Kyoko WantanabeManaging Director at Defta Partners
Kyoko is the Managing Director of DEFTA Partners. DEFTA has been making early stage investments in IT and healthcare technology companies in the US, Japan and Israel. With over 20 years of experience in the venture capital industry, she oversees the operation of DEFTA's funds and has worked with over 50 early stage technology companies in DEFTA's portfolio. Bringing valuable work experience with start-up companies in Silicon Valley and Japan, she has helped many portfolios with their strategies to expand into Japan. Kyoko is currently on the board of DiA Imaging Analysis, InfomrAI, iMedorix, Savonix and 1 World Online. DEFTA's other portfolios include Orig3n, Graftworx, Ontera(Two Pore Guys), Lifeguard Online, Endogena Therapeutics, Immusoft, Abilitech, Lung Therapeutics, BioEclipse Therapeutics, Pneuma Respiratory and others.
She serves on the Board of Directors of the San Francisco-Osaka sister city association and the Alliance Forum Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization working to harness new technologies and support innovative initiatives to advance quality of life in the developing countries and contribute to the public interest.