Team

Tak Miyata General Partner
Tak Miyata
General Partner

Tak has invested in over 70 startups related to commerce, health care, SaaS, video, and IoT in the U.S.. To promote awareness about technology and startup culture in Asia, Tak collaborates with media companies and events, such as, TechCrunch Japan, and B Dash Camp. Tak has international experience in the IT industry both as an entrepreneur and as a senior executive. He was the CEO of mixi America. Tak holds a Master’s degree in Nano Science from Waseda University.

Makoto Haruta Partner
Makoto Haruta
Partner

After 8 years at Sumitomo Bank, Makoto moved to DeNA in 2000, quickly rising to Chief Financial Officer. In 2011, he became Chairman of the Board. He led DeNA’s public offering, oversaw M&As such as the acquisition of the professional baseball team Yokohama DeNA Baystar, and created multiple joint ventures with other major corporations. In 2015, he founded beta Catalyst that focused on startups in the medical treatment, lifestyle, AI, IoT sectors. He graduated from Kyoto University, Law Department.

Hitoshi Hokamura Partner
Hitoshi Hokamura
Partner

After working at Bain and Company, Hitoshi moved to Apple in 1992 as Director of Marketing and Communications in Japan. In 2000, he founded and received investments for Generic Media in Silicon Valley which successfully exited. His next venture was First Compass Group that connected Silicon Valley startups with partners in Japan. He became Chairman of Evernote Japan in 2010, arranging large investments and partnerships with Docomo and Nikkei. He was the first leader of SVJEN, a network for Silicon Valley Japanese entrepreneurs. He served as an advisor for business programs sponsored by the Japanese government. Hitoshi graduated from Tokyo University and received his MBA from IMD in Switzerland.

Yohei Nakajima Venture Partner
Yohei Nakajima
Venture Partner
Hiroki Tanaka Venture Partner
Hiroki Tanaka
Venture Partner
Akane Miura VP of Marketing and Operations
Akane Miura
VP of Marketing and Operations
Ryan Mendoza Principal
Ryan Mendoza
Principal
Mie Yaginuma Director of Marketing
Mie Yaginuma
Director of Marketing
Noriko Takagaki Director of Business Development
Noriko Takagaki
Director of Business Development
Michael Proman Managing Director
Michael Proman
Managing Director
Tomoko Yoshioka Marketing Manager
Tomoko Yoshioka
Marketing Manager
Saki Oshima Business Development Associate
Saki Oshima
Business Development Associate
Kensuke Kuroda Associate
Kensuke Kuroda
Associate
Ryo Hayamashima Associate
Ryo Hayamashima
Associate
Akash Bhat Program Manager
Akash Bhat
Program Manager
Michael Yan Technical Associate
Michael Yan
Technical Associate
Chun Kiat Heng  Analyst
Chun Kiat Heng
Analyst

Our Community

P.J. Gunsagar Co-Founder & CEO at Kidaptive
P.J. Gunsagar
Co-Founder & CEO at Kidaptive
Adam Benayoun Co-Founder & CEO at Binpress
Adam Benayoun
Co-Founder & CEO at Binpress
Jonathan Palley Co-Founder & CEO at Spire Health
Jonathan Palley
Co-Founder & CEO at Spire Health
Rakesh Tondon Co-Founder & CEO at LE TOTE
Rakesh Tondon
Co-Founder & CEO at LE TOTE
Anand Kulkarni Co-founder & CEO at LeadGenius
Anand Kulkarni
Co-founder & CEO at LeadGenius
Leore Avidar Co-Founder & CEO at Lob
Leore Avidar
Co-Founder & CEO at Lob
Alexandre Winter Co-Founder & CEO at Placemeter
Alexandre Winter
Co-Founder & CEO at Placemeter
Randall Bennett Founder & CEO at Vidpresso
Randall Bennett
Founder & CEO at Vidpresso
Saeju Jeong Co-Founder & CEO at Noom
Saeju Jeong
Co-Founder & CEO at Noom
Alex  Chang Co-Founder & CEO at Boostable
Alex Chang
Co-Founder & CEO at Boostable
David Ellner Founder & CEO at Panna
David Ellner
Founder & CEO at Panna
Cavan Canavan Co-Founder & CEO at FocusMotion
Cavan Canavan
Co-Founder & CEO at FocusMotion
Matthew Udomphol Co-Founder & CEO at LivBlends
Matthew Udomphol
Co-Founder & CEO at LivBlends
Artem Tkachenko Founder at Pantry
Artem Tkachenko
Founder at Pantry
Long N. Phan CEO at Top Flight Technologies
Long N. Phan
CEO at Top Flight Technologies
Ari Evans  Founder & CEO at Maestro
Ari Evans
Founder & CEO at Maestro
Omer Perchik Founder & CEO at Any.do
Omer Perchik
Founder & CEO at Any.do
Meg Nakamura CEO at Apto Payments
Meg Nakamura
CEO at Apto Payments
Dave Spector Co-Founder at ThirdLove
Dave Spector
Co-Founder at ThirdLove
Heidi Zak Co-Founder at ThirdLove
Heidi Zak
Co-Founder at ThirdLove
Michael Babineau Co-Founder & CEO at Second Measure
Michael Babineau
Co-Founder & CEO at Second Measure
Al Vahabzadeh Founder & CEO at Chariot
Al Vahabzadeh
Founder & CEO at Chariot
Mariya Nurislamova CEO / Co-Founder at Scentbird
Mariya Nurislamova
CEO / Co-Founder at Scentbird
Tony Mugavero Co-Founder, CEO at Littlstar
Tony Mugavero
Co-Founder, CEO at Littlstar
Marco Mascorro Co-Founder & CEO at Fellow Robots
Marco Mascorro
Co-Founder & CEO at Fellow Robots
Zaydoon H. Munir Founder & CEO at RevolutionCredit
Zaydoon H. Munir
Founder & CEO at RevolutionCredit
Erik Hersman  CEO at BRCK
Erik Hersman
CEO at BRCK
Chase Thomason Founder & CEO at Skip
Chase Thomason
Founder & CEO at Skip
Michia Rohrssen  Co-Founder & CEO at Prodigy
Michia Rohrssen
Co-Founder & CEO at Prodigy
Edwin Olson Founder & CEO at May Mobility
Edwin Olson
Founder & CEO at May Mobility
Ko Ishiyama CEO at ExaWizards
Ko Ishiyama
CEO at ExaWizards
Takanobu Kawano CEO at Vacan
Takanobu Kawano
CEO at Vacan
Jigar Shah Founder & CEO at Miles
Jigar Shah
Founder & CEO at Miles
Derek Weng Founder & CEO at LemonBox
Derek Weng
Founder & CEO at LemonBox
Umed Latifov Co-Founder at RealtyBits
Umed Latifov
Co-Founder at RealtyBits
Sce Pike Founder & CEO at IOTAS
Sce Pike
Founder & CEO at IOTAS
Kevin Kaichuan He Founder & CEO at DeepMotion
Kevin Kaichuan He
Founder & CEO at DeepMotion
Arte Merritt Co-Founder, CEO at Dashbot
Arte Merritt
Co-Founder, CEO at Dashbot
Stefan Safko CEO at Civil Maps
Stefan Safko
CEO at Civil Maps
Miheer Walavalkar Co-Founder & CEO at LiveLike
Miheer Walavalkar
Co-Founder & CEO at LiveLike
Christopher Prucha CEO, Co-Founder at Origin
Christopher Prucha
CEO, Co-Founder at Origin
Sid Bhatt CEO at Aarki
Sid Bhatt
CEO at Aarki
Peter Howard Chief Executive Officer at Realtime Robotics, Inc.
Peter Howard
Chief Executive Officer at Realtime Robotics, Inc.
Jasen Lew CEO at Glowing.io
Jasen Lew
CEO at Glowing.io
Shikhar Shrestha CEO & Co-founder at Ambient.ai
Shikhar Shrestha
CEO & Co-founder at Ambient.ai
Hanmei Wu CEO & Founder at Empowerly
Hanmei Wu
CEO & Founder at Empowerly
Sterling Pratz Founder, CEO at Car IQ
Sterling Pratz
Founder, CEO at Car IQ
Albert Ng CEO at Misapplied Sciences, Inc.
Albert Ng
CEO at Misapplied Sciences, Inc.
Adam Pittenger Founder & CEO at Moved
Adam Pittenger
Founder & CEO at Moved
Bill J. Hudenko CEO at Voi Inc.
Bill J. Hudenko
CEO at Voi Inc.
Rohit Prakash Co-Founder and CEO at Coast App
Rohit Prakash
Co-Founder and CEO at Coast App
Naoki Shibata Co-founder & CEO at AppGrooves
Naoki Shibata
Co-founder & CEO at AppGrooves
Mike Xu CEO, Founder and President at GrubMarket Inc.
Mike Xu
CEO, Founder and President at GrubMarket Inc.
Megan Mokri Founder
Megan Mokri
Founder
Scrum Ventures is a seed stage venture firm investing across a range of industries in the U.S. and Asia. 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 Ventures recently announced Scrum Studios, a platform that connects global corporations with startups.