Mitch Kitamura
Managing Director
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SaaS/Cloud Computing
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Mitch's been in venture for 19 years and backed 35 startup companies including Swell (Acquired by Apple), Solidcore (Acquired by Symantec), W.I.S Technologies (Acquired by Micronas), Cerberian (Acquired by Blue Coat Systems), LiveRamp (NYSE: RAMP), Mediaplex (NASDAQ: MPLX) and Fortinet(NASDAQ: FTNT). He leverages his comprehensive background in business expansion between Asia and US to help his portfolio companies grow.

He specializes in investing in areas such as Enterprise Software, Mobile, and Fintech. At Draper Nexus, he serves as a board of director to Notion and Peatix and led investments in PayJoy and SafeGraph.

Prior to Draper Nexus, he was at JAIC where he launched its US investment arm in Bay Area. Prior to JAIC, he held various positions at JETRO New York, including working closely with local/state government in expanding US companies into Japan.  Mitch holds a BC, International Business from Cartin University in Australia and a MA, Economics from Boston University.

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