Yoshito Hori
Yoshito Hori
Founder and President, GLOBIS Corporation & GLOBIS University
Founder and Managing Partner, GLOBIS Capital Partners

Mr. Hori is the president and founder of GLOBIS University, Japan’s No. 1 MBA. He is also the founder and managing partner of GLOBIS Capital Partners, one of Japan’s leading venture capital firms.

Committed to sparking positive change in society, he founded the G1 Summit, a Japanese version of the World Economic Forum; launched the KIBOW Foundation to support rebuilding after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami; and acquired once-bankrupted Ibaraki Robots, a basketball team in his hometown of Mito.

He is an avid swimmer and enjoys spending time with his family, especially his five sons.

5 Leadership Lessons for a Better Career and Company

Yoshito Hori led GLOBIS Corporation from a single, rented classroom to a leading business school and venture capital firm with hundreds of employees. Here are five leadership lessons he learned along the way.
Yoshito Hori led GLOBIS Corporation from a single, rented classroom to a leading business school and venture capital firm with hundreds of employees. Here are five leadership lessons he learned along the way.

Alan Patricof: The Key to Venture Capital Success

Expert venture capitalist Alan Patricof sits down with GLOBIS founder Yoshito Hori to talk about his fifty-year career and his new book, No Red Lights.
Expert venture capitalist Alan Patricof sits down with GLOBIS founder Yoshito Hori to talk about his fifty-year career and his new book, No Red Lights.

5 Big Takeaways from the 50th World Economic Forum in Davos

Discussions at the 50th World Economic Forum centered on two major topics: climate change and stakeholder capitalism.
Discussions at the 50th World Economic Forum centered on two major topics: climate change and stakeholder capitalism.

The Pyramid Structure: A Not-So-Ancient Secret to Thinking Smart

The pyramid structure is a crucial critical thinking framework for any businessperson hoping to harness logic for communication.
The pyramid structure is a crucial critical thinking framework for any businessperson hoping to harness logic for communication.

G1 Global Conference 2018 Photo Essay

The 8th G1 Global Conference was held on Sunday, October 14, 2018,...
The 8th G1 Global Conference was held on Sunday, October 14, 2018,...

The Future of Knowledge Sharing with Quora CEO Adam D’Angelo

Quora founder and CEO Adam D’Angelo talks about founding the company, how decisions are made, how they identify competition, and more in this special seminar.
Quora founder and CEO Adam D’Angelo talks about founding the company, how decisions are made, how they identify competition, and more in this special seminar.

G1 Is Changing Japan with 100 Actions

Sometimes, it takes an outsider to put real political and societal change into action. Yoshito Hori's 100 Actions are designed around that very idea.
Sometimes, it takes an outsider to put real political and societal change into action. Yoshito Hori's 100 Actions are designed around that very idea.

Voices from a Mountaintop: How Davos Sees 2018 Playing Out

GLOBIS founder Yoshito Hori's report from the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos
GLOBIS founder Yoshito Hori's report from the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos