Tetsu Nakagaki
Managing Director
Draper Nexus Ventures

Tetsu Nakagaki

Tetsu Nakagaki has been investing from JAIC, the second largest VC in Japan since 1996 and has led the creation and investment activities of several funds at JAIC, including JAIC’s flagship venture capital funds -JAIC-Incubation No.1 and JAIC Incubation No.2. He brings an extensive background of successful investment experience in Japan, having invested in more than 36 startups and achieving 11 IPO and 2 M&A exits for his investments. And Tetsu acted as Executive Officer of Investment Group of JAIC. Tetsu’s previous successes include:SMS(TSE), Raccoon(TSE), Fullspeed(TSE), IREP(TSE), Click Security(GMO Internet). At Draper Nexus, Tetsu specializes in Consumer Internet, Enterprise software and e-commerce sectors in Japan. He graduated with Bachelors in Law from Waseda University in Japan.