Believer and Investor in Virtual and Augmented Reality
GFR Fund is a San Francisco-based venture capital fund that invests in early-stage virtual and augmented reality startups and is managed by GREE VR Capital, an affiliate of GREE Inc., a global leader in mobile gaming industry.
We believe that virtual and augmented reality have the power to alter people's lives by completely changing the way of interaction between people and computer which has been trapped in small, square screens. We help talented entrepreneurs, who share the same passion and value with us, expand their businesses globally.
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CEO and Managing Director
As an active investor for the past decade, Teppei Tsutsui is the CEO and Managing Director of GREE VR Capital. Having led several key investments and acquisitions in Tokyo, including GREE's acquisitions of OpenFeint and Funzio, Teppei is currently leading GFR Fund in San Francisco. Prior to working for GREE, Teppei was key to advising M&A strategy at Morgan Stanley, where his strength in the Asian market and as an investor grew. He also worked in Japan in business development at Mitsubishi Corporation.
Teppei earned a bachelor’s degree in Law from Hitotsubashi University and MBA from the University of Chicago.
Masaki Fujimoto is the Managing Director at GREE VR Capital. He joined GREE in June 2005, and serves as the Company's chief technology officer. Prior to joining GREE, he worked at Astra the Studio, Inc. and Tunebiz Co., Ltd. Earlier in his career, Masaki was a member of the consulting staff of a PHP open source project. He graduated in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in literature from Sophia University.
With a background in data analytics, Yasushi Komori is a principal at GFR Fund. Yasushi joined GREE in 2010, where he honed his skills in data analytics and the Asia market. Before working for the GFR Fund, he worked at C.A. Mobile as a server engineer developing EC site from scratch. Yasushi also worked as game producer of Japanese and US social games. He helped produced such games as Haconiwa, Crime City, and Modern War. He led the one of games to $70M sales per year.
Yasushi earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Waseda University in 2007.