These UTEC funds are established on the premise of the Japanese law called "The Limited Partnership Act for Investment" that he authored to enact in 1998 at the then Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI, now known as METI: the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) and became the foundation for Japanese venture capital funds thereafter. Since 2016, he has also researched on data science to analyze success factors for scientific startups. 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 Limited Partnership Act for Venture Capital Investment" (enacted in 1998) and its related accounting/tax rules as well as VC fund performance measurement reports (at MITI)
- "The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program" (enacted in 1999, as part of "Industrial Revival Act", at MITI)
- "Copyright Management Business Act" (enacted in 2001, at Cultural Agency)
- Intellectual property-related articles of "Trust Business Law" (enacted in 2003, at Financial Services Agency)
He left the government to initiate The University of Tokyo Edge Capital in 2004.. Since 2016, he started to research on data science at the University of Tokyo’s School of Engineering regarding academic startups and its scientists.
Tommy graduated from the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Law in 1996, earned his MBA at Stanford University in 2003, and received his Ph.D. in data science from the University of Tokyo in 2020.
・GOJI, Tomotaka; HAYASHI, Yuki; MATSUDA, Takanari; SAKATA, Ichiro. Researchers’ “Startup Readiness” in the Biopharmaceutical Domain Assessed using Logistic Regression for Features of Their Papers, Patents, Institutes, and Nations. In: 2019 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET). IEEE, 2019.