Whiz Partners Inc.

Fund Information

We introduce you the funds which are founded after 2010, Whiz Partners started to operate as an independent investment company.

Whiz Healthcare PE 1 Limited Partnership

HealthCare – a high value creating industry, critical for the future of Japan. Public bio-venture firms play a crucial role in this industry, but we notice most bio-ventures lack the deep pockets necessary to last through the development costs. We believed that providing the necessary financing would enable such firms with innovative technology to flourish. We pursued our belief by establishing the Whiz HealthCare PE Series 1 fund, hoping to stimulate the Japanese bio-venture industry.

Fund Manager
Tomoyuki Fujisawa
Portfolio Companies

Whiz HealthCare Japan 2.0 Limited Partnership

As the era of blockbuster pharmaceuticals enters its twilight, healthcare faces a period of significant change. A new chapter is opening, and the best professionals will shift about before settling into their new homes. Japan was never known for globally dominant healthcare companies, but if we take this opportunity and focus People, Capital, and Knowledge, on the “right” firms, we may witness the birth of a Japanese firm who can shoulder the growth of tomorrow’s healthcare.
Japan leads the world as an aging country, and medical services and products that are competitive in Japan can compete anywhere in the world. If we can create an ecosystem to effectively harness Japan’s innovating capacity, we believe we can transform Japan to become a major Exporter of Wellness’ in the world economy.

Fund Manager
Tomoyuki Fujisawa
Portfolio Companies

THE KENKO FUTURE Limited Partnership

In addition to the bio-venture firms that were the investment targets for the first fund, the Partnership shall expand the investment universe to include private and publicly traded healthcare firms and healthcare divisions of publicly traded firms. The General Partner shall maximize equity value of the portfolio firms through management support thereby contributing to society by ‘increasing competitive advantage and stimulating the entirety of the rapidly transforming Japanese Healthcare industry.’
We succeeded, and we consider ourselves fully prepared to leverage our legacy strength in life sciences and capture the investment opportunities in the wider field of healthcare through The Kenko Future Fund.

Fund Manager
Tomoyuki Fujisawa
Portfolio Companies

Whiz Asia Evolution Fund

There are numerous firms in Japan with wondrous technologies and services that draw in the world. We established the Whiz Asia Evolution Fund to maximize the growth potential and corporate value of such firms by connecting them to the growing Asian markets through our domestic and overseas network.

Fund Manager
Satoru Iino
Portfolio Companies

*Whiz Partners as a “Specially Permitted Business Notifying Person” as set forth in the Article 63 of the “Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (Act No.25 of 1948)” offered the equity interests of Limited Partners of the Limited Partnership, but Whiz Partners does not currently offer such interests.

Drug Discovery Gateway Fund Investment LP

The Drug Discovery Gateway Fund is a fund mainly focusing on its investment to Axcelead, Inc (“Axcelead”). Under the jurisdiction of Axcelead, Axcelead Drug Discovery Partners, Inc (“ADDP”), a spin-off company from Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., have developed a drug discovery platform business for most of Japanese pharmaceutical companies. The Axcelead Group is expanding its drug discovery platform, including medical devices, contract development and manufacturing business (CDMO) for a new drug modality, and drug discovery technology utilized artificial intelligence.

Fund Manager
Tomoyuki Fujisawa, Managing Director
Portfolio Companies

Whiz AIoT Evolution Fund Investment LP

Whiz AIoT Evolution Fund focuses on listed SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises), which can be expected to grow further by offering our digital transformation knowledge and AI technologies. We provide new money through convertible bond and warrant structure, and a full hands-on support to maximize the growth potential and corporate value of such firms.

Fund Manager
Satoru Iino, CIO
Portfolio Companies

Whiz Rock Global Macro Investment Fund

We are most likely the only Global Macro Hedge Fund in Japan now. The Fund invests in futures, etc. to achieve stable returns under any market conditions based on macro analysis and market environment analysis. We didn’t want to restrict ourselves to ‘Grand Slam’ home runs, but also to obtain ‘single base’ hits even when times are rough. We have a natural strength in Japanese Yen trading and appreciate our fans, domestic and overseas.

Fund Manager
Naoki Iwami, Executive Vice President & CIO

*Investment management of this Fund is delegated to Whiz Partners, but Whiz Partners has not engaged in any offering and any dealing in the offering of the Fund.

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①次の全てに該当すること
(ⅰ)取引の状況その他の事情から合理的に判断して、純資産の合計額が3億円以上と見込まれること。
(ⅱ)取引の状況その他の事情から合理的に判断して、投資性のある金融資産の合計額が3億円以上と見込まれること。
(ⅲ)最初に申出に係る契約の種類に属する契約を締結した日から1年を経過していること。

②次のいずれかに該当し、かつ、①(ⅲ)に該当すること
(ⅰ)取引の状況その他の事情から合理的に判断して、純資産の合計額が5億円以上と見込まれること。
(ⅱ)取引の状況その他の事情から合理的に判断して、投資性のある金融資産の合計額が5億円以上と見込まれること。
(ⅲ)取引の状況その他の事情から合理的に判断して、前年の収入が1億円以上と見込まれること。

③承諾日前1年間における1月当たりの証券・デリバティブに関する取引契約等の平均的な契約の件数が4件以上である場合において、①(ⅰ)又は(ⅱ)に該当し、かつ、①(ⅲ)に該当すること
※既に③の規定の適用を受けて特定投資家となった者は、その後、1月当たりの証券・デリバティブに関する取引契約等の平均的な契約の件数が4件以上である場合に該当しない場合であっても、その知識及び経験に照らして適当であるときは、当該件数が4件以上である場合に該当するものとみなす。

④特定の知識経験を有する者で、次のいずれかに該当し、かつ、①(ⅲ)に該当すること
(ⅰ)取引の状況その他の事情から合理的に判断して、純資産の合計額が1億円以上と見込まれること。
(ⅱ)取引の状況その他の事情から合理的に判断して、投資性のある金融資産の合計額が1億円以上と見込まれること。
(ⅲ)取引の状況その他の事情から合理的に判断して、前年の収入が1千万円以上と見込まれること。

※「特定の知識経験を有する者」は、次のいずれかに該当する者
(ア)金融業に係る業務に従事した期間が通算して1年以上の者
(イ)経済学又は経営学の教員職・研究職にあった期間が通算して1年以上の者
(ウ)証券アナリスト、証券外務員(1種・2種)、1級・2級ファイナンシャル・プランニング技能士又は中小企業診断士のいずれかに該当し、その実務に従事した期間が通算して1年以上の者
(エ)経営コンサルタント業に係る業務に従事した期間が通算して1年以上の者その他の者であって、(ア)~(ウ)の者と同等以上の知識及び経験を有するもの