Kevin Yamazaki

Los Angeles, California, US

Kevin's Skills
Business Development
Product Management
Technical
Sales
Marketing
Management
Finance
Operations
Design
User Experience
Strategy
Fundraising
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

Age Group

25-35

About Kevin

I am currently Founder and CEO of Sidebench, a digital innovation lab and startup venture studio dedicated to partnering with clients to identify, develop, and launch strategic technology solutions. Sidebench invests in select early stage B2B startups and partners with the most forward-thinking companies & brands including Red Bull, NBCUniversal, Oakley, Facebook, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Andreessen Horowitz, Sony Pictures, Cedars-Sinai, Instagram, and American Heart Association.

RECOGNITION: Forbes 30 Under 30 (Class of 2017); Clutch.co #1 App Developer in Los Angeles & #3 Enterprise App Developer in US; INC500 (1,400% 3yr Growth Rate)

BOARDS: I serve on the board for nOCD (startup) and UVEST (startup), sit on the CHLA Digital Philanthropy Committee (non-profit), and am a Mentor for Founder Institute (accelerator).

I was born and raised in Los Angeles and currently live in Brentwood.

Work Experience

R&D Product & Portfolio Manager

Walt Disney Studios (R&D group)

January 2011 - April 2014

Senior Technology Consultant

Accenture

October 2010 - April 2014

Founder & CEO

Sidebench

April 2012 - Today

Education

Pomona College

Economics; Corporate Strategy

2006 - 2010

Certification

Scrum Master

Co-working Space

Cross Campus

- Today