Jeffrey Char

Entrepreneur in Japan

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Jeffrey Char is a serial entrepreneur and investor focusing on distributed renewable energy. He is CEO at SOGO Energy, a distributed utility serving rural communities in Asia with affordable, reliable and clean energy, and Chairman at TRENDE, an online renewable energy retailer accelerating the widespread adoption of solar power in Japan. He is also founder and CEO at J-Seed Ventures. Originally from Hawaii, but a long-term resident of Tokyo, Japan.

Specialties: energy access, financial access, renewable energy, innovation, incubation, startups, venture capital, finance, legal and M&A.

  • Work
    • J-Seed Ventures Inc.
  • Education
    • Sophia University
    • Harvard Law School
    • The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law