About

We Invest in AI Startups. 
Hike Ventures will support portfolio companies' Asia expansion. 

 

Portfolio

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Cognition IP

Patent Law Firm with machine learning. 
Faster and cheaper than Labor intensive style.  

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FleetOps

An over-the-road and on-demand truckload marketplace.

RAD AI
Stealth

 
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Phenomic AI

Developing deep learning based techniques for microscopy data

 

TEAM

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Mikihiro Yasuda
General Partner

Founding partner of Hike Ventures. Prior to forming Hike, Miki was head of DeNA’s US investment arm.  After being at the forefront of the Internet industry in Japan for fifteen years, he relocated to San Francisco 2 1/2 years ago. Prior to DeNA, Miki has held multiple leadership positions, including on the Board of Directors at Digital Garage, CEO at Open Network Lab, CTO/COO at Kakaku.com, and practice manager at Netscape. Miki holds an MBA from McGill University. 

 

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Taka Shoji
General Partner

Founding partner of Hike Ventures. Prior to forming Hike, Take was managing director of Digital Garage’s investment vehicle DG Incubation, where he led the Hands-On team, helping portfolio companies grow through data analysis support and Japan market entry strategy. In addition, he was in charge of all of DG's seed to mid-stage investments in the US, India, and Asia.

Taka holds a BBA from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University. 

 
 
 

LOCATION

San Francisco Office
25 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

 
 

Tokyo Office
Monte Plaza #707, 1-10-3, Azabujuban, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.