Tohru joined Japan Joint Finance Company (presently know as JAFCO Co., Ltd.) in 1991. In 1999 he established Incubate Capital Partners - a VC fund specializing in seed stage investment. Since then, he has established 13 investment partnerships with aggregate capital committed of over USD 670 million. He established Incubate Fund in 2010 and is a Founder and General Partner. Tohru is also the sitting Chairperson of the Japan Venture Capital Association.