Kazuhiro Kobayashi joined the Sozo Ventures team in April 2017. His main role is to assist portfolio companies in creating business development opportunities in global markets.
After graduating from a computer science vocational school in Japan, Mr. Kobayashi studied Electronics Engineering Technology at the Devry Institute of Technology in the United States. Dropped out of college to join NCR Japan. Mr. Kobayashi helped use Retail Tech and Logistics Tech to facilitate digital use by Japanese companies.
While working at IT Frontier, a joint venture between Mitsubishi Corporation and IBM Japan, Mr. Kobayashi established the SAP R/3 Infrastructure Operations Outsourcing Services business in the IT Services Division. And He established IT services collaborations with leading companies in the United States, China, and Brazil, and have established services that provide IT outsourcing services to Japanese customers operating worldwide as a General Manager and Business Unit Manager.
Leaving after IT Frontier, Mr. Kobayashi decides to become a global entrepreneur. He decides to bring the Japanese restaurant chain to the Chinese market and after a successful launch, due to the governmental regulation changes, He needs to shut down the business in China and coming back to Japan.
Then Mr. Kobayashi joins the IT Consulting company to assist the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in administrative work related to the use of radio waves, and as an account manager and project manager for manufacturing and retail companies.