Norihisa Wada

Co-Founder + Managing Partner

Norihisa Wada is a Managing Partner at EduLab Capital Partners. He is also a Director of Edutech Lab, Inc. USA, and an Executive Vice President and CMO of EduLab, Inc. Norihisa has been responsible for EduLab’s investment portfolio into both Edtech companies and fund investments. Norihisa is heavily involved in Edtech, a mentor at GSV Labs, and served as a GESA (Global EdTech Startup Awards) finals judge for the past two years.

Before joining EduLab, Norihisa served as a Senior Vice President of an entertainment games company where he achieved an unprecedented number of hit titles for NintendoDS & Wii, setting the global trend of nintedoDS Study, new business development consultant at the largest non-profit testing institute in the world and as an advisor at CHINA MOBILE in China. Norihisa still serves as an Industry-Government-Academy Collaboration Advisor at Kyoto University Inter-Graduate School Program for Sustainable Development and Survivable Societies, where he is part of behavior change studies.

Norihisa was an early member of Advanced Media Inc., managing the Education, Entertainment, and Mobile Business departments. He eventually led the company’s IPO on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers.

Norihisa holds a BA in Policy Management from Keio University.

Fast Facts

Location: Tokyo, JPN

Education: Keio University (BA), Kyoto University Global Sustainability Studies ( Industry-Academia Advisor), Tokyo University (VRF=Visiting Research Fellow)

Favorite EdTech from Childhood: Super Mario Bros. and Dance Dance Revolution, both games led me to develop education games for Nintendo DS/3DS/Wii in my career and conduct national research projects on how games for learning impact students’ learning behavior.  


Board Representation: Anifie (Board Observer), Wonderfy (Board Observer)


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