Joe Takai

In Manhattan Beach Joe and oversees all activities and personnel in the DV Center As a Partner and Managing Director Joe directs the Firm’s work in the Energy Sector and is responsible for building and launching ventures in the energy space. He runs successful and innovative ventures for major oil, gas, power and utility corporate partners in Europe, North America and the Middle East. His leadership in Energy has guided DV to venture creation in several corporates in just the past year with concepts including fuel delivery, consumer services and retail delivery of products.

He is a self-described movie & tech superfreak, auto & industrial design geek, Industrial Light & Magic alum, maker advising early stage startups in the technology and creative sectors.

He has 25+ years of feature film production, product engineering & development leadership. He has led digital technologies division for Lucasfilm, Digital Domain, Warner Bros with key feature film projects for George Lucas, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg.

Throughout his career, Joe has been responsible for the strategy and development of markets, production methodologies and key technologies for post-production facilities.

Joe’s feature film credits include:

Star Wars : Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
Jack the Giant Slayer
Oz: The Great and Powerful
The Twilight Saga : Breaking Dawn
Saving Private Ryan