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.
“Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.”
― Victor Hugo
Nolan is a Partner at Yamaha Motor Ventures, where he is responsible for leading global AgTech investment activities.
Previously Nolan was Head of R&D Strategy and Emerging Technology for Driscoll’s, the global market leader in fresh berries. Prior to that, he was an investment banker for Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital in the Global Technology Group, where he worked on M&A, equity and debt transactions.
He graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a degree in Business Economics.
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