CEO, Kauffman Fellows, and Managing Director, Sozo Ventures.
Phil Wickham is the CEO of
and Managing Director at Sozo Ventures. He is also a veteran venture investor and startup entrepreneur. Wickhaml co-founded the publishing company Reference Media in Tokyo, Japan, grew it to scale and sold it to the Princeton Review
, where he became VP of sales for Japan and Korea. Later, he served as general partner at JAFCO America Ventures, a billion-dollar fund backed by leading Japanese financial and technology players such as Hitachi and Mitsubishi.