Mr. Miner graduated from Brigham Young University with degrees in both Computer Science and Asian Studies. In 1986, he joined the international division of Oracle Corporation's US headquarters and dispatched to Japan, where he founded and headed Oracle Japan. Following commercial success in entering the Japanese market and a successful IPO on the Japan stock market.
Leaving Oracle in 1999, he founded KK SunBridge in Silicon Valley prior to moving operations to Tokyo in 2000. As SunBridge CEO, Allen aims to create a dynamic environment in which Japanese information technology startups develop at a globally competitive pace, thereby producing returns on investment that consistently rank among the top quartile of venture capital funds worldwide.
He cofounded the Japan Venture Capital Association; founded Japan Venture Research, tracking over 3,500 Japanese startups; and was recognized on the Forbes’ Midas List of Leading Venture Capitalists.