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Yoshi brings a wealth of experience in technology ventures, finance, as well as strategy and operations.
Before joining WiL, Yoshi most recently led early-stage investment efforts at Digital Garage’s venture capital arm. Before that he transitioned from being a finance executive to the startup world by working with an enterprise tech startup in Tokyo to develop a new CRM/ lead generation application.
Yoshi began his career at Morgan Stanley, where he served as Vice President of the private equity real estate group, and headed up deal sourcing, due diligence, valuation, contract negotiation, and asset management. Passionate about his portfolio companies, during his tenure at Morgan Stanley Yoshi spent a year working full-time as a strategic planner at a portfolio company. He also worked on the investment banking team and supported several IPOs.
At WiL, Yoshi has been working on investments in automotive, drones, marketing/ad tech, and digital healthcare. Yoshi is also excited about opportunities in fintech and marketplaces.
Yoshi has an MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and a BS in Economics from University of Tokyo.
Outside of work, Yoshi plays a mean game of tennis and on his PlayStation. He loves watching NBA and is an avid Clippers fan.