Jay Onda is a founding member of Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley (YMVSV) where he serves as Partner and Director of Strategic Investments. He is currently focused on various areas including Machine Learning and AI, Robotics, IoT security and solutions, Smart Cities, VR/AR, and other innovative technologies.
Prior to joining YMVSV, Jay was a Principal at NTT DOCOMO Capital where he managed early stage investment opportunities, due diligence, strategic business relationships with promising startups. Earlier in his career Jay served as a UI/UX designer, engineer, and product manager. He has maintained a focus on user-centric design.
Jay is also an active mentor and advisor to entrepreneurial teams, both inside large corporations and for various start up accelerators around the world. He speaks internationally on corporate innovation and corporate venture capital.