Our team comes from Stanford University and has background in startups, venture capital, technology industry, and has a core expertise in working with early stage companies, young entrepreneurs, and bridging the gap between U.S. and Japan
Stanford BS in MS&E
Clancey is a Managing Partner at GoAhead Ventures. Clancey led our investments in VideoAmp, Popular Pays, and Charlie. Clancey brings expertise in sourcing Stanford entrepreneurs and adTech deals for the fund. Clancey is on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for 2017.
Previously while at ZenShin Capital, Clancey successfully led and realized an investment in Strikingly, as well as managing key holdings such as Hackerrank and Audyssey. While at Stanford, Clancey helped operate Stanford’s business association for entrepreneurial students (BASES.)
Stanford BS in MS&E
Phil is a Managing Partner at GoAhead Ventures. Phil led our investments in Gameflip, FANCHEST, and Collectly. Phil brings expertise in sourcing Stanford entrepreneurs as well as finTech deals for the fund. Phil is on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for 2017.
Phil is the founder of Copernican Solutions, a startup consulting firm out of Stanford. He was previously on the deal team at Andreessen Horowitz, where he focused on IoT and bitcoin. Phil has also spent time working at tech startups such as Airware and Xapo, as well as PE/VC firms such as Lindsay Goldberg in NY and Inventure Oy in Finland.
Takeshi "TK" Mori
Stanford GSB MS
University of Tokyo BS EE
TK is a Managing Partner at GoAhead Ventures. TK led our investments in Alpha-MRI, Talkable, and BigLeaf. TK brings expertise in hardware investments and helping companies with Japanese market expansion if needed. TK has three IPOs and 5 M&A exits from previous investments.
TK has over twenty five years of investment, engineering, entrepreneurship, and U.S.-Japan operations experience. Prior to GoAhead, TK was co-founder and managing director of ZenShin Capital. TK also served as an advisor to the venture capital operation of Tudor Capital Japan, and a Vice President at OnFiber Communications Inc (acquired by Qwest).
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