Determining the “value” that is different for each individual
We, Valuence Group, started from a small buying office in Osaka in 2007. At that time, I myself worked as a concierge (appraiser), and I realized that customers value not only the value of goods, but also the stories and feelings behind them.
It is not enough to simply put a price on an object, but to understand the value that each customer places on it in their own lives, and to respond to their essential needs. This has been our core philosophy since the time of our founding, and it has become one of the guiding principles of the Valuence Group.
Preparing to let go in order to move forward
To date, we have defied the conventional wisdom of the industry from all perspectives: we have used web marketing to attract customers, we have established a C to B to B business model where we buy products from consumers and sell them to businesses, and we have developed our business with a flexibility that is unprecedented in the industry, and we continue to grow.
Behind the scenes, we have never been satisfied with the status quo, but have always looked ahead and imposed changes on ourselves. We have to be objective about our past achievements and accomplishments, and also look at the opportunities we have lost. In order to continue to grow and go further, we will continue to make changes in the future.
Toward a future in which all people can live their own lives
What we aim to do in the future is to provide not only antiques and luxury goods, but also all kinds of important real assets and related services to our customers, and to build lifelong relationships with them. We will also expand this concept to other countries around the world.
We want to provide value and experiences that expand life choices through proposals that are close to each customer. We believe that this is the future where people can “live their own way”. The Valuence Group will continue to aim for further growth so that people can live better and more like themselves after meeting us.
Valuence Group CEO
Valuence Holdings Inc.
Representative Director and President
Born in Osaka in 1982. After graduating from Dai-ichi Senior High School, Shinsuke Sakimoto matriculated to Kansai University while also joining the Gamba Osaka J-League professional soccer team. Upon retiring from soccer, Sakimoto worked and learned at his father’s recycling shop. In 2007, Sakimoto opened Nanboya , a luxury brand item buying office in the Kansai region of Japan. In 2011, he established SOU Inc. (now Valuence Holdings Inc.), serving as representative director and president. From buying offices located throughout Japan to auctions, antiques and art objects, and even a personal asset management app, Sakimoto has led the way in building businesses that bring visibility to the value of personal goods. In March 2018, he led the company through a successful IPO on the Mothers section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Today, Shinsuke Sakimoto continues working to expand the Valuence business throughout the world and generate ever-increasing levels of customer lifetime value.