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Top 15 Hospitality Angel Investors in Japan

A list of 15 angel investors that invest in Hospitality startups based in Japan. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Hospitality companies from Japan. We update this investor list every month.

Top 15 Hospitality Angel Investors in Japan

Investor Hospitality Japan investments
Yu Akasaka 1
Michimasa Naka 1
Nobuyuki Idei 1
Goshi Yamaguchi 1
Kiyohiro Sugashita 1
Shintaro Yamada 1
Hideto Fujino 1
Yoshida Yukihiro 1
Kotaro Chiba 1
Ken Takayama 1
Paul Kuo 1
Chihiro Asano 1
Kotaro Chiba 1
Mamoru Taniya 1
Yusuke Sato 1
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Yu Akasaka Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
During Hosei University student, and intern at Hakuhodo C & D. After joining the Image-net, I do media monetization of EC site as a media planner. Then, new business, engaged in Alliance. Launched a crowdsourcing site "MILLION DESIGNS" of design in the individual, sold to Ransazu Corporation. Established the Eureka Co., Ltd., wasappointed Representative Director CEO.
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Content, Internet
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • Japan, Australia, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Now Do — Now Do provides online growth revolution platform.
  • RE — RE specializes in smartphone application design and development.
  • Vitalogue Health — Vitalogue Health offers Canvas, a home-based hormone testing service for women.
Michimasa Naka Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Michimasa Naka is a member of the Board Of Directors of istyle.inc. He is an experienced Chairperson with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry.
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Investment focus
  • Reservations, Travel, Employment
  • Seed, Angel
  • Japan
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.
  • Fun — Fun is a sightseeing entertainment company that makes the world even more of a fun place.
  • Tabinaka — Tabinaka is a Japanese booking & reservation platform for overseas tours and travel activities.
Nobuyuki Idei Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Nobuyuki Idei has served as our independent director since June 2007.Being an experienced director, Nobuyuki Idei currently also serves as director of Accenture, director of FreeBit Co, Ltd., director of Lenovo Group, and chairman of the National Conference on Fostering Beautiful Forests in Japan.Nobuyuki Idei is the founder and chief executiveofficer of Quantum Leaps Corporation, a specialist consultancy that advises private and public institutions on the changing role of technology in the 21st century.Nobuyuki Idei is also the founder and chairman of the board of Asia Innovators’ Initiative, a private non-profit organization that he established in 2011 to serve as a catalyst for social innovation in Asia by bringing together a diverse range of individuals and promoting knowledge sharing.Nobuyuki Idei was chairman and chief executive officer of Sony Corporation from 2000 to 2005, chief corporate advisor from 2005 to 2007, and chairman of the advisory board from 2007 to 2012.Prior to that, Nobuyuki Idei held a range of leadership positions at Sony including general manager of the audio division, senior general manager of the home video group, and president and representative director.Nobuyuki Idei has also served in a number of other advisory positions including as counselor to the Bank of Japan, member of Japan’s national IT Strategy Council, and vice-chairman of Nippon Keidanren.Nobuyuki Idei received a bachelor of science degree in economics and politics from Waseda University in Tokyo.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Manufacturing, Internet
  • Seed, Funding Round, Corporate Round
  • Japan, France, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Pyrenee — Pyrenee is a hardware startup that creates devices that protect people's lives.
  • Antescofo — Antescofo is the mariage of world-class R&D and Business endeavours. Their technology is the result of 7+ years of R&D in the world’s largest laboratory dedicated to Music and Technology, IRCAM in Paris, and public experience with the most important musicians and orchestras around the world. The principle? Through Intelligent MachineListening, they recognize how humans perform music in real-time and use that information to synchronize content and provide an immersive experience! Antescofo was incorporated in July 2016 and based in Paris, France.
  • Stake Technologies — Stake Technologies is a technology company that provides blockchain solutions to enterprises.
Goshi Yamaguchi Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Goshi Yamaguchi
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Investment focus
  • Food and Beverage, Digital Media, Apps
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Corporate Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • ReadHub — ReadHub is a Information technology , Planning, development and management of Internet media and applications company.
  • Pan For You — Pan For You is a Food & Beverage Company. We deliver delicious bread from all over the world with our unique freezing technology and propose a lifestyle where you can enjoy freshly baked bread anytime.
  • ZAZA — ZAZA is focus to make the world where people can respect each other even thought they have a different culture and belief.
Kiyohiro Sugashita Angel
Mr. Sugashita joined Polaris as Advisor in May 2011. He is Director and CEO of Sugashita Partners, Ltd since 1998 and provides consulting services to financial institutions and ventures in and outside of Japan. Prior to that position, he was CEO of Lazard Japan Asset Management from 1991 to 1998. His business career also includes positions at DaiwaSecurities and Merrill Lynch Securities, Tokyo Branch. On the academic front, Mr. Sugashita received a BA in Economics from Ritsumeikan University and since 2009 is Special Advisor for the Dean of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University.
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Investment focus
  • Marketing, Travel, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • G NEXT — G NEXT is an Information Technology based company.
  • Fun — Fun is a sightseeing entertainment company that makes the world even more of a fun place.
  • Tabinaka — Tabinaka is a Japanese booking & reservation platform for overseas tours and travel activities.
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.
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.
Yoshida Yukihiro Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Former executive director of Gulliver International (currently IDOM), one of the few hyper-growth companies in Japan that made public public public in four years and achieved 10 billion sales in 10 years. He held a role in charge of FC business, management strategy, marketing, human resources, education, IT and finance.
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Investment focus
  • Hospitality, Reservations, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Fun — Fun is a sightseeing entertainment company that makes the world even more of a fun place.
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.
Ken Takayama Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Ken Takayama - External Audit & Supervisory @ Media Do
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Investment focus
  • Reservations, Travel, Apps
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • SakeWiz — SakeWiz is an App to enjoy, buy and record sake located in Tokyo
  • Fun — Fun is a sightseeing entertainment company that makes the world even more of a fun place.
  • Tabinaka — Tabinaka is a Japanese booking & reservation platform for overseas tours and travel activities.
Paul Kuo Angel
Paul Kuo - Director - Board of Directors @ Tamecco
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Investment focus
  • Reservations, Travel, SaaS
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Fun — Fun is a sightseeing entertainment company that makes the world even more of a fun place.
  • Tabinaka — Tabinaka is a Japanese booking & reservation platform for overseas tours and travel activities.
  • Fun Group — Hello! We are Fun Group (formally Tabinaka) and we are Japan's first Travel and Leisure startup offering unique tours and experiences. We currently offer experiences in 7 different locations globally.
Chihiro Asano Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Chief Technology Officer at Money Forward.
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Investment focus
  • Content, Legal, FinTech
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • HERP — HERP is a recruitment management platform.
  • Issues — Issues provides development and management of web service issues that solve the problems.
  • Luup — Luup is an Internet Company.
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.
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.
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.
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