Soichi Tajima founded Genesia Ventures in 2016.
Prior to Genesia Ventures, Soichi joined CyberAgent Ventures, which is the CVC of CyberAgent in 2005 and was appointed CEO in 2010. He led the effort on expansion of investment area and developed the investment strategy and got involved in the decision-making of all investments in 8 countries to grow CyberAgent Ventures to be a leading Venture Capital in Asia. He was also a director of Japanese Venture Capital Association (JVCA) and contributed to develop the industry. Previously he spent 8 years at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and experienced financial businesses such as consumer and business loans, syndicated loan, liquidation of credit receivable, etc. He graduated from Osaka University in Engineering.
Takahiro Suzuki joined Genesia Ventures as a General Partner on Oct 2018.
He started his career as a business development at CyberAgent and he joined Influencer Marketing company called CyberBuzz as a founding member in 2007. In 2009, he created mobile social & smartphone gaming company called CyberX as a management. In 2011, he joined CyberAgent Ventures, and he was in charge of SE-Asia investment. He invested into Indonesia unicorn company "tokopedia" at Seed Stage and was director of tokopedia. He graduated from Waseda University in Sports Science.
Koki Mizutani began his professional career in 2013 at Sumitomo Corporation, one of the largest conglomerates in Japan, where he dedicated himself for decision-making support for global IPP and renewable energy businesses through analysis of profitability and risk quantification as a member of Risk Management Department. He also made a contribution to rebuild the internal decision-making system to enhance M&A process. In 2015, his workplace was temporally changed for Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory Services where he conducted Financial Due Diligence and Valuation in many M&A projects. After the return to Sumitomo in 2016, he got in charge of auto parts manufacturing and metal processing businesses and played a role in M&A projects, credit risk management, and the support for subsidiaries and affiliate companies. He joined Genesia Ventures in July 2018. BA of Law at University of Tokyo.
Shunsuke Sagara is a BtoB SaaS veteran who led 50+ projects in the field of data-driven marketing and digital transformation for top enterprise companies in Japan. He had experienced an enterprise sales and marketing for 5+ years at Treasure Data, a Silicon Valley based company which was acquired by Arm Holdings in 2018. Skills and knowledge in cloud-based data warehousing, big data analysis, digital marketing, and BtoB sales enablement. He joined Genesia Ventures in February 2019. B.A. in Business and Commerce at Keio University.
Yuto Kono works with startups in the consumer mobile/internet, digital media, marketplace, fintech, healthcare and education with a focus on Japan and South East Asia. Prior to Genesia Ventures, he lived in India for three years and led launches of new businesses at a Japanese startup. He also worked at YourStory which is India's biggest media platform for startups and entrepreneurs. At the same time he ran market research in order to support companies and venture capital firms expanding their businesses to India. Previously he worked at Quipper, an e-learning platform which have operations in more than five countries. He graduated from Waseda University in Social Science.
Masami took a year off from University of Tokyo in 2015 and contributed launching a new sales team as well as branding curation media in Candle, Co. He decided to pursue his career off the campus and choose to work in Gree, one of the largest IT media company in Japan, as an internship student. Masami involved in optimizing internet advertising as a member of web media team in Gree. After going through various fields, he became interested in Startups, which guided him joining Genesia Ventures in April of 2018. He is currently attending University of Tokyo, department of Natural Science 1.
She started her career at an apparel company, then participated in launching IT startup from 2010. After that, she Joined Arara in 2012 as a general affairs. she was involved in the development of internal rules, planning and implementation of internal events, general public relations work, etc. After that, she was in charge of the entire recruitment process from selection of recruitment channel to management of hiring process. In 2016 She moved to the sales department. She joined Genesea Ventures in August 2018. She graduated from Toyo Eiwa Jogakuin College in Human Science Department.