Wilson Sonsini - ECP

Yoichiro (Yokum) Taku

Partner, Palo Alto

clients I've worked with

  • Agora
  • Beamery
  • Caffeine
  • Carbon Health
  • Domino Data Lab
  • DroneDeploy
  • Iterable
  • Sift
  • PandaDoc
  • Udemy

Get To Know Me

  • Q: Why do you like working with early stage companies?
    I like coaching and educating founders. The relationships that I have with some founders span multiple companies over many years
  • Q: What is your proudest accomplishment with a client?
    Having a client that I incorporated go public
  • Q: Best advice you have for an entrepreneur?
    File your 83(b) election
  • Q: How do you spend your free time?
    Playing Pokemon Go. I have 6 year old triplets and a 2 year old. What free time?
  • Q: If you had a superpower, what would it be?
    I'd like to be able to operate on less sleep
  • Q: What was your most challenging deal?
    Probably not a single deal, but the volume of IPOs during the dot com era was staggering
  • Q: What was your most memorable travel experience?
    Flying to Japan with the triplets
  • Q: If you weren't an attorney, what would you like to be?
    Teaching venture capital financings in law school or business school
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