Nobuyuki Akimoto

Nobuyuki Akimoto

Managing Partner

Nobuyuki is based in Japan, where he supports investment and portfolio companies interact with their local customers and partners.

Prior to joining Translink, Nobuyuki worked for NTT and NTT DOCOMO since 1987. While Nobuyuki worked for NTT, he mainly engaged in the businesses of launching overseas projects, such as Indonesia Project (Installation of new telephone lines in Indonesia), Vietnam Project, Sri Lanka Project, Philippine Project, and India Project. He also served as COO of DOCOMO Communications Laboratories USA, Inc. (currently DOCOMO Innovations, Inc.), President & CEO of DOCOMO Capital, Inc., Chairman of DOCOMO Innovations, Inc., responsible for the launch of Silicon Valley R&D office, investment in startups and facilitation of the collaboration between startups and NTT DOCOMO. Most recently, Nobuyuki led NTT DOCOMO Ventures as SVP & COO to facilitate the open innovation of whole NTT Group.

His past investments include Beceem Communications (ACQ: Broadcom), Siimpel (ACQ: Tessera), Invensese (INVN), GestureTek (ACQ: Qualcomm), Cooliris (ACQ: Yahoo), CliQr (ACQ: Cisco), and Evernote. In addition, he served as Director of Japan Venture Capital Association and the chairman of Open Innovation Committee from 2014 to 2016. He has been consistently engaged in accelerating the Open Innovation from a corporate standpoint.

On weekend, Nobuyuki, a grandpa, enjoys playing with his grandson and granddaughter and playing golf.


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