Drone Fund

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Team

Partners

Kotaro Chiba

After graduating from the Department of Environmental Information, Keio University in 1997,  Chiba Kotaro worked for Recruit Co. Ltd. (now Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.), Cybird Co., Ltd. …

Kotaro Chiba
Founder/Managing Partner of Drone Fund
Guest Professor at Keio University SFC
Investor
Kotaro Chiba

After graduating from the Department of Environmental Information, Keio University in 1997,  Chiba Kotaro worked for Recruit Co. Ltd. (now Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.), Cybird Co., Ltd. as a technology evangelist, and K. Laboratory (now KLab Inc.) as Director. Joined Colopl Inc. in 2009 as Executive Vice President/Director of Human Resources. After Colopl was listed in the TSE Mothers Index Futures in 2012, and in the TSE 1st Section in 2014, he resigned in July 2016.
Having angel-invested in 55 start-ups and 34 venture capitals in domestic and overseas Internet and real-tech industries. Now is a guest professor at Keio University SFC, creative manager of Real Tech Fund, and the Founder/Managing Partner of Drone Fund.

Soki Ohmae
Soki Ohmae

Founded Creative Hope Co., Ltd. in 2002, and developed web consulting services focused on strategic aspects. Launched a one-stop service providing solutions ranging from planning and branding …

Soki Ohmae
Drone Fund Co-founder / Managing Partner
Professor of Digital Marketing, Business Breakthrough University
Founder and CEO of CREATIVE HOPE, Inc.
Dronegrapher®
Soki Ohmae

Founded Creative Hope Co., Ltd. in 2002, and developed web consulting services focused on strategic aspects. Launched a one-stop service providing solutions ranging from planning and branding of Web Strategy to scientific site analysis based on access analysis, design, construction and operation of Web site.
As a Web Consultant, collaborated with many national brands and international companies and organizations leading to large web site success. In April 2009, participated in the launch of the Access Analysis Council “Analytics Association (Formerly: Access Analysis Initiative)” and assumed the position of Deputy Representative. Started operating personal drones in 2014. On March 26, 2016, won the Grand Prix of Drone Movie Contest 2016. Participated in the launch of Drone Emotion Co., Ltd. in May 2016. In May 2017, Joined the Drone Fund Advisory Board, and in 2018 joined Drone Fund 2 full time as co-founder and CEO. Currently acts as Co-CEO of Drone Fund and as Professor of Digital Marketing at Business Breakthrough University.

Shintaro Takahashi

As the Chief Public Policy Officer of Drone Fund, he is mainly responsible for strategic planning in areas related to public policy, government relations and public relations. …

Shintaro Takahashi
Partner
Chief Public Policy Officer of Drone Fund

As the Chief Public Policy Officer of Drone Fund, he is mainly responsible for strategic planning in areas related to public policy, government relations and public relations. He also works as a project assistant professor at the Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University.

Daichi Funanami

Having worked at Audit companies in Japan, Daichi was in charge of budget formulation, Internal control and fundraising for venture companies. He met Founder Kotaro by the …

Daichi Funanami
Partner
Chief Financial Officer
C.P.A

Having worked at Audit companies in Japan, Daichi was in charge of budget formulation, Internal control and fundraising for venture companies. He met Founder Kotaro by the time when Kotaro was planning to set up Drone Fund in March 2017. He joined the fund from the initial set up and became as CFO from January 2018.

Advisory Board

Yoshichika Sakamoto

Since the year 2001, Sakatomo Yoshichika has been engaged in content development, service provision as well as business investment for smartphones. In the years following 2014, he …

Yoshichika Sakamoto
Drone Fund Drone Evangelist
Founder and CEO of ORSO Inc.

Since the year 2001, Sakatomo Yoshichika has been engaged in content development, service provision as well as business investment for smartphones. In the years following 2014, he has been aiming to construct an ecosystem by utilizing drones. His expertise and knowledge in this field is displayed through his establishment of the first major JUIDA school “Robotics academy” which he taught for the first three terms, smartphone application called DRONE STAR (developed by ORSO and EL), and a drone matching platform called drone market (developed by do inc., the joint venture between DJI JAPAN and ORSO.)
Currently, he partakes and plays many different roles in various organizations. These include serving as a director of do Inc., an active member of the DRONE FUND LP investment and advisory board, a member of the Project Researcher, Keio Research Institute at SFC, and Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Tokyo Scool of Engineering. He specializes in safe navigation management, education, and business innovation with the use of software.

Motoaki Nishiwaki

Recognized as the “Evangelist” by the Nikkei NP. First encountered with drones in 2009 and have, since then, been the owner of a wide array of drones. …

Motoaki Nishiwaki
Drone Fund Chief Evangelist
Microsoft Japan Evangelist

Recognized as the “Evangelist” by the Nikkei NP.
First encountered with drones in 2009 and have, since then, been the owner of a wide array of drones. A participant and organizer of many activities to help to popularize the usage of drones in various occasions in institutions, corporations, local governments, schools ranging from elementary to universities across the country. Have aided and organized talks in communication and demonstration related fields and have held many presentations at organizations such as at manufacturers, financial institutions, government offices, educational institution, etc.

Daisuke Imai

After graduating from university, Daisuke launched new Internet-related businesses at several companies and engaged in management of engineering teams as CTO. Current position since 2015. Acts as …

Daisuke Imai
Robot Evangelist of Drone Fund and Asratec Inc.
Asratec Inc.

After graduating from university, Daisuke launched new Internet-related businesses at several companies and engaged in management of engineering teams as CTO. Current position since 2015. Acts as a technology evangelist for the spread of robotics as well as drones.

Associates

Miki Temmyo

Global Account Manager

Tomohiko Morikawa

Associate

Tavis Sartin

Global Marketing Manager

Taro Uchida

Business Development Manager

Yuta Tsukagoshi

Community Manager