Katsu Konno is Bitfury's strategic advisor to Japan. Prior to joining Bitfury, Konno spent almost eight years at SoftBank Group. In his time at SoftBank, Konno worked on large M&A and venture deals worth more than USD60 billion, including the acquisition of Sprint.
From 2011 to 2013, he led the establishment of SoftBank’s venture capital arm in the US and Southeast Asia. He has also driven many financing deals, including financing for the acquisition of ARM Holdings Plc., issuing mandatory exchangeable bonds backed by Alibaba Group Holding Limited, hybrid bonds, and more. Konno joined Quoine, the cryptocurrency fintech firm that created the Liquid platform, in October 2016 and managed Quoine’s exchange “Liquid by Quoine” as the Company Representative and Board of Director in Japan.