What motivates you?
Being surrounded by the best and brightest founders and understanding the fundamentals and driving forces behind building disruptive businesses and technologies.
What’s been the steepest learning curve on your career journey so far?
Moving to China in my early childhood, coming back to Japan, then starting my career as an in-house M&A advisor coming from an engineering background, and now being a venture capitalist. My entire life and career to date has always been full of thrilling learning opportunities. I hope to continually learn from facing and overcoming ‘hard things’.
Which tech trend are you most excited about at the moment and why?
Personalisation and customisation by data driven technologies. I envision a future with emerging technologies enabled by data that empower people to enjoy custom-made products and services.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Failure is a gift for people who've been trying hard enough.