Spyro’s comments were listed in an article about Keisuke Honda’s new fund.
In the U.S., there are various financing providers that support the growth of private companies. The presence of markets in the U.S. that can trade unlisted stocks such as the Nasdaq Private Market plays a big role. Spyridon Mentzas, CEO of HiJoJo Partners Inc aiming to open a private market in Japan says, “these markets play a role as a cradle for nurturing the growth of startups.”
Finding promising private companies requires connections and networks. The earlier the investment stage, the more difficult it becomes for Japanese and foreigners to enter. This is the difficult world of investing, Japanese soccer star Keisuke Honda’s new venture capital fund, The Dreamers Fund intends to raise $100 million for investments in startups, and to cut into the closed world of the Japanese financial system and provide opportunities to investors.