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.
2018 - 2020
2004 - 2018
2002 - 2004
1997 - 2002
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
MEDIA AND APPEARANCE
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