The rest of the 50 (in alphabetical order): Nolan Paul, partner, Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley

Nolan Paul is a partner at Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley (YMVSV), the US-based corporate venture capital (CVC) subsidiary of Japan-headquartered electronics and automotive manufacturer Yamaha.

George Kellerman, chief executive and managing director of YMVSV, said in his nomination of Paul: “Nolan joined our team as a partner in October 2018, and he has already made a name for himself in the CVC industry.

“Nolan led our recent investment in Advanced Farm Technologies, which is a strawberry harvesting robot, and as a result, he is taking a board seat on the company. He was also recently appointed as a board observer for two of our investments in New Zealand: Robotics Plus and Invert Robotics.

“Nolan has also been instrumental in developing the portfolio model and investment criteria for our new $100m fund [dubbed the Exploratory Fund], and he has supported other team members on doing the financial analysis…

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Edison Fu

Edison Fu is a reporter and Asia liaison at Global Corporate Venturing.