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SPARX Capital Investments

SPARX Capital Investments

A hedge fund in Tokyo that invests in early stage, late stage, post-IPO, private equity, and seed ventures

SPARX Group is a hedge fund in Tokyo that invests in early stage, late stage, post-IPO, private equity, and seed ventures. Founded 1989 by Shuhei Abe in Tokyo, Japan, it is an asset management boutique specializing in Japanese equities. The company invests in businesses within the clean-tech and renewable energy sectors. As of January 2020, the company has made 18 investments. Their most recent investment was on Jan 16, 2020, when Joby Aviation raised $590M. Other portfolio companies were Sigmai, Shuttl, ALE, Keycafe, aptpod, Blaize, Finatext, Meijo Nano Carbon and FLOSFIA.

Timeline

1989
Founded

Funded Companies

Company
Description
Industry
Website
Location
Sigma-i

Sigma-i is a Sendai-based company founded in 2019 by Masayuki Ohzeki, Masamichi Miyama and Kentaro ISE.

Intuition Robotics is a digital companion company, using artificial intelligence.

GROOVE X is a Japanese robotics company.

SORACOM, INC provides global IoT network cellular connectivity for businesses.

Nileworks Inc. is a Tokyo, Japan-based company founded by Hiroshi Yanagishi.

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Shuhei Abe

President, CEO

Kimikazu Nomi

Outside Director

Masatoshi Fukami

Representative Director

Tadahiro Fujimura

Director

Toshihiko Nakagawa

Outside Director

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

ALE

aptpod

Blaize

Finatext

FLOSFIA

Joby Aviation

Keycafe

Meijo Nano Carbon

Shuttl

Sigmai

References

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