Who is Sanefumi Sammy Shoji?
June 6, 2012 in News
Sammy received a Bachelor of Engineering, Mechano-informatics from the University of Tokyo after studying there from 1996-2000. During his time there he submitted a research paper to Journal of the Robotics Society of Japan: “Microgravity Rover using Electro–magnetic Actuation”. He also submitted a research paper to IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems on Mobility of a Microgravity Rover using Internal Electro-Magnetic Levitation.
In 2003 he received a Master of Science in Planetary Science from the University of Tokyo after studying there for another three years. In 2002 he submitted and presented a research paper at Fall Meeting of the Japanese Society for Planetary Sciences called Development of an impact-ionization dust detector on board spacecrafts: Necessary condition on applied voltage.
In 2006 he was hired as Associate/Analyst, Leveraged Finance, Financing Group, Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs and was later appointed Vice President, Strategic Sales, Equities Division covering responsibility for major Japanese financial institutions, specialized in asset-side equity-related transactions. He remained there for 6 years.
In 2009 he was the manager of Japan Core Partner, Inc. a “Boutique clean technology incubation/investment firm”.
And finally in May 2011, he became partner and the founding member of Sun Investment LLC which is based in Tokyo, Japan. The company is a clean technology-focused venture capital firm.