Jury president


Co-Founder at Zebras and Company Inc. and Co-lead at Tokyo Zebras Unite





Yoshi is passionate about empowering and working with young leaders who are building the future. He has significant work experience in impact investing/venture philanthropy.

Yoshi is the Co-founder and Co-CEO of Zebras and Company, a company that invests in zebra-aligned companies. He is a former Managing Director of Social Investment Partners and Accelerator Manager for LGT Venture Philanthropy, a global impact investor improving the quality of life of less advantaged people. 

Prior to delving deeper into impact investing, he held a position in commercial aviation finance and business development/investment in renewable energy projects, leading origination and M&A deals for large-scale solar power projects.

He was a judge for the MIT inclusive innovation challenge 2019 and a judge and mentor for Impact Collective 2021. Yoshi holds an MBA from IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. Originally from Japan, he has worked and studied in various regions including Japan, the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia.