Yoshi Nakamura

Yoshi Nakamura

Formal First Name

Yoshi Nakamura is Founder and Managing Partner of NAKA Capital Partners, a firm focused on investing, owning, and operating high quality companies in consumer and technology. Prior to founding NAKA, Yoshi was a Managing Director and Head of Global Business Development & Sales at Galaxy Digital where he focused on digital assets, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, capital markets, distribution, content and trading. During his time at Galaxy, he developed a wealth of knowledge in both the consumer and financial technology sectors, which sparked his interest in a variety of investments, including franchising opportunities. Previously, Yoshi spent 14 years at Citi in the Equities division covering the largest global hedge fund clients, while also contributing to a number of other big data content projects for the markets businesses.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • He was an active speaker at conferences for Galaxy Digital Trading.

  • He anchored Galaxy Digital “Heard Around the BLOCK” video interviews.

  • He facilitated distribution for public and private placement offerings to Galaxy Digital Trading counterparties.



  • He was Co-head of Citi’s Equity Hedge Fund Strategy, involved in anchoring Citi Velocity’s “Citi Minute” video content.

  • He helped create Citi PARTNER (Principal At Risk Net Exposure Reporting tool).

  • He focused on blockchain and crypto interest and investments, IBM developer works and blockchain essentials.

  • He worked on equity distribution to institutional hedge fund, mutual fund, and pension funds.



  • Trustee, Beat the Streets New York

  • Member, SAG-AFTRA New York



  • He appeared as a guest on Real Vision.



  • 2x Division I All-American in Wrestling

  • 2001 National Freestyle Wrestling team

  • First Degree Black Belt in Judo

  • Multiple time National Judo Champion