Manabu is based in Japan, where he supports investment and portfolio companies interact with their local customers and partners.
Prior to joining Translink, Manabu was Vice President at Saison Ventures, the venture arm for one of the biggest credit card company in Japan. He led some investments and portfolio management. Prior to Saison Ventures, Manabu was Principal at DOCOMO Capital, the venture arm for NTT Docomo, the largest mobile operator in Japan, and was responsible for their investment activities in the United States.
Manabu led some successful investments such as Swype (ACQ: Nuance Communications), Ness Computing (ACQ: OpenTable), and Arteris (ACQ: Qualcomm).
Manabu received a M.A.S from the University of Tokyo.