MEMBER

HR Specialist

MASAFUMI ASAKURA

  • PROFILE
  • CAREER
Masafumi is the Co-Founder & CEO of his own startup and also a Venture Partner at UTEC. Before launching his own company, he was the COO at an AI and 3D printing startup in Tokyo, Japan, which succeeded in being acquired by a company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in September 2017. The total funding amount of the AI and 3D printing startup was approximately US$9.4M, and he was in charge as the Executive Director of Finance, Product Management, and Business until the closing of the M&A. He was also the Executive Director of Global Business Development, where he launched and expanded the digital manufacturing platform.
Previously, Masafumi lived in Singapore for three years and was involved in two companies. One as a Managing Director, and the other as a CEO.
After joining Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Masafumi joined Recruit Co., Ltd
(formerly Recruit Career), where he worked as a recruiting advisor, career advisor, and in the Corporate Planning Department.
He then moved to Singapore to work as the Managing Director of an Employment Agency. After returning to Japan, he joined a 3D printing and machine learning start-up and served as the Head of Product Management, Executive Officer of Corporate Planning Department, and COO. After M&A and PMI at a company listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, he founded his own start-up. He joined UTEC in October 2020.