OUR STRATEGY

Members of Glocalink have extensive experiences of bringing laboratory technologies to the market. On top of seed funding, we will provide comprehensive supports for overcoming all the hurdles that science / technology entrepreneurs face.

CATALYST

Yoshinobu Osaka

Representative Director, President.

Mr. Osaka earned MBA from Keio Business School. He previously worked in Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Japan Bank for International Cooperation. As a banker he had  joined various teams; such as sales, M&A, and international finance. In addition to Glocalink, his expertise is applied to various places to bridge science and business; such as for University of Tokyo as adjunct researcher,  for Japan Science & Technology Agency as an ACCEL program manager, and for Information-Technology Promotion Agency as a project manager.

Kazuhiro Hasegawa

Representative Director

Mr. Hasegawa works as a Growth Manager in Real Tech Fund and Executive Officer CKO in Leave  a Nest Co., Ltd.  He earned M. Eng. from Tokyo Metropolitan University. In his career, not only he experienced launching startups, but also he helped them expand their business. His network to various SME factories in Sumida region gives international startups a chance to prototype and mass produce their products in Japan. He also serves as a Specialist Catalyzer in NEDO.

Ryuta Takeda

Director

Dr.Takeda earned his Ph.D. in Ohio State University (Columbus, OH) for his work in pathogen RNA structure-function relationships. He has various experience in Industry-Academia collaboration type of work and HR training session as a facilitator. He also builds international accelerator network in US, UK and South East Asian countries. In addition to Glocalink he serves as President of Leave a Nest America Inc., and Director of Global Bridge Laboratory in Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.

Yutaka Kuroki

Director

He earned Ph.D. in Agricultural study from University of Tokyo. He is a Director of Business Development & Corporate Strategy in JT. He has played various roles in JT; such as  a researcher, R&D strategy manager, and HR director before his joining the biz dev team.

Taku Nakahara

Director

Dr. Nakahara is worked for Nagahama Bio and Hokkaido U as an Assist. Prof. Then he served Director of Bioinformatics in Ezose Sciences Inc., a glycomics startup in USA. Then, he joined JT in 2015. He holds a Ph.D. in Science from Hokkaido U. and an MBA from Rutgers Business School.

Yasuo Moriyasu

Catalyzer

Mr. Moriyasu works as a Principal Investigator in Education Research Center in Leave a Nest. Previously he worked in Benesse Holdings, Inc. as the director of EdTech Lab. His work in Benesse was mainly focused on developing digital education business. Recently, he started promoting open innovation type R&D of Ed Tech with various startups. He is now interested in conducting a novel type of learning method for 21 century citizens ranging from  K12 to lifelong learning. He also serves as an advisor for the Board of Education in Toda City, Saitama Prefecture.

Shu Tsukui

Catalyzer

He is a Manager  of Business Development & Corporate Strategy in JT. He Previously worked in an investment bank, and is responsible for arranging derivative products. He re-entered graduate school to pursue his passion to science. Earned Ph.D. in Agriculture from Kyoto University.

Tadashi Tanimoto

Catalyzer

Mr. Tanimoto is a serial entrepreneur in IT industry. He founded REALCOM, which went public in 2007. Then, he started TENEX Co. and serves CEO role. He also supports business development of startup companies such as Ory lab. and Ipros Co. He holds an MBA from Keio Business School.

Kimiyuki Suda

Catalyzer

Mr. Suda is an entrepreneur who experienced multiple IPOs. Under his leadership, Broad Media, Aeria and Gamepot went public. He also managed multiple M&As, investments and TOBs mainly in IT industry. Since 2011, he works as an angel investor and a startup accelerator.