Before Coral Capital, Ken led the Google for Startups team in Tokyo, running an accelerator program and sourcing startup investments. Prior to Google, he ran TechCrunch Japan as Editor-in-Chief for about five years, growing both the site and their annual startup event TechCrunch Tokyo by over 3x during his tenure. As a seasoned tech journalist, he has worked for various publications both online and offline covering the software and internet industry for over 20 years. Throughout his career, he has also worked as an engineer, once as a Perl and Linux hacker, and once as a Rubyist creating a new web application for a media company. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Waseda University, and now serves as a part-time lecturer at Sophia University.