Sunny Sugaya has been Head of Asia Business Development and a General Partner of Icon Ventures since 2003. Sunny’s 24 years of technology and business development experience and network of relationships distinguishes our ability to bring leading-edge products to the Japan market. He is viewed as a remarkable asset to entrepreneurs and widely respected by most strategic players in Japan.
Prior to Icon, Sunny joined Jafco Co., Ltd. in 1999, serving in a variety of business development roles. Before that, Sunny spent 12 years at Motorola Japan, where he was responsible for design teams building next-generation cell phones and pagers. In this capacity, he managed both software and hardware development teams. A number of the design modules he created are still in use today. He also held roles overseeing product development and marketing of wireless communication equipment.
At Icon, Sunny and the Asia Business Development Team are actively involved with CloudPhysics, Delphix, Devicescape, Groundwork, Inkling, Ionic Security, Pertino, RedSeal, Sencha, TuneIn, Ultrasolar Technology, Vuclip and Zephyr Health.
They have also been actively involved with Brion Technologies (ASML Holdings NV), FireEye (FEYE), Infinera (INFN), Mimosa Systems (Iron Mountain), Proofpoint (PFPT), SiTime (MegaChips) and Solidcore Systems (McAfee).Companies that Sunny previously supported while at Jafco Co., Ltd. include Arkivio (Rocket Software), Ingrian Networks (SafeNet), Mobilian (Intel), Ocular Networks (Tellabs), Philsar (Conexant) and Trigo Technologies (IBM).
Sunny received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and electrical engineering from the National Defense Academy in Japan.
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