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.
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.
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.