Entrepreneur and CEO who is known for being a founding member of the media group 88rising which works as a hybrid management, record label, video production, and marketing company. He is also known for having founded the dance music based website Thump.
He attended San Jose State University but dropped out prior to earning his degree. He started his career with several music related jobs and professions before he convinced Vice Media to let him start the website Thump dedicated to electronic dance music. He then started his own management firm called CXSHXNLY which later morphed into the 88rising brand.
He was born and raised in San Jose, California. His father was a mechanical engineer from Japan.
While an employee for SanDisk, he worked on a promotional campaign for DJ and EDM star Tiësto.