IP Bridge, Managing Director
Satoshi Konno leads the innovation division of IP Bridge (Fund size: US$300M), where he oversees domestic and worldwide business development, with a focus on investing and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises and universities by aligning IP and business strategies. His expertise covers a wide range of industries including healthcare, food and information technology (IT).
Before joining IP Bridge, Mr Konno was the co-founder of Morphlabs, Inc, a US venture company specializing in cloud platform software globally. Previously, he was with CSK Venture Capital, the oldest venture capital firm in Japan, where he has led multiple initial public offerings and M&A as a general manager of the overseas investment division. Mr Konno began his career as an IT network and database engineer at CSK (now SCSK).
Mr Konno holds a BA in international economics from Yokohama National University and an MBA with a focus on tech venture financing from the University of Texas at Austin.