Joichi Ito's Affiliations and Financial Interests

Disclosing interests for transparency and avoidance of conflict of interest.
Small shareholdings of public companies and funds are not listed.
Last updated December 21, 2017.

Special note about Bitcoin related investments. Before starting the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, I divested of any direct holdings of any companies directly involved in Bitcoin or Blockchain technology as their primary business. This included my stakes in Blockstream and Guardtime. Since then, the company I co-founded in the 90s, Digital Garage, where I still serve as a board member, has acquired shares of Blockstream. I have recused myself during any discussions about the transaction. Digital Garage is a public company and I am unable to prevent them from making such investments. In addition, I own < 0.1% of Digital Garage and have only a de minimis exposure to Blockstream through my stake in Digital Garage.

Academic Positions

Publicly Listed For-Profit Board Positions

Shareholdings in each public company with board position

Privately Held For-Profit Board Positions

Non-Profit Board Positions

Advisory Board Positions

Investment Vehicles

Direct or SPV holdings of shares and/or stock options

  • Teampush
  • Kickstarter
  • WEVR
  • Neo
  • thesixtyone, Inc.
  • Helium Systems
  • PureTech
  • Oblong Industries (MIT Media Lab graduate founded startup)
  • Silicon Straits
  • Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1)
  • Akili Interactive Labs
  • Wearality Corporation
  • Blindspot Inc.
  • Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc.
  • Loftwork Co., Ltd.
  • TCHO Ventures, Inc.
  • udu
  • Thington
  • Juicero
  • Triggit
  • Cerego
  • Iperlane
  • Wikia, Inc.
  • CrowdWorks, Inc.
  • Elephant Design Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Synbiota Inc.
  • Connected Camps
  • Generation Create
  • BeatCraft
  • Oura Ring
  • OH2 (MIT technology licensee)
  • Investments via Neoteny Labs

    Investments via Neoteny 3