Matilde has a consulting background and specialized in advising clients on supply chain and organizational issues. As an MIT undergraduate she supported faculty research on sustainable development, building economic models to explore the interactions among populations, resources and technology. She’s passionate about fusion cuisine and is excited to try and learn how to cook the local Indonesian delicacies.
Toshiyuki (Toshi) Okubo
Toshi has spent his working career at the Development Bank of Japan where he provided financial, economic and project management advice to expansion projects. He has experience brokering deals between multinational financiers and governments, providing feasibility analyses and legal due-diligence to support major infrastructural ventures. Toshi is particularly proud of his time as a Boy Scout when he was the “Yokozuna” (Sumo champion) of the Tokyo district!
David has varied experience spanning academic and commercial research. His professional career has focused on strategic market opportunity assessment and planning, providing advice to clients ranging from multinationals to start-ups. Recently, he submitted an entry into the National Social Venture Competition for a nonprofit fund that supports entrepreneurship in sub-Saharan Africa by providing financing and business advice. He’s a keen skier and lover of the outdoors.
Lindsay’s work experience has focused on finance and marketing activities with a major U.S. airline. She led market research studies to identify and size future market opportunities, pricing products and developing financial plans to support new business initiatives. She was also responsible for optimizing organizational plans for airport employees. In her spare time she loves traveling, hiking and trail running.
Footnote: The team has prior experience working collectively
as leading organizers of the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition,
providing event planning, marketing and fund-raising support.