CEO Profile

Ikkei established SARR. LLC ‒Science, ART & Research for Reconstruction, in April 2011, after the Earthquake and Tsunami 3.11. He is also co-founder& CEO of Digital Platformer. co-founder& CFO of Immunorock.

Ikkei established Hokkaido VC in 2000, the first regional and independent VC in Japan. Since then, he has been involved in more than 100 start-ups, and is considered as one of the pioneers in incubation of university spin-offs.

Ikkei supports NEDO, the Japanʼs largest funding organization, in Technology Commercialization Program, and also runs startup accelerator “kizki” in Kyoto He is a member of “National Research and Development Agency Council”, an advisor to Osaka Pavilion at 2025 Osaka EXPO, a member of advisory council of Emerald, and Japan Advisory Partner of Benhamou Global Ventures.

BS(Econ) at Keio University, MBA at INSEAD (France), PhD(Med.) at Hokkaido University.

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