Venture Partner


Hiroaki Kobayashi joined UTEC in August 2019 as a venture partner and focuses on supporting portfolio companies primarily in healthcare/life science space.
Prior to UTEC, he worked in medical device industry both in a start-up and a MNC, where he led diverse activities including alliances in manufacturing, development and distribution, industry-academia collaborations, KOL management, physician training and product marketing.
He is an emergency medicine and intensive care physician by training, and worked 5+ years in multiple academic medical centers.
Prior to joining UTEC, Hiroaki Kobayashi worked for JOMDD, medical device start-up and a multinational medical device company.
Prior to the medical device industry, he worked for the University of Tokyo Hospital and Hitachi General Hospital as an emergency and intensive care physician.
Hiroaki Kobayashi graduated from the University of Tokyo School of Medicine (M.D.) and earned M.B.A from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan as a Fulbright Scholar.