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Yoshi Iwakami

Partner, World Innovation Lab

Yoshi is a Partner at World Innovation Lab where he has been working on investments in drones, automotive, enterprise/SaaS, and fintech. Yoshi led the firm’s investment in Flirtey and is currently a board observer of ClearMotion and ADARA. He also has been involved with the firm's investments in Digital Shadows and Doctor on Demand.


Prior to joining World Innovation Lab, Yoshi led early-stage investment deals at Digital Garage’s venture capital arm. Before that he worked with an enterprise software startup in Tokyo to develop a new CRM/lead generation application.


Earlier in his career, Yoshi served as Vice President of the private equity real estate group at Morgan Stanley and headed up deal sourcing, due diligence, valuation, contract negotiation, and asset management.