Corporate Profile

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Outline

Company Name
INSPiRE Corporation
Address of the Head Office
From-1st 3F 5-3-10 Minami-Aoyama Minato-ku, Tokyo (MAP)
President&CEO
Ryosuke Takatsuki
Establishment
April 26, 2000
Capital stock
100 million yen
Accounting Auditor
Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC

Access

FROM-1st 3F, 5-3-10 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062
Omotesando Station via Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, Chiyoda Line or Hanzomon Line
4 minute walk from exit A5

History

April,2000
Establishment of INSPiRE Corporation
August,2000
Establishment of the “No. 1 Japan Strategic IT Fund”
August,2001
Establishment of the “INSPiRE Advanced Technology Fund”
April,2001
Establishment of the Chūō University Research and Development Organization and the “Corporate Revival Strategy Model Research Unit”
July,2003
Participation in the planning of the “e-Japan Strategy II” as a member of the IT Strategy Headquarters
May,2005
Etablishment of joint research meetings with Infobahn Co.,Ltd. in order to change the publishing industry
November,2006
Establishment of the “INSPiRE Technology Innovation Fund”
February,2009
Participation in the “Ubiquitous Network Society Booster Club” by 45 private companies
April,2014
Etablishment of “PNB-INSPiRE Ethical Fund 1 Investment Business Limited Liability Partnership”

Management Team

President&CEO

Ryosuke Takatsuki

He joined INSPiRE after working at Industrial Bank of Japan Ltd. and the Internet Research Institute, Inc. Embodying the materialization of innovation, he accomplished the equity investments for ventures with innovative technologies as well as the development of new business based on capital tie-ups and business alliances with other corporations.
In addition to his activities in the industrial policy as a special member of the Small and Medium Enterprise Policy Making Council and as a member of Ubiquitous Network Society Booster Club Society, he also performs activities in inter-disciplinary areas such as serving as an instructor at the Fukuzawa Yukichi Memorial Bunmei Juku of the Keio University.

BA in Economics, Keio University.

Vice President

Chikanobu Kenma

He joined INSPiRE after working at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and the independent venture capital company ICP Ltd. While establishing and investing in innovative venture companies, he also accomplished multiple projects such as the search for new business areas, the development of new large-scale businesses, and creating business development from the perspective of resource bases. He is also the director of Cerevo Ltd., Giftee.co and assists those companies with a hands-on style.

BA in Economics, Tokyo University.

Founder

Makoto Naruke

After working for ASCII Corporation he started at our company at the same time as Microsoft Corporation was established. After being the President and CEO of the above company for 9 years, it was time to create a new and unique business. He established our company and became its President and CEO.
In 2008 he assumed the position of Company Director and Founder.

Currently, he also is holding the position of outside director of Suruga Bank Ltd. as well as the positions of director and advisor of various venture companies. He also works as a professor at Waseda University. He is the writer of many books and series such as “Become a childish grown up! ” (Diamond Inc.), “Read 10 books at the same time!” (Mikasa Publishing), “Naruke’s coaching school for practical marketing” (Nihon Keizai Shinbun).

Auditor

Hikaru Ishiguro

Engaged in investment and banking services for businesses and financial institutions such as strategic advisory, capital markets and investment funds at Sumitomo Bank, Salomon Brothers, Merrill Lynch and Paribas. Joined INSPiRE as COO in 2001. In 2004, he became Comptroller at the University of Tokyo and served until 2012.

Serving on boards at the Health and Global Policy Institute, Global Health Innovative Technology Fund, Mass Mutual Life Insurance (Japan) and Eastspring Investments Japan.

BA Law, the University of Tokyo, LL.M, Harvard Law School.

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