Kiichiro is responsible for research and business development at WERU Investment. His focus is on early stage hard science and deep tech ventures around the world. Additionally, he leads technology commercialization efforts together with researchers at universities and research institutions to create spinouts from public domain research.
A rocket scientist turned venture capitalist, Kiichiro began his career as an aerospace engineer working on projects at NASA/JPL, University of Tokyo, and in industry. After his career in aerospace engineering, he led business development efforts for early stage hard science and deep tech ventures in San Francisco and Tokyo, prior to joining WERU Investment.
Kiichiro holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering (Highest Honors) from Georgia Tech.