Shuichi TAJIMA  Director of the Board, Representative for Corporate Members

TEP has a number of sides

Venture capital firms are the principal leaders of the creation of new technologies, new business models, and job creation. I believe it is free ventures that will rejuvenate society. I highly respect the entrepreneurial spirit and courage, and I want to support those challenges and opportunities for growth. I also want to learn and grow from venture capital firms myself.
Individuals with diverse expertise, experience and personality, and business networks are gathered together at TEP. Prominent firms that should become business partners are also active as members.
In addition, global research institutions, universities, government offices, local governments, global venture support organizations, and so on have also joined TEP. To all venture capitalists and all entrepreneurs, please use TEP – a unique collection of that diversity and integrated strength within the venture capital ecosystem – as you wish.

Current positions
• Representative, Qurate
• Senior Adviser, Lincoln International (US M&A Advisory)
• Director, Japanese Association of Turnaround Professionals

Experience in support of venture and startup bussiness
•Angel investor in technology ventures & finance service ventures
• Advice to alternative energy, IT, and real estate ventures

Brief history
1979 Graduated, Faculty of Economics, Hitotsubashi University
1979 Joined Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, Ltd. (LTCB). Experience in investment banking, general planning, domestic financing, etc. Left after becoming New York sales manager
1984 MBA, University of Chicago
1999 Joined GE Capital Japan; launched Corporate Finance
2002 Participated in the Lone Star Funds in Texas, US; led primarily corporate acquisitions and related investments as Japanese partner
2012 Current position