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Top 10 Video Games Angel Investors in Japan

A list of 10 angel investors that invest in Video games startups based in Japan. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Video games companies from Japan. We update this investor list every month.

Top 10 Video Games Angel Investors in Japan

Investor Video Games Japan investments
Koki Yabu 2
Hironao Kunimitsu 2
Kensuke Furukawa 2
Yusuke Sato 1
Yasuyuki Kin 1
Masao Ito 1
Soga Takeshi 1
Ayataro Nakagawa 1
Otomi Tomohiro 1
Kentaro Ruichi 1
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Koki Yabu Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Koki Yabu is Founder, President & CEO at Mobcast inc.
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Investment focus
  • Content, Finance, Data Mining
  • Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Mobcast group — mobcast is a sports entertainment company that operates a mobile entertainment platform for smartphones and feature phones. It supports customers with social game and social media services. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. Currently, it operates as a subsidiary of mobcast Inc.
  • SmartApp Japan — Smart Apps is a developer of a blockchain services application designed for smartphones. The company's application uses cryptocurrency technology to offer token issuance, initial coin offering and dApps design support, providing a launchpad for start-up blockchain-related businesses.
Hironao Kunimitsu Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Hironao Kunimitsu was born in Hyogo, Japan. After graduating from Okayama High School, he spent several years traveling around the world. He visited over 30 countries including the US, China, India, Canada, and others in Central and South America.In 1996 he entered Fudan University in China, and then later went on to study at Santa MonicaCollege in the US. In 2004 he entered Atmovie Inc. where he produced movies and televised dramas, and was appointed company director in the same year. In 2007 he founded gumi Inc., and it started listing on first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December, 2014.
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Investment focus
  • Virtual Reality, Content, Media and Entertainment
  • Funding Round, Seed, Angel
  • Japan, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • 1SEC — 1sec is a virtual influencers in Japan,develop in-house and management. IMPACT to CEKAI in 1 second. Based on the concept of making CEKAI happy in one second, US based in Los Angeles and Japan, based in Tokyo, virtual influencers × AI, fashion & music & The company will develop a number of CEKAI's first and first projects in Japan inthe field of enter teignment.
  • Gatari — Gatari is developing an AR audio platform, including the AR camera app Vismuth, which can call avatars in reality.
  • Thirdverse — Thirdverse (formerly known as Yomuneco Inc) is engaged in Virtual Reality content and services planning, development, sales and management.
Kensuke Furukawa Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Kensuke Furukawa was born in June 2, 1981. He graduated Waseda University majoring Political Science and Economics, and in 2000, he launched "Milkcafe", a student community, which has grown to a site with 10 million PV per month. In 2004, he became the CEO of Media Clip, which operates a rental bulletin board service "ShitarabaBBS". After that year, he had transfer "Shitaraba BBS" to Livedoor, and took charge of starting up the Consumer Generated Media sector. In 2006, he joined Recruit, and took charge of starting up a new business at Business development sector. In June of 2009, he left Recruit, and became the CEO of nanapi (formerly Rocket Start), which operates the How-to Site "nanapi".
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Investment focus
  • Content, Media and Entertainment, Social Media
  • Seed, Funding Round, Angel
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Plott — Plott producing youtube animation platform under Vision “Become a Content holder from YouTube”. In August 2019, the company name was changed from Fabo to Plott. Plott, the new company name, is derived from the plot that you make before writing novels, etc., and the idea that “I want to make content all the time” is put in the company name.
  • Now Do — Now Do provides online growth revolution platform.
  • Neighbor — The creative universe of Fortnite is infinite. To give an example , building fantasy and science fiction worlds, creating simple games and full-scale battle games can all be completed with Fortnite. Is the world of Fortnite, played by 350 million users worldwide, is it real or unreal? We will try to combining the vast world of Fortnite with the real world.
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.
Yasuyuki Kin Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Yasuyuki Kin
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Investment focus
  • Media and Entertainment, Information Technology, Career Planning
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Onepair — Onepair is a job consulting and recruiting company. Onepair is to co-creating careers by talking about real-world ace with active ace.
  • Strainer Co., Ltd. — Strainer Co., Ltd. is an information distribution platform that conveys corporate information centered on financial data. Although there are not a few media to deliver financial information, the company's strengths are strong to be easily viewed, including financial information of overseas companies.
  • LAMILA — LAMILA develops system that improves the creation of retail stores.
Masao Ito Angel · 3 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.
  • Aruya Umu — Aryaum supports "regional revitalization through NFT" by offering local governments all around the nation hometown tax and tourism NFT solutions.
  • Driver Technologies — Driver Technologies is a cloud logistics platform provider. It provides a solution for driver matching and cargo vehicle demands.
Soga Takeshi Angel · Nerima, Tokyo, Japan
Soga Takeshi
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Investment focus
  • Music, Mobile, Content
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • UNIVRS — UNIVRS is a popular market and entertainment platform.
  • SAKELOGY — SAKELOGY is a platform enables restaurants and retailers to easily create cloud-based sake menus.
  • Best Beer Japan — Best Beer Japan provides a barrel tracking software for craft beer and barrel sharing. The company was founded in 2018.
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.
Otomi Tomohiro Angel
Otomi Tomohiro - CEO @ Tyrus
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Investment focus
  • Health Care, Travel, Content
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • CUICIN — Quickin is changing the travel experience with the digital transformation.
  • HANOWA — HANAWA is a matching platform between freelance dental hygienists and dental clinics.
  • Magic Shields — Magic Shields is a manufacturer and seller of floors, nursing care, and welfare products.
Kentaro Ruichi Angel
Ruichi Kentaro is an Angel Investor.
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Investment focus
  • Content, Video Games, Social Network
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Graffity — Graffity to provide AR experiences globally and enrich life more conveniently and invent the AR entertainment experience and provide it globally.
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