Haruka is a business producer in a startup ecosystem.She began her career in the new business department at DeNA Co., Ltd. After working at a microbiome startup, she joined Digital Garage Inc. and served as a venture capitalist. She also founded and directed a biotech-focused accelerator program.

Her strength is that she is one of the few who has experienced the ecosystem from multiple perspectives, including researchers/startups, corporations, and investors in the healthcare, biotechnology, and agri-tech fields, and is able to make recommendations to those stakeholders.

Currently, she serves as a business strategy advisor for deep-tech startups and focuses on supporting this area together with VC funds. She is also aware of the challenges of social implementation of research achievements and is developing a business seeds platform in collaboration with Kyoto University Medical Science and Business Liaison Organization.

M.S. in Applied Life Science, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University