Chairman and Group CEO of SunBridge, Inc.
Founder of SunBridge Group.
First generation representative of Oracle Japan.
Mr. Miner was born in 1961 in Utah, United States. After graduating from Brigham Young University in 1986, he joined Oracle Corporation in the United States. From 1987 he assisted in the launch of Oracle Japan as its first representative and laid the foundation for growth of record-setting magnitude. Even after that he continued taking an active part in the management of Oracle Corporation’s headquarters in the United States.
As the representative director of SunBridge which was established in 1999 solely on Mr. Miner’s own funding, he invested in venture businesses such as IT Media, Salesforce.com, OKWave, Gaia X, Macromill and G-mode, and undertook IPO’s for no less than seven companies. He has invested in over 55 venture businesses thus far, making him an active contributor to the discovery and development of new businesses and industries.
In 2007, he was included in Forbes Magazine’s Midas list as a venture capitalist considered to have made remarkable contributions to the value growth of venture businesses in Japan. Furthermore, he was a founding member of the Japan Venture Capital Association and currently serves as its adviser.
In February 2011, he participated as a U.S. representative in a roundtable discussion part of “U.S.-Japan Dialogue to Promote Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Job Creation”, an event hosted at Stanford University by the U.S. Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and JETRO.
His publications include “I’m Betting on Japan” (Shoeisha, 2001), and a contribution to “Reimagining Japan: The Quest for a Future That Works” (VIZ Media LLC, 2011).