Soichi Kariyazono is a partner at Globis Capital Partners, having joined GLOBIS Corporation in 1996 as a fund manager of firm’s first venture capital fund. Prior to joining GLOBIS, He worked for the Management Consulting Division of Sanwa Research Institute Corporation where he was involved in strategic development and implementation consulting. Soichi has authored three books on entrepreneurial strategy.
Mr. Kariyazono serves as Honorary Chairman of Japan Venture Capital Association (JVCA) since July 2019 after serving as Chairman since 2015.
He received a BA in Law from Keio University in Japan and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Business.
Authored: “Private Equity from the Perspective of Institutional Investors”(Kinzai), “The Case-Method Approach to Strategic Entrepreneurship” (Nikkei BP Press), “MBA Business Plan” (Diamond Press)and “Advice to Entrepreneurs from a Venture Capitalist” (Society for Tax Management)