“GENERAL PARTNER” SHINZO NAKANO
SHINZO NAKANO GENERAL PARTNER
Shinzo Nakano joined ITOCHU Corporation in 1989. His involvement in the venture investment started in the early 90's, when he worked for ITOCHU Technology, Inc. in Silicon Valley. He established business ties with top tier US VC firms such as KPCB which enabled ITOCHU to expand its venture investment business. He founded ITOCHU Technology Ventures, Inc. as a subsidiary of ITOCHU Corporation in 2000. He was in charge of investment in startups and hands-on support for portfolio companies as GP of the fund. In 2006, he returned to ITOCHU Technology, Inc. in Silicon Valley as SVP & COO. In 2012, he became General Manager of IT Business Department of ITOCHU Corporation. In 2015, he became President & CEO of ITOCHU Technology Ventures,Inc. In 2023, he resigned the post and became General Partner at ITOCHU Technology Ventures, Inc.