Mike is the Chief Creative Officer at Moon. He oversees all design aspects of the organisation and its work. Specifically, he ensures that the new ventures created within Moon are elevated by human-centered design and creativity.Prior to joining Moon, Mike was a Partner at IDEO where he co-founded and ran its Tokyo office since its inception in 2011. He also co-founded D4V (Design for Ventures), Japan’s first-of-its-kind venture capital firm that invests in early-stage Japanese ventures and co-creates human-centered products and services to deliver positive impact to the world.
Mike graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Neuroscience. He has taught at The University of Tokyo, Keio University, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID), and NYU, among others. In addition to being a competitive tennis player, Mike is also an avid hip hop dancer who finds solace in British baking shows!
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