- MS in Mathematical Informatics, The University of Tokyo
- BA in Economics, The University of Tokyo
Yu has over 13 years of professional experience as a venture capitalist, corporate strategist, and mergers and acquisitions advisor. He co-founded Dentsu Ventures — the corporate venture capital fund of the global communications company Dentsu — to create new businesses with innovative startups. As a general partner, he is responsible for overall management of the fund and leads a wide range of tasks, such as due diligence, deal execution, and supporting business development for portfolio companies. Previously, he played an important role in many transformational Dentsu initiatives, such as the acquisition of Aegis Group and the creation of a medium-term management plan as a senior manager of the corporate strategy division. Before joining Dentsu, Yu participated in many M&A deals as a financial advisor at Mizuho.