Akira Kurayabashi

Managing Director Draper Nexus Ventures (Japan)

Akira Kurabayashi photoAkira focuses primarily on early stage venture investments in enterprise sector, including SaaS, Analytics, Social, Mobile, IoT and electric devices. Akira currently serves on the boards of TeamSpirit, XICA, FROM SCRATCH and toBe Marketing. Before joining Draper Nexus in 2015, Akira was Head of Japan Investment at Salesforce Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners. Prior to Globespan, Akira spent 5 years at Mitsui & Co.,Ltd and led the company’s venture capital activities both in the US and Japan.