Speaker Detail

Nobuyuki Akimoto

Managing Partner, Translink Capital


‘Aki’ worked for NTT and NTT DOCOMO from 1987 onwards. While Aki worked for NTT, he mainly engaged in the businesses of launching overseas projects, such as the Indonesia Project (Installation of new telephone lines in Indonesia), Vietnam Project, Sri Lanka Project, Philippine Project, and India Project.

Aki also served as COO of DOCOMO Communications Laboratories USA, Inc. (currently DOCOMO Innovations, Inc.), President & CEO of DOCOMO Capital, Inc., Chairman of DOCOMO Innovations, Inc., with responsibility for the launch of the Silicon Valley R&D office, investment in startups, and facilitation of the collaboration between startups and NTT DOCOMO. Most recently, Nobuyuki led NTT DOCOMO Ventures to facilitate the open innovation of whole NTT Group.

In addition, Aki served as Director of Japan Venture Capital Association and the chairman of Open Innovation Committee from 2014 to 2016. He has been consistently engaged in accelerating the Open Innovation from a corporate standpoint.