Vice President Business Development in San Francisco Bay CA Resume Alex Kurosawa

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					                              Atsushi “Alex” Kurosawa’s Resume
                                             dearkurosawa@gmail.com
                                                408-497-0257 (Cell)
                                                San Jose, CA 95120

Alex Kurosawa is a 30-years veteran in international strategic partnerships, sales,
marketing, start-ups, operations and investments. He has been successful at NASDAQ and
private companies for sales, marketing, business development, and investment. His career
objective is to be a part of new business which scales and makes a sizable impact.

                                        Professional Career

2011~ Managing Member, TBL Partners, LLC, San Jose
He co-founded the Company with focus on triple bottom line-profit, people and planet. The Company has been actively
evaluating opportunities in the space of innovation in agriculture and aquaculture, sustained environment, grid
technologies and flexible energy integration, so as to address global issues; chronic food shortage, clean development, and
energy demand-supply imbalance.

2000~2011 General Partner and Co-Founder, Start-up101 Ventures I/II, Cupertino
Alex organized and syndicated an early stage venture fund with focus on multimedia, Internet, communication and
semiconductor. While conducting due diligence and structuring deals, he developed a 15-company portfolio, and assisted
those portfolio companies to generate revenues by introducing customers. One of the exits generated 6 x returns in 2007 in
three years from inception. He has been often a panelist for a venture conference, such as Golden Capital Network and
International Business Forum.

1999~Present: CEO, President and Co-Founder, Start-up101, Inc., Cupertino
The company provides venture capital services and strategic consulting to develop markets and sales channels for newly
developed intellectual properties and high technology products. Clients included Japanese companies whose revenues
range from $1B to $25B and start-ups located in the US. He used a highly structured market entry approach in various
markets such as multimedia, ecommerce, digital cinema, ECM, document management, flexible displays, medical devices,
highly functional materials, cleantech and technology projects for agriculture and aquaculture.

1997~1999: Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Sonics, Inc., Mountain View
He formed this start-up company with ex-MicroUnity colleagues and took responsibility in developing business. He
conducted strategic marketing to introduce new software products into customers’ engineering environments. He closed
the first major deal with multiple divisions of NEC Corporation, and developed a pipeline of more than a dozen major
prospects for continued revenue growth. These results served as credentials and played a key role in successfully raising
funds for the second round financing. In 2010, their licensee shipment has exceeded 1 billion units.

1996~1997: Vice President, Business Development, MicroUnity, Inc., Sunnyvale
As the first Vice President in charge of cable modem product sales, he conducted sales and marketing activities with
end-customers, strategic partners and vendors. He developed strategies and presentations for each category of accounts.
He helped the company refocusing from a product business to a license business. Along with the down-sizing of the
company, Alex spun out with a few people and formed Sonics, Inc.


1993~1996: CEO/Founder, IKOS Systems Asia, K.K., and Executive, Cupertino HQ (NSDQ: IKOS)
Upon the introduction of a new super-computer product (Serial #1) in Japan, he established a Tokyo-based subsidiary to
head up sales operations in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. He developed organizations for sales, marketing and technical
support, and signed up distributors in each country. He engaged most of the key accounts in the region. Revenues doubled
year by year and reached $4M in three years. He exceeded a sales quota every year.
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1989~1992: Manager, VLSI Technology, Inc. (NSDQ: VLSI), San Jose
He managed the newly formed joint venture between Hitachi and VLSI being chartered in product development
and marketing. His paper about the industry's first scalable* sub-micron ASIC businesses was widely reported.
Later, he was in charge of HDTV project in developing strategic alliances with Japan and US based companies.

1980-1988: Manager, NEC Corporation, Kawasaki, Semiconductor Division (FTSE: 6701q.l)
He was chartered with strategic partnerships with Silicon Valley based start-ups in evaluating technologies. In launching a
system LSI business for PC and consumer markets, he played a key role in shortening the product design time to 1/143 of
what the traditional system required. His engineering team developed LSI products for video processing, audio processing
and electronic games.

                                              Industry Associations

2001~ Investor Panelist, speaker and business plan judge
  International Business Forum, New York
  Golden Capital Network, Sacramento
  Grow California, Chico, etc.

2002~ Member, Band of Angels, Menlo Park
The America’s first and most established angel investor group. Alex is currently a member of clean-tech/energy SIG.

1990-1999
IEEE Custom Integrated Circuit Conference (CICC) Technical Committee Member

                                                      Education

1980     MSEE      Yokohama National University
1978     BSEE      Yokohama National University

                               Awards (Complete List Available Upon Request)
1999              Japan Patent #743-02095 “Circuit Delay Analysis System”
1993-1995         Sales Quota Achievement Awards, IKOS Systems
1992              Recognition of the excellent contribution to the joint venture, VLSI Technology, Inc.
1989              Finalist, Worldwide Quality and Reliability Control Paper Competition, NEC Corporation
1983-Present      Published a number of technical and business papers;
                  International Angel Investors Japan, CICC, Information Society, Nikkei Micro Device, IP Forum,
                  ASIC Conference, NHK I-Media, etc.




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