Senior Associate, Japan

Yu Watanabe


Yu Watanabe works for AVPN as a Senior Associate. Prior to joining AVPN, Yu spent 10 years in the private sector including her last position at Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support for helping startups expand global markets and large corporations for open innovation, including an acceleration program for women-led startups in SE Asia and United States. As an entrepreneur herself, she has joined multiple social startups, including her experience as executive director at Sekai Hotel, a unique tourism start-up in Japan as well as an education company in the Philippines which offers English education for creators. Yu has a bachelor degree in International Development from Tsukuba University in Japan.

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