Keizo is the Managing Officer at LIFULL Co., Ltd., in charge of international operations, investment in startups and M&A. LIFULL operates homes.co.jp, Japan’s largest real estate portal, and owns subsidiaries such as Trovit, Mitula, DotProperty and Fashiola.
Keizo was in charge of LIFULL’s acquisitions of Trovit and Mitula.
Keizo has been in consumer internet industry since 1998. Prior to joining LIFULL, Keizo was at a Japanese venture capital where he helped 2 startups hands-on, and both went through IPO.
Before that, he was one of the early employees of Rakuten, Japan’s largest e-commerce company, and now a sponsor of FC Barcelona.
Prior to Rakuten, he worked at The Boston Consulting Group and Merrill Lynch. He holds MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and BA in Astrophysics from Cornell University.