Michi Kaifu, CEO

Michi has over twenty years of international business development and consulting experience in the wireless and telecommunications industries. Having lived, been educated and worked in telecom in both the U.S. and Japan, she is a unique and effective bridge between the two countries.

Michi formed ENOTECH Consulting in 1999, and since then, have advised numerous companies in the U.S. and Japan, in their global strategy. In 2008, her first book “Paradaisu Sakoku” was published in Japan.

Previously, Michi worked at a start-up mobile carrier, NTT America, Bain & Co., and Honda Motor.

Michi holds the MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and BA from Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo, Japan.

海部美知は国際ビジネス開発と通信キャリア事業で、20年以上にわたって実績を積んでいます。日米両国での通信キャリア勤務・教育・生活を経験し、両国業界のユニークな架け橋としての立場にあります。

1999年にエノテック・コンサルティングを設立して以来、日米両国の数多くのクライアントにグローバル・ビジネス戦略のアドバイスを行ってきています。2008年には、著書「パラダイス鎖国」が出版されています。

過去には、モバイルキャリアのベンチャー、NTTアメリカ、ベイン・アンド・カンパニー、本田技研での勤務を経ています。

スタンフォード大学経営大学院修士(MBA)、一橋大学社会学部

Link to Michi’s Personal blog


Our Partners

MOBILE AND IT STRATEGIES

Jon Metzler, Founder and President

Jon Metzler is Founder and President of Blue Field Strategies. Jon provides a variety of US and Asian technology, telecommunications and media clients with business, regulatory and strategic consulting services, including regulatory analysis and advocacy, technology and market due diligence, and market ecosystem development.

Blue Field Strategies


VENTURE FINANCE AND IT STRATEGIES

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Chika Watanabe, President, Blueshift Global Partners

Born in Japan. Lives in the Bay Area. Loves technology and all things weird.

Ex-Mitsubishi Corp, McKinsey, Neoteny, JTPA

Blueshift Global Partners


STARTUP STRATEGIES

Yuki Sekiguchi, CEO, Startup Navigators

Yuki has over fifteen years of business and technology consulting experience with companies in Japan, Europe, and the US. Her focus has been startups since moving to San Francisco. She advises and leads tech startups on user acquisition, product marketing and growth, and help them make a presence in the US market. She also advises big corporations on new business creation and product development in Silicon Valley style through her Lean Startup workshops and consultations.

Previously, Yuki worked as a management consultant at PwC Consulting and IBM Global Business Services, as an M&A advisor at Intelligent Capital, and as a COO & VP of Marketing at Lunascape.

Yuki holds BA in Economics from the University of Tokyo.

Startup Navigators


CLEANTECH AND M&A

Chako Ando, Principal, Cando Advisors

Chako Ando, Principal has over 25 years of consulting, startup, investment banking and capital markets experience. Since 2002, Ms. Ando advised both U.S. and Japanese companies on their funding, alliance and go-to-market strategies. Ms. Ando was the COO and Vice President, Business Development of Fitech Laboratories, a cross-border software startup based in San Francisco and Tokyo. Earlier, she was a VP in the M&A department of Daiwa America; manager of a venture capital investment fund for the Industrial Bank of Japan; and a VP of derivatives credit management with Sumitomo Bank Capital Markets.

Cando Advisors