Global Mentors

Over 200 experts from various industries have joined our studio programs as mentors for our partners and startups.

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Aalok Sharma Attorney
Aalok Sharma
Attorney
Stinson LLP
Abhi Nemani Founder
Abhi Nemani
Founder
EthosLabs.us
Adam White CEO
Adam White
CEO
Front Office Sports
Akiko Okada Research/Insight Specialist
Akiko Okada
Research/Insight Specialist
SIGMAXYZ Inc.
Alessandro Nuccetelli Investments & Strategy Associate
Alessandro Nuccetelli
Investments & Strategy Associate
Aser Group
Alex Chang Chief Marketing Officer
Alex Chang
Chief Marketing Officer
San Francisco 49ers
Alex Hernandez Venue Security Management
Alex Hernandez
Venue Security Management
United Center
Alex Ryan Academic Instituition
Alex Ryan
Academic Instituition
MaRS Discovery District
Amobi Okugo Professional Soccer Player
Amobi Okugo
Professional Soccer Player
Austin Gold FC | The Ok U Go Foundation
Andrew Ackerman Managing Director
Andrew Ackerman
Managing Director
Dreamit Urbantech & Strategic Advisor, Second Century Ventures
Andrew D. Ive Managing General Partner
Andrew D. Ive
Managing General Partner
Big Idea Ventures
Andrew Kahn Head of Crush Ventures
Andrew Kahn
Head of Crush Ventures
Crush Music
Andrew Salkin Founding Principal
Andrew Salkin
Founding Principal
Resilient Cities Catalyst
Andrew Steinberg Founder & Managing Partner
Andrew Steinberg
Founder & Managing Partner
Phoenix Capital Ventures
Anna Sandquist Merchant Director, Connected Home and Connected Car
Anna Sandquist
Merchant Director, Connected Home and Connected Car
Best Buy
Anthony Caponiti CEO & Co-Founder
Anthony Caponiti
CEO & Co-Founder
Hashtag Sports
Baro Hyun Esports Advisory Senior Manager
Baro Hyun
Esports Advisory Senior Manager
KPMG Consulting
Baron Davis Founder
Baron Davis
Founder
Baron Davis Enterprises
 Ben Costantini Founder & CEO
Ben Costantini
Founder & CEO
Startup Sesame (France)
Ben Frayman Associate Director
Ben Frayman
Associate Director
Best Buy Health
Ben Seto Investment Analyst
Ben Seto
Investment Analyst
NZ Growth Capital Partners
Benjamin Stoll Director of Business Technology & Innovation House.
Benjamin Stoll
Director of Business Technology & Innovation House.
FIFA
Bhavesh Patel Global Digital Director
Bhavesh Patel
Global Digital Director
beIN Media Group
Brad Jakeman Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Brad Jakeman
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Rethink Food
Brano Perkovich Chief Investment Officer
Brano Perkovich
Chief Investment Officer
San Francisco 49ers
Brendan Harris Associate
Brendan Harris
Associate
SeventySix Capital
Brian Kopp Founder
Brian Kopp
Founder
Stretch 4 Advisory
Charlie Greenwood Founder and CEO
Charlie Greenwood
Founder and CEO
Triple Scout
Chase Payne CEO & Founder
Chase Payne
CEO & Founder
Game Point Labs
Cheri Bradish Director
Cheri Bradish
Director
Future of Sport Lab
Chris Chaney Founder & CEO
Chris Chaney
Founder & CEO
Chaney Group Holdings
Chris Hintermeister Director of Ecosystem & Digital Innovation
Chris Hintermeister
Director of Ecosystem & Digital Innovation
Gatorade - PepsiCo
Chris Richardson Founder
Chris Richardson
Founder
Arizona State University
Christian Birk
Christian Birk

Founder of Roster Athletics, Co-founder of Endomondo
 Christian Schmitz Deputy CIO – Product Ownership & Leadership Development
Christian Schmitz
Deputy CIO – Product Ownership & Leadership Development
PDIE Group
 Chuck Sacco Assistant Dean, Entrepreneurship
Chuck Sacco
Assistant Dean, Entrepreneurship
Drexel University
Daisuke Koyasu CEO
Daisuke Koyasu
CEO
KAGEN Inc
Dan Suratt Former President, Corporate Development
Dan Suratt
Former President, Corporate Development
A+E Networks
Daniel Brusilovsky Digital Initiatives Lead
Daniel Brusilovsky
Digital Initiatives Lead
Golden State Warriors
Danny Cortenraede President & Managing Partner
Danny Cortenraede
President & Managing Partner
Wannahaves / 433
David Dellea Head of Sports Business Advisory
David Dellea
Head of Sports Business Advisory
PwC
David Knies Chief Growth Officer
David Knies
Chief Growth Officer
Essential Design
David Krauser Managing Director
David Krauser
Managing Director
Porchlight Equity
David Wertheimer President, Digital Products
David Wertheimer
President, Digital Products
FOX
Deepen Parikh Partner
Deepen Parikh
Partner
Courtside Ventures
Denis Cranstoun
Denis Cranstoun

Technology & Media M&A
Diana Melencio Investor
Diana Melencio
Investor
WISE Ventures
Doug Billman President
Doug Billman
President
Sports Solutions International
Edgar Chiu Managing Partner
Edgar Chiu
Managing Partner
SparkLabs Taipei
Edwin Olson Venture Investor
Edwin Olson
Venture Investor
Allianz
Elisse Douglass Founder
Elisse Douglass
Founder
Oakland Black Business Fund
Ellen Lucey Relations, Marketing and Branding at NCAA
Ellen Lucey
Relations, Marketing and Branding at NCAA
Director of Championships & Alliances, Corporate
Eric Mastalir Senior Director Global Strategic Alliances
Eric Mastalir
Senior Director Global Strategic Alliances
Nike
Erik Kijak 3M Ventures
Erik Kijak
3M Ventures
Manager
Fady Yacoub Co-founder & Managing Partner
Fady Yacoub
Co-founder & Managing Partner
HOF Capital
Filippo Addarii Co-founder & CEO
Filippo Addarii
Co-founder & CEO
PlusValue Advisory Ltd.
Garrett Klugh COO
Garrett Klugh
COO
Falk Ventures
Gayatri Sarkar
Gayatri Sarkar

Partner, Hype Capital & Founder She-VC
Greg Cangialosi Chairman & Co-Founder  Managing Member
Greg Cangialosi
Chairman & Co-Founder Managing Member
Betamore | Baltimore Angels
Hajime Yoneda
Hajime Yoneda

HAJIME&ARTISTES INC.
 Heather Werner Deputy Director, Sustainability
Heather Werner
Deputy Director, Sustainability
City of San Diego
Hideki Katagiri Lawyer
Hideki Katagiri
Lawyer
Nishimura & Asahi
Hiroaki Miyata Professor, Department of health policy and management, School of Medicine
Hiroaki Miyata
Professor, Department of health policy and management, School of Medicine
Keio University
Hironobu Azuma Principal l Supervisor, Guest Professor
Hironobu Azuma
Principal l Supervisor, Guest Professor
The Japan Research Institute, Limited. L Smart-City Research Center (SCRC), Osaka Prefecture University
Hironori Inagaki Attorney-at-Law
Hironori Inagaki
Attorney-at-Law
Nishimura & Asahi
Hironori Iwasaki Professor, College of Creative Thinking for Social Innovation
Hironori Iwasaki
Professor, College of Creative Thinking for Social Innovation
Musashino Art University
Hiroshi Morita Producer, Information Services International-Dentsu, Ltd.
Hiroshi Morita
Producer, Information Services International-Dentsu, Ltd.
Head of Innolab, Chief
Hirotaka Tanaka Director
Hirotaka Tanaka
Director
SIGMAXYZ Inc.
Holly Flanagan Managing Director
Holly Flanagan
Managing Director
Gabriel Investments.
Humza Teherany Chief Technology & Digital Officer
Humza Teherany
Chief Technology & Digital Officer
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment
Hyung Kim US Investment
Hyung Kim
US Investment
LINE Ventures
Isaiah Kacyvenski Founder and Managing Partner
Isaiah Kacyvenski
Founder and Managing Partner
Will Ventures
Isaiah Steinfeld Entrepreneur in Residence | Global Innovation Leader
Isaiah Steinfeld
Entrepreneur in Residence | Global Innovation Leader
Nike
J. Chris Lonchampt Venture Partner and Founder President
J. Chris Lonchampt
Venture Partner and Founder President
IPWOW International
Jake Waxenberg VP Corporate Development & Strategy
Jake Waxenberg
VP Corporate Development & Strategy
Playboy Enterprise, Inc.
Jana Werner Head of Content & Programming
Jana Werner
Head of Content & Programming
Twitch
Jason Sinnarajah Senior Vice President, Strategy and Growth
Jason Sinnarajah
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Growth
Ziff Davis
Javier E. Altamirano Director of Innovation
Javier E. Altamirano
Director of Innovation
Sportradar
Jeff Kunowski Associate Director, Innovation Programs
Jeff Kunowski
Associate Director, Innovation Programs
Global Sport Institute at Arizona State University
Jeff Lee Principal
Jeff Lee
Principal
DCM Ventures
Jeff Volk Head of Business and Revenues, Americas
Jeff Volk
Head of Business and Revenues, Americas
Deltatre
 Jennifer L. Maher CEO
Jennifer L. Maher
CEO
1776
Jennifer Vescio Founder
Jennifer Vescio
Founder
Ascent.Ventures
Jérôme de Chaunac Managing Director Americas
Jérôme de Chaunac
Managing Director Americas
Paris Saint-Germain
Jim Small Senior Vice President, International
Jim Small
Senior Vice President, International
Major League Baseball
John Gauch Advisor and VP
John Gauch
Advisor and VP
Spartan Race
John Haegele President
John Haegele
President
JEHM Media
John Peters VP, Biz Dev
John Peters
VP, Biz Dev
Sports & Fitness Industry Association
John Rossant CEO | Founder and Chairman
John Rossant
CEO | Founder and Chairman
CoMotion NewCities Foundation
John Smelzer President and COO
John Smelzer
President and COO
ScoreStream
Jon Walters Founding Partner
Jon Walters
Founding Partner
Northridge Law
Jonas Stiklorius Partner
Jonas Stiklorius
Partner
CrossBeat Ventures
Jordan Fliegel Managing Director
Jordan Fliegel
Managing Director
Techstars Sports Accelerator
Jordan Sun Chief Innovation Officer
Jordan Sun
Chief Innovation Officer
City of San Jose
Jose Pelaez Innovation & Product Development Lead
Jose Pelaez
Innovation & Product Development Lead
LABe
 Joyce Reitman Principal
Joyce Reitman
Principal
EMS Partners
Justin Waldron investor
Justin Waldron
investor
Co-Founder of Zynga, Angel
Kai Bond Investor
Kai Bond
Investor
Comcast Ventures
Katsuyuki Hasegawa General Partner
Katsuyuki Hasegawa
General Partner
Dentsu Ventures
Kazuya Komon
Kazuya Komon

VP R&D, ISI-Dentsu of America Inc.
Keisuke Matsushima Chef
Keisuke Matsushima
Chef
KEISUKE MATSUSHIMA
Keith Bank Founder and Managing Partner
Keith Bank
Founder and Managing Partner
KB Partners
Kenichiro Suzuki Associate / Senior Urban Designer
Kenichiro Suzuki
Associate / Senior Urban Designer
Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM)
Kigen Takahashi Assistant Professor
Kigen Takahashi
Assistant Professor
Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Kimberly Frisch VP, Head of Corporate Development and Corporate Ventures
Kimberly Frisch
VP, Head of Corporate Development and Corporate Ventures
World Wrestling Entertainment
Ko Ishiyama CEO
Ko Ishiyama
CEO
ExaWizards Inc.
Koen Bosma Director
Koen Bosma
Director
Qatar SportsTech
Kotaro Sasamoto Managing Partner
Kotaro Sasamoto
Managing Partner
Dentsu Ventures
Lisa Delpy Neirotti, Ph.D. Associate Prof. & Director, Sports Management
Lisa Delpy Neirotti, Ph.D.
Associate Prof. & Director, Sports Management
The George Washington University School of Business
Makoto Haruta
Makoto Haruta

Former DeNA BayStars baseball team Owner
Manpreet Singh Chief Investment Officer
Manpreet Singh
Chief Investment Officer
Singh Capital Partners
Mark Kahn Managing Partner
Mark Kahn
Managing Partner
Omnivore
Mark Phillip Founder
Mark Phillip
Founder
Are You Watching This?!
Masafumi Iwata Esports Advisory Manager
Masafumi Iwata
Esports Advisory Manager
KPMG Consulting
Mathew Cole Partner
Mathew Cole
Partner
ACT Capital Partners
Matt Kauffman Vice President
Matt Kauffman
Vice President
The Montag Group
Matthew Sebal Chairman
Matthew Sebal
Chairman
KORE Software
Maurizio Barbieri China at Twitter
Maurizio Barbieri
China at Twitter
Head of Sports Partnerships, South East Asia and Greater
Max Barnett SVP - Head of Digital
Max Barnett
SVP - Head of Digital
Nielsen Sports
Max Rollinger Director of Programming - Accelerate
Max Rollinger
Director of Programming - Accelerate
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Mehul Kapadia Global Head of Marketing
Mehul Kapadia
Global Head of Marketing
Tata Communications
Melissa Lesch Senior Vice President, State & Local Government Affairs
Melissa Lesch
Senior Vice President, State & Local Government Affairs
Park Street Public
Michael Conley SVP, Chief Information Officer
Michael Conley
SVP, Chief Information Officer
Cleveland Cavaliers
Michael Cotton
Michael Cotton

Director, Zone Startups Sports+Media & COO, Toronto Esports Club Ltd.
Michael Lake President & CEO
Michael Lake
President & CEO
Leading Cities
Michael Shapiro Director of Innovation and Venture Investing
Michael Shapiro
Director of Innovation and Venture Investing
MLB
Michael Wolf Creator | Publisher
Michael Wolf
Creator | Publisher
Smart Kitchen Summit The Spoon
Miheer Walavalkar CEO
Miheer Walavalkar
CEO
LiveLike
Mihoko Tominaga Associate Professor
Mihoko Tominaga
Associate Professor
Hiroshima University
Motasem El Bawab Head of Digital
Motasem El Bawab
Head of Digital
Fédération Internationale de Volleyball - FIVB
 Nao Sugawara CDO
Nao Sugawara
CDO
Bandai Town, Fukushima
Naomi Koshi Partner
Naomi Koshi
Partner
Miura & Partners | Former Mayor of Otsu City
Neda Tabatabaie VP, Business Intelligence
Neda Tabatabaie
VP, Business Intelligence
San Jose Sharks
Neel Shah Head – New Business & Sports Education
Neel Shah
Head – New Business & Sports Education
India On Track
 Noboru Koshizuka Professor, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies
Noboru Koshizuka
Professor, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies
The University of Tokyo
Oliver Hall Head of AI & FinTech Investments, Japan
Oliver Hall
Head of AI & FinTech Investments, Japan
Copenhagen Capacity
Oren Simanian Founder
Oren Simanian
Founder
Colosseum Sport
Oren Simanian Founder
Oren Simanian
Founder
Colosseum Sport
Penny Lee Principal at Invariant, Angel Investor
Penny Lee
Principal at Invariant, Angel Investor
Invariant
Peter Popovics Co-founder/Partner
Peter Popovics
Co-founder/Partner
NordicBiz
Randy Engler Olympic & Paralympic Hospitality Lead
Randy Engler
Olympic & Paralympic Hospitality Lead
Airbnb
Rini Greenfield Co-founder & Managing Partner
Rini Greenfield
Co-founder & Managing Partner
Rethink Food
Robert Graham Doctor & Chef
Robert Graham
Doctor & Chef
MD. MPH Chef
Ron Shigeta Investor | Co-founder
Ron Shigeta
Investor | Co-founder
Alix Venture Capital IndieBio
Ryan Hoover Founder
Ryan Hoover
Founder
Product Hunt and Weekend Fund Investor
Ryan McCumber CEO and Founder
Ryan McCumber
CEO and Founder
Sports Tech.ai Advisors
Ryan Mundy Managing Director
Ryan Mundy
Managing Director
Techlete Ventures
Samir Desai CIO
Samir Desai
CIO
Equinox
Sandeep Satish Vice President of Partner Strategy
Sandeep Satish
Vice President of Partner Strategy
Levy – E15 Group
Sara Roversi Founder | President
Sara Roversi
Founder | President
Future Food Institute Future Food Network
Sarah Kerner Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Sarah Kerner
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
CivStart
Satoshi Nakajima Founder & Chief Scientist
Satoshi Nakajima
Founder & Chief Scientist
Xevo
Saumitra Thakur Managing Partner
Saumitra Thakur
Managing Partner
MedMountain Ventures
Scott Jablonski Founder and CEO
Scott Jablonski
Founder and CEO
77 Analytics, LLC
Scott Michaels Chief Strategist and Partner
Scott Michaels
Chief Strategist and Partner
Apply Digital
Sebastien Gros Vice President, Investments & Strategy
Sebastien Gros
Vice President, Investments & Strategy
Aser Group
Seth Everett Broadcaster, Podcaster
Seth Everett
Broadcaster, Podcaster
iHeartMedia / Entercom
 Sezin Aksoy SVP, Global Data Strategy & Analytics
Sezin Aksoy
SVP, Global Data Strategy & Analytics
AXS
Sezin Aksoy Senior Vice President, Global Data Strategy & Analytics
Sezin Aksoy
Senior Vice President, Global Data Strategy & Analytics
AXS
Shin Iwata Partner & CEO
Shin Iwata
Partner & CEO
MIRAISE
 Shin-ichi Ishikawa Professor
Shin-ichi Ishikawa
Professor
School of Food Industrial Sciences, Miyagi University
 Shinichiro Takagi Owner and Executive Chef
Shinichiro Takagi
Owner and Executive Chef
ZENIYA
Sree Varma Founder & CEO
Sree Varma
Founder & CEO
iSPORTCONNECT
Stephen Forte Managing Partner
Stephen Forte
Managing Partner
Fresco Capital
Stephen Murphy Co-founder & CEO
Stephen Murphy
Co-founder & CEO
Boom Fantasy
Steve Gera Chief Executive
Steve Gera
Chief Executive
Gains Group
Steve Schwartz Founder
Steve Schwartz
Founder
ProInfluence
Steve Tseng Executive Vice President, Sales
Steve Tseng
Executive Vice President, Sales
Pac-12 Network/Conference
Steven Justman Executive-in-Residence
Steven Justman
Executive-in-Residence
Investcorp
Sue Stash General Partner
Sue Stash
General Partner
Pandemic Impact Fund
Sushma Kaushik Partner
Sushma Kaushik
Partner
Aavishkaar Capital
Tai Hsia
Tai Hsia

Special Counsel, Baker Botts; Investor, XY Ventures
Tak Nagumo Senior Managing Executive Officer | Executive Director
Tak Nagumo
Senior Managing Executive Officer | Executive Director
Mitsubishi UFJ Research & Consulting Co., Ltd Smart City Institution Japan
Tak Umezawa Chairman | Chairman
Tak Umezawa
Chairman | Chairman
CIC Japan | A.T. Kearney
Takayuki Hioki Managing Director
Takayuki Hioki
Managing Director
Sports Marketing Group Pte.Ltd
Takehiko Nakamura President & CEO
Takehiko Nakamura
President & CEO
Blue United Corporation
Taylor Bloom CEO & Co-Founder
Taylor Bloom
CEO & Co-Founder
SportTechie
Terry Lyons
Terry Lyons

Former NBA Communications Executive
Thierry Borra Founder & CEO
Thierry Borra
Founder & CEO
Sport Matters Consulting
Thomas Richardson Adjunct Professor (Digital Sports Media & Marketing)
Thomas Richardson
Adjunct Professor (Digital Sports Media & Marketing)
Columbia University
Tom Hunt EVP, Business Operations
Tom Hunt
EVP, Business Operations
Sacramento Kings
Tom Masterman Global Head of Publisher Sales
Tom Masterman
Global Head of Publisher Sales
Genius Sports Media
Tomy Kamada CEO & Founder of TomyK Ltd, Co-Founder of ACCESS
Tomy Kamada
CEO & Founder of TomyK Ltd, Co-Founder of ACCESS
Tracy Deforge Founder
Tracy Deforge
Founder
The Players' Impact
Trevor Parham Co-founder and General Partner
Trevor Parham
Co-founder and General Partner
Oakland Black Business Fund
Tsutomu Nishino CEO
Tsutomu Nishino
CEO
Opt Sports International co., LTD.
Tsuyoshi Kawata Offensive Assistant / Quality Control Analyst
Tsuyoshi Kawata
Offensive Assistant / Quality Control Analyst
Stanford University Football
Unmish Parthasarathi Founder & Managing Partner
Unmish Parthasarathi
Founder & Managing Partner
Picture Board Asia
Vy Le Chief Operations Officer
Vy Le
Chief Operations Officer
BIG Factory &BDE (Baron Davis Enterprise)
Winnie Leung VP
Winnie Leung
VP
Bits x Bites
Yash Patel Partner
Yash Patel
Partner
Telstra Ventures
Yasuhiro Yamakawa, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Yasuhiro Yamakawa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Babson College
Yoshiki Ishikawa  Foundation Representative Director
Yoshiki Ishikawa
Foundation Representative Director
Well-being for Planet Earth
Yoshiki Tsuji President
Yoshiki Tsuji
President
Tsuji Culinary Institute
Yota Tsumura Co-founder
Yota Tsumura
Co-founder
Cuore Co., Ltd
Yuji Wada Professor
Yuji Wada
Professor
Ritsumeikan University
Yusuke Harada Managing Partner
Yusuke Harada
Managing Partner
Arthur D. Little Japan, Inc.



Scrum Ventures is a seed-stage venture firm investing across a range of industries in the U.S. and Japan. Based in San Francisco with extensive experience and networks in both Silicon Valley and Japan, Scrum Ventures accelerates portfolio companies with global opportunities and helps corporations innovate. Scrum Studio is a platform that connects global corporations with startups.