Kentaro SAKAKIBARA

Founder & CEO, SAMURAI INCUBATE INC.


After working for a major medical device manufacturer and Axib.com (now VOYAGE GROUP) in its early days, he established Samurai Incubate in 2008.

In 2009, the company launched its VC business, investing in and supporting the growth of early-stage entrepreneurs. Currently, he manages eight funds and has invested in and supported the growth of more than 210 startups in Japan and abroad.He also started a full-scale business to support innovation of major Japanese companies by utilizing his know-how of 0→1 business start-up support.

He is the author of “Entrepreneurship Theory in Your 20s”