Masa Shinomiya is a senior mechanical engineer at Yamaha Motor Ventures, where he is responsible for providing engineering support for portfolio companies.
Previously, he worked as a body design engineer for a scooter in Yamaha Motor.
Prior to that, he worked as a CAE engineer. He supported structural design, such as for commercial motorcycles, race bikes, surface mounter, and various research projects.
Masa graduated from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology with a master of Mechanical system engineering.
In his leisure time he enjoys riding motorcycles and skiing.
Mikiko Clanton is a senior associate at Yamaha Motor Ventures. Mikiko is responsible for the sourcing of opportunities in agriculture and leading the due diligence activities.
Prior to joining YMVSV, she was the business development and market analyst at a startup project of IoT agriculture at Bosch in Japan, and helped devise their market entry strategies.
Mikiko earned a Master of Science in Horticulture and Crop Science from The Ohio State University.
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