Joichi Ito

Co-Founder at Digital Garage, Inc.

Joichi Ito

Joichi Ito

Co-Founder at Digital Garage, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Sanrio Digital
Neo Innovation, Inc.
Creative Commons Corporation

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3679

Primary Location

Boston, MA, United States

Number of Boards

62

Birthday

06/1967 - Kyoto, Japan

Age

52

Number of Awards

2

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Founder at Digital Garage, Inc.

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Co-Founder at PureTech Health PLC

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Head-Marketing Segment at Digital Garage, Inc.

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President & Representative Director at DG Technologies, Inc. (Tokyo)

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Senior Executive Vice President, Senior Executive Officer, President of Subsidiaries, Director at Digital Garage, Inc.

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Senior Executive Vice President, Senior Executive Officer, Director of Corporate Strategy, Director at Digital Garage, Inc.

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Co-Founder at PureTech Health PLC

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Co-Founder at Pulmatrix, Inc. (Inactive)

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Culture Convenience Club Co., Ltd.

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Founding Director at Creative Commons Corporation

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Co-Founder at Digital Garage, Inc.
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Director, Connected Learning Lab at University of California - Irvine

University of California, Irvine is a public research university located in Irvine, California and one of the 10 general campuses in the University of California (UC) system. UCI's Orange County campus is the fifth-largest in the UC system. UC Irvine is considered a Public Ivy and became a member of the Association of American Universities in 1996, and is the youngest university to hold membership. It also administers the UC Irvine Medical Center, a large teaching hospital; the UC Irvine Health Sciences system in the City of Orange; the University of California, Irvine, Arboretum; and a portion of the University of California Natural Reserve System.

Education
Computer Science

Tufts University is a private research university located in Medford/Somerville, near Boston, in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The university is organized into ten schools, including two undergraduate programs and eight graduate divisions, on four campuses in Massachusetts and the French Alps. The university emphasizes active citizenship and public service in all of its disciplines and is known for its internationalism and study abroad programs.

Attendee

American School in Japan is a school in Tokyo.

Graduate

The University of Chicago's Office of Investments (COI) is responsible for managing the University's investment assets, which includes overseeing the endowment to ensure that it benefits both current and future generations of the University of Chicago. COI oversees the broad investment strategy and provides input to the development of the strategic and tactical investment policies of the University & UCMC endowments, pension plans and self-insurance trust assets. Their strategy combines qualitative and quantitative analysis, seeking to achieve superior investment performance on a risk-adjusted basis.COI's approach seeks to evaluate the investment strategy as an integrated part of the operating plans of the University rather than in isolation and focuses the the University's overall success, not investment returns. The endowment is well-diversified across a variety of asset classes, including global stocks and bonds, real estate, natural resources, private equity, absolute return strategies and protection (tail-hedging strategies). Asset class exposure is achieved primarily by selecting and engaging external managers. COI manages the global macro and the overlay portfolio to ensure that the portfolio's overall positioning is compliance with the endowment's investment guidelines.COI's strategies for investing in the public markets include: Absolute Return, Private Debt, Fixed Income and Credit. and Global Equities.COI's real assets team invests globally in real estate and natural resources using outside managers. The real estate portfolio invests globally in value-added and opportunistic strategies using both private partnerships and public vehicles. The natural resources portfolio invests globally in strategies that include, but are not limited to: oil and gas exploration & production; power generation; infrastructure; timber; mining and minerals; and agriculture.

Attendee

Nishimachi International School is a school.

Memberships
Member
Current

THE U.S.-JAPAN COUNCIL IS A JAPANESE AMERICAN-LED ORGANIZATION FULLY DEDICATED TO STRENGTHENING TIES BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND JAPAN IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT. BY PROMOTING PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH ITS INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS IN NETWORKING AND LEADERSHIP, THE USJC SERVES AS A CATALYST TO INSPIRE AND ENGAGE JAPANESE AND AMERICANS OF ALL GENERATIONS. IT DEVELOPS THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS COMMITTED TO A VIBRANT AND DYNAMIC RELATIONSHIP.

Career History
Co-Founder
2010 - Current

Neoteny Labs is an early stage fund focused on consumer Internet startups in Asia and the Middle East.

Co-Founder
1995 - Current

In 1994, Digital Garage created the first personal home page in Japan, which marked the beginning of our epoch-making history. We have gone on to create a wide variety of business endeavors based on our core strengths: cutting-edge Internet technology, marketing technology with focus on usability, and financial technology that harnesses total solutions. The footsteps of Digital Garage --its path of creating new context as well as numerous business models-- have been and will be a guidepost for Internet business in Japan in the 21st century.

Distinguished Researcher, Keio Research Institute
Current

Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus is a school.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
Current

PureTech Ventures specializes in company creation and early-stage investments in novel therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, and research technologies. The firm focuses on companies with the potential to meet major unmet medical needs that have yet to be addressed by emerging science. They seek to identify novel technologies (often prior to publication) and create companies that drive those discoveries to commercially- and clinically-driven milestones. Once such milestones are achieved, PureTech Ventures builds out the leadership team, creates syndicates for later-stage financing rounds and positions the technology to make the broadest impact through public financing or acquisition

Director
Current
Member, Board of Directors
2002 - 2008

PIA Corp. engages in the provision of entertainment services. Its business includes the sale of music items, sports, movies and events tickets; publishing; website management, planning, production, and operation of concerts and events. The company was founded by Hiroshi Yanai on July 10, 1972 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Director-Emeritus
2005 - Current

The Open Source Initiative is a non-profit organization which facilitates the Open Source Definition (OSD) and the community-recognized body for reviewing and approving licenses as OSD-conformant. The organization is also actively involved in open-source community-building, education, and public advocacy to promote awareness and the importance of non-proprietary software. Its board members frequently travel the world to attend open-source conferences and events, meet with open-source developers and users, and discuss with executives from the public and private sectors about how open-source technologies, licenses, and models of development can provide economic and strategic advantages. The Open Source Initiative was founded in 1998 and is based in Palo Alto, California.

Emeritus Member, Board of Directors
Current

The Mozilla Foundation operates as a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the public benefit. The foundation also wholly owns the subsidiary organization, the Mozilla Corporation. Its purpose is to develop open source, standards compliant, free Internet applications that will be useable free of charge. It was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Member, Board of Directors
2004 - 2007

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers allocates and manages internet's domain name system. It also coordinates policy development related to these technical functions. The company was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$2,000 - $2,499
2015

Japan Society is the leading U.S. organization committed to deepening mutual understanding between the United States and Japan in a global context. Now in its second century, the Society serves audiences across the United States and abroad through innovative programs in arts and culture, public policy, business, language and education.

$1,000 +
2014

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

$20K - $50K
2013

WITNESS USES VIDEO TO OPEN THE EYES OF THE WORLD TO HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS. WITNESS EMPOWERS PEOPLE TO TRANSFORM PERSONAL STORIES OF ABUSE INTO POWERFUL TOOLS FOR JUSTICE, PROMOTING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND POLICY CHANGE.

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Neoteny 3 LP raised money in a private placement transaction

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Fnatic Ltd. engages in the professional video gaming industry. It offers duel modular gaming headset, rush pro gaming keyboard, clutch optical gaming mouse and focus pro gaming cloth mousepad. The company was founded by Sam Mathews and Anne Mathews in 2004 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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Spatial Systems, Inc. develops software applications for augmented reality. It creates new user interfaces for augmented reality & virtual reality environments. The company was founded by Anand Agarawala and Jinha Lee in 2016 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Klang Games GmbH engages in the design and development of online multiplayer games. The company was founded by Oddur Snær Magnússon, Ívar Emilsson and Mundi Vondi in April 2013 and is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

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Awards & Honors
2014
American Academy of Achievement - Golden Plate Award
2013
The New School
Creative Works
Author

Emergent Democracy

Author

Dialog - Ryu Murakami X Joichi Ito

Author

Freesouls: Captured and Released

Events
Speaker
Switzerland
2013 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013 continues the mission of the World Economic Forum. It is committed to improving the state of the world and has driven the design and development of the Annual Meeting programme. The Annual Meeting remains the foremost creative force for engaging leaders in collaborative activities focused on shaping the global, regional and industry agendas.

Speaker
Aspen, CO, United States
2012 Aspen Ideas Festival

The 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival engaged its participants in a variety of programs, tutorials, seminars and discussion events that together are guaranteed to charge the atmosphere with vibrant intellectual exchange.

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