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Top 30 Crowdfunding Startup Investors in Japan

A list of 30 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Crowdfunding startups based in Japan. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Crowdfunding companies from Japan. We update this investor list every month.

Top 30 Crowdfunding Startup Investors in Japan

Investor Crowdfunding Japan investments
Mizuho Capital 2
Japan Finance Corporation 2
Femto Partners 1
Mistletoe 1
Mizuho Bank 1
Angel Bridge 1
SMBC Venture Capital 1
Mitsubishi UFJ 1
Shinsei Bank 1
ANRI 1
Mitsubishi Estate 1
Japan Post Capital 1
Mitsubishi UFJ Capital 1
Vector 1
B Dash Ventures 1
Shinsei Corporate Investment 1
Kabu.com Securities 1
Incubate Fund 1
Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank 1
Globis Capital Partners 1
Yusuke Sato 1
GCI Capital 1
Shizuoka Capital 1
Salesforce Ventures 1
Nissay Capital 1
SBI Investment 1
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 1
Fumiaki Koizumi 1
SBI FinTech Fund 1
Kentaro Sakakibara 1
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Mizuho Capital VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 27 investments in the past 12 months
Mizuho is the venture capital firm affiliated to Mizuho Bank, the second-largest Japanese bank in terms of assets. The firm has headquarters in Tokyo.The firm has ¥49.6 billion JPY under management, focusing on information technology and biotechnology investments. Over 600 Mizuho companies have gone public. According to Nikkei, Mizuho is thefifth-largest venture capital firm in Japan.Mizuho Capital was formed in 2002 by the merger of Fujigin Capital, Tokyo Venture Capital and IBJ Investment. Three firms were subsidiaries of Fuji Bank, Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank and the Industrial Bank of Japan respectively.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Internet
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series B
  • Japan, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Vesicle — Vesicle is a fruit and vegetable company that provides distribution and delivery of fresh vegetables.
  • Auba — Auba is engaged in open innovation program, consulting specialized in Ol, and media outreach activities.
  • GRA&GREEN — GRA&GREEN is a research and development agribio venture based in Japan
Japan Finance Corporation VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 31 investments in the past 12 months
Japan Finance provides a diversified portfolio of financial services to the small and medium enterprise sector.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Internet
  • Debt Financing, Funding Round, Seed
  • Japan, India, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Meleap — HADO is a new sport utilizing the leading AR technology with players wearing a head mounted display and an armband sensor to compete against each other by using the ‘energy ball’ or ‘shield’ and earn points in a three-on-three, eighty-minutes game between two teams.
  • TANAAKK — TANAAKK provides “HITSERIES”, Growth-as-a-Service especially for Fortune Global 500 in-house startups to migrate R&D fruits into cloud-native scalable SaaS. HITSERIES delivers reference architecture, platform and related DevOps, RevOps, EquityOps services. There is annually US$190 R&D expenditure solely in Japan. TANAAKK find growth optionin R&D, selecting right cloud business scheme and enabling liquidity for discounted intellectual assets. Usually supporting conglomerate to achieve new $100M SaaS revenue in 5 years.
  • Shiftmation — Axiverse creates an environment where employees shift automatic creation service using artificial intelligence to create a better society.
Femto Partners VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 2 investments in the past 12 months
The fund will invest in early-stage venture companies in the Internet sector, which are engaged in platform businesses and financial services. The amount of per-company equity investment will be in the range of between ¥10 million ($.098 million) and ¥300 million ($2.95 million). The fund is also characterized by the practical support for growingcompanies that will be provided by Mr. Isozaki. Shinsei Bank will dispatch personnel to the fund in order to jointly assist Mr. Isozaki in order to source venture companies and maximize their corporate value.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Communities, Location Based Services
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series B
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Ivry — Ivry offers cloud based telephonic answering service.
  • YOUTRUST — YOUTRUST is a startup to operate YOUTRUST a referral recruitment platform for side-job change.
  • Leading Mark — Leading Mark, a rising human resources startup in Japan. Leading Mark is branching out into mid-career and international hiring. It currently has a one-man team in China working to bring the top Japanese-speaking Chinese students to domestic companies. He also touts his startup’s focus on the average job seeker. “We want to make sure that the usersget the info that he or she needs the most,” he says. Large scale, legacy players can sometimes prioritize the needs of the hiring company, and their commission, over the needs of applicants themselves. This leads to frustration and short-circuited careers.
Mistletoe VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Mistletoe is a hub for startups and the overall entrepreneurial ecosystem. It specifically provides learning opportunities for entrepreneurs, facilitates startup communities, invests in and supports startup companies and venture capitals.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Education
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Japan, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • ULUU — ULUU is an ocean material that replaces plastic and actively benefits the world.
  • Funderbeam — Funderbeam is a funding and trading platform that connects companies and investors to buy and sell equity stakes. The platform allows the founders to gain exposure, legal support, a funding manager, or an investor network. It also allows the investors to take control of their investments and trade anytime they want.The company was founded in 2013as a global data platform for startup companies.
  • Craft Health — Craft Health aims to combine all your daily medicines and supplements into a single daily pill, through 3D printing of personalized medicines and supplements. Our technology allows controlled release of each active ingredient as selected by the user.
Mizuho Bank VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 17 investments in the past 12 months
Mizuho Bank is a commercial bank that began operation on July 1, 2013, with its headquarters in Tokyo in Japan. It offers corporate and investment banking services to major corporations, financial institutions, and public sector entities. It also provides current and ordinary, deposits at notice, time, and specified deposits, deposits for tax,nonresident deposits in yen, foreign currency deposits, negotiable time deposits and loans by bill, loans on a deed, and overdrafts as well as discounts for bank acceptances, commercial papers, and documentary bills. Moreover, it offers investment banking and custodial, syndication, bond administrative, real estate finance, acquisition finance and corporate restructuring, project, and asset finance services, settlement and asset management services. It operates as a subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Internet
  • Debt Financing, Funding Round, Series A
  • Japan, Singapore, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Verkor — Verkor is a battery cell manufacturer whose goal is to increase the production of low-carbon batteries to fulfill the growing demand for electric vehicles. The company focuses on the development of low-carbon batteries with a carbon footprint that is many times smaller than standard batteries. This reduces the logistics footprint, includingemissions, and provides businesses with batteries that are very inexpensive and use carbon-free electricity.
  • AALTO HAPS — The AALTO Zephyr, the most persistent High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) on the planet, is leading the world into The Stratospheric Age. Flexible, scalable, and adaptable. Zephyr makes this new and exciting age real, not just for some, but for everyone.
  • Akaysha Energy — Akaysha Energy offers full-cycle development for projects including Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) and renewable energy.
Angel Bridge VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Angel Bridge is a angel investor groups in Japan and provide high quality and abundant funds to excellent companies.
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Investment focus
  • Nursing and Residential Care, Medical, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Goooods — Goooods provides engagement in the development and operation of B2B commerce.
  • PeopleX — PeopleX encourages and assists employees in their professional development.
  • Smartpay — Smartpay is the first free of charge BNPL payment option for Japanese consumers who have credit cards. There are no sign-up fees, interest fees, settlement fees, or late charges. The payment experience is also Japan’s first cross-merchant, cross-platform, and single-click checkout BNPL service, allowing consumers to checkout in as little as 10seconds. The BNPL payment solution is simple to understand, structured on 3 equal installments over 8 weeks. This means that unlike the existing BNPL services in Japan, customers do not need to go to the convenience store to make payments or pay any bank transfer fees.
SMBC Venture Capital VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 49 investments in the past 12 months
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and its group companies offer a broad range of financial services centered on banking. They are also engaged in the leasing, securities, credit card, investment, mortgage securitization, venture capital and other credit related businesses. The following lists the activities of SMBC, its subsidiaries andaffiliates in the various business segments.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Health Care, Software
  • Funding Round, Series B, Series A
  • Japan, United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Nailie — Nailie is an app that lets you connect to a nail specialists just for you.
  • Suit Up — Suitup is a project and task management solution that teams can readily utilize regularly. With spreadsheet-like processes, it make teamwork evident and prevents tasks from being neglected or deadlines from being missed.
  • BTB Drug Development Research Center — BTB Drug Discovery Research Center aims to contribute to reducing illness, saving people, and leading to a harmonious society.
Mitsubishi UFJ VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 7 investments in the past 12 months
We have the largest domestic and global customer base of any Japanese bank, consisting of a network of 500 offices in Japan and 40 other countries. We apply our values of integrity and responsibility by contributing to the improvement of the economic and social infrastructure wherever we do business.Our portfolio includes 40 million retailbanking accounts and 500,000 corporate customers. The extensive network that this represents is itself a valuable component of our financial role as part of the global social infrastructure.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Information Technology, Machine Learning
  • Debt Financing, Series A, Post-IPO Debt
  • Japan, United States, Malaysia
Portfolio highlights
  • Openrec — Openrec is a live-streaming platform that focuses on game commentary and online event business.
  • Smart Bank — Smart Bank is a softawre firm that has developed an application for money spending management.
  • Japan Culture and Technology — Japan Culture and Technology assists artists and craftspeople in expanding their activities by providing IT support.
Shinsei Bank VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
We provide online services and English-speaking support, allowing you to make transactions anytime, anywhere.
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Investment focus
  • Finance, Internet, Task Management
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series C
  • Japan, United Arab Emirates
Portfolio highlights
  • TAQA — TAQA is a utilities and energy company that engages in power, water, and oil and gas operations. It is an international company listed in Abu Dhabi and operates in 11 countries across four continents.The company's interests lie in conventional and alternative power generation, water desalination, oil and gas exploration and production,pipelines, and gas storage. TAQA was founded in 2005 and operates in Canada, Ghana, India, Iraq, Morocco, the Netherlands, Oman, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • PeaceTecLab — PeaceTecLab is a CtoCsharing service, as its main business.
  • Mirfa International Power & Water Company — Mirfa International Power & Water Company is a renewable energy startup that delivers power and water solutions. A combined-cycle gas turbine power plant, a modular reverse osmosis plant, and three multi-stage flash desalination units comprise the company's power and water plant. It has a gross installed power capacity of 1.7 gigatonnes(GW) and a gross water desalination capacity of 53 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD). It aims to deliver a futuristic power generating plant with a net power capacity of 1600 megawatts to address the country's power issues.
ANRI VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 16 investments in the past 12 months
ANRI is a Japanese venture capital firm that mainly invests in seed and early-stage startups.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Information Technology, Software
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Japan, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • 3DC — 3DC develops and manufactures a new carbon material, graphene meso sponge (GMS), for electrodes in next-generation batteries, capacitors, fuel cells and other energy storage and generation devices.
  • YOUTRUST — YOUTRUST is a startup to operate YOUTRUST a referral recruitment platform for side-job change.
  • Orange — Orange is a developer of a variety of deep-learning models with a focus on computer vision and natural language processing for comics.
Mitsubishi Estate VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
A comprehensive real estate developer, Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd. boasts the leading position in the Japanese market, operating a spectrum of businesses in diverse fields related to real estate, including an office building business centered on the Marunouchi district in central Tokyo, a retail property business, a residential business, and hotelbusiness. The Company's area of operations is not confined to Japan; it includes the United States and the United Kingdom and extends to such Asian countries as China and Singapore.The strength of the Mitsubishi Estate Group lies in its comprehensive business structure, which encompasses Group members that seamlessly cover businesses ranging from development to leasing and property management. Looking at the real estate industry in countries overseas, in most places, the industry is divided into two main groups: developers and property managers. In contrast, the Mitsubishi Estate Group operates under a policy of maintaining ownership of the majority of the properties that it has developed. This enables the Group to pursue urban development with an eye to the future-a future of not only a decade or 50 years but as much as a hundred years from now.
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Investment focus
  • Real Estate, Information Technology, Internet
  • Funding Round, Series B, Series A
  • Japan, Singapore, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • beBit, Inc. — BeBit is a consulting firm that provides customer experience management and user-centered design support services.
  • Techtouch — Techtouch is a service that allows overlaying the explanation guidance on an existing web system by introducing a plug-in on the web browser side and js on the server-side.
  • Arsaga Partners — Arsaga Partners, Inc., "develop with the fastest and highest quality" as concept, is a one-stop IT system development company.- All functions necessary for IT system development such as IT strategy consulting, UX/UI consulting, planning, engineering, designing, maintenance and operations are provided through our one-stop solution.- With engineers accounting for over 90% of our company structure we can work directly with our clients. - Our motto is to providing services at a reasonable cost without outsourcing and to bring our Japanese omotenashi spirit to our development services. - We think of Digital transformation (DX) Not as a trendy word, but as IT system development that truly contributes to our clients' business needs.Main Services - One-stop IT System Development Business, Start-up/New IT Business Consulting, Enterprise System/New Business Planning and Development(Digital Transformation/DX), Web System Planning and Development, Application Planning and DevelopmentKey Clients - Nippon Steel Kowa Real Estate Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Estate, ShionogiV-CUBE, Mizuho Securities, Sciseed inc.
Japan Post Capital VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Japan Post Capital is an investment and management financial consulting business.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Marketing
  • Funding Round, Series B, Series A
  • Japan, Singapore, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • ZEALS — ZEALS, a production company that attracts attention in system development of an interactive automatic communication tool "chatbot", which is widely used even for corporate user service. Its success also embodied "zeal" which means "enthusiasm" that got the name of the company, and fulfilled student entrepreneurshipfrom the great enthusiasm that "I want to support the revival of the Japanese industry with core technology in the IT field". They seem to be somewhat sailing, but they also taste various hardships and hardships. About ZEALS original step and future in terms of the young company's middle age in the mid 20's, the mission and development commitment imposed on himself.
  • ecommit — Ecommit is a venture company that creates new environmental businesses with reuse and recycling as the main axis
  • Baseconnect Japan — Baseconnect Co., Ltd. connects people from all over the world and spends one-tenth the time it takes for people to “know”.
Mitsubishi UFJ Capital VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 53 investments in the past 12 months
Mitsubishi UFJ Capital is a venture capital firm focusing on life science, ICT, and high technology investments.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Health Care
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series B
  • Japan, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Nature — Nature offers a product that enables its users to save money by controlling the use of their air conditioners.The product that the company offers is an air conditioner controller that transforms any window-mounted or through-wall AC into a smart one, equipped with infrared, power control, and sensors that, along with a mobile app for voicesensors, enabling users to operate household appliances with just one smartphone to control their ACs. It transforms the operation of room air conditioners (ACs) to improve comfort and efficiency for consumers while reducing energy demand peaks for utilities with simple, inexpensive, and easy-to-install device.The Boston, Massachusetts-based company was incorporated by Mash Ohtsuka and Haruumi Shiode in 2014.
  • Vesicle — Vesicle is a fruit and vegetable company that provides distribution and delivery of fresh vegetables.
  • Turing — Turing develops and manufactures fully autonomous vehicles.
Vector VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Vector is a Japan-based PR agency that provides PR planning and implementation services for its clients. The agency also offers other services covering areas such as management, finance, accounting, human resources, administration, internal controls, and audits. Vector was founded in 1993.
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Investment focus
  • Media and Entertainment, Software, Marketing
  • Funding Round, Seed, Corporate Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Nailie — Nailie is an app that lets you connect to a nail specialists just for you.
  • Openrec — Openrec is a live-streaming platform that focuses on game commentary and online event business.
  • Unito — Unito offers people a friction-free lifestyle by pursuing optimization of living.
B Dash Ventures VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 5 investments in the past 12 months
B Dash Ventures does seed to late stage tech investments in Japan, Asia Pacific, and the U.S. LPs include Japan's largest technology companies and financial institutions including NTT Docomo, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, GREE, NEC BIGLOBE, Fuji Television, and the Japanese government. B Dash Ventures also operates an incubation space inpartnership with Mori Building Co. and holds the invitation-based B Dash Camp conference.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Japan, Taiwan, India
Portfolio highlights
  • G.U. Group — G.U. Labs provides cloud tools and solutions, security technologies, and R&D capabilities to respond to the various social changes caused by blockchain. G.U.Labs provides cloud tools and solutions, security technologies, and research and development capabilities to respond to the various social changes caused by blockchain.
  • Thirdverse — Thirdverse (formerly known as Yomuneco Inc) is engaged in Virtual Reality content and services planning, development, sales and management.
  • Ascend — Ascend is a logistics company.
Shinsei Corporate Investment VC Fund · Otemachi, Tokyo, Japan · 8 investments in the past 12 months
Shinsei Corporate Investment supports the creation and development of the business.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Internet, Software
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series B
  • Japan, India, Belgium
Portfolio highlights
  • HIGHRESO — GPUSOROBAN is a GPU cloud service that enables anyone to perform high-speed calculations on high-end GPUs with ease. Hi-Res, the running business, is the first GPU cloud operator in Japan to be accredited as a "NVIDIA Elite Partner," the program's highest level (CSP Compute field). Furthermore, it received the "Best CSP Partnerof the Year" award at the NVIDIA NPN Partner Award 2022. It is widely used by university research institutes, large corporations, and AI venture firms, with over 100 uses per year.
  • QibiTech — QibiTech created HATS, a service in which a human operator remotely supplements the operation of a robot. Add-on edge calculator or software for various robots to increase robot flexibility. It also serves as a platform for connecting operation data to the business improvement system.
  • M&A Bazaar — M&A Bazaar provides the M&A Bazaar Method, a revolutionary M&A process that systematically solves the challenges encountered by traditional M&A procedures.
Kabu.com Securities VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
It operates as an online securities company in Japan. It holds patents related to order placement, asset management, and financial products intermediary services
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Finance
  • Series A, Funding Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Robot Fund — Robot Fund is a provider of RPA (Robotic Process Automation) solutions for asset management businesses.
  • Crowd Realty — Crowd Realty (Cloud Realty) is an investment-type crowdfunding marketplace specializing in real estate. With the age-changing city as the era, businesses and investors will be able to realize their ideas, offering an unprecedented investment place.
  • xenodata lab — xenodata lab., In the mission "Technology proposal suggests naturally after five years", in order to make the shape of the future financial industry with novel technology, ideas February 2016 It was founded in. xenodata is a coined word that spells the idea of ​​creating heterogeneous creatures according to data, and by means of thee intelligence created by the data, the meaning to pursue the substitution of human actions to the utmost is put in the meaning.
Incubate Fund VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 19 investments in the past 12 months
Incubate Fund is an independent early-stage venture capital that specializes in providing capital to technology startups at the seed stage. The firm built a portfolio of over 300 companies in Asia, taking 12 companies to public and 20 companies to M&A exit since 2010.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Japan, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Owlto — Owlto Finance is an intent-centric interoperability protocol, 'Bridge the World with AI Agent'.
  • Landit — Landit manages transportation infrastructure and real estate technology firms.
  • Woodstock — Woodstock is an investment app that allows to invest in US stocks.
Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank VC Fund · Ogaki, Gifu, Japan
The Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank, Ltd. is a Japan-based regional bank. The Bank operates in two segments. The Banking segment is engaged in the provision of various financial commodities and services, including deposit business, lending business, domestic and foreign exchange business, government bonds, investment trust funds, insurance and bonds, as wellas registration services; the marketable securities and investments business, as well as the collection and provision of information. The Leasing segment provides leasing services. In addition, the Bank is also engaged in the computer-related, think tanks, credit guarantee, credit cards and venture capital businesses, as well as the integrated processing of banking business, scrutiny and organize business of cash, document creation and storage business, and Real Estate collateral research and evaluation work.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Task Management, Recruiting
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series C
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • iBody — iBody is a venture from Nagoya University Graduate School of Life and Agriculture.We will contribute to the improvement of treatment and diagnostic technology and the development of life science by using monoclonal antibody excavation technology from a small amount of blood, and contribute to the improvement of human health and quality of life.
  • U-MaP — U-MaP is an “industrial materials” venture from Nagoya University, which was established mainly by researchers at Nagoya University. The mission under the company name is "Providing new solutions to society through technological innovation through ultimate materials and processing technologies (Ultimate Material and Processing)." Underthis mission, U-MaP will continue to commercialize university technology seeds and create next-generation industries.
  • Photo electron Soul — Photo electron Soul mission is to innovate the world of "seeing (fine observation)" and "creating (fine processing)" through the development of photocathode electron beam technology. The photocathode electron beam technology developed by our company will produce next generation electron beams with high performance andversatility (pulse structure, low dispersion, large current). By renewing the electron beam, which is a key device for industrial equipment such as electron microscopes, semiconductor device manufacturing / inspection equipment, and metal 3D printers, it is possible to realize fine observation, fine processing, high throughput, etc. Breakthroughs in a wide range of fields such as science, materials, and electronics.
Globis Capital Partners VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 12 investments in the past 12 months
Globis Capital Partners (GCP) is a venture capital firm in Japan. With its combination of local business presence through Globis Group and the experience of Western VC experience, GCP has set new VC standards in Japan, with hands-on, and in-depth industry expertise.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Information Technology, Software
  • Funding Round, Series A, Seed
  • Japan, United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Autify — AI software testing company aimed at solving the challenges associated with automation testing. We are passionate about making software testing faster and easier, empowering companies to release faster and keep their applications stable.
  • YOUTRUST — YOUTRUST is a startup to operate YOUTRUST a referral recruitment platform for side-job change.
  • Orange — Orange is a developer of a variety of deep-learning models with a focus on computer vision and natural language processing for comics.
Yusuke Sato Angel
Yusuke Sato is the Co-Representative and Co-Founder of Pulit.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Content, Food and Beverage
  • Seed, Funding Round, Angel
  • Japan, Indonesia, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Kaymak — Kaymak is a recruitment platform that focuses on creating a recruitment website, planning a recruitment strategy, and managing candidates.
  • Paytner — yup is providing services to support freelance people's funding.The freelance population in Japan has been shown to continue to increase in many Chosa. While working styles are diversified, they are not able to respond to the development of the working environment, and they will develop their business to change the situation where problemssuch as funding, credit, sexual harassment, and power harassment are accumulated.
  • Meetscare — Meetscare provides correct information and supports the self-awareness of all people involved in care. The company provides a wealth of information to ensure optimal care and create a mechanism for the realization. Users can make a telephone consultation and web diagnosis and search for free information using the system.Meetscare was founded on2016 and is headquartered in Arakawa, Tokyo.
GCI Capital VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
GCI Capital is a proprietary investment firm focused on financial technology, information technology, and education.
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Investment focus
  • FinTech, Marketplace, Crowdfunding
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • CROWD CREDIT — Crowdcredit is cross-border marketplace lending platform operator.We provide risk capital to individuals and SMEs in financial deficit countries while we offer attractive lending opportunities to investors in financial surplus countries.Currently, we are providing Japanese personal and SMEs investors with opportunities to lend toindividuals and SMEs in Peru, Cameroon, Estonia, Finland, Spain and in Italy.In 2016, Crowdcredit is aiming to start raising funds and also to start lending in Asian region outside of Japan.
Shizuoka Capital VC Fund · Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Shizuoka Capital Company Limited operates as a venture capital firm. It engages in the acquisition, holding, and, sale of securities.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Human Resources, Content
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series B
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • OpenLogi — OpenLogi is a Tokyo based logistics platform focused on SMEs and freelancers. OpenLogi was founded back in December 2013 by Hidetsugu Ito who was previously involved in launching Japanese magazine subscription service Fujisan.co.jp. Based on his experience in discussing and negotiating with logistics companies, he founded OpenLogi to addresslogistics solutions for small e-commerce players.
  • Parallel — Parallel Inc. develops a parallel SNS which can be used while playing games on smartphones.
  • Industrial-X — INDUSTRIAL-X provides business consulting, structure transformation support, DX human resource development, solution procurement support, and BPO solutions. Their customers inquiries are addressed through online applications.
Salesforce Ventures VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 25 investments in the past 12 months
100% invested in enterprise cloud companies.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, Information Technology
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • United States, Japan, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Asuene — Asuene involves in clean power retail business, retail SaaS business, etc.
  • Autify — AI software testing company aimed at solving the challenges associated with automation testing. We are passionate about making software testing faster and easier, empowering companies to release faster and keep their applications stable.
  • Mistral AI — Frontier AI in your hands
Nissay Capital VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 13 investments in the past 12 months
Nissay Capital is a venture capital Company specializing in seed, start-up, growth capital, middle stage, and later stage investment.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Medical, Internet
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Japan, Ethiopia, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Zpeer — Zpeer provides appropriate medical care to all livestock and companion animals
  • Nailie — Nailie is an app that lets you connect to a nail specialists just for you.
  • Re:Power — Re:Power is a manufacturing company that designs, develops, and sells renewable energy storage batteries and other products.
SBI Investment VC Fund · Minato, Chiba, Japan · 23 investments in the past 12 months
SBI Investment supports the business development and growth of private venture companies through fund investment. It manages and manages venture capital funds under the management philosophy of becoming a leading company responsible for the creation and development of core industries in the 21st century as a "new industry creator".SBIInvestment has invested in a total of 986 companies in the past, of which 169 (17.1% of investment companies) have exited through IPO or M & A.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Financial Services, Software
  • Series B, Series A, Funding Round
  • Japan, South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Asuene — Asuene involves in clean power retail business, retail SaaS business, etc.
  • NIHON AGRI — Exportation of Japanese agricultural products is currently small in volume. While Japanese farmers aspire to export their products to foreign countries for more people to enjoy and local consumers universally share the positive perception of the quality of Japanese agricultural products, issues such as price, communication, and logistics hinder theexpansion of exportation.They aim to solve these issues and satisfy the needs of both Japanese farmers and global consumers which are so clearly evident but devastatingly unmet.
  • Orange — Orange is a developer of a variety of deep-learning models with a focus on computer vision and natural language processing for comics.
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, is a Japanese bank holding / financial services company headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. MUFG manages the affairs of its subsidiaries within the group and the business of the group as a whole along with all relevant ancillary business.The MUFG Group turned its eye toward the expected operatingenvironment changes over the next decade, and launched the new medium-term business plan, which outlines the strategies that will be implemented over the first three years of this period. The new plan is designed to guide us as they strive to realize their corporate vision—“Be the world's most trusted financial group.” By accelerating initiatives that span across business entities, regions, and business groups, they will work to live up to the expectations of their customers, shareholders, employees, and other stakeholders.The MUFG Group aims to achieve stable and sustainable income growth through seeking diversified revenue bases especially in customer segment both domestically and abroad, and capital efficiency by improving productivity. In addition, they will enhance shareholder value by conducting capital management flexibly taking the balance of (1) enhancement of further shareholder returns, (2) maintenance of a solid capital base and (3) strategic investments for sustainable growth, into consideration.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Finance
  • Debt Financing, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States, Japan, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Global Screening Services — From the industry, for the industry.A unique approach to deliver better sanctions screening.
  • Home Credit — Home Credit is a financial services provider based out of Kansas.
  • SB Energy — We make renewable energy more reliable, cost-effective, and accessible through cutting-edge innovations in order to build a more renewable future.
Fumiaki Koizumi Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Fumiaki Koizumi - Executive Director @ Mercari
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Investment focus
  • Internet, E-Commerce, Content
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Osiro — Osiro is a community management firm.
  • Luup — Luup is an Internet Company.
  • FABRIC TOKYO — FABRIC TOKYO is a Japanese startup provides a direct-to-consumer custom-made apparel brand. (former-company name Lifestyle Design Co., Ltd.). It enables customers to save their sizes, idea fabrics, and favorite designs, allowing them to make their original clothing later.FABRIC TOKYO was founded in 2012 by Yuichiro Mori and is based in Tokyo,Japan.
SBI FinTech Fund VC Fund
SBI FinTech Fund
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Investment focus
  • Lending, Crowdfunding, Financial Services
  • Series A
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Crowd Realty — Crowd Realty (Cloud Realty) is an investment-type crowdfunding marketplace specializing in real estate. With the age-changing city as the era, businesses and investors will be able to realize their ideas, offering an unprecedented investment place.
Kentaro Sakakibara Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
"At early stage of Axive.com, currently EC navi , he tackled started up Sales department, Alliance & Sales strategy and ads product development. He joined Dentsu wonderman next, and performed direct marketing strategy to big communication companies, drink companies and financial institutes. Then, He was back to EC navi again, and workedfor started up West ads sales branch and Mobile site, reconstruction of Sales department and so on.In 2008, He launched Samurai Incubate Inc. specified for early ventures’ management, marketing, sales,human resource,and finance support. His company invests start up ventures and he also holds the posts of external director of some venture companies."
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Investment focus
  • Finance, Health Care, Crowdfunding
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • IDDK — IDDK specializes in semiconductor technology and optical technology.
  • Riham — Anipipo is the funding platform for animation projects. It provides a new way for animation creators to find funding to support the production of their animation, goods, event, and etc. Creators will also be able to utilize Anipipo as a platform to get connected with their fans from all over the world.
  • Cardio Intelligence — Cardio Intelligence develops an AI automated diagnostic system.
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