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UPCX's Co-Founder Yutaka Imaizumi


Yutaka Imaizumi(今泉 大)

Mr. Imaizumi majored in marine science at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina, USA. After he returned to Japan, he graduated from Hosei University. He has over 20 years of professional experience in the financial and information technology sectors and has leveraged his extensive professional network in Japan and Asia to provide management in fundraising, fund management, business development, sales and negotiations. He gained experience in sales and business development as a manager at the New York subsidiary of a Japanese IT consulting company, and later he served as Chief of Staff at a Japan-U.S. advanced energy technology joint venture where he was especially responsible for global supply-chain development and business planning. He has a strong interest in business development that connects Japan and the world and environmental conservation, and has also contributed to the establishment of a global advisory firm and global fund.

UPCX's Co-Founder and CTO Joerg Alexander Weisshaar

and CTO

Joerg Alexander Weisshaar

After graduating from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, he worked in the IT consulting industry for more than four years, experiencing a wide range of work from proposal to implementation. Subsequently, he joined a Japanese IT startup as COO and was responsible for the conceptualizing and realization of a new service. He was strongly involved in most company functions including design, development, and marketing, leading to the successful expansion of the service throughout Japan. With these experiences as a background, he is currently active in the web marketing and human resources education industry as a professional with a wide range of international business and IT knowledge. His native language is German, and he is also fluent in English and Japanese.

UPCX's Co-Founder and CSO Dr. Jason Nye

and CSO

Dr. Jason Nye

Dr. Jason Nye holds a PhD from the University of St Andrews (UK) and has held teaching positions at the University of Dundee (UK), the University of St Andrews (UK) and the Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz (Germany). After departing academia in 2001, he joined the U.S. Department of State where he was responsible for advising the Secretary of State, the National Security Council, and the White House on global trade matters, including sensitive goods. During his government experience he contributed to the negotiation of the U.S. free trade agreement with the Republic of Korea. He also frequently served as the U.S. Department of State’s representative to the National Intelligence Council and numerous interagency groups. Dr. Nye also represented the United States Government as its lead delegate to NATO committees and to the Wassenaar Arrangement, an international export controls body. Since leaving U.S. Government service in 2008, Dr. Nye has been involved in international trade and finance, with many high-profile activities in strategic sales, regulatory compliance, fundraising, and export credit finance while expanding global economic relationships. His business activities have contributed heavily to Asia-Pacific security through defense trade between the U.S. and East Asian Allies, and to energy security by assisting investments into energy production and infrastructure in East Asia and North America. Dr. Nye also contributed to the establishment of two international consulting-advisory firms, a global fund, and also served as CEO of a Japan-U.S. advanced energy technology joint venture. In his early career, Dr. Nye was enlisted as a reconnaissance infantryman in the United States Marine Corps.

UPCX's CMO Koki Sato


Koki Sato

Beginning in his mid-teens, he spent approximately a decade overseas. After completing his education at a Japanese junior high school, he pursued further studies in Canada, attending both high school and university. He studied business management at Dalhousie University, where he acquired valuable insights into entrepreneurship, business operations, and equity finance. Upon graduating, he secured a position at a Chinese asset management firm. In this role, he refined his expertise in business operations and planning, as well as finance, through his work in both the Corporate Planning and Marketing Planning departments. Utilizing his extensive network and language skills, he returned to Japan and founded a management consulting and marketing firm. He served a broad range of clients, from small businesses to large corporations, and played a pivotal role in developing various business strategies for these clients.

UPCX's Advisor Yoshiaki Mishima


Yoshiaki Mishima(三嶋 義明)

At UBS Group, he was engaged in spot and derivative transactions for a wide range of financial products including foreign exchange, interest rates, and bonds. After that, he gained experience in underwriting and securitization of convertible bonds and repackaged bonds at HVB Capital Securities. At Zertech Technology Co., Ltd., he oversaw financing and IPO preparations. He joined the Sawada Holdings Group and worked as a project leader for numerous overseas investment projects. He served as a non-executive director at Mongol Khan Bank and Russian Solid Bank, where he was involved in formulating business and financial strategies. Afterwards, he founded NORI Corporation and became its CEO. He runs a consulting business, providing services centered on collaboration with overseas companies and financial support. He will leverage his deep knowledge and extensive network in the financial industry to help expand the UPCX ecosystem.