Since I moved to San Francisco in 2004, I’ve fallen in love with the world of startups.
I have been assisting entrepreneurs and startups with their execution challenges ever since, from different angles.
Now: I provide hands-on business consulting and contracting services to help startups move smarter and faster towards success. See Startup Navigators for more details.
Before: I had established and run the US entity of a vc-backed Japanese software startup as COO, being responsible for international product/market outside of Japan, primarily in the US and Europe. It was a fun and rough ride wearing all kinds of hats – corp dev, biz dev, user dev, product dev, marketing, user support, operation – pretty much anything other than engineering. Later I even assumed responsibility for marketing in Japan as well.
Even before: I was an M&A advisory for tech startups. What that means is that I helped small startups with strong underlying technology to get acquired by bigger companies as means for further growth. That surely helped founders and VCs financially as well.
Past life: I was as a management consultant for Fortune 500 companies 😉
I started blogging in 2006 with a purpose of helping entrepreneurs and startups in my home country Japan. The original ‘tech venture business‘ fortunately gained quite a readership despite a long break during my startup operation days. I have always wanted to bring useful startup information to much wider audience in English, and decided that it’s about time. Hope you enjoy.
Send email to yuki at techventurebusiness dot com