About Geodesic Capital
Fund Name： Geodesic Capital Fund I, L.P.
Year Established： February 24, 2015
Investment Strategy: Providing growth capital and support to start-ups in Silicon Valley.
Working Balance： USD 335 million
Investor: Large Japanese institutional investors and corporations
Profile of Ambassador John V. Roos
John V. Roos served as United States Ambassador to Japan from August 2009 - August 2013. On Aug. 6, 2010 he became the first sitting U.S. Ambassador ever to attend the commemoration ceremony of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima.
Ambassador Roos' service in Tokyo coincided with the devastating 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis on March 11, 2011 when he led the American effort on the ground in support of Japan's response to the disaster. Ambassador Roos also led the creation of the TOMODACHI Initiative that followed U.S. disaster relief efforts.
Ambassador Roos is a Senior Advisor at Centerview Partners, a preeminent mergers & acquisitions advisory firm. Ambassador Roos is a member of the Board of Directors at Salesforce.com and at Sony Corporation and a member of the Global Advisory Board of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.
Previously, Ambassador Roos served as Chief Executive Officer and Senior Partner at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich, & Rosati.
Ambassador Roos is a graduate with honors and distinction from Stanford University and from Stanford Law School where he was Order of the Coif.
Profile of Ashvin Bachireddy
Ashvin Bachireddy has over 14 years of venture capital and technology experience. Prior to Geodesic Capital, Mr. Bachireddy was the Head of Growth Stage Investing at Andreessen Horowitz. He was actively involved with Andreessen Horowitz's investments in Facebook, Twitter, Box, Airbnb, and Github.
Prior to Andreessen Horowitz, Mr. Bachireddy was a venture capital investor at Lightspeed Venture Partners, 3i Group and JMI Equity where he was involved with investments at all stages spanning broadly across technology.
Mr. Bachireddy has also performed corporate strategy, operational and business development work as Chief of Staff to the CEO at Coremetrics, a leading web analytics provider. Earlier in his career he was in the investment banking division at Montgomery & Co. and Salomon Smith Barney.
Mr. Bachireddy received a B.S. in Management Science from the University of California at San Diego.
About Mitsubishi Corporation
Headquarters: 2-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8086, Japan
Established: July 1954
Capital: 204 billion yen
Main Business： Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) has seven business groups which develop operations in the diverse fields of Global Environment & Infrastructure; Industrial Finance, Logistics & Development; Energy; Machinery; Chemicals; and the Living Essentials as well as the recently established Business Service Group. Through these business groups, MC serves customers around the world in virtually every industry.
No. of Employees: 71,994 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2015)
Chief Executive: Takehiko Kakiuchi, President and CEO