I recently had the opportunity to interview Akio Tanaka, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Infinity Venture Partners from Japan. I asked him about his background, investment philosophy and if there is another internet bubble growing.

From Adobe to VC

Akio was formerly the CTO of Macromedia Japan. When headquarters in the US he saw how quickly high-speed broadband and mobile were developing in Japan and Asia, they realized this it was an area where they need to give investment. So the CEO of Macromedia asked Akio to join him in the U.S. to help run part of the Asia Investments and M&A program. Later on Adobe and Macromedia merged and during that time Adobe already had a long successful investment fund that focused only on the U.S. but they felt they wanted an Asian investments focus, so Akio became the head of Asia investments for Adobe.

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Jason Lim

Jason is an Australian born Chinese living in Beijing, specializing in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the investment eco-system in China, especially in the tech and social area.