Masa Isono has been actively involved in venture investment, development and corporate partnering for the U.S., Japanese and Asian companies for more than 20 years.
At DEFTA, he is in charge of not only VC investment management, but also value-creating services for its portfolio companies. Combining skills of international business development, joint ventures management, and knowledge of strategic planning and corporate finance, he provides entrepreneurs and corporations with experience, insight and the guidance needed to build successful and sustainable businesses.
Masa has B.A. from Waseda University, and M.B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Boston University. He is a CFA charterholder, CPA (inactive) and a Chartered Member of The Security Analysts Association of Japan.