Tak Miyata
General Partner

Tak has invested in over 50 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

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

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.

Austin Arensberg
Yohei Nakajima
Venture Partner
Akane Miura
VP of Marketing
Mie Yaginuma
Director of Marketing
Yu-hua Chiu

Our Community

P.J. Gunsagar
Co-Founder & CEO at Kidaptive
McKay Thomas
Co-Founder & CEO at First Opinion
Adam Benayoun
Co-Founder & CEO at Binpress
Jonathan Palley
Co-Founder & CEO at Spire
Rakesh Tondon
Co-Founder & CEO at LE TOTE
Anand Kulkarni
Co-founder & CEO at LeadGenius
Leore Avidar
Co-Founder & CEO at Lob
Alexandre Winter
Co-Founder & CEO at Placemeter
Aihui Ong
Founder & CEO at Love With Food
Randall Bennett
Founder & CEO at Vidpresso
Saeju Jeong
Co-Founder & CEO at Noom
Alex Chang
Co-Founder & CEO at Boostable
David Ellner
Founder & CEO at Panna
Cavan Canavan
Co-Founder & CEO at FocusMotion
Matthew Udomphol
Co-Founder & CEO at LivBlends
Mark Wagner
Co-Founder & CEO at Altitude Co.
Artem Tkachenko
Founder at Pantry
Eric Norman
Co-Founder & CEO of Cinder
Long N. Phan
CEO at Top Flight Technologies
Ari Evans
Founder & CEO at Maestro
Omer Perchik
Founder & CEO at
Meg Nakamura
Co-Founder at Shift Payments
Dave Spector
Co-Founder at ThirdLove
Heidi Zak
Co-Founder at ThirdLove
Michael Babineau
Co-founder & CEO at Second Measure
Al Vahabzadeh
Founder & CEO at Chariot
Mariya Nurislamova
CEO / Co-founder at Scentbird
Ralph Ewig
CEO at Audacy
Andre Lorenceau
Founder & CEO at LiveLike
Nick Devane
Co-founder at Pilotworks
Tony Mugavero
CEO at Littlstar
Ben Nunez
President at Littlstar
Marco Mascorro
Co-founder & CEO at Fellow Robots

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.