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NORIAKI SAKAMOTO

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Noriaki Sakamoto joined UTEC in 2014. Noriaki focuses on high growth seed/early stage FinTech, life science and IT investments.

From 2003, Noriaki worked for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) for 5 years. He was engaged in developing the acts for SME finance and home appliance recycling. Moreover, he led several startup incubation projects and cutting-edge national projects, such as “Super Creator/Junior Super Creator Project” and “GIS Business Grid Computing Project”. He also established “Vivid Software Vision” conference which focused government's support for startup incubation.
After leaving METI, he worked at McKinsey and Company for 4 years. As an engagement manager, he worked on projects for pharma, medical devices, auto, high-tech, consumer goods and retail companies, supporting Marketing & Sales, Supply Chain Management, R&D and M&A strategy.

Noriaki graduated from the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Economy in 2003, earned his MBA from Columbia Business School in 2010.

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