Akihiko Nagata

Chairman

Akihiko has been serving as Director of Euglena Co., Ltd., since the pre-IPO phase and overseeing business strategy, M&A, fundraising, capital alliances, public relations & IR, and the operations department. Since Akihiko became CEO of the company in 2021, he has spearheaded several change management initiatives such as shifting the healthcare business on products extending healthy life expectancy and incorporating teenagers into management decisions, while leading the bio-fuel development business.
Drawing on his finance experience at euglena, Akihiko founded Real Tech Fund with the aim of improving the investment environment for deep-tech startups in Japan, and continues to act as Chairman of the fund.
Akihiko graduated from Keio University Faculty of Business and Commerce.

Main committee activities
  • Evaluator, Public/Private R&D Investment Strategic Expansion Program (PRISM), Government of Japan Cabinet Office
  • Member, New SBIR System Acceleration Project, Government of Japan Cabinet Office
  • Member, Strategic platform development and collaboration support, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Member, J-Startup Study Group, Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
  • Advisor, Scientific Technology and Knowledge Policy Bureau, Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • Member, Comparison of Global Industrial Property Rights, “Research for analysis and evaluation of patent value based on patent information” ,Japan Patent Office