Welcome to Episode 37 of the Asian Hustle Network Podcast! We are very excited to have Miko Matsumura on this week's episode.
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Miko is a General Partner with Gumi Ventures, a US $30M investment fund focused on early-stage blockchain startups, and a cofounder of crypto exchange Evercoin.
Miko ignited his passion for open-source software 25 years ago as chief Evangelist for the Java Language and Platform at Sun Microsystems. Since then he has been building open source software startups in Silicon Valley including raising over $50 million in venture capital for developer platform companies such as Gradle and financial infrastructure companies like Hazelcast and has participated in multiple exits including INFRAVIO, webMethods, and Db4O. He is an advisor in successful startups like Celsius (CeFi Lending), Idle Finance (DeFi Yield Aggregator), Pundi X (Payments), and KEYLESS (ID infrastructure). He has been an investor with Focus Ventures, a firm with over $800M under management, 9 IPOs, and 44 exits, and blockchain firm Pantera Capital. He holds a Master’s degree in Neuroscience from Yale University where he worked on abstract computational neural networks. Miko’s mission is to promote increased transparency, equality, inclusion, innovation, and lower-cost financial infrastructure through open source.
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