Venture Partner


Atsushi Shimada has more than 20 years experiences in business development and licensing in the pharmaceutical industry. He also has diverse experiences in intellectual property work as a Patent Attorney. As a business development executive, he has lead triple-digit-value deals locally and globally managing multi-discipline team. He worked for Takeda Pharmaceuticals USA and Japan as a director and Bayer Pharmaceuticals Japan where he lead in/out licensing, strategic pipeline development, and alliance management work, and was engaged in the M&A deals with Amgen Japan KK and Nycomed at Takeda Japan.
Atsushi started his career in IP Law Firm from 2001 then joined Takeda Pharmaceutical company Japan in 2006 where he spent three years from 2011 to 2014 in the international HQ of Takeda Pharmaceutical International in Illinois USA. He jointed UTEC in 2018 after working for Bayer Pharmaceuticals Japan from 2014 to 2018. He graduated from Osaka Uni-versity (Engineering) and ie business school and is a registered patent attorney.