Chairman and CEO, SunBridge Corporation/Managing Director, SunBridge Partners
Mr. Miner joined Oracle Corporation in 1986 and was dispatched to Japan, where he founded and helped lead Oracle Japan through its successful IPO in 1999. He created Tokyo-based SunBridge, a leading IT startup accelerator and Venture Capital Firm in 2000.
Mr. Miner is one of the most successful and respected VC’s in Japan, having been instrumental in the creation of salesforce.com Japan, Concur Japan, Marketo Japan, and Demandware Japan among others. He was a founding director of the Japan Venture Capital Association and Japan Venture Research, Inc.
Mr. Miner is an advisor and visiting scholar to the Stanford Program on Regions of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Chairman of the Japan Society of Northern California US-Japan Innovation Awards steering committee.