Hiroshi is Iris Capital’s Venture Partner in Japan. In this role, he is deeply involved in the investments done in Japan by Iris. He is also proactive in establishing cross border links between Asia and the Iris invested companies wherever they are in the world.
Hiroshi has been a Partnership Manager at Orange Labs Tokyo, Orange Group’s wholly-owned research and development center in Tokyo since 2010. At Orange Labs Tokyo, Hiroshi is in charge of developing partnership with start-ups in Japan and Asia achieving several successful collaborations between the start-ups and Orange group. Prior to that, Hiroshi was a Marketing Strategist at Sunbridge Solutions, consulting and incubation service provider specialized in IT. Hiroshi managed to launch an operation in Japan as a master distributor of several foreign startups including US’s SaaS project management service, @task, and Romanian security software, BitDefender. Previously, he worked at Mitsui & co., Japan’s one of largest trading company as a Client Partner, where he joined Mitsui’s joint venture with US start-up for e-business consulting and led projects on Internet business for some enterprise customers. He started his career at Japan Management Systems, Industrial Bank of Japan Group’s consulting firm to deliver consulting projects in strategy, business process, and organization restructuring for various industries including IT.
Hiroshi holds an MBA from Rotterdam School of Management (The Netherlands). He studied at Waseda University in Mechanical Engineering (Japan).