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Top 50 EdTech Angel Investors in Japan

A list of 50 angel investors that invest in Edtech startups based in Japan. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Edtech companies from Japan. We update this investor list every month.

Top 50 EdTech Angel Investors in Japan

Investor EdTech Japan investments
Robert Huang 3
Kotaro Chiba 3
Hidetoshi Takano 3
Kotaro Chiba 3
Shintaro Yamada 2
Mamoru Taniya 2
Narita Shuzo 2
Tatsuo Sakamoto 2
Kiyoshi Ayabe 2
Suzuki Yuto 1
Ryuji Terada 1
Noguchi Keito 1
Yusuke Ando 1
Dai Tamesue 1
Nishiki Takashi 1
Yuichi Tanaka 1
Sumiya Einosuke 1
Takato Hiroshi 1
Masao Ito 1
Kazuki Moribe 1
Ichihara Takahisa 1
Kazuhito Shima 1
Ken Fuse 1
Mikio Yamano 1
Musashi Suzuki 1
Takahito Tsukagoshi 1
Cheng Tao 1
Masahiro Kotosaka 1
Keisuke Honda 1
Mark Goines 1
Fumiaki Koizumi 1
Gaku Nakamura 1
Hikaru Kashida 1
Shuichi Takenaga 1
Sagehashi Yuki 1
Toru Shimada 1
Ayataro Nakagawa 1
Daisuke Takanashi 1
Kenji Takada 1
Ryosuke Matsumoto 1
Kenji Niwa 1
Naruhisa Nakagawa 1
Alex Zubillaga 1
Naoki Yamada 1
Hideto Fujino 1
Joshua Schachter 1
Yusuke Sato 1
Kitamura Yota 1
Junshin Kawasaki 1
Yoshitsune Ido 1
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Robert Huang Angel
Mr. Huang founded SYNNEX in 1980 and serves as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Prior to this, Mr. Huang was the International Sales Manager at Advanced Micro Devices. Mr. Huang holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Kyushyu University, Japan, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rochester and an M.S. inManagement Science from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
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Investment focus
  • Education, E-Learning, Language Learning
  • Series A
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Polyglots — POLYGLOTS designs and develops English news-reader mobile applications. It helps its application users learn English while reading news updates.POLYGLOTS is a development and operation of the English learning application "POLYGLOTS", the Japanese learning application "MONDO", and the finance / accounting specializedlearning application "Bigo", and the development and provision of an adaptive learning platform.
Kotaro Chiba Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Kotaro Chiba is the founder of ChibaDojo Fund. Kotaro Chiba attended Keio University.
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Investment focus
  • Travel, Internet, Software
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Japan, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • MI-6 — MI-6 is a research, development, consulting, and project management for material development using IT. We will promote materials informatics in the field of material development with our technological capabilities and a wealth of project knowledge that challenge the world's most advanced technologies .
  • ELESTYLE — ELESTYLE are promoting mobile payments and providing high value-added services for users to realize a cashless society.
  • Luup — Luup is an Internet Company.
Hidetoshi Takano Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Joined Intelligence in 1999. Established Key Players Inc. in 2005. Consultation with more than 3,000 managers and career counseling for more than 10,000 individuals. In addition, we have invested in more than 55 outside directors, advisors and angels in Silicon Valley and Bangladesh in Japan. Over 100 lectures on careers, entrepreneurship andstartups.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Information Technology, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • Japan, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Kaymak — Kaymak is a recruitment platform that focuses on creating a recruitment website, planning a recruitment strategy, and managing candidates.
  • Rayout — Rayout is a business consulting company that provides creative content development, recruitment videos, and web production services.
  • ElevationSpace — ElevationSpace offers high quality & well equipped workspaces giving tenants a nurturing environment .
Kotaro Chiba Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Kotaro Chiba is the founder of ChibaDojo Fund. Kotaro Chiba attended Keio University.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Drones, Software
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Japan, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • MI-6 — MI-6 is a research, development, consulting, and project management for material development using IT. We will promote materials informatics in the field of material development with our technological capabilities and a wealth of project knowledge that challenge the world's most advanced technologies .
  • ELESTYLE — ELESTYLE are promoting mobile payments and providing high value-added services for users to realize a cashless society.
  • Luup — Luup is an Internet Company.
Shintaro Yamada Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
During his years at Waseda University, Shintaro worked at Japan’s biggest e-commerce mall, Rakuten, Inc. On August 1st 2001, Shintaro established “Unoh Inc.” after graduating university. At Unoh he was responsible for designing and developing several web services, one of which was the online magazine subscription . Services provided by Unohinclude planning, development and management of the film enthusiast community site “Movie Life” (acquired by PIA Corporation) as well as “Sugu.CC” , “NeoAd” (both acquired by GMOAP) and the photo sharing site “Photozou” (acquired by Digital Garage).In 2009 Unoh entered into social gaming, creating multiple successful social games. Among these games, “Machitsuku!” has been its biggest hit with over 5 million users. On August 3rd 2010, Unoh joined Zynga and Shintaro became General Manager of Zynga Japan. He resigned on January 2012. After traveling around the world, He established the new company “Mercari, Inc.” on February 2013 and released the resale shopping app “Mercari” on July 2013 in Japan.He is a true Internet geek, spending a lot of time on the Internet and boasts around 180,000 followers on Twitter.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Finance, Information Technology
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Japan, United States, Kenya
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.
  • Peach Cars — Peach Cars building a solution for those looking to buy and sell vehicles whole information on vehicles and hassle-free transactions.
  • AnotherBall — AnotherBall is a blockchain startup that combines entertainment and blockchain.
Mamoru Taniya Angel · Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
After graduating from the Faculty of Law at the University of Tokyo, he joined Solomon Brothers, where he became the youngest managing director in Asia, where he was in charge of Asian investment. After that, he created one of the largest independent Asuka assets. He also launched Japan's first independent online life insurance company,LifeNet Life Insurance, and inspired Japan's first International.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Content, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Japan, Singapore, Spain
Portfolio highlights
  • Revorf — Revorf analyzes data and develops AI-related to infectious diseases and healthcare.
  • abillion — Find tips for plant-based food & products near you. Join the community to share reviews of restaurants & brands. Raise funds & drive sustainability!
  • RIMM Sustainability — RIMM Sustainability provides a SaaS platform that enables companies of all sizes to optimise their sustainability management effort. It builds tools for sustainability management, reporting and optimisation.
Narita Shuzo Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Narita Shuzo is a Executive Vice President/COO, CrowdWorks Inc.
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Investment focus
  • Task Management, Media and Entertainment, Content
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • MIL — MIL is a marketing company it can be used for a wide range of video marketing such as video commerce , O2O measures , recruitment videos , and landing videos.
  • Morght — Morght is an information technology service company.
  • MiL Inc — Emerging products for healthcare food brands Producing food retailing and wholesale recipe development Restaurant management Catering media operation.
Tatsuo Sakamoto Angel
Tatsuo Sakamoto is a Head of Sales, Japan at MOLOCO. He Attended The University of Tokyo.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Content, Recruiting
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Bgrass — bgrass is a consultation support platform for women working in the IT industry.
  • Cloudbase — Cloudbase is an information technology company that specializes in the fields of cloud services and management.
  • ElevationSpace — ElevationSpace offers high quality & well equipped workspaces giving tenants a nurturing environment .
Kiyoshi Ayabe Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Kiyoshi Ayabe is the President and Founder of KIYO Learning.
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Investment focus
  • Content, Education, E-Learning
  • Funding Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • KIYO Learning — KIYO Learning offers a commuting course, an online course to acquire qualifications for business people.
Suzuki Yuto Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Suzuki Yuto - Representative Director and CEO @ JapanWork
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Content, Internet
  • Series A, Funding Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Aidemy — Aidemy is a web service where you can learn AI programming online.
  • Bizibl Technologies — Bizibl Technologies provides SaaS services for recruitment events.
Ryuji Terada Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Ryuji Terada is the Partner at Persol Innovation Fund. Ryuji Terada attended Shimonoseki City University.
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Investment focus
  • Education, Consulting, Human Resources
  • Angel, Seed, Funding Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Funova — Funova is a consulting company.
  • Meetcareer — Meetcareer provides online counseling services for career planning.
  • noFRAME schools — noFRAME schools is an EdTech startup is a mission to reinvent a textbook.
Noguchi Keito Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Noguchi Keito - Founder @ Vapes
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Investment focus
  • Media and Entertainment, Marketing, Financial Services
  • Seed, Angel
  • Japan, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • DOFA — Dofa aims to develop services that enrich the way of life and work of human resources that are active mainly in sales.
  • Alliance Cloud — Alliance Cloud primarily engages in the Sales Tech and BtoB Sales Outsourcing Business.
  • Cloud Franchise — Cloud Franchise is a cloud kitchen model that aims to maximize the kitchen occupancy rate of restaurants.
Yusuke Ando Angel · Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
YUSUKE ANDO is a Outside Director at hachidori.
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Investment focus
  • Content, Education, Social Media
  • Series A, Funding Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • FLIGHTS — FLIGHTS is a multidisciplinary drone services from EC, media, pilot training, consulting, insurance and localization of foreign softwares.
  • Aidemy — Aidemy is a web service where you can learn AI programming online.
Dai Tamesue Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Dai Tamesue is the Chief Marketing Officer of Miekuru.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, Sports, Health Care
  • Angel, Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • MIL — MIL is a marketing company it can be used for a wide range of video marketing such as video commerce , O2O measures , recruitment videos , and landing videos.
  • vivid garden — vivid garden is an Agriculture company.
  • SAMURAI Security
Nishiki Takashi Angel
Nishiki Takashi - Outside Director @ aucfan Co.,Ltd.
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Investment focus
  • Content, Education, Social Media
  • Angel
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
Yuichi Tanaka Angel · Akasaka, Tokyo, Japan
Yuichi Tanaka - CDO @ Visional
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Investment focus
  • E-Learning, Communities, Graphic Design
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • alma — alma is a community platform to learn design.
Sumiya Einosuke Angel
Sumiya Einosuke
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Investment focus
  • Media and Entertainment, Education, Logistics
  • Series A, Funding Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • TRUNK — TRUNK is an Information site for internship and business training company
  • TRUNK Japan — TRUNK is a provider of Information service industry,advertising agency business and design business.
Takato Hiroshi Angel
Takato Hiroshi - CEO @ M0mentum
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Legal, Beauty
  • Funding Round, Angel
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • JAPAN HEALTHCARE — Japan Healthcare is a healthcare start-up that works on the prevention of musculoskeletal diseases with environmentally-friendly preventive medicine . Japan Healthcare Build a preventive system for musculoskeletal diseases with environmentally-improving preventive medicine.
  • Japan Healthcare Info — Japan Healthcase Info locates english-speaking doctors for you and makes appointments
  • Legal Technology Japan — Legal Technology is into development of cloud-based research tool called 'Legal Library' using legal books.
Masao Ito Angel · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Masao Ito is a Founder & CEO at User Local.
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Investment focus
  • Content, Information Technology, Social Media
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Illusil — Illusil is a service that makes it easier for anyone to generate slide materials and reduces the amount of time needed to do it. Additionally, presentations can be automatically generated from text input by AI, and over 1,000 design templates can be used to build original slides.
  • Cloudbase — Cloudbase is an information technology company that specializes in the fields of cloud services and management.
  • Driver Technologies — Driver Technologies is a cloud logistics platform provider. It provides a solution for driver matching and cargo vehicle demands.
Kazuki Moribe Angel
Kazuki Moribe is the CEO of Spider Initiative.
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Investment focus
  • Video, Training, Web Design
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Rayout — Rayout is a business consulting company that provides creative content development, recruitment videos, and web production services.
Ichihara Takahisa Angel
Ichihara Takahisa is a Representative Director at Yaosen Co., Ltd.
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Investment focus
  • Education, Employment, Human Resources
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • LOGZ Group — LOGZ Group offers employment support for people with disabilities.
Kazuhito Shima Angel
Kazuhito Shima is a IsLand LLC Representative.
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Investment focus
  • Education, Employment, Human Resources
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • LOGZ Group — LOGZ Group offers employment support for people with disabilities.
Ken Fuse Angel
Ken Fuse is a Representative Director at Letters Co., Ltd.
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Investment focus
  • Education, Employment, Human Resources
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • LOGZ Group — LOGZ Group offers employment support for people with disabilities.
Mikio Yamano Angel
Mikio Yamano is a Chairman and CEO of Yamano Beauty Mate Group Co., Ltd.
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Investment focus
  • Education, Employment, Human Resources
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • LOGZ Group — LOGZ Group offers employment support for people with disabilities.
Musashi Suzuki Angel
Musashi Suzuki is a professional soccer player for Consadole Sapporo.
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Investment focus
  • Education, Employment, Human Resources
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • LOGZ Group — LOGZ Group offers employment support for people with disabilities.
Takahito Tsukagoshi Angel
Takahito Tsukagoshi is a Executive Vice President at Takeuchi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
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Investment focus
  • Education, Employment, Human Resources
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • LOGZ Group — LOGZ Group offers employment support for people with disabilities.
Cheng Tao Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Tao Cheng currently works as Chief Executive Officer and Founder of popIn.
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Investment focus
  • Telecommunications, Content, Internet
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Tokyo — Tokyo provides consistently-designed signage and projector installation, as well as maintenance company support. All customers need is “product selection” considering installation. This is a service that does not take time and effort!
  • Aidemy — Aidemy is a web service where you can learn AI programming online.
  • Girasol Energy — Girasol Energy is an IoT Platform provides innovative PLC technologies that enable wiser PV Plants.
Masahiro Kotosaka Angel
Masahiro Kotosaka is an Associate Professor at Keio University and an Associate Fellow of The School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences. He is an expert in Internationalization strategy and early stage business development, and advisor to several global start-up companies. Before moving to Keio, he was an associate professor ofmultinational management at Ritsumeikan University, a teaching & research associate at the University of Oxford, and a consultant at McKinsey & Company based in Frankfurt and Tokyo. As a practitioner, he worked for strategy/marketing projects with sixteen client organizations across nine industries and nine countries and spent four years running three profitable IT/Retail businesses before joining McKinsey. He graduated from the University of Oxford with D.Phil. (Ph.D) in Management Studies and MSc in Management Research with Distinction.
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Investment focus
  • Education, EdTech, Fashion
  • Angel, Funding Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Kakedas — Kakedas specializes in the development and operation of web services.
  • ONE NOVA — One Nova (ワンノバ) is a lifestyle brand and online platform that offers a range of innerwear products, such as men's boxers.
  • noFRAME schools — noFRAME schools is an EdTech startup is a mission to reinvent a textbook.
Keisuke Honda Angel · Chuo, Hokkaido, Japan · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Keisuke Honda is the Founder & CEO of Now Do.
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Investment focus
  • Education, E-Learning, Blockchain
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Japan, United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Unite — We started Unite because we saw a problem.Two problems, in fact. A problem faced by marketplace sellers like you, who see high- quality traffic on your pages but have no way of retargeting shoppers who don’t end up purchasing, leaving potential sales on the table. And a problem faced by the marketplaces where you sell, which win by helping youdrive sales but aren’t equipped to offer you the sorts of online advertising tools like retargeting pixels, audience creation, and campaign management platforms that big brands have been using for years.That’s where we come in. Understanding these constraints and sharing the frustration faced by both sellers and marketplaces over lost revenue and lost customers, we created the perfect platform to put the industry’s most powerful advertising technology capabilities in the hands of people like you, building them into the marketplaces where you already sell. The result? Higher traffic and higher conversion rates. In other words, higher sales.Today, thousands of sellers across the Internet are using Unite to advertise like a big brand and drive sales. It’s time to join them.
  • Krave Mart — Krave Mart is a quick-commerce startup offering the delivery of groceries and other products in 10 minutes.
  • AnotherBall — AnotherBall is a blockchain startup that combines entertainment and blockchain.
Mark Goines Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Based in Menlo Park, Mark is a Partner focused on the areas of financial technology, mobile, consumer and small business Internet services. He has an extensive track record of working with high growth companies as an entrepreneur, executive and angel investor. Exits from his angel investments include Mint, Baby Center, PayCycle and Nolo.com.Prior to joining Morgenthaler, Mark was a successful angel investor. His investments included two Morgenthaler portfolio companies, Pageonce and Practice Fusion. He currently represents Morgenthaler on the Practice Fusion board.Previously, Mark helped build and ran Intuit’s Consumer Tax business (TurboTax). He also served as Senior Vice President of Intuit’s International Division, managing businesses on every continent, creating new products, acquiring companies and building partnerships. He then served as General Manager of Intuit’s Consumer Division and helped generate over $200 million in annual revenues, serving 15 million customers across a broad range of software and e-commerce services by 2000.Prior to Intuit, Mark held executive positions at Wells Fargo and Charles Schwab, where he developed and marketed early-stage banking, software and electronic services that formed the foundation of today’s online trading industry.Mark became an active investor and entrepreneur in 2000. He was an investor and board member at Mint, a consumer online financial management company that was sold to Intuit in 2009. He was also an investor and board member in Nolo.com, a self-help law service that was sold to Internet Brands in 2011. Goines co-founded and became chief marketing officer at PassMark Security, which was sold to RSA in 2006. He also invested in WePay (payments), BillFloat (lending) and Cozi (family organization).Mark holds an M.B.A. and a B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley. He served as president of the Los Altos Educational Foundation and has been elected as a trustee of the Los Altos School Board.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Software, FinTech
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Japan, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • Autumn — Autumn modernizes the way Americans manage loss with the world’s first deathcare marketplace. With free guides and tools, and over 500,000 providers for hire, Autumn is on a mission to transform the American deathcare landscape for the better.
  • Credit Mountain — Provide your users with a full-suite of tools designed to help improve credit scores. Offer your members a PATH TO YES!
  • Trustworthy. — Trustworthy offers state of the art operating system for families that need help organizing family documents. Find out how we can help make your life easier.
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.
Gaku Nakamura Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Gaku Nakamura - Co-Founder and CEO @ RareJob
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Investment focus
  • Sports, Education, Information Technology
  • Pre-Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • SPORNIA — SPORNIA is an editor of sports knowledge technology.We provide support for athletes using content and monetization using emerging media such as SNS and YouTube.
Hikaru Kashida Angel
Hikaru Kashida is a data scientist and is currently working at Mercari Inc., Japan.
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Investment focus
  • Consulting, E-Learning, Communities
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • rocketa — Rocketa is a news curation and social media platform.
  • alma — alma is a community platform to learn design.
  • Meetcareer — Meetcareer provides online counseling services for career planning.
Shuichi Takenaga Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Takenaga Shuuichi is an individual investor.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Management Consulting, Marketing
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Morght — Morght is an information technology service company.
  • Tagpic — Tagpic offers influencer marketing targeting services such as influencer casting, SNS branding, and talent production.
  • H&H Group Japan — H&H Holdingsis a Professional Services company.
Sagehashi Yuki Angel
Sagehashi Yuki
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Investment focus
  • Content, FinTech, Finance
  • Angel, Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • DariaMe — DariaMe is a web media planning, development and operation, planning and production of various contents, online consultation service.
  • BrainCat — BrainCat is a Japanese company that specializes in developing FinTech platforms. It has developed a social fund service “Gojo”. BrainCat was established on June 29, 2016.
  • Kepple Accounting Office — Kepple Accounting is a start-up accounting and tax services.
Toru Shimada Angel
Toru Shimada is a Senior Executive Officer and Director of Rakuten. Mr. Shimada is a Director of Rakuten Baseball, Inc., and Head of Asia Regional Headquarters Office of the Company.Mr. Shimada joined Rakuten in 2004. Prior to joining Rakuten, Mr. Shimada was founder and Director of INTELLIGENCE, LTD from 1989 to 2004. Prior to INTELLIGENCE, LTD.Mr. Shimada worked at RECRUIT CO., LTD. from 1987 to 1989.
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Investment focus
  • Task Management, Manufacturing, Content
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Neith — Neith is a apparel manufacturer, seller and a whoelseller of water absorbing bralette, lingerie and shorts for women.
  • Now Do — Now Do provides online growth revolution platform.
  • Abentry — Abentry is engaged in the SNS business and media advertising business.
Ayataro Nakagawa Angel
2011 At university, participated in the founding period as a director of Atcole Co., Ltd., and started the web service experience.2012 Founded Peroli Co., Ltd., which operates a curation platform for women "MERY" .2014 Founded Peroli Co., Ltd. Sold to DeNA 2015 Jointly established Tokyo Founders Fund as an angel investor and startedinvesting in startups in Japan and overseas 2019 Appointed outside director of FIREBUG Co., Ltd.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Software, Content
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • Japan, Hong Kong, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • For you — For you is a comprehensive Advertising agency business specializing in SNS.
  • 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.
  • SPORTS CROWN — SPORTS CROWN engages in the development and operation of fantasy sports.
Daisuke Takanashi Angel
Daisuke Takanashi is an angel investor.
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Investment focus
  • SNS, Content, Finance
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • VCook
  • Abentry — Abentry is engaged in the SNS business and media advertising business.
  • alma — alma is a community platform to learn design.
Kenji Takada Angel · Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
Kenji Takada - CEO @ Konomichi
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Investment focus
  • EdTech, Education, E-Learning
  • Series A
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Viling — Viling is a provider of education services for children, including STEMON, a science-math programming school that utilizes building blocks and robot tools; BOKEN, an exploration-based learning school; and Afterschool LeaLea, a primary school that provides lessons for swimming, English, gymnastics and ballet, and more.
Ryosuke Matsumoto Angel
Ryosuke Matsumoto is the founder and CEO of Community Factory Inc.Ryosuke is born in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1981. He joined launching of the publication venture company, and ran a cafe while he was attending Chuo University in Tokyo. Since he joined launching the social media venture company in 2004, he has been in social media business. In2006, Ryosuke founded Community Factory Inc. which specialized in planning and operating social media and blog services.Community Factory started to specialize in social application for mobile from 2009, and Community Factory draw investments of around 4.5 million US dollars from venture capitals and mixi inc. then the biggest social media in Japan. DECOPIC, Community Factory's one of the apps for smartphone, has been downloaded 6 million times in the 6 months since its release, and it is rapidly gaining users mainly in Asian countries.In Sep 2012, Ryosuke and other stock holders sold Community Factory to Yahoo Japan Corp., and he remains as CEO of Community Factory.
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Investment focus
  • Art, Reservations, Software
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • 6curry — 6curry is a brand that creates a new community around “curry”, one of the world's best Japanese foods. The concept is to mix many people and ideas like curry made by mixing various ingredients and spices. Original menu development, weekly events are held in the central kitchen, open only to members. We design and produce communication bornfrom food, such as event catering for over 500 people and communication proposals within the company.
  • TRiCERA — TRiCERA is a contemporary art global platform management company.
  • vivid garden — vivid garden is an Agriculture company.
Kenji Niwa Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Founder CEO at Firstcard. Entrepreneur and Investor.
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Investment focus
  • Marketplace, Software, Information Technology
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • United States, Japan, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Cloosiv — Cloosiv is an ordering platform that allows users to order in advance from their favorite coffee shop, skip the queue, and get rewards from the platform to save time and money.
  • Firstcard — All-in-One Student Credit Builder. Build credit. Earn cashback. Grow your deposit.
  • Oxygen — Oxygen is a digital banking platform. It is the first and only challenger in the US that offers both personal and business banking. The bank of the 21st-century economy, serving consumers, small businesses, and freelancers.Available on iOS and Android, Oxygen users enjoy no monthly fees, no paperwork, early direct deposit, simple transfers,cashback rewards, savings accounts, as well as retail and travel benefits. Businesses can easily control their finances with solutions that are elegant, simple, and secure.
Naruhisa Nakagawa Angel
Naruhisa Nakagawa is a Founder & Chief Investment Officer at Caygan Capital.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Beauty, Environmental Consulting
  • Seed, Series A
  • Japan, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Zeigo — Zeigo by Schneider Electric provides sustainability software that is built to simplify and accelerate carbon reduction, lighting the path toward a carbon-free future.
  • Ecolectro — Ecolectro is solving the biggest challenges in making Green Hydrogen. Our alkaline ion-exchange membranes and polymers make clean fuel and decarbonize industry.
  • Sniffer Robotics — Comprehensive methane emissions detection and quantification, advanced imagery and analytics; Sniffer Robotics provides advanced solutions that benefit the environment.
Alex Zubillaga Angel · New York, New York, United States
Alex Zubillaga is the founder of 14W, a New York-based, venture capital firm focused on consumer Mobile, Web, E-commerce, CPG, and Media.Previously, Alex was Executive Vice President, Digital Strategy and Business Development at Warner Music Group (WMG). Prior to WMG, Alex founded Net Uno, a leading Venezuelan cable television and broadbandoperator where he served as CEO and Chairman.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Apps, Music
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Reby — Reby is a European multinational company involved in the design, construction, financing, operation (DBFO) and maintenance of public sharing transport infrastructure. Today, Reby is the Southern Europe leader in the micromobility field, with over 15 agreements with public administrations. The company was founded by four entrepreneurs (Pep Gómez,Kiran Thomas, Cristina Castillo, and Guillem Pagès) in 2018 as a micromobility operator, winning the first public tender in Europe for kickscooters, in the city of Zaragoza (Spain). During the COVID-19 pandemic, the company increased its R&D efforts, expanding into the MaaS (mobility-as-a-service) economy and the investment banking/franchising business for public administrations (through PPPs), public utility companies, as well as SMEs.
  • Qapital — Qapital is an award-winning app designed to let you save, invest, and spend with any goal in mind.
  • Opal — Protect your focus time. Schedule your days, block distracting apps and focus fully, on your iPhone, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browser. Try Opal for Free!
Naoki Yamada Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Naoki Yamada
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Sports
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • SPORNIA — SPORNIA is an editor of sports knowledge technology.We provide support for athletes using content and monetization using emerging media such as SNS and YouTube.
  • Best Beer Japan — Best Beer Japan provides a barrel tracking software for craft beer and barrel sharing. The company was founded in 2018.
  • THE APP BASE Inc — THE APP BASE Inc is a design firm that provides its clients with web and mobile services. Founded in 2012, the firm also operates co-working spaces.
Hideto Fujino Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Hideto Fujino - President, Cheif Investment Officer @ Rheos
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Investment focus
  • Reservations, Travel, Real Estate
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Japan, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • HOMMA — Inspired Modern Living. Homes to elevate healthy urban lifestyles. Design. Build. Technology.
  • Address Japan — ADDress is a provider of co-living spaces in both urban and rural areas, enabling people to live in a range of luxurious residences at fixed prices.
  • Unito — Unito offers people a friction-free lifestyle by pursuing optimization of living.
Joshua Schachter Angel · San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Joshua Schachter is an organizer at Self Racing Cars. He was the CEO of Tasty Labs and the founder of Joshua has also worked for directory, and was a co-creator of Memepool.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Japan, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Arrows — Arrows is a customer onboarding checklist. Send every customer a personalized onboarding plan, with automated email reminders, due dates, assigned tasks, and a lot more.One of the hardest things about onboarding is getting everybody on the same page. Using Arrows, you can get "mutual buy-in" from your customers to build trust throughoutthe onboarding process. Plus, with due dates and automated email reminders, they'll always know what should be done next. Arrows is the place for you to collaborate, strategize, and coordinate together.Every customer is different... so why are you giving them the same onboarding plan? With Arrows, personalizing onboarding for your customers is a cinch. Start with a template, so your team never misses important steps. Then customize your plan for each customer, so you can get mutual buy-in on a plan perfectly structured for their goals and timeline.
  • Urban Machine — Urban Machine pioneers sustainable wood reclamation. The Machine leverages robotics and AI technology to transform the construction industry by reducing wood waste and promoting circular practices.
  • Hidden Door — Hidden Door is an online game platform for youngsters to delight themselves by discovering, playing, and creating stories.
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.
Kitamura Yota Angel
Kitamura Yota
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Investment focus
  • Education, E-Learning
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Cocoach — Cocoach provides online education service.
Junshin Kawasaki Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Junshin Kawasaki - Director @ LEVIAS
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Investment focus
  • Education, EdTech, Infrastructure
  • Angel, Funding Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Kakedas — Kakedas specializes in the development and operation of web services.
  • noFRAME schools — noFRAME schools is an EdTech startup is a mission to reinvent a textbook.
Yoshitsune Ido Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Yoshitsune Ido
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Robotics, Software
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Morght — Morght is an information technology service company.
  • BionicM — BionicM develops high-performance robot prostheses that enhance mobility for people with disabilities.BionicM has been conducting research on innovative technologies since 2015 at the University of Tokyo's Information Systems Engineering Laboratory (JSK) under the guidance of Professor Inaba and utilizing the world's most advancedrobotics research. In 2016, we were adopted by the Japan Science and Technology Agency as part of "Program for Creating STart-ups from Advanced Research and Technology" (START), and in 2018, the company was established as a joint-stock company.
  • Dots for — Dots for is a technology that aims to improve the lives of rural residents by providing them with digital services.
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