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Jin Tanaka


Chief Growth Officer


Kort Valuta




Jin is currently Founding Partner at Exa Fund, a seed-stage venture capital firm based in Japan, and is leading global investments in AI startups with global scale and impact. Jin left Japan for California at 26 and became CEO and Co-Founder of Foxsy, an AI-matchmaker application voted Best Social Bot in 2016 by VentureBeat.

After building a global-scale startup, he proceeded to be a VC in order to support AI startups as a Partner at, an accelerator program and global leader in AI-focused investment based in Hong Kong. Jin also served as the Director of Investment at DEEPCORE, an AI-centric VC, where he led the successful launch of an accelerator program called, KERNEL Global Startup Camp.

He also works as an advisor and mentor for startups, corporations, government institutions, universities, and other VC funds to support the global venture ecosystem.

In Jin's spare time, he is a surfer, trail runner, swimmer, weight trainer, futsal player, foodie, and world traveler.

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