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Hiro Maeda
Partner @ BEENEXT

Hiro Maeda is a partner at BEENEXT, an early stage venture capital firm investing in India, Southeast Asia, Japan, and the U.S. With a degree in computer science and economics from Bucknell University, he has been an early stage investor in over 100 companies, including Everlane, Instacart, and Anyperk. Previously, he led the investment division at BEENOS. In 2010, he launched Japan’s first startup accelerator, Open Network Lab, in partnership with Digital Garage and Kakaku.com. Hiro was selected as one of the 2016 Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 in the finance and venture capital category.

Notable investments include Instacart, Kamcord, FundersClub, Everlane, Lob, Screenhero (acquired by Slack), Pixelapse (acquired by Dropbox), Fril, Anyperk, Qiita, and many more.