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Managing Partner and President

TOMOTAKA GOJI

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Tomotaka (“Tommy”) Goji is the Managing Partner of The University of Tokyo Edge Capital & The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners Co. Ltd. (UTEC), and the Managing Director of Japan Venture Capital Association. He co-founded UTEC in 2004 to focus on guiding its investments into seed/early stage startups, built the team, and raised four funds totaling over JPY 54 billion since its inception. 10 of his portfolio companies were acquired and 9 went public. The funds are established on the premise of the Japanese law called "The Limited Partnership Act for Investment," which he authored in 1997-1998 at the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (now known as METI) of Japan.
He graduated from The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)’s Faculty of Law, and earned MBA at Stanford. He is currently a Ph.D. student at UTokyo’s School of Engineering, researching on data science regarding academic start-ups.
Mr. Goji 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.

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