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Venture Partner

Makio Inui

Makio is a seasoned venture finance specialist with over 23 years of experience in the dynamic landscapes of Tokyo and Hong Kong. With a robust background as an equity analyst and investment banker, specializing in the telecoms/technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) sectors, his expertise has garnered recognition, with a remarkable 16 appearances on the Institutional Investor rankings.

Previously holding roles at Salomon Brothers and UBS, he spearheaded pivotal transactions such as the NTT privatization, NTT DoCoMo IPO, and the Vodafone sale to Softbank. Transitioning to the entrepreneurial sphere in 2013, Makio been instrumental in fundraising and listing preparation for notable companies like Paidy and INFORICH. Armed with a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of success, Makio continues to drive innovation and fuel growth in the ever-evolving world of venture finance.

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