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Allen Miner

Allen Miner

Allen Miner

SunBridge Corporation Founder, Chairman & CEO
SunBridge Partners General Partner

  Mr. Miner is the founder and Chairman of SunBridge Corporation. Mr. Miner has significant experience in Internet, enterprise and open-source software, entrepreneurship, and international technology transfer.  Mr. Miner has been actively involved in each of SunBridge group’s investments resulting in numerous successful IPOs, including salesforce.com, MacroMill, ITMedia and G-Mode, among others for which he has been recognized by Fortune and Always On as one of the world’s 100 top technology investers.

 Mr. Miner graduated from Brigham Young University with degrees in Computer Science and Asian Studies, and joined Oracle Corporation in 1986. He was subsequently dispatched to Japan, where he founded and helped lead Oracle Japan. Following commercial success in entering the Japanese market and a successful IPO, Oracle Japan has become a model for US technology companies entering Japan.

 Mr. Miner founded SunBridge Corporation in 1999.  As SunBridge CEO, Mr. Miner aims to create a dynamic, collaborative ecosystem in which Japanese technology startups develop at a globally competitive pace.  SunBridge provides a variety of growth-enabling services to both startups and global enterprises including early stage venture capital investment, software product and internet system development, sales and marketing services, organizational strategy and recruiting. 

 Mr. Miner currently serves on the Boards of Saleforce.com Japan and several other SunBridge portfolio companies. He has advised numerous Japanese government projects focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, and serves on the board of NPO ETIC, a Tokyo organization promoting social entrepreneurship and providing entrepreneurial training for university students.   He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Japan Venture Capital Association upon its founding in 2002, and has been a sponsor and advisor to the Stanford Project on Japanese Entrepreneurship since 2008.