Osuke Honda 本多央輔
Osuke brings a powerful combination of strategic and venture investments, business planning and development, as well as operational experience to his role in identifying new investment opportunities and helping build global companies. At DCM, Osuke focuses on consumer internet, digital media and IT services sectors. Osuke’s investments include Daum Kakao (Kosdaq: 035720), Scigineer (TSE Mothers 6031), Happy Elements (Exit via MBO), Sansan (TSE Mothers: 4443), Freee (TSE Mothers: 4478), Coubic (hey), visasQ (TSE 4490), RealScout, Coffee Meets Bagel, Blind, PicsArt, Folio, X.ai, Fond, Roomi, every.tv, 10X, Linc'well and pawp.
Osuke was a Principal and operation committee member at Globis Capital Partners, formerly Apax Globis Partners, a pre-eminent venture capital firm in Japan. Prior to Apax Globis Partners, Osuke held multiple positions at Mitsubishi Corporation, the largest trading house in the world. Here he led various initiatives, which involved operations management in the automotive sector as well as business planning and new business development for the CEO Office, Machinery Group. He established strategic alliances and joint ventures with partners across the globe and executed both strategic and venture investments.
Osuke was born in Japan and spent his childhood moving between Texas, California and Tokyo, which created the basis of his cultural flexibility and high tolerance to rapidly changing environments. Osuke enjoys practicing Judo and Kyokushin-Karate and holds the rank of black belt in both disciplines.
Portfolio Companies:10X atama plus Blind CADDi Chompy Coffee Meets Bagel Coubic CraftBank DMP every.tv Folio Fond Freee Happy Elements Herp Kakao LASO Linc’well Loki Studios Magic Moment Metafy Pandora.TV Pawp PECO Picsart RealScout Roomi Sansan Scigineer Shots Studios Singular Tumblbug visasQ X.ai
Focused on Consumer Internet, Mobile, Digital Media and IT Services sectors
Grew up in Texas, California, and Tokyo and has been in involved in business in U.S. and Asia (Japan, Korea, China, SE Asia) for over 15 years
Lifelong student of martial arts with experience in Judo, Kyokushin Karate, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Aikido, and Krav Maga
B.A. and M.A. in Law
Keio University Graduate School of Business Administration
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania