Office Hours with Amina Sugimoto, Fermata
Meet the investor – Office hours with Amina Sugimoto, Co-Founder & CEO, fermata inc.
You asked, and we listened! We are thrilled to start our new events series “Meet the investor”. There are so many brilliant investors in our WoW community and this is your chance to meet them, learn from them and ask all your burning questions!
This session is envisioned to be a fireside chat and AMA session crossbreed, meaning you can hear from the investor, how and why they invest, how to pitch them, and ask them any questions. As the WoW community is mostly all about health tech, this will be our focus for this events series, too – highlight health tech investors from the WoW community. Join us!
Meet the investor
Born in Asia, raised in Africa and educated in Europe, Amina comes from a very diverse and multicultural background. She has made it her mission to bring about a paradigm shift in healthcare in order to promote better access to medicine across the globe. She obtained a Doctorate Degree in Public Health and Health Economics at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and later moved back to Japan to work at the Health and Global Policy institute for Dementia. She then joined a social impact-focused VC, Mistletoe Fund, based in Tokyo, as their Healthcare Innovation Producer. In 2019, launched fermata, Inc., a leading FemTech ecosystem in Japan in combination with fermata, Inc. Fund, an investment vehicle for global FemTech start-ups.
fermata inc. is a Japan and Singapore based startup providing a femtech marketplace for users to access a wide variety of products and services as well as market expansion support for global femtech brands. Our mission is to “transform taboos into triumphs,” empowering people to choose the health and well-being tools that are right for them. fermata has both ecommerce and brick and mortar stores, and is building a strong network of healthcare professionals and retail partners who want to increase the number of options available to women and gender minorities to improve their health and wellness.