About Paul Tadashi Inouye

Enabling Technology Investments

Paul Tadashi Inouye is a San Francisco Bay Area investment banking professional who guides Western Hills Partners as its founding member. A focus of Paul Tadashi Inouye and his team is enabling tech equity and M&A transactions. He primarily seeks out opportunities in the internet, software and services industries.

Born in San Francisco and growing up in nearby San Carlos, Mr. Inouye attended the University of California, Berkeley, in the mid-1980s. An international economics major, he competed as part of the Cal Bears rugby team who won the national collegiate championships twice during his days on the team.

Joining Robertson Stephens in 1988, Mr. Inouye spent 11 years with the firm in positions such as principal and global head of Internet. He engineered transactions that included the sale of WebMD to Healtheon and the sale of MapQuest to AOL.

In the 2000s, he continued to guide high-profile corporate transactions with firms such as Piper Jaffray, Lehman Brothers, and Union Square Advisors. A fitness enthusiast, Mr. Inouye has competed in more than a dozen marathons, a full-length Ironman, a half dozen half Ironmans and several 100-mile bike races.