George Kellerman is the Head of Investments & Acquisitions at Woven by Toyota and the Managing Director of Woven Capital.
George Kellerman is the Head of Investments & Acquisitions at Woven by Toyota and the Managing Director of Woven Capital. In his role as the Managing Director of Woven Capital, an $800M global investment fund that supports the future of Woven by Toyota, George is responsible for leading a team of professional investors to identify, invest in, and partner with global technology companies that can support and accelerate Woven by Toyota’s mission to build the safest mobility in the world.
Woven Capital invests in growth-stage companies in areas such as autonomous mobility, automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data, analytics, and smart cities. George believes that the smart deployment of investment capital is the best and most efficient way to solve many of the world’s most pressing challenges.
Prior to joining TRI-AD, which became Woven Planet, now Woven by Toyota, in 2020, George was one of the founding members of Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley, Inc., where he served as the COO & General Partner for three and half years and as the CEO & Managing Director for one and half years. He also launched the Yamaha Motor Exploratory Fund, a $100M early-stage fund, and he initiated and led Yamaha Motor’s investment and partnership activity in agricultural automation and robotics.
Before Yamaha, George served as a Managing Partner at 500 Startups, one of the most active early-stage investors in the world, and he also served as the Managing Director of Dell Japan’s consumer business, as the VP of International Business Development at Yahoo! JAPAN, and as Corporate Counsel at Yahoo! Inc.
George received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California Berkeley School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He also served as a Firefighter and Rescue Crew Chief in the United States Air Force and as a Combat Medic in the United States Army Reserves. In his free time, he loves to go surfing, sailing, and snowboarding whenever he can.