Gen Kanai

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Animoca Brands

In his role at Animoca Brands, Gen helps to advance the Company’s blockchain strategy and will utilize his contacts and background to develop the Company’s business and interests in Japan, including for Zeroth. Zeroth is a leading AI accelerator and a subsidiary of the Company; Zeroth recently formed a partnership with DEEPCORE, the wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based SoftBank Group Corp.

At Mozilla, Gen launched Mozilla’s Firefox OS mobile phone platform in Asia, including India, Bangladesh and the Philippines. Previously, he supported the launch of Mozilla Japan, Mozilla China, multiple South East Asian Mozilla communities, and held community management, evangelism, business development and marketing roles at Mozilla since 2006. Previous to Mozilla, Gen was responsible for building Internet services for Sony’s Digital Imaging products in the US and launched Toyota Motor Sales’ ecommerce strategy also in the US. Gen is active with the US-Japan Leadership Program as well as the Asia Society’s Asia 21 Young Leaders’ program. Gen is a mentor with 500 Startups. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.

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