Andrew Ogawa is a Managing Partner and founder of Quest Venture Partners since its inception in late 2007. Andrew is responsible for evaluating investment opportunities and closing seed and A rounds. Andrew’s expertise are in automotive transportation, procurement, corporate strategy and implementation of turnaround activities.
Andrew has 11 years experience at Daimler AG, working in Stuttgart, Detroit and Tokyo within the divisions of Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler and Global Procurement & Supply responsible in various capacities for Corporate Strategy, Controlling and Procurement. Andrew was also part of Daimler AG’s select management team sent to Mitsubishi Motors Corp. to implement corporate turnaround activities, especially within the International Sales & Marketing Office. He holds BAs in Economics and East Asian Studies from University of California at Santa Barbara, as well as a MBA in International Management from Thunderbird, American Graduate School of International Management. He currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors for Plumzi, Vidcaster and Tripping.
Maarten ‘t Hooft
Managing Partner and Founder
Maarten spent over 6 years at Google with 4 of those years on the Android team. On the Android team he was responsible for the European launch of the G1 (first Android phone), and was the technical program manager for the Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, and Nexus 7 devices. Maarten has a Bachelors of Engineering in Electronics and brings to QVP over 12 years experience within Silicon Valley. Maarten has been working in, and advising, both start-ups and large companies. Prior to joining Google, Maarten was working at Mercury software focusing on server side performance tuning, optimization and monitoring.
Managing Partner and Founder
Marcus Ogawa is a Managing Partner and founder of Quest Venture Partners since its inception in late 2007. Marcus is responsible for finding new investment opportunities, evaluating and closing seed / A rounds and working closely with the management teams of Quest Venture Partners portfolio companies. Marcus’ expertise are in new digital media, Mobile, and Video. He currently serves on the board of directors for Retailigence Inc and serves as board adviser and observer for Highlightcam Inc, and Genwi Inc.
Prior to joining Quest Venture Partners, Marcus has worked with a number of startups and established companies ranging from Internet, distributed computing, real estate, and news media. Marcus is an active member of the angel investment community. He holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Bentley University.
Marcus was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan and is a bilingual, dual national of Japan and the United States. Marcus enjoys philosophizing, conceptualizing, theorizing and implementing technological ideas, traveling, strategy tabletop gaming, fishing, reading and spending time with his wife.