Mr. Mochio Umeda co-founded and served as Managing Director at Pacifica Fund. Mr. Mochio Umeda is a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Director at Pacifica Fund. He is also an Angel Investor. He is also the founder and president of MUSE Associates, a strategy and business consulting firm to the Japanese IT industry established in Palo Alto, California, in 1997. Before starting MUSE, he was one of the founding directors of Arthur D. Little's Silicon Valley office. Mochio is also a leading commentator on IT industry in the Japanese press, with countless published articles in Japan's primary business publications, including Chuo Koron, Nikkei Business, Nikkei Personal Computing and Foresight. He is the author of the book "How Silicon Valley Changed Me" (Shincho-sha, 2001) and a contributing author of, "A Strategic Planning Roadmap" (Diamond Business Press, 1991) and "The Computer Industry's High Return Revolution" (Diamond Business Press, 1993). Mochio holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Keio University and a Master of Information Science from the University of Tokyo.