Masahiko focuses on investing in innovative startups in artificial intelligence, IoT, manufacturing, and digital marketing area.
Before joining DNX Ventures, Masahiko founded Kabuku Inc. with a vision of 'democratizing the manufacturing world.' Using 3D Printing technology, Kabuku launched a digital manufacturing platform which attracted great attention from companies in the automobile industry and provided Toyota and Honda with customized car parts. Kabuku also partnered with Tier 4, autonomous vehicle technology company, and provided them with an electric vehicle.
In September 2017, Kabuku was acquired by Futaba Inc., a giant manufacturer and distributor of electronic components and systems.
Masahiko holds a MS in Computer Science from the University of Tokyo, and he researched Artificial Intelligence. He joined Hakuhodo Inc., one of the major ad agencies in Japan, and was in charge of new business development and creativity developments at the firm. He received numerous awards such as the Cannes, ADFEST, London International Awards, and TIAA.