.
Maaike

Maaike Doyer

Founder, Epic Angels
Mahesh

Mahesh Kasar

SVP, Head of Partner Alliance and Indirect Channel Sales, Rakuten Symphony
Mari

Mari Nishiyama

Startup Partner Lead, Stripe
Masafumi

Masafumi Kamishiro

Senior Vice President, Bain Capital
Masaru

Masaru Nagura

General Manager, CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center)
Mike

Mike Sheetal

Founder / CEO, PlayBrain (株式会社プレイブレーン)
Mikio

Mikio Kawahara

Chief Investment Officer / Head of Investment and Business Development, UTokyo Innovation Platform Co., Ltd.
Naoko

Naoko Kurosawa

Senior Manager, TSUCREA Co., Ltd.
Naotake

Naotake Murayama

Head of Global Operations, SplitX
Niklas

Niklas Karvonen

Community Director, Nordic Innovation House - Tokyo
Noriya

Noriya Tarutani

Director of Innovation Division, JETRO / J-Startup Affairs
Noriyuki

Noriyuki Nihira

VP of Sales, APAC / Area Sales Director, Japan, Imint Vidhance / Neonode
Reisa

Reisa Matsuda

Community Manager, Google Japan
Roger

Roger Do

CEO, QSearch
Ryoichi

Ryoichi Kaneko

Partner, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune
Sasha

Sasha Kaverina

Partnerships & Growth, Le Wagon Tokyo
Schyler Alexandra

Schyler Alexandra Cole

Associate, Incubate Fund
Serkan

Serkan Toto

Founder, CEO, Kantan Games, Inc.
Shigeru

Shigeru Sumitomo

Founder and Representative Director, Conselux Corporation
Shinya

Shinya Yamamoto

Founder & CEO, Link & Innovation, Inc.
Sho

Sho Sato

CEO, LUDiMUS Inc.
Steve

Steve Monaghan

General Partner, Finmirai
Taisuke Alex

Taisuke Alex Odajima

CEO, EDGEof INNOVATION, LLC
Takaaki

Takaaki Ono

Co-Founder, BlueCircle, LLC
Takeshi

Takeshi Maruyama

President / Chief Marketing Officer, Sekisui Fuller
Tao

Tao Romera Martinez

Chief Operating Officer, Soundraw
Taruho

Taruho Kuroda

Senior Director, R&D Asia-Pacific Hub, LEO Pharma
Tyson

Tyson Batino

Founder 創業者, Scaling Your Company
Xinmei

Xinmei Cai

Engineering Director, Google Japan
Yoichi

Yoichi Morimoto

Head of Equity Sales & Corporate Access, Startup& Venture Capital Business, Goldman Sachs
Yoshimi

Yoshimi Shinohara

Founder / CEO, Yokohama Ventures LLC
Yoshiro

Yoshiro Tasaka

Director of Global Strategy Division, Shibuya City Government / Shibuya Startup Support
Yuki

Yuki Shirato

Managing Director, Yakumi
Yuki

Yuki Sato

Co-founder, CEO , Obniz Inc
Yu Li

Yu Li Shein

Co-founder and COO, Openfor.co Inc
Yuto

Yuto Saiki

Founder & CEO , Outlier, Inc.
Yuto

Yuto Saiki

Founder , Outlier
Yves

Yves Lehmann

Mr., if21
Zak

Zak Murase

Executive Advisor / Venture Partner / Managing Director, Zeon Ventures

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