Koji Osawa / Global Catalyst Partners Co-Founder and Managing Director


Dr. Koji Osawa is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Global Catalyst Partners (GCP) and Global Catalyst Partners Japan (GCP-J).

GCP is a venture capital fund established in1999 in Silicon Valley that invests primarily in early stage companies active in the areas of IT sector. GCP has established three funds with a total amount of over $300M.
Dr. Osawa also founded GCP-J in 2014 that focuses investment opportunities primarily in Japan.
Dr. Osawa has extensive business development and investment experience in high tech industries in Japan, U.S. and Asian countries since 1985 while employed at Mitsubishi Corporation, the largest trading firm in the world.
Dr. Osawa also serves as Director of the Board of several NPOs including Keizai Society and Digital Divide Data.
Dr. Osawa received a BS in Electronics from Keio University, Japan and Ph.D. in Engineering from Tohoku University, Japan.