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2020.08.24 Press Release

Announcement of Follow On Investment in Pocket Marche Co., Ltd. from PNB-INSPiRE Ethical Fund 1

PNB-INSPiRE Ethical Fund 1 Limited Liability Partnership (hereinafter “PIEF”) acquired additional shares of Pocket Marche Co., Ltd. (hereinafter “Pocket Marche”) through third-party allocation.

This is the third time underwriting since September 2017 and November 2018. Pocket Marche provides a platform that connects producers and consumers directly, and the business has been steadily growing since its launch in September 2016. It not only functions as a direct from the farm e-commerce solution, but also as a platform that aims to honor its essential values in transforming and deepening people’s relationships, and changing the way we interact.

People have pursued efficiency to reach its ultimate state. In this path, what we think useless is trimmed off, forgotten, or discarded. We think, judge and act based on the information we can “see” just in front of us, without being aware of people and their families who suffer from not being able to have choices, which is not ethical. Pocket Marche’s mission lies in building a system where everything can be seen and felt, aiming to create a mechanism for society where people can face each other.

With the vision, Society of Mutual Assistance, Pocket Marche is willing to take responsibility in the society and share its passion with investors who understand its values, awareness of issues, and strong will for the future. Therefore, this is not just an investment but also is a significant progress as its business grows to the next stage.

The PIEF and the Inspire Group will fully support them to realize the Society of Mutual Assistance through providing everything that has been cultivated through our business development activities and experiences.


About Pocket Marche Co., Ltd.

Headquarters: 446-2 Fujisawa-cho, Hanamaki-City, Iwate
CEO: Hiroyuki Takahashi
Foundation: 10 February 2015
Capital: JPY 402.975 million



Toshiki Shimizu
PNB Inspire Partners Corporation