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.