Obi joined East Ventures in 2014 and currently serves as an International Director. He is in charge of East Ventures investment activities in both Japan and Southeast Asia.
He has been a backpacker since the age of 18; and has traveled over 15 countries. This experience lead him to organize the biggest backpacker event in Japan gathering more than 1000 students in 2011. He started his familiarity with the startup ecosystem during his studies at Waseda University.
He has also successfully cofounded a venture at Philippines in 2012.