Mike Kayamori

Mike is the co-founder and CEO of QUOINE.

Mike brings extensive experience in Investment, Business, Management, IT and Venture Capital for over 20 years in Japan, the United States and Asia. Inspired by the innovative and disruptive technology of blockchain and digital currencies, Mike co-founded QUOINE in 2014 with Mario. Prior to QUOINE, Mike was a Senior Vice President at SoftBank Group, managing its India and Asia operations, investments, joint ventures with SingTel and Bharti Group and was the Chief Investment Officer of Gungho Asia, the creator of Puzzle and Dragons.

Before joining SoftBank, Mike was a Senior Director at Globespan Capital Partners, a Palo Alto-based venture capital fund with over USD1.2 billion under management. Mike held responsibilities in Japan investments and business development in Asia. Prior to Globespan, Mike worked at Mitsubishi Corporation’s New Business Initiative Group and established Natural Lawson and the joint venture with Boots to create Boots MC. Mike holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Tokyo and went to Harvard Business School.


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