Since 2015, Eto has led India operation and conducted investments in Indian Startups and supported Japanese companies looking to expand into India.
DI as a whole, Eto has provided support in a wide variety of areas such as new business strategy, international business development strategy, corporate strategy and implementation support for clients in energy, healthcare, electronics, financial, chemical and so on.
Prior to DI, Eto worked for the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, dealing with energy projects in Asia and being in charge of sovereign, corporate and project risk analysis. At PWC, he delivered financial advisory in infrastructure and healthcare spaces. He has entrepreneurial experience as a founder of a health care startup.
Eto holds a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Economics, The Keio University. He is fluent in English and Japanese.
At DI, Pawan supports DI’s Venture Capital business across various key focus segments. He brings along experience in originating and consummating investment transactions across consumer, healthcare, pharmaceutical, financial services, chemicals, media & entertainment and technology sectors.
Prior to DI, Pawan worked with Rainshine Entertainment (Mumbai) as a part of the Chairman's office leading their fundraising, corporate development & new business initiatives division. Pawan has been an Investment Banking Professional with Edelweiss, Systematix Capital & Elara Capital executing PE/VC, M&A and Capital Market transactions.
Pawan holds MBA-Finance and Bachelors of Commerce from University of Mumbai
Apurva brings rich deal origination and analysis experience across consumer, agriculture, education, financial services, healthcare & pharma and technology-enabled businesses.
Prior to DI, Apurva was a part of Hero Enterprise Investment Office’s team and was involved in venture capital and private equity transactions. Apart from deal experience, she was also actively involved in portfolio management and exit processes for the fund. She also did a summer internship program with Goldman Sachs’ investment banking team.
Apurva holds an MBA in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur and Bachelors of Commerce (Hons) from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata.
Kyohei (Kay) Hosono graduated from the Faculty of Letters of The University of Tokyo. He studied abroad at St. Petersburg State University in Russia, and holds a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Michigan in the United States.
Prior to joining DI, he worked for the Japan Bank for International Cooperation.
Joining DI in 2002, Hidetaka has been working as a strategic consultant in the areas of finance, healthcare and cosmetic while supporting startup companies which he took many of them to public. After accelerating the launches of investment fund business in Asia and M&A advisory service, he took initiative in reestablishing DI’s incubation business and its investment portfolio which he is currently responsible of.
Prior to joining DI, he worked for the Bank of Tokyo (now MUFG Bank, Ltd), Tokyo-Mitsubishi Securities (now Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities) and Morgan Stanley Securities (now Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities) where he built up his skills and experiences in project financing, M&A advisory and equity offering.
A graduate of the Faculty of Economics of The University of Tokyo, Hidetaka holds an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also a CFA Chartered Analyst and an Illinois State USCPA.
Hidetaka believes that success comes not only from strategy and persuasion but from respect and consideration.
John D. Halamka, M.D., leads innovation for Beth Israel Lahey Health. Previously, he served for over 20 years as the chief information officer (CIO) at Beth Israel Deaconess System. He is chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), and a practicing emergency physician. He is also the International Healthcare Innovation professor at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Halamka completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University, where he received a degree in medical microbiology and a degree in public policy with a focus on technology issues. He entered medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and simultaneously pursued graduate work in bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley focusing on technology issues in medicine. He completed his residency at Harbor–UCLA Medical Center in the Department of Emergency Medicine.
As the leader for innovation at the $7 billion Beth Israel Lahey Health, he oversees digital health relationships with industry, academia, and government worldwide. As a Harvard professor, he has served the George W. Bush administration, the Obama administration, and national governments throughout the world planning their healthcare IT strategy. . In his role at BIDMC, Dr. Halamka was responsible for all clinical, financial, administrative, and academic information technology, serving 3,000 doctors, 12,000 employees, and 1,000,000 patients.
Dr. Halamka has authored a dozen books on technology-related issues, hundreds of articles and thousands of posts on the popular Geekdoctor blog.
He runs Unity Farm in Sherborn, MA and serves as caretaker for 50 animals, 30 acres of agricultural production and a cidery/winery.