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Ken Yasunaga
Founder & Managing Partner at Global Hands-On VC (GHOVC)


Ken Yasunaga is a founder and Managing Partner of Global Hands-On VC (GHOVC). He also serves as a CFO of Floadia, a Japanese semiconductor start-up.

Before founding GHOVC, he was a Managing Director at Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), a Japanese government fund with $21B under management. Ken was also a Co-founder and Managing Partner of Entrepia Ventures between 1999 and 2013.

His venture capital experience includes 9 years in US and 11 years in Japan, investing to technology focused early stage start-up companies. Ken also served as a director of Japan Venture Capital Association (JVCA), Chairman of Open Innovation Committee and now he serves as a chair of Global sub-committee. He was named as the first “Fellow” by JVCA. He also had multiple advisory roles about the Japanese venture eco-system for the Japanese government including Cabinet Office, Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Education.

Ken started his career at Nissho Iwai, a Japanese trading and investing company. While at Nissho Iwai's IT division, he managed the planning and execution of $500M+ investments in IT related companies. BA from Waseda University and MBA from Pace University in New York.

Agenda Sessions

  • Japanese venture capital: the story post COVID-19