Aki Koto from WiL

Aki Koto

Partner at WiL

Palo Alto, CA, USA


Last updated September 3, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

Product guy turned into a VC and singer & songwriter

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

Born and raised in Osaka, worked in Tokyo as a self-taught programmer. Moved to Silicon Valley in 2008 specialized in product, venture funding, corporate innovation, design thinking and Yes And. WiL is a $900M fund based in Palo Alto bridging the gap between corporate and startup, US and Japan.

Interesting Factoid

I teach Design Thinking, but I didn't go through d.school ;)


Languages

English
Japanese

Countries Visited

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Japan
India
Germany
India
Australia
Thailand
Singapore
UK
Indonesia

What I Do  


Professional Organizations

+1 more organization

Professional Expertise

Japan Go-to-market
Investment
Product Management
Design Thinking
Corporate Innovation
Transformation

Professional Interests

VR/AR
Crypto
esports
Gaming

Favorites  

Hobbies

Guitar
Vocalist
Songwriting
WimHof
Ice Baths
Cold Showers

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

EDM
Trance

Pink Floyd
Sting

Sports, Teams, Athletes

WWE

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Lost
Tiger King
Westworld

Education  

School

Kansai University

Bachelor of Science, Architecture