to our clients in achieving their international business objectives. Our mission is to realize these goals by providing hands-on assistance, ensuring that they capitalize on both technology and new business opportunities in the ever-expanding global marketplace.

OUR TEAM

Masazumi Ishii

Managing Director
Over 25 years of experience as a professional in international business and high technology. Prior to establishing AZCA in 1985, worked with McKinsey & Company, Inc. and with IBM Japan, Ltd. Venture Partner of Noventi, a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park since 2004.  Read more →

Wayne Doiguchi

Managing Director
More than 20 years of experience in finance, having worked at Bank of Tokyo and Union Bank of California. Managed many cross border transactions at Park Plaza Investment Company and Strata Ventures, LLC. Board member of Pan Pacific Bank. BA from UCLA, MBA from Santa Clara University.
 

Harumi Kato

Partner
Over 10 years of venture capital experience at Dali Hook Partners and KeyNote Ventures. Previously worked with NEC both in Japan and US in various managerial positions in strategic planning and corporate venture capital. MS in Engineering from Tokyo University, attended MIT's Sloan School.

Manabu Tsuyama

Partner
More than 20 years of experience as Corporate Executive Staff in strategic R&D planning and new business development, and more than 15 years of experience in open innovation, global partnership and strategic alliances mainly with US companies, as General Manager, both at Sony Corporation. B. Engineering from Tokyo University.

Serdar Uckun

Partner
Serdar has over 20 years of experience as corporate executive and R&D leader for world-class organizations including NASA, Xerox PARC, and Rockwell Science Center. His interest areas include Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and biomedical technology. He has substantial experience in US-Japan R&D partnerships, strategic alliances, intellectual property management and M&A. Education in Medicine (M.D., Ege University) Biomedical Engineering (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University), and Computer Science (Postdoc, Stanford University).

Robert Peter Gale

Partner, Healthcare Practice
Recognized internationally for his expertise and track record in medicine, especially hematology and oncology, clinical research, transplantation, molecular biology and immunology. Often called on by nations to deal with nuclear and radiation accidents. His medical and research contributions include over 850 scientific articles and over 20 books.  Read more →

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