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For Our Next Generations

In October 2017,
ZENKIGEN Inc. was founded under the vision of “contributing to the creation of a society through technology where people and companies can fully embody themselves”.

The term Zenkigen is a Zen Buddhism’s word, to the best and beyond one’s ability.

Given that I live to the best and beyond my ability more than anyone,
I strongly believe that a society where every one of us is living to the best of their ability is vibrant.
And it would be more beautiful when children grows up looking up to adult who is living his best and beyond his ability.

We want to pass on such a society to the next generation.

For Our Next Generations
This is our founding spirit.

Although the power of one company is insignificant,
it is still our vision to “contribute to the creation of a society through technology where people and companies can fully embody themselves” by leading by example.
We will make every effort to make this possible.

Co-Founder & CEO Hibiki Nozawa
Co-Founder & CEO
Hibiki Nozawa
1998
Joined Intelligence Co., Ltd. (currently Persol Career) as a new graduate.
1999
1999 Joined a cyber agent with fewer than 10 employees during the founding period. Contributed to the rapid growth of the company, including the listing of Mothers as the Osaka office, the president's office and business manager.
. Received the President's Award for the highest individual award and the CAJJ Award for the highest organization award. As the person in charge of the business, the operating profit in the shortest period at that time exceeded 100 million yen.
2011
While participating in Softbank Academia as a first-year student, Mr. Masayoshi Son joined the company's president's office.
Established SB Power Co., Ltd., a power business, and started a power retail business as a sales manager to start up the business.
Engaged as a business manager from conception to sales of Japan's first forest donation-type “Nature Denki” for individuals with full liberalization of electricity.
October 2017
Founded ZENKIGEN. Inc
Co-Founder Takahiro Mizuno
Co-Founder
Takahiro Mizuno
1999
Joined Yasuda Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Ltd. (currently Sompo Japan Nipponkoa).
2000
2000 Joined Intelligence Inc. (currently Persol Carrier). Contributed to the company's rapid growth by launching affiliated companies specializing in 20s and venture companies, recruiting headquarters recruitment business, and mid-career recruitment.
2005〜
Founded Knock-on Co., Ltd. (Selling to Director General Manager of Business Administration, Zenrin Datacom), List of Cookpad Listing Preparation and Human Resources, AOI Pro. (Currently: AOI TYO Holdings) New Business Manager. Engaged in management as a founding member of Unicon Pte.Ltd.
October 2017
Founded Zenkigen. Inc
Outside Director Soichi Kariyazono
Outside Director
Soichi Kariyazono
In 1996, participated in the establishment of venture capital business of GLOBIS Co., Ltd.
In 1999, he established Apax Globis Partners as a joint venture with Apax Group. To the present. The cumulative total investment is 66.0 billion yen. Main track records include user base, Oisix, Glee, Works Applications, Net Age Group, etc. Before participating in GLOBIS, engaged in management strategy consulting at Sanwa Research Institute.
Since July 2015, he has served as chairman of the Japan Venture Capital Association. Graduated from Keio University Law School and MBA from University of Pittsburgh. His books include "Private Equity for Institutional Investors" (Kinzai), "Entrepreneurial Strategies Learned by Cases" (Nikkei Business Publications), "MBA Business Plan" (Diamond), and "entrepreneurs talked to by venture capitalists" "Proposal" (Tax Study Group).
■Comment
ZENKIGEN's management team sympathizes with the vision. We thought that this is the social proposition that is currently required, and decided to support investment. In Japan, there is no waiting for the response to labor shortages due to aging and the promotion of digital transformation of companies and industries. ZENKIGEN Inc. contributes to Japan's work style reform and industrial development contribution through joint research with the University of Tokyo on sensitivity and humanity measurement as AI business, in addition to the efficiency of human resource recruitment by SaaS and Hartaka as HR tech business I think I can do my best. In addition to providing funding as a VC, I intend to support business development.
Outside Director Masaya Ishii
Outside Director
Masaya Ishii
After working for a major heavy industry manufacturer and consulting company, he joined Cyber ​​Agent in 2004. As a person in charge of finance and accounting, engaged in operations such as settlement, disclosure, and taxation, contributed to the company's growth by changing the market to the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, large-scale fundraising, and engaging in many special projects.
After leaving the company, he assumed office as an outside director in March 2019.
■Comment
Nozawa's encounter dates back to 2004 when he was a cyber agent. From that time on, we had established various new businesses with our existing planning and action skills and led to success. I sympathized with President Nozawa's thoughts on the business, and this time I decided to participate in management as an outside director. Mr. Mizuno, an experienced director who has been active in various fields, and an excellent member with high energy who sympathized with the philosophy of “All Machines. I'm happy to be part of a great team. As I am also taking on new challenges, I would like to contribute to the growth and corporate value of ZENKIGEN. Inc by utilizing my experience and knowledge gained from this experience.
特別顧問 鄭 雄一
Special Advisor
Yuichi Tei
Graduated from the University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 1989. Obtained a doctorate in medicine in 1997. After working as a hospital resident at the University of Tokyo Hospital, Researcher at Endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor at Harvard University School of Medicine, Assistant Professor at the Center for Disease Biotechnology, the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine. Specializes in osteochondral biology, regenerative medicine, and biomaterial engineering. Based on the belief that “medicine is practical,” we hope to help patients by developing something that contributes to the treatment of diseases using engineering methods. Born from a physician. Research and education projects related to medical / engineering / pharmaceutical / physical collaboration are promoted from a leadership position, and are actively engaged in industry-academia collaboration, regulatory compliance, and standardization / standardization. There are also unique results such as custom-made artificial bones using 3D printers.
■Comment
ZENKIGEN Inc. has been promoting its business with a strong desire to realize a society where people and companies are fully embodied through the realization of a workplace with high psychological safety. By combining the concepts such as ethics, morality, and diversity that I consider, I will do my best to become a service that can be widely implemented in society. In order to create the best goods and services, it is necessary to create a workplace where diverse people from various backgrounds are gathered across fields and borders, placed in the right place and collaboratively created. ZENKIGEN's philosophy of "Contributing to the creation of a society where people and companies can fully realize through technology" represents exactly that, and a system that measures and visualizes the ability of personal friendship that I consider I am convinced that the combination will create a service that can be widely implemented in society.