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"Go above and beyond frameworks"

According to the 2020 World Competitiveness Yearbook created by IMD (International Institute for Management Development), Japan's competitiveness ranked in the 34th out of 63 countries from which questionnaire surveys could be collected.

Considering the fact that Japan ranked 1st from 1989when the survey was started until 1992, it must be said that this is a significant drop.

However, looking around the world, it seems that the competitiveness of each country has little to do with the development of new businesses, and that people who can do it wherever possible are still thriving.

From the standpoint of practicing and supporting business development, I think it is the most exciting thing when it comes to developing borderless, gender-free and diverse businesses that go beyond all frameworks and prejudices.

Please look forward to TSI, as we continue to challenge ourselves everyday.

Technology Seed Incubation Co., Ltd.
Chief Executive Officer
Taka Kumagai

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Chief Executive Officer - Partner
Taka Kumagai

Holding a Ph.D. in Engineering from Osaka University, Dr. Kumagai’s expertise lies in optical and solid-state physics. He was engaged in research as part of a Research Fellowship for Young Scientists (DC1) of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. At the same time, he experienced participation in incorporating startups when he was still at university. After joining Technology Seed Incubation Co., Ltd. (TSI) in 2015, he was appointed as CEO in November 2021 after experienced as operating officer and director. In TSI, he is in charge of venture capital investment, building startups, consulting, cross-border M&A, and fund-raising support. He is also CEO of JAVIS Ventures CO., Ltd. to invest in Vietnam-based startups.

Chairman - Partner
Hiroyuki Ohnishi

In charge of new business creation as Sendai branch manager and business investment team leader at Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd. In 2002, he established Technology Seed Incubation, the predecessor of the current TSI, and became the Chief Executive Officer. He has decided on the investment of IPO companies including Nihon ESLEAD, Takasho, JSS, SHOEI, Refinverse, etc. He acquired Ion Engineering Laboratory Co., Ltd., which was established by NEDO, succeeded in regeneration and commercialisation. He became the Chairman of the Board of Director at Ion Technology Center Co., Ltd., as well as Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Axiohelix Co., Ltd. He has profound experience in all aspects of company management, from venture investment, new business, start-up, to acquisition, revitalisation, business closure, and company sale.

Associate
Kenta Higuchi

Graduated from the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Kwansei Gakuin University. After working in R&D at a lubricating oil manufacturer, he was in charge of the biomedical field as an industry-academia-government collaboration coordinator at universities and public research institutes. Engaged in various tasks such as finding new seeds, supporting fundraising, and matching with companies. After joining TSI, he has been in charge of the bio-agriculture field, conducting business match-ups for SMEs and venture companies. In the agroforestry field, he is in charge of the Agriculture and Forestry Growth Industrialisation Support Fund. START (Program for Creating STart-ups from Advanced Research and Technology) Business Promoter

Associate
Kozue Kawao

MBA at Graduate school of Business, Univ. of Hyogo. Registered small enterprise consultant. In the real estate industry, she worked as a business consultant to support SMEs with building business plans, fund-raising, and building HR evaluation systems. After joining TSI, she has been in charge of business matching and corporate support for small and medium-sized enterprises and venture companies. He is also engaged in entrepreneurship support achievements at entrepreneurship support bases in Kobe City and as a START (Program for Creating STart-ups from Advanced Research and Technology) business promoter.

Associate
Deutelin Andika Damianto

Graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace, Institut Teknologi Bandung. He worked in some top-tier automotive companies in Japan as an engineer before completing his MBA from Universitas Prasetiya Mulya in Indonesia. After joining Technology Seed Incubation Co., Ltd., he has been in charge of global sales of Growtheater, a one-stop supporting platform for those who search for potential business partners. He is engaged in cross-border M&A and fund-raising support as well.

Associate – Software Product Lead
Aliyu Bello Aliyu

Holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy from ABU in Nigeria and a Master's degree in Health innovation from Nagasaki University in Japan. He boasts significant experience in building and scaling technology businesses in the healthcare industry, having served as both a founder and product lead for ventures focused on telemedicine, electronic health records, and health insurance. He led a telemedicine-powered primary care initiative, which Nagasaki University funded, and a machine learning-based predictive epidemiology project, which received funding from Meta. He serves as the Software Product Lead at TSI, where he is responsible for leading the development of business tools to support startups, venture capitalists and similar businesses.

Analyst
TRAN Hoai Nhu Khue (Keira)

Completed a double bachelor's degree in Law from Soka University and the University of Buckingham (UK). She has been involved in several projects including M & A advisory and funding support for domestic and foreign startups. With legal background and experience in a multicultural environment, she is in charge of planning and managing joint events with overseas partners, as well as communicating with overseas partners and clients. START (Program for Creating STart-ups from Advanced Research and Technology) Assistant.

SaaS Sales Lead
Lyudmyla Riznychenko

Graduated from Zaporizhzhia National University( Ukraine) faculty of foreign economic. For the last 10 years has worked as a sales representative for a pharmaceutical company. Made and developed long-term client relationships to increase sales. Engaged in independent expansion of the assortment matrix in non-contractual networks, introduction and penetration of new products. Deviced comprehensive needs assessment mechanism to help recognise the demand for plans and services.

Vietnam Lead
Jay Hai Nguyen

More than 13 years of experience in Deloitte audit, FA, and EY transaction support practice, in charge of multinational clients across various industries such as pharmaceuticals, wholesales and retails, banking and capital market. Engaged in the areas of inbound investment into South East Asia and various significant M&A projects. Worked as CFO of a listed pharmaceutical company in Vietnam and other position as Vietnam M&A lead of an Investment Company in Japan prior to TSI. 

India Lead
Abhishek Vaish

Has over 19 years of work experience in investment banking (M&A), corporate development & growth strategy. Has worked with renowned organisations – Goldman Sachs (London), Ernst & Young (India), Grant Thornton (India), Quess Corp (India) prior to TSI. Strong tie-ups with multiple large corporate and tech-start-ups in India.

Director
Yoshiki Sasaki
Chief Executive Officer of Social Impact Solutions Co., Ltd.

Sales manager and engineer at Hitachi, Ltd. (Steel rolling plants, FA systems). After working as an industrial consultant at SRI International (Stanford Research Institute), he became a director at Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd. in 1996, and became a managing director of its overseas headquarters in 1998. He has been the CEO of Japan Strategic Investment Co., Ltd since 2004. During his tenure at JAIC, he invested in Alibaba.com, Saigon Securities, etc.

Director
Hironori Namiki
Director of Kyobashi Industry Co., Ltd.

Director of Kyobashi Industry Co., Ltd. Auditor at Kyoto Innovation Resource (NPO). Management committee member at The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Kansai Branch. Advisor at KEIKIKAI. Councilor of the Alumni Association of Kyoto University Faculty of Engineering.

Director
Ari Ektessabi Ide
Chief Technology Advisor

Honorary professor at Kyoto University. Established and became the Representative of Advanced Imaging Research Institute in April 2018. His specialty is processing and analysing technology using particle beam, as well as analysis/imaging/preservation of cultural properties.

Director
Hideki Suzuki
CEO of Tsucrea Co., Ltd.

Worked at Selkon Co., Ltd., (currently named as KAWASHIMA SELKON TEXTILES CO,LTD.) and in charge of sale planning. Engaged in consulting services for hospitals at Contax Co., Ltd. (medical management consulting company). Project leader for establishment support and innovation management support at Business Innovation Center Osaka. After being in charge of fund management and incubation facility management as a director at Technology Seed Incubation Co., Ltd., (the predecessor of the current TSI), he became the representative director of Tsucrea Co., Ltd. Currently in charge of software content as an executive officer of TSI.

M&A Advisory Business
Yasuo Mitani
CEO of YMA Co., Ltd.

Graduated from the Faculty of Law, Osaka University and joined the Industrial Bank of Japan. After retirement, he served at M&A Department of a brokerage company, an independent M&A specialised company, in charge of M&A strategic plan in a business firm, and was appointed CEO of a subsidiary of an IPO M&A advisory company. He joined TSI April 2019 and is in charge of TSI’s M&A Advisory business. He is also a part-time lecturer at Doshisha University Graduate school of Business, Department of Business Research (In charge of Accounting – Financial Research).

General Advisor
Hiroshi Sasaki

Engaged in shipbuilding, power generation, and infrastructure plant projects at Nissho Iwai Co., Ltd. (the current Sojitz Corporation). During 13 years in the United States, he has made numerous negotiations with international financial institutions including IFC and ADB through investment in project finances and infrastructure businesses. Joined Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd. in 1999 and consistently handled investment fund planning, investor recruitment, investment, sales, and fund settlement operations. A director of Japan Strategic Investment Co., Ltd. an Tsucrea Co., Ltd.
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