Takashi Sano – Venture Partner and Regional Manager of Global Brain

Global Brain (GB) is an international venture capital firm with US$500million under its management. GB invests startups of Series A and above in Japan, U.S., Asia and Israel with typical investment size of up to US$5 million.

Takashi is looking after APAC region for investment and support startups, including PatSnap, intellectual property analytics platform for enterprise, Arcstone, IoT and big data platform for manufacturing andCoins.ph, next generation of financial service for unbanked and so on. Prior to joining GB, Takashi was managing smartphone peripheral business at Sony. He looked after whole supply chain, sales and marketing and P&L to maximise its business in APAC, Middle East and Africa. Takashi also worked for Sony as the role of technology investment and M&A, formulating joint and spin off venture.