New Business Development Director
Based in Tokyo, Tetsuya currently serves as a New Business Development Director at Emerald Technology Ventures, focusing on helping business creation from scratch for one of its LPs, Nabtesco Corporation, through open innovation methodologies. In addition, he is responsible for identifying opportunities, providing deal assessment, supporting deal monitoring, and supporting deal structuring and closing together with the wider Emerald team.
Before joining Emerald, he served as CEO of Sumitomo Plastics America, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. He managed the semiconductor material business and new businesses creation in the intersection of startups and multiple established organizations. As a result, he has a good understanding of Japanese manufacturing, corporate culture and the startup ecosystem worldwide.
Tetsuya holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Kyoto University and a master’s degree in technology management from Tokyo University of Science. He is fluent in English and Japanese.