Takashi Sano (Taka) is a Partner in Charge of Blockchain at Global Brain (GB), venture capital fund to invest U.S., APAC, Europe and Israel with $1bn Asset Under Management. Taka is looking after APAC region investment and global Blockchain deal, including Coins.ph, next generation of financial service for unbanked, Bluzelle, decentralised database for decentralised internet and Digix, asset tokenisation platform and so on. Taka also founded blockchain arm at GB, Global Brain Blockchain Labs (GBBL) which fosters community driven blockchain ecosystem. GBBL activity includes running blockchain co-working space Neutrino together with OmiseGO, founding member of ECF, and other research & development activity for Blockchain community.
Prior to joining GB, Taka has always been in the technology sector. At Sony, Taka was looking after APAC region for mobile peripheral business, and also worked as the role of technology investment, acquisition and spin off startups while exploring Blockchain to utilise in the emerging market since 2013.