Ted Hirose

Group Director

Tel Venture Capital

Currently based in Silicon Valley, Ted is passionate about supporting US startups, especially when combining the best of both worlds – US entrepreneurship spirit and detailed craftsmanship from TEL Japan.

In 1997 Ted joined Tokyo Electron headquarters and has been assigned to TEL Venture since 2007. Prior to joining TEL Venture, he had held various key roles in SPE account management as well as corporate strategic planning, including strategic alliances and M&As.  Some of his investments include: Invarium, NanoGram, Unidym, Crystal Solar, Luxtera, Genalyte, Nantero, and Nanosys. Ted received a BA from Keio University, Japan and an MBA from New York University.

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