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FINALIST from Japan


HiJoJo Partners Inc.

Japan | B2C

Unicorn Investment Fund for Private Investors

Japan’s First Unicorn Investment Fund for Private Investors

Spyridon Mentzas

Founder / CEO

Spyro began his career as a programmer at Salomon Brothers, Asia in 1995. In 2007, he partnered with Mizuho Securities as a consultant overseeing the firm’s success in algorithmic and high frequency trading. In 2010, he was appointed as Co-Head of Equities and Deputy Global Head of Pan Asian Equities for Mizuho. In 2016, he joined the principal investment department expanding into the FinTech ecosystem, running due diligence and valuation modeling of venture capital firms and startups globally and connecting them to various institutional investors, mainly in Japan. In 2017, he founded HiJoJo Partners.

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