Michael Takano focuses on advisory transactions and private placements in high technology, clean technology & energy, life sciences and other IP based growth industries. He joined Axiom in 2011 bringing over 20 years of senior executive management in private ventures focusing on corporate strategy, administration, finance, business development and mergers & acquisitions. His many roles and significant accomplishments at Axiom include acting as lead advisor to VIA Motors, closing a $30 million series-A equity financing on a $250 million pre-money valuation. Prior to joining Axiom, Mr. Takano was Founder and CEO of Alliance Venture Group, an IT and venture development company with several portfolio companies, as well as Co-Founder of Fortress Colocation Centers. Mr. Takano is a graduate of Seattle University with majors in Business Finance and Humanities.