Jeffrey Char is passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation.
Jeffrey Char is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He is Founder and CEO at J-Seed Ventures and Chief Mentor at Venture Generation, a Tokyo-based venture community. He is also on the Business Innovation Task Force at Tokyo Electric Power Company as well as Managing Director at SEAbridge, an investment and M&A advisory firm that specializes in the ASEAN region with a particular focus on technology. Originally from Hawaii, but a long-term resident of Tokyo, Japan.
Specialties: Incubation, start-up ventures, venture capital, finance and M&A.
Jeffrey Char's Background
Jeffrey Char's Experience
Founder & President at J-Seed Ventures, Inc.
2000 - Present
Tokyo-based venture incubator and provider of innovation consulting services. The company also assists foreign clients in establishing operations in Japan.
Director at CUUSOO SYSTEM
2013 - Present | Tokyo
Co-creation platform service provider.
Director at LITALICO Inc.
2013 - 2014 | Tokyo
Social venture providing vocational training for people with disabilities and educational support to children with developmental disorders.
Director at mashmatrix, Inc.
Leading provider of enterprise mashup dashboards. The mashmatrix dashboard is a visually rich, intuitive console that easily aggregates data from any web service data source.
Co-founder and Director at Bell Energy KK
2003 - Present
An engineering, procurement and construction company engaged in designing, building and operating photovoltaic power stations in Japan.
President & Representative Director at PhillipCapital Japan KK
2005 - 2009
An integrated financial services group headquartered in Singapore with approximately 3000 staff worldwide. In Japan, member companies include PhillipCapital Japan, Phillip Advisory, Phillip Estate, Phillip Financials and Naruse Securities.
Co-founder and Director at Sozon Inc.
2003 - October 2007
Tokyo-based search engine optimization (SEO) and online marketing company. Sold to ValueCommerce in 2005.
Director at Solis Corporation
2001 - 2005
Tokyo-based domain name registration company. Sold to GMO Internet in 2005.
Director at Suzuki Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
1998 - 2003
Leading high technology printed circuit board manufacturer. Sold to Nikko Principal Investments in 2000.
Co-founder & Chairman at Pario Software, Inc.
1997 - 1998
Silicon Valley-based network security venture. Sold to Lucent Technologies in 1998.
Attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP
1988 - 1997
International law firm
International Research at KOKUSAI Securities (now Mitsubishi UFJ Securities)
1987 - 1988
Major Japanese securities brokerage firm.
Jeffrey Char's Education
Harvard Law School
University of California, Berkeley - School of Law
International Christian University
1983 – 1984
Jeffrey Char's Interests & Activities
Entrepreneurship, innovations, movies and traveling. Chocolate lover.