Noriaki Sakamoto

Co-Lead @ CVC Japan | Partner and Board Member @

UTEC (The University of Tokyo Edge Capital)


At METI, Nori was engaged in developing the acts for SME finance and home appliance recycling. After leaving METI, he joined his family business in apparel logistics, establishing and organizing businesses. At McKinsey & Company, he worked on projects for pharma, medical devices, auto, high-tech, consumer goods and retail companies in Japan, Southeast Asia, and Europe for 4+ years. He served as a board member auditor in ACSL (TSE Mothers 6232) and a board member in Neural Pocket (TSE Mothers 4056), JDSC (TSE Mothers 4418) and Finatext (TSE Mothers 4419). He was elected 3rd in 2021 and 6th in 2020 as “Japan’s Midas List: the most influential Venture Capitalist in Japan” in Forbes Japan. Nori graduated from the Faculty of Economy from the University of Tokyo and earned an MBA from Columbia University.⁠

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