Tetsu has been in the venture business for 22 years in the US and Japan, has backed more than 40 Enterprise/Consumer tech startups including 12 IPOs and 4 M&As.
At DNX Ventures, he serves on the boards of SHIFT(TSE 3697), Innova, Uncover Truth, favy and trippiece. Prior to founding DNX Ventures, Tetsu was Executive Officer of Investment Group at Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd(JAIC), one of the largest VC firms in Japan. He led investment activities and created JAIC’s flagship venture capital funds.
He holds a bachelor of Law from Waseda University. Kauffman Fellow.