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Richard B. Dasher

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Board Director, Management Council, Advisor to the President, Tohoku University. Stanford grad.

Board Director, Management Council, Advisor to the President, Tohoku University. Stanford grad.

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Japan Society of Northern California, Keizai Society US - Japan Business Forum
Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research
Draper Nexus Ventures
Tohoku University
Japan Science and Technology Agency
Tohoku University


Board Director, Management Council, Advisor to the President Tohoku University April 2004 - March 2010
Executive Director, Center for Integrated Systems Stanford University January 1998 - December 2015
Management Consultant Professional January 1997 - present
Board Director Japan Society of Northern California, Keizai Society US - Japan Business Forum 2010 - present
Director, US-Asia Technology Management Center Stanford University April 1993 - present
Board Director Smile Publishers Inc. 1990 - 1993
Director, FSI Advanced Training Centers, Yokohama and Seoul U.S. Department of State July 1986 - September 1990


Stanford University Linguistics, minor in Japanese 1980 - 1985
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Orchestra conducting, clarinet performance 1975 - 1977
Valdosta High School

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Music
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Media
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Travel
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Mobile
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Edutainment
  • • Teacher training
  • • Higher Education
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Content

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Gerhard Fasol
We worked together  •  Member Board of Directors, GMO CLOUD K.K. and Creator and curator, Ludwig Boltzmann Symposia.
As Professor at Stanford University, Richard is right in the middle of the world's innovation ground-zero, and he has amazing global experie ... nce, network and track record. Richard has amazing insights, and is a thought leader and inspiration for many.
Garry Tan
We worked together  •  Intern, Stanford grad.
Richard is smart, deeply connected, and has always been a wise resource for his students and business partners.
David Saltzman
We worked together  •  Principal, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP. Tufts grad, Emory Law grad
Richard, who has held high-ranking positions at research institutions affiliated with Stanford University, has always impressed me with his ... good judgment. He displays wisdom and practicality to complement his vast knowledge and experience. He has been asked to, and has, served on several Boards of Directors, further demonstrating his desirability and his experience in managing businesses. In addition, his work with Stanford has given him insight into how academic institutions (which often develop or license IP) work, set priorities and view certain business issues, which is often different than how done by for-profit businesses. Richard is a true asset to any team he is on.
Koji Osawa
They're my friends  •  Managing Principal & Co-Founder, Global Catalyst Partners. Previously Division Manager, Mitsubishi International Corp..
Richard has strong and wide networks among business executives, academia and entrepreneur in both US and Japan.
Kyoko Watanabe
We worked together  •  Board of Director, XVD Technology Holdings.
He is well connected and well respected in the tech industries in the US and Asia. He is passionate about start-ups and entrepreneurship. H ... e is well rounded and enjoyable to work with.