Team

Moriyoshi Matsumoto

Managing Partner

Moriyoshi (Moriyoshi) Matsumoto is Chairman and Managing Partner of WM Partners Inc. (WMP) Japan. Moriyoshi served as CEO and Chairman Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd, (JAIC (8518)) from 2009 to 2012 after 23 years working experience with the company in private equity investment and fund management.

From 2002 Moriyoshi was an Executive Director and CIO of Private Equity Secondaries and Growth Capital Investment; he managed a series of JSPF funds from institutional investors and principal money of JAIC which aggregated to around $120 million over 10 years from 2002 to 2012. He delivered a 2.7 return through these 10 years. His investors included Development Bank of Japan, institutional investors such as insurance companies, and trust banking corporations. Moriyoshi played an integral role, as Executive Director and advisor, in achieving IPO’s of numerous companies like Istyle (3660), as well as M&A support through companies like Traffic Gate (Rakuten Linkshare more recently).

His investment experience also includes membership of DFJ-JAIC Technology Partners Investment Committee in USA, and CA-JAIC China Internet Investment Fund with CyberAgent. He was a member of the board of JVCA (Japan Venture Capital Association) till 2012 . He holds a CFA Japan and graduated from Keio University with a B.A. in law.

Yasuo Tokunaga

Partner

Yasuo Tokunaga started his business career at JAIC ( Japan Asia Investment Co., Ltd. ) in 2003. He engaged in Investment ,hands-on and Exit. He led JSPF Fund Team as a fund manager since 2011. Since 2009, He worked CEO's Office where he engaged in Corporate Planning & Business Development and deal with the establishment of a joint venture in China with Japanese government financial institutions. He graduated from Rikkyo University and the major Economics.

Tatsuo Terabe

Partner

He began his career working for a trading firm Sojitz, and then he established Ebistrade (Business incubator corp) as CFO in 1999. He provided consulting service for IT companies, food companies, and distribution companies. He supported new business development for clients such as Tokyo Gas and NTT.In 2004, joined JAIC’s PE secondaries team. Get involved in all the process from JSPF2 (8 billion JPY) fundraising to investment. He executed 3 billion JPY investment after DD of 150 LP interest and 700 direct companies. His strength are to source deals from corporations and DD and monitor LP interests.Graduated from Hitotsubashi University. Junior Accountant.

Kei Fujioka

Principal

Kei Fujioka started his career at JAIC in 2006. During his time at JAIC, he had been working at a specialized team for biotech investment. His responsibilities there included making investments in domestic and overseas start-ups and managing a FoFs which aims to invest in top-tier European venture capital funds. Prior to joining WM Partners in 2014, he engaged in making PIPEs into small to mid-sized public companies.

Rie Imai

Associate

Rie Imai started her business career at The Nikko Securities Co.,Ltd. And then she participated in taskforce for principal investment company (Nikko Principal Investments). Since 2002, she worked for ITX Corporation. She engaged in Investment and hands-on. She joined WM Partners in 2015.