Rio focuses on investing in innovative companies in Cyber Security, Mobile, Storage, and Retail Tech sectors that could be successful on a global scale. His portfolio companies include Cylance, Klout, Remotium, Ayasdi, JoyMode, Fyde, Jask, SafeBreach, AppDome, vArmour, Junify, Hom.ma, Neuralegion and Cloudnatix. Prior to joining DNX Ventures, Rio spent six years at Globespan Capital Partners where he had put his resource on both investment and business development of Japan/US portfolio companies. Palo Alto Networks(NYSE) is one of the U.S. companies he has successfully helped launch in the Japanese market.
Prior to Globespan, Rio spent seven years at Sumitomo Corporation, a Japanese conglomerate trading company where he had gained his international business expertise in IT technologies and consumer web services. Rio began his VC career at Presidio Ventures (Sumitomo’s corporate venture capital arm) in Santa Clara.