Gen Kanai Mentor at 500 Startups & Chinaccelerator || Shanghai, China

Gen Kanai is mentor for 500 Startups and Chinaccelerator, two separate startup accelerator programs based in the US and China respectively.

Previously, Gen held director-level positions with Mozilla, the non-profit organization behind the popular Firefox browser.Gen led Mozilla’s decade-long expansion in Asia, opening the Tokyo and Beijing offices, leading efforts to build markets and communities across South East Asia, as well as launching Mozilla’s $25 smart phone in Bangladesh, India and the Philippines.

Previous to Mozilla, Gen worked at Digital Garage, Sony Japan, Sony Electronics USA, and Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.

Gen is originally from New York City and he and his family is based in Shanghai.