WUV Team


Hiroaki Ohta, Ph.D

General Partner

  • General Partner at WASEDA University Ventures (WUV) from 2022

  • In 2021, Advisor, Office of the President, WASEDA University (Innovation Strategy)

  • Joined Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory, Inc. (current company name: ACSL, Inc.), a drone-related startup, in 2016, and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers in 2018 as President and CEO (retired in March 2022 after serving as CEO and Chairman)

  • Joined McKinsey & Company in 2010

  • Reserch scientist at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 2008 to 2010

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University in 2008

  • Ph.D from Kyoto University