Japanese origin Takahisa Karita has emerged as a Global Force by bringing Researchers and Entrepreneurs together to create an environment friendly world through his revolutionary online platform – UNIPLAT.

Born in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan, Takahisa’s father had one of the first venture companies at the time and it was a natural progression for Takahisa to turn Entrepreneur. In 2008, he started a Biotechnology venture in Japan, but when Lehman Brothers tanked, he decided to sell the company. He then used 

his management experience to build business strategies, support the listing of domestic and foreign companies, and provide due diligence support for investigation of venture companies.

His field of expertise is Pharmaceutical and Healthcare, but he soon acquired the skills to build start-up businesses. While serving as an Advisor and Board Member for many companies, he became an Executive Officer of Chemiteras, a venture company in Japan that conducts R&D of Alzheimer’s disease candidates. That is when he concluded there are many researchers and entrepreneurs around the world who are unable to crossborder and struggle with fundraising.

This gave birth to the idea of UNIPLAT in 2021 – an online platform that supports researchers and entrepreneurs aiming to solve the SDGs, and assists clients (investors, VCs, foundations, research institutes, major companies) who want to support their activities and international members all over the world. In this way, it can not only revitalize the economy, but also play a role in private diplomacy.

There are many online platforms to help researchers and entrepreneurs all over the world. However, most platforms have segments of participants, and very few platforms allow just anyone to participate. UNIPLAT’s concept is that regardless of economic or geographical 

circumstances, gender, age, race, nationality or creed, everyone will be evaluated equally for their research and business content and receive fair donations from supporters as financial assistance.

In addition, it is the only platform in the world that provides the following services:

  • Simultaneous interpretation of live streaming & chat in 10 languages (Archives also have translated texts).
  • Ethereum Donations for Live Streams, Videos and Documents.
  • All content can be converted to NFT and disclosed to supporters while protecting rights.
“UNIPLAT currently has more than 100,000 people from 124 countries, but by the 2030 SDGs deadline, I would like it to grow into an online community of researchers, entrepreneurs, and supporters from 196 countries around the world. I want to make it a place where people of all ages, races, genders, and religions can create dialogue and solutions for environmental change and world peace,” Takahisa tells us.
Takahisa’s biggest strength is that no matter how difficult the goal, he devotes himself to it wholeheartedly. “I think we must create a society in which everyone can think about these issues together on an equal footing and realize them through right people in the right places. My driving force is to make this possible, even if it means putting my life on the line, while I’m still alive.”

On the other hand, his common weakness is difficulty accepting that not everything works out perfectly. “It’s important to have big hopes, but it’s also important to praise yourself and the people who have achieved even small steps in each situation. In order to achieve something, managing people’s motivation is the most important priority before things, money, and information.”

Surprisingly, one of Takahisa’s challenges has been geography. Explaining how, he says, “The companies I run and consult are located in Japan, Switzerland, US, Sweden, Switzerland and Hong Kong, whereas I live in Hokkaido, Japan. However even before COVID-19, I have been making full use of digital meetings and regularly going on overseas business trips to provide all kinds of support. It’s impossible for me as an operator, but in my role as Director, I’ve been running companies this way for over 15 years. When I’m off in Hokkaido, I collect and study 

information in many different fields, and make future predictions related to the business strategies of each company. I believe that a relaxed, offstate environment is essential to making sound business decisions.”

Takahisa’s business acumen can be gauged by his list of prestigious international honours that include:

  • Sep 2022: Contribution – ‘Five keys to achieving Growth of the International Market in an uncertain era’ (EUTECH).
  • Oct 2022: Most Influential Entrepreneurs from Japan to watch in 2022 (APAC Entrepreneur).
  • Nov 2022: Article – ‘A Serial Entrepreneur Worthy Of His Title’ (Entrepreneur Media).

A leader of our times, we ask Takahisa for a message for our readers, and he shares a beautiful thought: “My mantra is The highest excellence is like water. (Jouzen Mizunogotoshi), which means ‘The best way to live is like water, adapting to various situations, maintaining balance, and living naturally in your own way’.”

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