Mr. Yamanaka teaches entrepreneurship-related courses at GLOBIS University. He also serves as managing director of the KIBOW Impact Investment Fund for social purpose startups.
Previously, he held positions at early-stage ventures, including business development of SMS Co., Ltd. and COO at Health Solution, Inc. He also worked at GLOBIS Capital Partners and led investments in IT, service, animation, and healthcare.
Before entering the venture world, he worked at Canon, where he was mainly engaged in alliance building for foreign ventures.
He earned his MBA at Harvard Business School and a BA in economics from Hitotsubashi University.