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Top 45 Local Startup Investors in Asia

A list of 45 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Local startups based in Asia. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Local companies from Asia. We update this investor list every month.

Top 45 Local Startup Investors in Asia

Investor Local Asia investments
Global Brain Corporation 4
Chiba Dojo 3
Incubate Fund 3
ANRI 3
Sequoia Capital China 2
SBI Investment 2
Recruit Strategic Partners 2
Takaya Shinozuka 1
Mitsui Global Investment 1
Tiger Global Management 1
AVentures Capital 1
58.com 1
Honest Ventures 1
Huawei Technologies 1
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 1
Burda Principal Investments 1
OPT Ventures 1
ORIX Ventures 1
Adways 1
Swiss Founders Fund 1
Decent Capital 1
Delight Ventures 1
Neoteny Labs 1
JC Capital 1
China Rundong Auto Group 1
Enlight Ventures 1
NetAge 1
GMO VenturePartners 1
Trupti Nanavati 1
Dongbu Ziben 1
Shunwei Capital 1
Telescope Investment 1
Xiaomi 1
POSCO Venture Capital 1
Nextrans 1
Mizuho Capital 1
Beijing Yiming Education Investment Center 1
Triplestar Capital 1
Kakao Ventures 1
Amit Nanavati 1
Smilegate Investment 1
Energy & Environment Investment 1
F Ventures 1
Lighthouse Capital Management 1
STRIVE 1
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Global Brain Corporation VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 55 investments in the past 12 months
Global Brain Corporation is a venture capital firm that invests in companies from seed or early to pre-IPO startups. Global Brain has invested in 300+ startups from seed/early to pre-IPO startups and achieved 25 IPOs and 61 M&As as a result of providing hands-on support services and resources to its portfolio startups. Global Brain hasmanaged a pure investment fund as well as multiple corporate venture capital funds partnered together with tier 1 public companies of telecom, real estate development, financial service, beverages, agriculture food, logistics, and electronic devices.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Artificial Intelligence
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • Japan, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Utaite — Utaite is an operator of an entertainment platform that focuses on planning, production, and development of entertainment content.
  • Essen — Essen is a vehicle wrapping advertising platform, but in the future, it hopes to offer new services like traffic congestion relief and anomaly detection that make use of mobility data.
  • Turing — Turing develops and manufactures fully autonomous vehicles.
Chiba Dojo VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 7 investments in the past 12 months
Chiba Dojo is an entrepreneurial community that supports startup companies in various stages from seed to pre-IPO.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, E-Commerce, Content
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Japan, Singapore, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • OPTEMO — OPTEMO develops and supplies sales technology that allows businesses and customers to connect through a website.
  • Orange — This site has moved. The new website is here. https://orange.inc
  • Paradigm AI — Paradigm AI is an entertainment firm that produces songs and creates virtual human idols using generative AI.
Incubate Fund VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 20 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.
ANRI VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 18 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
  • YOUTRUST — YOUTRUST is a startup to operate YOUTRUST a referral recruitment platform for side-job change.
  • Orange — This site has moved. The new website is here. https://orange.inc
  • RENDEZ-VOUS — RENDEZ-VOUS offers a co-ownership option for vintage cars.
Sequoia Capital China VC Fund · Beijing, Beijing, China · 37 investments in the past 12 months
We help founders build enduring companies.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Artificial Intelligence
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • China, United States, Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • Wuxi Gongwang — Wuxi Gongwang inductive sensor developer offering high-precision, oil and dust-resistant products for various industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical care, and more.
  • Huaxuan Sensing — Huaxuan Sensing is a sensor technology company that focuses on the development of resolver sensors for the new energy automobile industry.
  • Martial Arts Awakening — Martial Arts Awakening is a blockchain game developer focused on the long-term development of blockchain, Web3.0, Metaverse, and NFT ecosystems.
SBI Investment VC Fund · Minato, Chiba, Japan · 22 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
  • 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.
  • Xaion Data — Xaion Data is an IT consulting firm concerned about implementation of AI technology in various business areas.
  • Orange — This site has moved. The new website is here. https://orange.inc
Recruit Strategic Partners VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Recruit Strategic Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in innovative startups from all around the world. It is a corporate venture capital arm of Recruit Holdings that seeks to invest in education and financial technology, digital healthcare, and infrastructure sectors. It was established in 2008 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Software, Financial Services
  • Series A, Seed, Series B
  • United States, Japan, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Blacklane — Blacklane is the global chauffeur service that offers safety, sustainability, and stress-free travel. Since 2017, the company has been carbon-neutral, combining a five-star guest experience with care for the planet. The customers can book their travels using Blacklane’s mobile app or website.Blacklane was co-founded by Jens Wohltorf and FrankSteuer and is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.
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  • ZenBusiness — Start a new business today for $0 or grow your existing business with the ZenBusiness platform. Get to your first dollar faster without the stress.
Takaya Shinozuka Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Takaya Shinozuka is the President, CEO, and Founder at Reiwa Travel.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Local, Advertising
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Now Do — Now Do provides online growth revolution platform.
  • KAUCHE — X Asia creates enjoyable shopping experience.
  • Luup — Luup is an Internet Company.
Mitsui Global Investment VC Fund · Menlo Park, California, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Guiding entrepreneurs onto the global stage.
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Investment focus
  • Biotechnology, Health Care, Software
  • Series C, Series B, Series A
  • United States, China, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • QurAlis — QurAlis is a operator of a biotechnology company intended to discover and develop potential precision therapeutics for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The company focuses on the link between genetics and disease in ALS and other neurological diseases, enabling doctors to successfully treat ALS .
  • Leash Biosciences — We're transforming drug design with a rich dataset built by screening millions of compounds against thousands of protein to generate billions of data points, ideal for training advanced machine learning models.
  • Reunion Neuroscience — Reunion Neuroscience is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutic solutions for underserved mental health conditions. The Company’s lead asset, RE104, is a proprietary, novel serotonergic psychedelic compound being developed as a potential fast-acting and durable antidepressant for patients suffering from postpartum depressionand other mental health conditions. Reunion is also developing the RE200 series, which includes compounds with the potential for more selective serotonin receptor activity and reduced psychoactivity for application in more chronic treatment paradigms and indications.
Tiger Global Management VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 15 investments in the past 12 months
Tiger Global Management is an investment firm that deploys capital globally.Tiger Global seeks to earn superior risk-adjusted returns for its investors over the long term. The firm’s fundamentally oriented investments focus primarily on the global Internet, technology, telecom, media consumer, and industrial sectors. The private equity strategyhas a ten-year investment horizon and targets growth-oriented private companies. The public equity efforts emphasize deep due diligence on individual companies and long-term secular themes.
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Investment focus
  • Software, FinTech, Financial Services
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • United States, India, China
Portfolio highlights
  • Alkira — The Alkira Cloud Network as-a-Service delivers enterprise networks in the cloud. No hardware to invest in, no software to configure and no cloud architecture to learn.
  • Vercel — Vercel's Frontend Cloud gives developers the frameworks, workflows, and infrastructure to build a faster, more personalized web.
  • Scale AI — Trusted by world class companies, Scale delivers high quality training data for AI applications such as self-driving cars, mapping, AR/VR, robotics, and more.
AVentures Capital VC Fund · Kyiv, Kyyiv, Ukraine
AVentures Capital invests at early stage and looks to team up with amazing entrepreneurs from Eastern Europe, particularly Ukraine, who build global businesses. The Fund's investment focus will be across software tech space, including cloud, storage, enterprise solutions, web, mobile, IoT and other software tech related.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States, Ukraine, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Dexalot — A revolutionary decentralized exchange aiming at bringing the traditional centralized exchange look and feel through a decentralized on-chain application
  • Fintech Farm — Fintech Farm is a newly launched fintech startup based in the U.K. that creates digital banks in emerging markets.
  • Ledger Works — Blockchain consumers face significant and increasing cyber-crime. And Web3 security efforts focus on DeFi providers, not retail users. A crypto account holder should be able to receive the same fraud alerts and protection they have come to expect from their bank or credit card accounts. Our service provides account notification and cyber-crimeprotection to Crypto account holders.
58.com VC Fund · Beijing, Beijing, China
58.com is a Chinese classified advertisements website enabling local merchants and consumers to publish information and advertise their service offerings in local communities. 58.com’s package includes target consumer group identification, services and products advertising, online marketing service, and customer relations management. Its aim isto provide a forum for the low income and jobless group. As the biggest online classifieds publisher, 58.com provides free, localized and credible information for voluntary users.Founded on December 12, 2005, and headquartered in Beijing, 58.com is China's for-profit version of Craigslist in the United States. It received $25 million in funding as investments from Softbank Asia Infrastructure Fund (SAIF) partners and DCM. It began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on October 31, 2013.As of November 2010, 58.com has set up branches in 32 cities, with 6,500 full-time staff serving over 50 million registered users. The site’s user base continues to grow, with more than 50,000 new users added per day. The average number of page views per unique visitor per day is 10, with 1 million posts per day. Due to its increasing website traffic volume and number of unique visitors and page views, 58.com is ranked the first among local life service websites. Its main competitors include Ganji.com and Baixing.com.
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Investment focus
  • Real Estate, Automotive, Software
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • China, India, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • UUPaotui — UUPaotui is a mobile internet errand service platform based on the concept of crowdsourcing to share labor and time.
  • Yidianling — Yidianling is a psychological counselling platform that provides free mental health services such as free questions and answers, psychological tests, expert services, and training lectures.
  • Interhouse.cn — Don Quixote is a commercial digital platform that provides digital integration of design, construction, and operation delivery service. It uses BIM, cloud computing, big data, IoT, AI, and other information technologies to build a platform for chain commercial spaces.
Honest Ventures VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
Honest Ventures invests in biotechnology, healthcare, manufacturing, software, and information and communications technology. They support the growth of businesses and believe investing is a collaboration.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Software, Biotechnology
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • South Korea, Indonesia
Portfolio highlights
  • Enliple — Enliple is an online advertising platform that provides AI business and B2C app services.
  • EnergyX — Energy X is an AI-driven online energy platform company based in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Energy X connects various energy market participants from individual households to EPC contractors and investors via its online and mobile Social Energy Platform. Backed by socially responsible venture capital investors, Energy X strives to become the globalstandard for clean energy development and energy securitization.
  • Ziovision — Ziovision is a data analysis firm that uses artificial intelligence. advancement of social safety AI solution solutions, as well as licensing AI software and medical devices.
Huawei Technologies VC Fund · Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Manufacturing
  • Funding Round, Angel, Series B
  • United States, China, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Bagoai — Bagoai is an operator of smart shared coffee and tea rooms.
  • nyxbyte — Rev Up Your Sales & Marketing with our 100% Human Verified Custom Databases. Drive Results with Hyper-Targeted, Precision Marketing and Accelerate Your Business Growth.
  • CRITOART — Critoart is a cutting-edge marketplace that has taken the burgeoning world of crypto_currencies and the Web 3.0 ecosystem by storm. Focused on the ever-evolving realm of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), Critoart provides a seamless platform for creators and collectors alike to exhibit, sell, and purchase digital assets in a secure and decentralizedenvironment. With a commitment to fostering innovation and artistic expression, Critoart has quickly emerged as a go-to hub for the growing NFT community.
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.
Burda Principal Investments VC Fund · Munich, Bayern, Germany · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Burda Principal Investments (BPI) is a division of Hubert Burda Media which provides long term growth equity for fast growing digital technology and media companies.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Internet, Retail
  • Series B, Series A, Series C
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Neotaste — Neotaste is the developer of the restaurant-finding app that provides free marketing services for restaurateurs.
  • Aleph Alpha — Aleph Alpha develops AI systems for modern security challenges.
  • Kasagi Labo — Kasagi Labo is an anime venture studio that brings authentic Japanese craft to a global audience through licensing, distribution and merchandising.
OPT Ventures VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
OPT Ventures is an investment and incubation firm that offers startups with venture capital, investments, IPO advice, management information services, and more. The company was established on February 27, 2015, and operates as an investment subsidiary of Opt Holding Corporation, an e-marketing company based in Tokyo, Japan.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Content, Task Management
  • Funding Round, Series A, Seed
  • Japan, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • CirclePe — The UPI of renting
  • wakuwaku — WAKUWAKU is a Japanese real estate tech company that focuses on developing a platform that helps users to search for and renovate used housing. In addition, the company offers platforms for building materials e-commerce and marketing automation for the real estate and construction industries.
  • Receptionist — Delighted develops an application for reception services. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
ORIX Ventures VC Fund · Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Growth Capital and Venture Debt team providing highly customized equity and debt solutions to help take leading technology companies to the next level.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Analytics
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series C
  • United States, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • NetBase Solutions — Empower your business with Quid's Generative AI platform to gain a holistic view of customer context. See data through the lens of the future. AI-powered consumer and market intelligence.
  • Invincea — Invincea is the leader in advanced endpoint threat protection, protecting more than 25,000 customers and 3 million active users.The company provides the most comprehensive solution to contain, identify, and control the advanced attacks that evade legacy security controls. Invincea protects enterprises against targeted threats, includingspear-phishing and Web drive-by attacks that exploit Java, Flash, and other applications. Combining the visibility and control of an endpoint solution with the intelligence of cloud analysis, Invincea offers the only market-deployed solution that defends against 0-day exploits, file-less malware, and previously unknown malware.The company has been in market with its award-winning technology since 2009. In 2011, Invincea was recognized as "Most Innovative Company of the Year" at RSA Conference, and since then the company has won numerous awards for its technology and business.Invincea maintains an OEM agreement with Dell to ship a customized version of Invincea's award-winning endpoint security solution, under the Dell Data Protection | Protected Workspace brand. This offering ships on Dell's entire line of commercial PCs and tablets, comprising 20 million devices per year.The company, which was founded by Dr. Anup Ghosh to address the rapidly increasing security threat from nation states, cyber criminals, and rogue actors, has commercialized technology originally built under DARPA funding. The company is venture capital-backed and based in Fairfax, VA. For more information, visit https://www.invincea.com.
  • Space Market — Space Market is a service that can easily lend and borrow from conference rooms to uninhabited islands.
Adways VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Based in Tokyo, Adways is a mobile marketing solution provider mostly known for its Asia’s largest mobile CPI adnetwork “AppDriver” and mobile app measurement & tracking tool “PartyTrack” used by great number of major app developers around the world. Since 2004 when it opened the first overseas office in China, Adways has been aggressivelyexpanding its mobile app distribution network in Asian markets. Now with 1,000 employees in 11 countries (Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, India, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore and the USA), Adways supports app developers worldwide to maximize their user acquisition and monetization and furthermore thrives to provide new value to the market. Haruhisa Okamura is Founder and CEO of Adways who has grown Adways from a small startup to an international corporation with over a thousand employees around the world. In 2006, Adways went public and Okamura was one of the youngest entrepreneurs to list a company in Japan at that time.You can read his story here: "How a high school dropout became a multi-millionaire entrepreneur" http://www.techinasia.com/high-school-dropout-multimillionaire-entrepreneur/
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Media and Entertainment, Software
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Brhino — Brhino provides planning, development, and management of web services. The company's product, Monokabu, is a site where people can buy and sell sneakers and things like stock. Brhino is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • MICOLY — MICOLY is a operator of a website aimed at publishing and selling creative video lessons. The company hosts lectures that are presented by the creators of all categories who are keen on sharing their techniques and philosophies in areas of nail art, Japanese calligraphy, flower arrangement, knitting and many more, as well as interacting with theirpassionate fans, enabling users to take creative lessons and start a new hobby.
  • MiddleField — MiddleField is a team to make cars the best entertainment and to make the lives of everyone involved in cars into entertainment. They creates a society where a lot of people are involved as a middle point of all people's dreams. MiddleField owns and operates an e-commerce platform offering cars.
Swiss Founders Fund VC Fund · Saint Gallen, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Swiss Founders Fund is a seed and early stage investment fund based in St.Gallen, Switzerland. SFF invests in and builds companies globally.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Internet
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Switzerland, Singapore, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Canza Finance — Canza is building the world's largest non-institutional-based financial system.
  • RemotePass — RemotePass makes it easy to hire, onboard & pay your global team in full compliance, giving you everything you need to support them
  • Nerif Network — Nerif Network is designed to automate smart contract execution and build decentralized applications across multiple chains.
Decent Capital VC Fund · Shenzhen, Guangdong, China · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Decent Capital is a venture capital firm with a cross-border presence. It was founded in 2007 by Jason Zeng, co-founder of Tencent Holdings Limited. Decent Capital has two teams, venture investment and asset management, with offices in Hong Kong, mainland China, Singapore and the United States. Decent’s investment team invests from Seed to SeriesA, primarily focusing on SaaS, Consumer Internet, and Frontier Tech. Decent has invested in over 200 companies globally, spanning across the United States, China, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Singapore. Decent upholds strong dedication to post-investment management, they continue to heavily support their portfolio companies’ business operations, supply chain and logistics, and future fundraising efforts. While Decent’s emphasis is on early-stage investments, they prioritize continuing to support portfolio companies throughout growth, for example, Decent invested in Lime from Seed to Series D.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Information Technology, Software
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • China, United States, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • Xingchenhai — Xingchenhai is a technology company that focuses on technology research and development of drone scenario applications for the field of low-altitude security, and major scientific research projects in military and government-related fields.
  • Luojia Yiyun — Luojia Yiyun is a high-end laser scanning detection equipment developer company that specializes in lightweight, high-precision, high-performance, and independent intellectual property laser radar devices.
  • Hongde New Materials — Hongde New Materials produces thermoplastic composite materials with fiber reinforcement. It offers energy storage and auxiliary components for solar and automobile power and steering systems.
Delight Ventures VC Fund · Shibuya, Kanagawa, Japan · 13 investments in the past 12 months
Delight Ventures is a venture capital firm that thoroughly reduces the hurdles of entrepreneurship in Japan and supports entrepreneurs in the world. Entrepreneurship is taken as a natural career path, and we aim to be a society where both successful and unsuccessful people can continue to take on challenges.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Service Industry, Human Resources
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Japan, United States, South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • YOUTRUST — YOUTRUST is a startup to operate YOUTRUST a referral recruitment platform for side-job change.
  • Tensor Energy — Creating the operating system of our zero-carbon, distributed energy future
  • Woodstock — Woodstock is an investment app that allows to invest in US stocks.
Neoteny Labs VC Fund · Singapore, Central Region, Singapore
Neoteny Labs is an early stage fund focused on consumer Internet startups in Asia and the Middle East.
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Investment focus
  • TV, Messaging, Video Streaming
  • Series A, Funding Round, Angel
  • United States, Singapore, China
Portfolio highlights
  • TripVillas — Largest holiday home rental portal in Asia. Browse your ideal vacation home from over 100,000 holiday homes spread across destinations.
  • Twine Health — Fitbit Health Solutions' wellness and health solutions can help keep your population healthy and drive meaningful employee engagement. Learn more.
  • littleBits Electronics — LittleBits is an open source library of over 60 electronic modules that snap together with magnets allows users to view, download, and share designs and make their own Bits through the use of prototypes. Deluxe kit, Smart home kit, Arduino coding kit, Synth kit, hardware development kit, and workshop set are some of the electronics learning modulesprovided by littleBits.LittleBits was launched by Ayah Bdeir in 2011 and is operated from New York, United States.
JC Capital VC Fund · Beijing, Beijing, China
JC Capital is a venture capital institution specialized in early and mid-term technology investment.
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Software, Internet
  • Series A, Angel, Series B
  • China, Vietnam, Philippines
Portfolio highlights
  • Sietium — Sietium is a high-tech company that independently designs and develops GPU chips and GPU solutions.
  • Zhizhen Precision — Zhizhen Precision is a high-end integrated circuit test equipment developer.
  • Dragonfly Automation Software — Dragonfly Automation Software provides management and control system product solutions for customers in aerospace, machinery manufacturing, factory automation, and high-end precision instruments.
China Rundong Auto Group VC Fund · Shanghai, Shanghai, China
China Rundong Auto Group Limited is an investment holding company which through its subsidiaries operates luxury automobile dealership stores and showrooms in the People’s Republic of China. It also provides after-sales services such as repair and maintenance services; sale of spare parts, and accessories and other automobile-related products. Inaddition, the company offers automobile-related value-added services such as consulting services for automobile purchase financing, automobile insurance agency services, facilitating the trading of pre-owned automobiles, and automobile financial lease and related consulting services. China Rundong Auto Group Limited was founded in 1998 and is based in Shanghai, China.
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Investment focus
  • Local, Automotive, Service Industry
  • Seed
  • China
Portfolio highlights
  • Che Dada — Che Dada is a community-based aftermarket car service brand.
Enlight Ventures VC Fund
Enlight Ventures, one of the fastest growing VCs in the world, invests in early-stage startups with unique and sustainable business models.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, E-Commerce, Manufacturing
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • South Korea, Indonesia
Portfolio highlights
  • Matchuda — Matchuda is a service that digitizes existing learning methods and applies AI technology to help students pass exams quickly
  • Stockeeper — Stockeeper creates and operates a Korean beef asset platform, Bankau, that connects consumers and producers.
  • Stress Solution — Based on unique medical and scientific information and ECG waveforms, Stress Solution creates sound that regulates and initiates the equilibrium of the autonomic nervous system. Currently, Healing Bit is utilizing wearable technology to detect stress in real time. Through this, an autonomous feedback system that uses artificial intelligence topredict individual stress level situations and take preventative measures is being developed.
NetAge VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
netage, inc. is a venture capital firm specializing in startup and incubation investments. They invests in internet business. netage is located in Tokyo, Japan.
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Investment focus
  • News, Local, Big Data
  • Pre-Seed, Series A
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • JX Press — The JX PRESS Corporation is Japan’s“virtual news agency.”JX PRESS’s “FASTALERT” service provides breaking news bulletins for urgent information on accidents, natural disasters, and other incidents detected by AI to all six of the major television broadcast stations in Japan, including NHK, and the majority of the 100+ local broadcast stations.FASTALERT works with more companies than any other service that utilizes information gathered from social networking sites for news reporting in Japan.The version offered to ordinary consumers, an app called “NewsDigest,” is the biggest news bulletin app in Japan, boasting over 1 million downloads. It is gaining popularity because of its ability to use AI to automatically detect and deliver news bulletins on information worth reporting. Alongside FASTALERT, it is also gaining more widespread use by news reporters as a standardized service for information.Stakeholders in the JX PRESS Corporation include KYODO NEWS, the leading news agency in Japan, two of the leading commercial broadcast stations (TV Asahi and Fuji TV), and the Nikkei Group. We are a new kind of news agency that provides computerized news reporting to all of the major media groups in Japan.Bloomberg - This Media Startup Is Beating the Competition With a Newsroom Run by Robots https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-27/the-airline-geek-trying-to-build-a-media-giant-with-no-reporters
  • Oceans — Oceans Inc. was incorporated on September 16th, 2010 as an internet service company with the expressed goal of making the Internet more useful, more local, more here and now. Specialists from the fields of user interface, user experience, creative, programming and monetization gathered to make this possible. Currently, these development and serviceoperations professionals operate Eyeland(http://eyeland.in), a popular local communications platform.
GMO VenturePartners VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 5 investments in the past 12 months
An investment that restructures the value and quality.Supplying big capital is not an essential value of our firm.We have a strong attitude to input and drive critical thinking behind a new startup.After the problem is clarified and solution become established in the world,people could not imagine the society without that solution.An investment that innovates this world.We will become a real partner to execute the strategy together.INVENTION OF THE ESSENCE ----we will keep on doing it.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Finance
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Japan, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Niro — Niro is embedding personal credit products into leading consumer internet platforms. The fintech startup aims to disrupt the consumer lending ecosystem in the country by democratizing access to convenient and hassle-free embedded credit products for 624 million internet users in India.
  • OTO Capital — India's most trusted place to buy bikes, scooters and electric scooters of all brands on loan and in cash. Digital Process. Lowest EMIs. Fast Deliveries - OTO
  • Sharing Energy — Sharing Energy is providing energy supply and energy management services.
Trupti Nanavati Angel
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Investment focus
  • Local, Messaging, Navigation
  • Angel
  • China
Portfolio highlights
  • Chalkboard — Chalkboard is a daily marketing solution for EVERY small business enabling businesses to communicate instantly, locally, and socially over mobile and web. Business owners can communicate today’s special, real-time updates and business information to people nearby their location with the simplicity of a real chalkboard. Chalkboard works withthousands of local businesses and reaches millions of consumers thru 3-party mobile apps, websites, and navigation systems.
Dongbu Ziben VC Fund · Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
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Investment focus
  • Local, Retail, Catering
  • Angel, Series A
  • China
Portfolio highlights
  • Fanhaoyue — Fanhaoyue provides local catering life and new retail services.
  • maidiyun.com — maidiyun.com is an online platform that displays comprehensive information for manufacturing equipment and peripheral products as component 3D model samples, helping industrial designers find the products and resources they need.
Shunwei Capital VC Fund · Beijing, Beijing, China · 29 investments in the past 12 months
Shunwei Capital is a venture capital fund that focuses on early to mid-stage investments in local internet industry. It specializes in incubation, startups, early to mid-stage, and growth capital investments. It seeks to invest in the technology, media, telecommunications, high technology, new media, games, internet finance, and rural area internetsectors. Their investors include sovereign wealth funds, fund of funds, university endowment funds, and family offices.Shunwei Capital is a China-based company that was founded in 2011 by Tuck Lye Koh and Lei Jun.
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Internet, Software
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • China, India, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • XISOFT — is a professional manufacturer of informatization and data services in the field of health economic management.
  • Yunshan Power — Yunshan Power focus on the research, development, production, and sales of large cylindrical batteries.
  • Healingovation — Healingovation is a med-tech company that specializes in the development and manufacturing of surgical robots, intelligent diagnosis and treatment equipment.
Telescope Investment VC Fund · Beijing, Beijing, China
Telescope Investment is a private equity fund focusing on VC/PE investment projects in Chinese market. The office is located in Beijing. The founding team created its unique investment system out of their profound experience in consumer industry and advanced investment philosophy. Telescope Investment mainly focus on those top enterpriseswith high brand value in consumer goods, chain service, education, medical&health and culture industry. The investment stage covers both early stage and maturity stage and the investment scale varies from millions of dollars to tens of millions of dollars according to the specific circumstances of the projects.The investment team is composed of intelligent investment professionals with remarkable management ability and profound financial practical experience. As an emerging force in Chinese capital market, Telescope Investment spares no efforts to help Chinese enterprises achieve success with its advantages on intelligence, social resources and capital operation.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Fashion, Online Portals
  • Series A, Angel, Seed
  • China, Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • Sucheon — Sucheon is an artificial intelligence high-tech enterprise that focuses on machine noise recognition and non-contact production process monitoring and equipment failure prediction.The main solution for the company's product machine auscultation master is to collect machine noise from the SC Box, which is placed in an industrial environment, toextract sound feature values, and to use machine learning to identify the real-time operating status of industrial equipment and the various components. Health indicators .
  • Starwhale — Starwhale is an MLOps platform to manage machine learning projects, models and datasets.
  • Beacon Education — Beacon Education their marketing, recruitment, support, and analytics technology services platform is a single-point solution for outstanding teaching and learning.
Xiaomi VC Fund · Beijing, Beijing, China · 13 investments in the past 12 months
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Investment focus
  • Manufacturing, Software, Hardware
  • Series A, Series B, Series C
  • China, India, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Ruiweishi — Ruiweishi specializes in offering modern AR display technology, enabling the deep integration of actual sceneries and intelligent vision, and developing the next generation of human-computer interaction technologies.
  • Huashen Ruili — Huashen Ruili is a manufacturer and retailer of auto parts. It focuses on the advancement of drive motor systems' dry brake-by-wire technology.
  • BMSer Technoogy — Hangzhou Xieneng Technology Co., Ltd. (stock code: 836506) , having the core technology of independent intellectual property rights ,is a high-tech enterprise that specialized in new energy battery management technology research and development, production and management. The company was founded in May 2012, and the registered capital is13 million 500 thousand yuan RMB. It is located in Xihu District Zhejiang science and technology industry building in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, and is subordinate to the national high and new development zone. It has been founded by several overseas returnees, and has been invested by well-known investment institutions in China. The company adheres to the management concept of "first-class technology, quality first, green energy and benefit human", and is committed to providing battery management and maintenance solutions for customers. Relying on independent intellectual property rights and innovation mechanism, it has applied for invention patents 19, utility model patents 22 and software copyright 24. The company is based on self developed power integration chip and consistency. The battery active balance management system has the characteristics of reasonable design, novel structure, excellent performance and convenient installation and maintenance, and has reached the leading and international advanced level in China. By adhering to the spirit of "innovation, concentration, openness and tolerance", coeng technology has condensed a number of excellent R & D personnel and market management elite, and established an overseas R & D institution in the Silicon Valley of the United States. With innovative technology and advanced project management experience, the company provides customers with first class and most valuable products and services. At present, the company has more than 10 models of three series battery management systems, such as electric vehicles, scenery and storage, backup power supply, and many large professional battery manufacturers and electric vehicle manufacturers in China. Home, micro grid photovoltaic enterprises and national appliance network companies and other enterprises have formed extensive market cooperation relationship.
POSCO Venture Capital VC Fund · Pohang, Kyongsang-bukto, South Korea
POSTECH Venture Capital Corporation(POSTECH VC) was founded and financed by POSCO to participate in SME(small and medium enterprise) Revitalization Policy in 1997 for the National Economy Restoration.We seek investment opportunities in diverse markets including Information Technologies, Advanced Materials, Bio Technologies, Renewable Energy,and Life Sciences.And we are to accelerate the commercialization of the valuable technologies from POSTECH(Pohang University of Science and Technology), RIST(Research institute of Industrial Science and Technology), and other institutes in Korea. More than 200 professors in POSTECH help POSTECH VC evaluate the technologiesPOSTECH VC is comprised of a team consisted of experienced venture capitalists who has previous experiences in successful startups, consulting firms, and executive management.We are currently investing from our several funds and manage over 60 billion Won.Our recent primary investment focus is on high growth opportunities in renewable energy such as bio-diesel and photovoltaic technologies.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Health Care
  • Series A, Funding Round, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • OKHOME — Pembersihan tanpa ribet, Hemat Waktu, Hidup Jadi Mudah
  • Pluto — Pluto provides a SaaS solution that includes both discovery and academic search engines customized for the institution.
  • NaraSpace Technology — NaraSpace Technology specializes in the design, development, integration, and testing of CubeSats and small space systems.
Nextrans VC Fund · Seoul, Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Nextrans is a Korean-based venture capital firm invest in early-stage startups in Vietnam, Korea and the US. Our mission is to create a global network of talented and passionate founders pursuing world-changing impact.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Vietnam, South Korea, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • MedInTech — Our mission is to help both doctors and patients through our intuitive and intelligent medical devices
  • Bungee — Bungee is a recruitment platform that provides hiring, SEO, content marketing, and performance marketing services.
  • Colosseum — Colosseum is a logistics company that provides e-commerce logistics services to various locations.
Mizuho Capital VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 24 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
  • enechain — enechain provides liquidity in Japan’s energy market by brokering OTC transactions of energy.
  • Orange — This site has moved. The new website is here. https://orange.inc
  • Aeterlink — Aeterlink is a wireless device maker and developer. They applied their technology to fields such as FA, robots, smart houses, and medicine and developed practical level technologies such as elemental technology that can wirelessly supply power.
Beijing Yiming Education Investment Center VC Fund · Haidian, Beijing, China
Beijing Yiming Education Investment Center provides investment consulting, investment management, and asset management services.
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Investment focus
  • Local, Consumer, Home Services
  • Series A
  • China
Portfolio highlights
  • Zhuomuniao — Zhuomuniao is an appliance repair service platform.
Triplestar Capital VC Fund · Singapore, Central Region, Singapore
Triplestar Capital is an investment company established by the 3rd generation of the family behind the Tat Hong Group of businesses.
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Investment focus
  • B2B, Local, Retail
  • Seed
  • Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • CaterSpot — Caterspot is an online B2B catering marketplace that connects companies with great local catering options. It also offers users the possibility to order 1,000+ catering menus and options from a curated list of caterers and restaurants in Singapore and Hong Kong.Caterspot was founded on January 18, 2016, and is headquartered in Singapore withoffices in Hong Kong.
Kakao Ventures VC Fund · Seongnam, Kyonggi-do, South Korea · 14 investments in the past 12 months
We are an independent subsidiary of Kakao Corp. & the most active, startup-friendly early stage VC of Korea. (Limited Partnerships, not strategic.).
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, Indonesia
Portfolio highlights
  • GPUN — GPUN is a platform that enables individuals to build games.
  • Kinolights — Kinolights is a movie rating and recommendation services provider.
  • Sandy Floor — Sandy Floor is a multiplayer games platform. It develops of casual fun games.
Amit Nanavati Angel · Singapore, Central Region, Singapore
Amit Nanavati - Managing Director @ Bralco Advanced Materials
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Investment focus
  • Local, Banking, Messaging
  • Seed, Angel, Series A
  • China, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Chalkboard — Chalkboard is a daily marketing solution for EVERY small business enabling businesses to communicate instantly, locally, and socially over mobile and web. Business owners can communicate today’s special, real-time updates and business information to people nearby their location with the simplicity of a real chalkboard. Chalkboard works withthousands of local businesses and reaches millions of consumers thru 3-party mobile apps, websites, and navigation systems.
  • AssetPlus — AssetPlus focuses on offering digital-first solutions to financial advisors and mutual fund distributors.
Smilegate Investment VC Fund · Seongnam, Kyonggi-do, South Korea · 22 investments in the past 12 months
Smilegate Investment, founded in 1999 originally as MVP Capital, is a venture capital and private equity firm that grows remarkably alongside invested companies. Since initial venture capital funding in 2000, the firm has since organized and managed more than 30 venture capital and private equity funds and has invested in more than 200 companieswith promising growth potential.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • South Korea, United States, Vietnam
Portfolio highlights
  • NXN Labs — NXN Labs empowers individuals in crafting indistinguishable and sophisticated human images and videos. It goal is to empower people to seamlessly navigate this exciting, intertwined journey into a new era.
  • MedInTech — Our mission is to help both doctors and patients through our intuitive and intelligent medical devices
  • Reliv — Automate QA tests in just 5 minutes
Energy & Environment Investment VC Fund · Higashi-shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan · 9 investments in the past 12 months
Energy & Environment Investment, Inc. (EEI) is Japan’s first venture capital specialized in the clean technology sector. With core members who have rich hands on experience in founding and managing venture companies, we aim to provide risk money and various strategic values to promising venture companies and businesses.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Energy, Internet of Things
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series B
  • Japan, United States, Germany
Portfolio highlights
  • Crassone — Crassone is an housing assistance service.
  • Zehitomo — Zehitomo is an Japanese online platform that enables user to hire local service professionals, from photographers to personal trainers.
  • Kisui Tech — Kisui Tech is an agricultural AI robotics company that help farmers for farming.
F Ventures VC Fund · Fukuoka, Fukuoka, Japan · 2 investments in the past 12 months
F Ventures is a venture capital firm based in Japan.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Software, Service Industry
  • Seed, Funding Round, Pre-Seed
  • Japan, Hong Kong
Portfolio highlights
  • Bgrass — bgrass is a consultation support platform for women working in the IT industry.
  • Tripi — Tripi provides travel media and digital marketing services, as well as the accommodation gift service.
  • microverse — Microverse offers NFT-related services such as content creation, distribution, and customer service.
Lighthouse Capital Management VC Fund · Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Lighthouse Capital Management is an early venture capital fund focusing on the Chinese and US markets. It has been focusing on angel/VC equity investment in excellent content and products and currently manages two RMB Fund and a dollar fund.The firm has invested in more than 40 growth projects in mainland China and overseas, focusing onhardware equipment and "Internet +" method empowerment and enterprise data services. It is managing billions of dollars in total assets, investing in the total market value of domestic and foreign companies over 100 Billion dollars.Lighthouse Capital was founded in 2011 and is based in Shanghai, China.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Hardware, Retail
  • Series A, Angel, Seed
  • China, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Skysys — Skysys is a company that focuses on data acquisition and analysis services for drones. It provides customers with complete solutions for automatic charging, automatic scheduling, automatic acquisition and automatic analysis. It is committed to becoming the leading enterprise in data collection and analysis of Chinese civil rotary aircraft. From thedata and services to gold mining, the development of mature rotorcraft drone automatic driving artificial intelligence.
  • Boshang — Boshang focuses on vertical industries, building low-cost and high-quality private LTE/5G private networks for enterprise customers, and providing slicing and in-depth customized services for different business needs.
  • DEEPEXI — Beijing Dip Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Drip Technology”) is a leader and builder of digital transformation of enterprises, providing enterprise-level business consulting, solutions, products and technology research and development based on leading Internet architecture. The company was incorporated in May 2018 with aregistered capital of 20 million. At present, the company has 160 employees and its headquarters is located in Beijing. It has branches in major cities including Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing and Chengdu. The R&D team is over 80%, mainly in Guangzhou, Nanjing and Chengdu. People, masters dozens of people, have the top domestic AI team and open source team to join.
STRIVE VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 4 investments in the past 12 months
STRIVE focuses on investing in early-stage (Seed to Series A) internet and mobile companies. It seeks out companies in Japan, Southeast Asia, and India with top-notch management teams and strong market potential. It is not tied to strategic investments for GREE Inc. and leverages its pan-Asia expertise for guiding its portfolio in an engaged,hands-on role.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Japan, India, Indonesia
Portfolio highlights
  • YOUTRUST — YOUTRUST is a startup to operate YOUTRUST a referral recruitment platform for side-job change.
  • Testsigma — Powerful cloud-based test automation platform that lets you automate tests for web, mobile, desktop apps, and APIs in minutes. Sign up now!
  • Mercado Único — Mercado Único is a B2B platform for the distribution and management of opportunistic sales of Consumer Goods that are close to expiration and slow-moving, connecting suppliers (manufacturers/distributors) to buyers (retailers/distributors) with items that have predictable and immediate use at discounted prices.
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