Tom Sato

Tom Sato

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Innovation Finders Capital – Co-Founder and Managing Partner

In late 80’s, when Bill Gates needed the momentum to make Windows, the Global de facto standard, it was Tom’s work to sign up over 20 Japanese PC OEM as the Japanese Windows Product Manager at Microsoft Japan. During 90’s, he went to Silicon Valley to start his own E-Commerce startup that sold American merchandize direct to Japanese consumers. Founding Tokyo IPO financial information portal in Japan with successful M&A exit, he is well known as Japan’s serial entrepreneur and International BizDev expert. Currently, he is the Co-Founder of Innovation Finders Capital based in Kirkland WA, US to Japan specific Venture Capital firm that helps and invests in innovative startups in the Pacific North West to do business in Japan. Tom Graduated from University College London, England with BSc degree in Astronomy and Physics. He is the author of “Microsoft War Stories: How to create a De Facto Global Standard” from Shinchosha, in Japan.