Nobuyuki Akimoto

Tokyo

Nobuyuki Akimoto is Co-Founder & Managing Director of AT Partners and Managing Partner of TransLink Capital, a venture firm who help companies develop partnerships in Asia.

Prior to co-founding AT Partners and joining TransLink, Akimoto-san worked for NTT and NTT DOCOMO. Whilst working for NTT, Akimoto-san worked mainly to launch overseas projects across Asia. He also served as COO of DOCOMO Communications Laboratories USA, Inc. (currently DOCOMO Innovations, Inc.), President & CEO of DOCOMO Capital, Inc., Chairman of DOCOMO Innovations, Inc., and was responsible for the launch of Silicon Valley R&D office, investment in startups and facilitation of the collaboration between startups and NTT DOCOMO. Most recently, Akimoto-san led NTT DOCOMO Ventures as SVP & COO to facilitate the open innovation of the whole NTT Group.

In addition, he served as Director of the Japan Venture Capital Association and the chairman of the Open Innovation Committee from 2014 to 2016.