Team Members


Founding Partner & CEOManish Mishra

Japanese Nationality (Indian born)
21+ Years of Experience

Areas of Expertise

  • Global Business Development & Strategy
  • Sales & Marketing
  • M&A
  • Joint Venture and Alliance Partnerships
  • Private Equity
  • Operations & Organization


  • Bachelor of Computer Science & Technology, Pune University, India


  • Bachelor of Computer Science & Technology, Pune University,India
  • Master in Business Management, Kumamoto Commerce University, Japan
  • Executive MBA, Harvard Business School, Boston, US

Manish Mishra, a Japanese National, has served as Japanese Subsidiary Leadership Team Member and senior Director for Nihon Microsoft leading sales & marketing, and business development & strategy for strategic market segments for the subsidiary. Manish chose to retire from Microsoft with a mission of helping and supporting businesses to expand in Japan and India market.

Prior to Nihon Microsoft, Manish has been Chief operating officer and Chief Financial Officer for a Japanese biotechnology company where he was responsible for driving business growth and led the company to IPO on the Japanese market. After carrying out complete strategic business plan, Manish founded the Indian Joint Venture for multinational Japanese company, Square Enix Corporation, and served as Chief Executive Officer of the Joint Venture in India for four years. Manish has also been a venture capitalist with a global private equity firm, Apax Partners, focusing on Japanese market where he experienced many private equity investments and growing the business for M&A or IPO.

With his roots tied deeply to both Japan and India, Manish started the consulting & M&A firm dedicated to grow businesses in two most unique cultures leveraging his experience and network in the countries.

Manish has long experience with many leading Japanese public companies in consulting on Joint ventures and M&A.

Some of M&A and joint venture experience includes:

  • - 6 local M&A for Japanese listed companies (2 of them listed on Tokyo Exchange, first section)
  • - 2 Joint Ventures for Square Enix Corporation, listed Japanese multinational on Tokyo exchange, First section
  • - Investments in more than 15 venture companies (mainly in Japan, India and US)
  • - Alliance partnerships in India for 3 other mid-sized Japanese companies
  • - 1 IPO as COO/CFO at Tosho Mothers
  • - assisted 2 IPOs as Board of Director

Manish currently serves as Board of Director to WSA recruiting firm (an ENJapan company) and as director to HBS Club of Japan. He is also a member of Indian chambers of commerce and Industry, Japan.

Work profile:

  • Apr. 2008 - Sep. 2011: Nihon Microsoft, Leadership Team & Senior Director
  • Mar. 2004 - Mar 2008: NanoCarrier Corporation (4571, Mothers), COO & CFO
  • Oct. 2000 - Feb. 2004: Globis Partners, Fund Manager, Venture Capital
  • Apr. 1996 - Sep. 2000: Square Enix JV in India, President & CEO
  • Jun. 1989 - Dec. 1992: P.C. Point Computers, Founder & CEO