Before Coral Capital, Ryotaro worked across various roles at Recruit, including human resources for sales and new business development, finance, accounting, corporate planning, and investment. In the investment division, he managed several Corporate Venture Capital funds (total USD 200M) and played a key role in establishing the blockchain fund (USD 25M), the first initiative in this area for Recruit. He received his bachelor’s degree in business management from Kobe University and MBA from HEC Paris Business School in 2021. As a Senior Associate at Coral Capital, he sources startups across a wide range of industries, as well as supporting fund operations across the firm.
His hobby is traveling. He has traveled around the world and visited more than 40 countries, from South America all the way to the Middle East.