Kenichi Shibata

Kenichi co-founded Venture Republic Inc(VR) in 2001. After the sale of comparison shopping division of VR to Yahoo! Japan in 2013, he also served as CEO of a Yahoo! Japan’s group company. Prior to VR, he workd for venture capital firms and served as an investment manager for Nippon Life Insurance in charege of overseas equity and private equity funds.

Kenichi received a BA of Spanish language from the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and MBA from the Harvard Business School.

  • COO, Venture Republic Inc.

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