OUR TEAM

We partner with leading SaaS companies to help launch and build their Japan businesses.

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To date, our principals have launched the Japan operations of companies such as Salesforce.com, Concur, Kyriba, Marketo and Demandware.

ALLEN MINER

CHAIRMAN

Allen is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Japan Cloud and the Chairman and CEO of SunBridge.  Allen has led investments and advised companies such as Salesforce.com Japan, Concur Japan, and ITMedia.  Previously, Allen was the founding member of Oracle Japan.  Allen has a degree in Computer Science & Asian Studies from Brigham Young University and is fluent in spoken and written Japanese.

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ARUNA BASNAYAKE

CEO

Aruna is the Co-Founder and CEO of Japan Cloud and the Group CFO of SunBridge. He currently serves on the Japan boards of New Relic, BlackLine and Kyriba and was previously on the Japan boards of Marketo and Demandware.  Prior to Japan Cloud, Aruna was at Nokia (in Tokyo and Beijing) and Deutsche Investment Banking (in Tokyo and Sydney).  Aruna has a BE in Electrical Engineering from the University of New South Wales and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management.  He is fluent in spoken and written Japanese.

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TOMOMI SUKAGAWA

PARTNER

Tomomi joined Japan Cloud in 2017 as a Partner. Prior to Japan Cloud, Tomomi was an investment banker at JPMorgan and an analyst at Steel Partners and Fugen Capital.  She graduated from Keio University and is fluent in English and Japanese.

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MASAMUNE MIMURA

ADVISOR

Masa is an Advisor to Japan Cloud and President and CEO of Concur Japan.  Prior to Concur, he was a founding member of SAP Japan before moving to McKinsey & Company and then founding Better Place Japan.  Masa provides expertise in starting up and scaling software businesses.  He has a degree from Keio University.

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YASUTAKA FUKUDA

ADVISOR

Yasu is an Advisor to Japan Cloud and President, Asia Pacific, Japan for Marketo.  Prior to Marketo, Yasu led Japan’s Commercial Business Unit for Salesforce.com. He also held a variety of roles at Oracle in both Japan and in the US.  Yasu brings a wealth of expertise in successfully building startup businesses in Japan.  He has a degree from Waseda University and has completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.

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TEPPEI TSURUHARA

DIRECTOR OF CONSULTING

Teppei is a Director of Consulting at JCC Consulting (JCG), the consulting platform of Japan Cloud. Prior to JCG, Teppei was Value Consultant at Marketo and was a senior manager for both sales and marketing at Microsoft Japan. He was also a strategic consultant at Accenture and was involved in product marketing at Toshiba. Teppei has an MBA from Hitotsubashi University.

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