Managing Partner and President


Tomotaka (“Tommy”) Goji is Co-founder, Managing Partner of The University of Tokyo Edge Capital & The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners Co. Ltd. (collectively known as “UTEC”), and Managing Director of Japan Venture Capital Association. Since the inception of UTEC in 2004, he has raised and managed four funds totaling over JPY 54 billion, built the investment team, and guided UTEC's investments into seed/early stage startups. 11 of UTEC portfolio companies were acquired and 11 went public.
Tommy was selected to speak on panels in Davos, Switzerland for Japan's Prime Minister Office in February 2018, and in Geneva, Switzerland for United Nations UNCTAD World Investment Forum in October, 2018.
The UTEC funds are established on the premise of the Japanese law called "The Limited Partnership Act for Investment," which he co-authored to enact in 1997-1998 at the then Ministry of International Trade and Industry (now known as METI: the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) of Japan. He left the government to initiate The University of Tokyo Edge Capital in 2004, after engaging in legislation at the Agency for Cultural Affairs and the Financial Services Agency. Recently, he has researched on data science regarding success factors of startups that academic researchers engage in.
Tommy graduated from the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Law, earned his MBA at Stanford University, and received his Ph.D. in data science from the University of Tokyo.