Nobi Kambe, PhD
Dr. Kambe is a General Partner and co-founder of Phoenix Venture Partners (PVP). He is a distinguished inventor and serial entrepreneur with deep expertise in nanomaterials. Dr. Kambe has over 50 issued patents and is the founder of three successful start-ups, Nanogram Devices (acquired), Neophotonics (IPO), and Nanogram Corporation (acquired). Earlier in his career, Dr. Kambe was a Research Manager in semiconductor and carbon nanomaterials and devices at Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT) where he became Senior Manager of New Business Strategy with management oversight of thousands of patents and hundreds of commercialization and R&D partnerships. Dr. Kambe was also a Managing Director at the International Center for Materials Research (ICMR) in Japan and was the founder of ICMR-USA. He earned his BS and MS from Keio University and his PhD from MIT. Dr. Kambe is a frequent lecturer at the University of Tokyo, Kagawa University, and Keio University, and has been a member of the Evaluation Committee for Nanotechnology at AIST, a major national laboratory in Japan.