Hideki Tsuji is a General Partner and one of the Board of Directors at UTEC focusing on CleanTech, software and service investments. He has backed FCO Holdings (fuel cell), Prometech Software (GPU computing) and Lifenet Insurance (internet insurance). Prior to joining UTEC, He served as the Chief Operating Officer of Visionarts, an internet software start-up (acquired by Sony Corporation). Prior to that, He was a legal officer for the Japanese government at the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (now METI) and Agency for Natural Resources and Energy (ANRE). He held a variety of positions at government agencies, and was engaged in “the Kyoto Protocol” negotiation in 1997 to make an international framework to solve the problem of global warming. He is an alumnus of the University of Tokyo, the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and London Business School.