15+ years business experience in Japan. Running a recruitment business since 2007. Investing in solar and wind farms since 2015. Investing in startups since 2018 (paused due to COVID). Supporting scaleups Japan market entry since 2019. Currently Director & COO of Global DX, providing Japanese cities and companies with access to the world’s most cutting-edge startups, cross-cultural (bilingual) PoC design, hands-on facilitation through implementation, and market entry support for startups. Our mission is to make global open innovation accessible to all Japanese corporates, to accelerate digital transformation (DX) in Japan, contribute to the realization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), and a thriving, sustainable, global economy.