Mamoru Taniya is currently actively involved in supporting start-ups and planning of NGO/NPO leveraging his 30 years of experience in the finance industry and over 20 years of angel investing.
Previous experience includes leading the Japan and Asia investment department as the youngest managing director in Asia at Salomon Brothers. Following this, he has founded Asuka Asset Management which deals with innovative alternative financial products as well as Mercuria Investment Co. through a merger with the Development Bank of Japan.
Through his all-inclusive approach to founding businesses, he has founded a wide range of companies including the first online life insurance platform in Japan Lifenet Insurance Company, first investment robo-advisor in Japan Money Design Co., Studio Yoggy, and RECIKA within the blockchain space.
Currently serving as the Chairman of the crowdfunding platfort CAMPFIRE, remote diagnosing service MNES Inc., and Discover Japan magazine. Founder and representative of the first international boarding school in Japan UWCISAK. Vice Chairman of the Human Rights Watch Tokyo Committee. Director at Asia Pacific Initiative, Endeavor Japan, and International House of Japan.
Graduate of University of Tokyo Faculty of Law.