Taro Kodama

Taro Kodama

Venture Partner Tokyo, Japan
Areas of interest: Japan, Partnerships, Strategy

Taro started his career at Yahoo Japan Corp. in November of 1999, where he was responsible for their social media business.  In 2010, he joined Facebook in January as their first employee in Japan, where he served as their Country Growth Manager. He was instrumental to Facebook’s expansion into the Japanese market.  He was responsible for driving the adoption of SNS (social networking services) culture and users registering under their real names, which was a first in Japan for social networking services.

After successfully establishing Facebook’s first thriving international business, Taro began his own entrepreneurial path in 2014.  He aimed to utilize his experience and expertise to support new multiple business projects in exploring the Japanese market. The culmination of these experiences led to the founding of Anchorstar in 2015, where he is now CEO.

Taro was born in Yokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture in 1977.