Suneight is a independent Venture Capital firm that invests and supports business development of all the stages of the venture companies.

company outline

Suneight Investment Co.,Ltd.

  • Company NameSuneight Investment Co.,Ltd.
  • RepresentativeMasahide Katsukata
  • Member of the boardRepresentative: Masahide Katsukata
    Director: Atsushi Nohara
    Auditor: Takenobu Kobayashi
  • Business purposeInvestment of Private equity, Venture capital, Corporate reproduction,
    Management buy-out. Mediation of M&A. Capital policy making. Consultation in IR activity.
  • FoundedJuly 21, 2004
  • Capital50 million yen
  • AddressTG115 Bldg.7th Floor, 1-15-7 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan
  • Phone & FAX numberTel:+81-3-3597-0345 Fax: +81-3-3597-0522

management of Suneight Group

■ Masahide Katsukata

  • He joined JAFCO Co.,Ltd. that was Japanese biggest venture capital firm after he graduated from Department of Economics at Doshisha University in 1991. In the investment section of this company, he had guided 2 IPO companies.
  • He established the Incubate Capital Partners (Independent venture capital fund, That operate 2.5 billion yen), and assumed the position of the General Partner in 1999.
  • He became the board member of the Payment One Co.,Ltd. (GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.)
  • He joined establishment of Suneight group in 2004.
  • He became the Auditor of Accessport Inc. in 2010.
  • He became the board member of Ecohai Co.,Ltd. in 2011.

■ Takenobu Kobayashi

  • He graduated from Department of Commercial Science at Waseda University in 1975.
  • He joined The Yasuda Trust and Banking Co.,Ltd. in 1975. He was engaged in the measure for the operation of the pension fund etc. of about 600 billion yen scale and the venture promotion and the investment businesses as a chief fund manager. He invests in 28 total companies when investing in the venture company, and 5 companies are achieving offering of stock to the public. Moreover, it contributed to the approval of two bills of "Angel tax code" and "Limited liability investment business union method" as a society member for legislation by the request of Ministry of International Trade and Industry (present the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) Industrial Finance Division.
  • He participated in the Establishment of Partners Link Co.,Ltd. in 2002.
  • He joined establishment of Suneight group in 2004.
  • He is a member of the society of the analyst of Japan Securities Finance, and a lot of writing is done.

■ Atsushi Nohara

  • He graduated from Department of General Education at International Christian University in 1996.
  • He joined JAFCO Co.,Ltd. in 1996, working in the domestic investment section.
  • He participated in the investment section of Optical communication Co.,Ltd. start-up in 1999, was engaged in the investment and the new business start-up in the country and an Asian region.
  • He joined establishment of Suneight group in 2004.
  • He joined Japan Representative Co.,Ltd. that was portfolio company of Suneight, in 2005.
  • He assumed the position of the director as an establish member of RICM, Co.,Ltd. in 2009.

track record

Suneight has the following track record (IPOs and M&As). Re-plus Inc., Japan Representative Co.,Ltd. AQ Interactive Inc., Trust Works Inc., Sockets Inc., Spring Real Estate Investment Trust and a Chinese Developer.