Satoshi Konno

Managing Director at IP Bridge, Inc

Satoshi Konno leads the innovation division of IP Bridge, Inc, where he oversees Japanese and global business development and expansion, with a focus on supporting small and medium-sized enterprises and universities with technological expertise. His team not only invests in promising technology start-ups, but also conducts IP enhancement and management consultancy for his portfolios to maximise the value of their intellectual property and equity. His expertise covers a wide range of industries, including information technology, communications, electronics, finance, food, healthcare, agribusiness and other industries.

Before joining IP Bridge, Mr Konno co-founded Morphlabs, Inc, a US venture company specialising in cloud platform software globally, with an emphasis on Asia. Before Morphlabs, he worked at CSK Venture Capital, one of the oldest venture capital firms in Japan, where he served as general manager of the overseas investment division. He was deeply involved as a board member for his portfolio companies based in the United States, Israel, Korea, France and the Philippines, achieving more than 20% return on investment for his investors with multiple initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr Konno’s career began as an IT network and database engineer at CSK (now SCSK), one of the largest independent system integration companies in Japan, where he remained for over 10 years. He uses his technical, financial and entrepreneurial skills gleaned from this experience to incubate and accelerate his portfolio companies today.

Mr Konno has a bachelor’s in international economics from Yokohama National University and an MBA with a strong focus on technology venture financing from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.

IAM says

A linchpin of success for small and medium-sized enterprises and research institutions, Satoshi Konno takes a global view when it comes to entrepreneurism, innovation and IP value creation. He is an authority on technology venture financing.

Professional associations

  • AIPPI Japan
  • LES Japan

Sectors

  • Brokering
  • Defensive patent aggregation
  • Finance
  • IAM/IC
  • Licensing
  • M&A
  • Technology transfer
  • Valuation

Firm details

IP Bridge, Inc
Fuerte Kojimachi Fl 5
1-7-25 Kojimachi
Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 102-0083
Japan

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