Gen Kanai

Director Of Strategic Partnerships at Animoca Brands

Gen Kanai has a diverse range of experience in various companies and roles. Gen started their career as the Manager of Electronic Commerce Strategy at Sony from 2001 to 2004. Subsequently, they worked as the Strategy Manager at Technorati Japan from 2004 to 2006. From 2006 to 2008, Gen served as the Director of Marketing at Mozilla Japan, where they were responsible for community and online marketing and evangelism. Gen then joined H2 as the Tokyo Chapter co-Chair and served in this role from 2012 to 2015.

Gen's involvement in Mozilla continued as they assumed the role of Director of Evangelism, Asia from 2008 to 2010. During this time, they actively promoted web technologies and built and grew Mozilla communities across East and Southeast Asia. From 2010 to 2015, Gen served as the Director of Asia Community Engagement at Mozilla, where they oversaw community development and supported localization efforts.

Gen also gained experience as a mentor at various organizations. From 2010 to 2019, they were a mentor at 500 Startups, an investment firm that provides support to technology startups. In 2015, they also became a mentor at Chinaccelerator, the first mentorship-driven seed-funding program in China, where they helped entrepreneurs in the information technology sector create successful companies.

In addition to their mentoring roles, Gen served as an advisor at Brandma International Group from January 2018 to November 2018 and at Claritas Global, Inc. from February 2018 to September 2018.

Currently, Gen is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Animoca Brands, a position they have held since November 2018.

Gen Kanai attended Dartmouth College from 1991 to 1996, where they obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography.


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  • Director Of Strategic Partnerships

    November, 2018 - present