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 Akemi Koda

A passionate woman entrepreneur, Akemi is an angel investor and start-up advisor. She is founder, CEO, and board director at USAsia VenturePartners, a strategic consultancy serving clients in the US, Japan,and throughout Asia. Akemi is a member of Stanford Angels and program committee member at Keizai Silicon Valley, a professional organization which showcases experts on issues critical to the success in doing business with Japan. Her education and career started in her native Japan and she is a strong advocate to strengthen Japan-US business relations. Akemi’s expertise in product marketing and business development spans over 20 years in companies such as NEC, United Airlines, CWT and Varig Airlines-Tokyo.She holds a B.S. in Business Administration fromSan Francisco State University