Executive Officer / Partner

Katsuya Hashizume

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For over 10 years, he has been consistently involved in investing in academia startups. Joined BNV in 2020, focusing on investments in startups in the medical device and digital health sectors. Appointed as an Executive Officer in August 2021. Leads the investment department while also overseeing the community management of portfolio companies. Prior to BNV, he has served as the leader of industry-academic investment group at JAFCO and the chief promoter of JST START. While investing in startups, he has been involved in the company creation of several acedemia startups, including Microwave Chemical (IPO), Biomedical Solutions (M&A) and Bly Medical (M&A). Completed graduate studies at the Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance.

Katsuya Hashizume

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