Minerva Growth Partners is established by Kei Nagasawa, former Mercari CFO, and Kensuke Murashima, former Head of Japan for Global Internet Banking/Global Software Banking Group at Morgan Stanley, together with Pleiad Investment Advisors*.

Pleiad Investment Advisors is an independent asset management company established in Hong Kong in 2014 and is an approved asset management company by the Securities Futures and Exchange Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong. It invests in public companies in the Asia Pacific region (mainly Japan, China, and South Korea) through in-depth and extensive research, and specializes in a long-term, fundamental investment approach characterized by a relatively small number of concentrated holdings. As of the end of December 2023, it manages approximately 240 billion JPY (1.7 billion USD) and has a track record of investing in a variety of newly-listed growth stocks among Japanese start-ups.

Minerva-Pleiad Group

Advisory Board

Minerva Growth Partners welcomes the following members (listed in alphabetical order), who have experienced IPOs with growth capital funding as well as managing global businesses. As Advisory Board Members, they will provide support for our portfolio companies based on their wealth of management experience.

Fumiaki Koizumi

President, Mercari, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer, Kashima Antlers FC

Daisuke Sasaki

Chief Executive Officer, freee K.K.

Yo Nagami

Chief Financial Officer, Raksul Inc.

Ray Hatoyama

Chief Executive Officer, Hatoyama Soken Corporation


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