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Top 30 Video Games Startup Investors in Japan

A list of 30 angel investors and VC funds 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 30 Video Games Startup Investors in Japan

Investor Video Games Japan investments
East Ventures 2
Z Venture Capital 2
Deep30 2
Hironao Kunimitsu 2
Koki Yabu 2
Kensuke Furukawa 2
BITKRAFT Ventures 2
Ken Soga 1
FTX Ventures 1
Future Venture Capital 1
BIGLOBE Capital 1
Shunsuke Oyu 1
Fuji Startup Ventures 1
Gumi Ventures 1
Presence Capital 1
Incubate Fund 1
DeNA 1
Sisu Game Ventures 1
Mobile Internet Capital 1
AG Capital 1
Soga Takeshi 1
Ayataro Nakagawa 1
HAKOBUNE 1
Kyoto University of the Arts 1
Yusuke Sato 1
Yasuyuki Kin 1
JVIC VENTURE CAPITAL 1
Masao Ito 1
Animo Holdings Ltd. 1
KDDI 1
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East Ventures VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 53 investments in the past 12 months
East Ventures is an early stage venture capital (VC) focused on Southeast Asia, Indonesia & Japan. Success cases include Tokopedia, Traveloka, and Mercari.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Japan, Indonesia, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • SoLeLands — SoLeLands provides children with future-ready skills, virtues, and applied competences and inspires children to love learning.
  • Maka Motors — MAKA is dedicated to building the best electric motorcycles for Indonesian riders.
  • Zenith Learning Group — Zenith Learning Group's mission is to deliver a holistic, world-class education to learners across South East Asia through technology.
Z Venture Capital VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 8 investments in the past 12 months
Z Venture Capital is the venture capital arm of Z Holdings that invests in companies that focuses on the insurance and finance industry.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Content, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Japan, South Korea, Thailand
Portfolio highlights
  • Utaite — Utaite is an operator of an entertainment platform that focuses on planning, production, and development of entertainment content.
  • Metalogos — Metalogos operates a public stock information service. It provides individual investors with easy-to-understand and unambiguous information regarding public offerings.
  • Kinolights — Kinolights is a movie rating and recommendation services provider.
Deep30 VC Fund · Kuramae, Tokyo, Japan
Deep30 is specializing in AI technologies such as deep learning that consists of individuals connected to the University of Tokyo’s Matsuo Lab, which is famous for AI research.
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Investment focus
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Content
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series B
  • Japan, Singapore
Portfolio highlights
  • AIQ — Custom AI solutions development. From concept to infrastructure integration.
  • Corpy & Co. — Corpy & Co. develops and provides solutions and works on research and development of frontier XAI / QAAI for deploying AI in mission-/safety-critical areas. The company proposes new alternatives through research and development of AI. Corpy & Co. was founded by Kohei Yamamoto in 2017 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • ACES — ACES is providing image recognition algorithms such as object recognition and face and expression recognition
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.
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.
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.
BITKRAFT Ventures VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States · 14 investments in the past 12 months
We provide early- and mid-stage venture capital and expertise for extraordinary founders in gaming and emerging technology.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Video Games, Blockchain
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • United States, Germany, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Jabali — At Jabali, our mission is to democratize creation and bring innovation to video games. We are building an AI-native engine to empower visionaries, game designers and developers. Jabali will offer a comprehensive, easy-to-use, engine to create games and interactive experiences.
  • GAIA — A collaborative multi-modality AI platform, GAIA is an ambitious movement to give human and AI agents superpowers, uncensored & equitable.
  • Stoke Games — Stoke Games operates as an independent gaming studio.
Ken Soga Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Ken Soga is an individual investor.
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Investment focus
  • Content, Service Industry, SNS
  • Seed, Series D
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • UNIVRS — UNIVRS is a popular market and entertainment platform.
  • Jiraffe — jiraffe focusses on Internet service planning, development, and management.
  • Mono.un — Mono.un provides users with opportunities to meet authors and collaborate on tales and specializes in bringing exciting experiences full of stories of Japanese culture to the world.
FTX Ventures VC Fund · Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas
For builders, by builders. We back great teams building great products.
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Investment focus
  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Software
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States, Singapore, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Joepegs — Dive into Joepegs, the leading Web3 platform for NFTs and digital collectibles. As a cultural hub in the Web3 space, we offer secure buying, selling, and discovery of innovative digital assets.
  • Lemon Cash — Lemon Cash is digital wallet with FIAT and crypto capabilities. End to end digital ecosystem for Latin America.
  • Lens Protocol — Lens Protocol is a composable and decentralized social graph, ready for you to build on so you can focus on creating a great experience, not scaling your users.
Future Venture Capital VC Fund · Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan · 5 investments in the past 12 months
Future Venture Capital Co., Ltd. is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage investment. The firm invests in diversified investment in a broad range of industrial sectors. It seeks to invest in Japan. The firm prefers to be the lead investor in its portfolio companies. Future Venture Capital Co., Ltd. was founded in 1998 and is based inKyoto, Japan with offices in Tokyo, Aomori, Iwate, Yamagata, Kanazawa, Mie, Sakai, Kobe, and Ehime.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Manufacturing, Health Care
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • Japan, United States, Myanmar
Portfolio highlights
  • My Salon — My Salon is an AI cosmetics recommendation service that provides skin care services.
  • YADOKARI — Yadokari provides various types of Construction & Real Estate related other services.
  • Thinker — Thinker provides sales of proximity sensors and proposed solutions using these products.
BIGLOBE Capital VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
BIGLOBE Capital was founded in 2007
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Content, Marketing
  • Seed
  • Japan, Taiwan
Portfolio highlights
  • Pal+ — Pal+ is a free mobile messaging app that allows users to create and share images, videos, and voice messages while chatting with others. It is available for iOS and Android. Pal+ is formerly known as Cubie. It was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.
  • HEROZ — HEROZ, Inc. was founded in 2009 and our engineer has developed the most cutting edge artificial intelligence, “Ponanza” programme to play Japanese chess 'Shogi', which defeated an active professional player in a public match for the first time ever, in March 2013. Shogi presents a higher degree of complexity than many other strategygames, and has been of interest to Artificial Intelligence researchers.
Shunsuke Oyu Angel · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Shunsuke Oyu is the co-founder of Connehito Inc. Started an online Q&A platform “mamari” which is the largest platform for moms in Japan. Connehito was acquired by one of the telecom giant KDDI in 2016. Selected as a “Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia” at consumer technology department. Angel-investing 50+ companies globally.
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Investment focus
  • Content, Internet, Media and Entertainment
  • Seed, Angel, Funding Round
  • Japan, Singapore, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Lecto — Lecto provides Saas solutions to eliminate the tedious practices behind financial services
  • SPORTS CROWN — SPORTS CROWN engages in the development and operation of fantasy sports.
  • 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.
Fuji Startup Ventures VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Fuji Startup Ventures, the venture capital arm of Fuji Media Holdings, specializes in startup to early stage investments.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Product Design, Internet
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Suvaco — Suvaco is a Tokyo based home design marketplace startup.
  • TRiCERA — TRiCERA is a contemporary art global platform management company.
  • PeaceTecLab — PeaceTecLab is a CtoCsharing service, as its main business.
Gumi Ventures VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Gumi Ventures helps the new entrepreneurs and businesses to cause a new innovation in the smartphone field. Gumi Ventures supports the new entrepreneurs and businesses that can resonate with gumi listed in the business mission, that cause a new innovation in the smartphone field. They will create a global company that represents the future ofJapan.
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Investment focus
  • Video, Media and Entertainment, Gaming
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Japan, Taiwan, Finland
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.
  • Mech — Mech is an NFT-based metaverse game that is currently developing their first versions of a match-3 game in which players can earn the in-game currency ore.
  • Brave group — Brave group engages in IP development, marketing and support services.
Presence Capital VC Fund · San Francisco, California, United States
Presence Capital is a venture fund investing in early-stage augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) companies.
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Investment focus
  • Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Software
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Finland, Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • TRIPP — Eyes open. Mind Open. World open. Experience a world of awe and wonder with TRIPP.
  • Sandbox VR — Step inside a new dimension and experience a new reality with your friends. See, touch, and hear. VR as it was meant to be. Sandbox VR, In Here, It's Possible.
  • Thirdverse — Thirdverse (formerly known as Yomuneco Inc) is engaged in Virtual Reality content and services planning, development, sales and management.
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.
DeNA VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
DeNA provides a social game platform, social games, e-commerce, and other Web services for mobile devices and PCs. Its current flagship business is its mobile social games platform Mobage which offers first, second, and third-party games on multiple localized player networks worldwide.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Education, Internet
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Japan, United States, India
Portfolio highlights
  • Tané — Crypto builders incubator. Nurture the soil for Web3.
  • Buzzreach — Buzzreach is a Tokyo-based MedTech Company.
  • 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.
Sisu Game Ventures VC Fund · Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Sisu Game Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund focused 100% on games. We set up shop in 2014 to support the most promising founders in the industry. Sisu has deep roots in the Nordic region, but our network of founders is fully global.The Sisu team consists of Samuli, Paul, Erik, Kalle, Moaffak, Kadri, and Jere - all of whom haveextensive backgrounds in the game industry and startup circles, both as entrepreneurs and investors. We've founded and built sixteen game companies since the early 90s and had several successful exits. Apart from funding companies, the team uses their expertise to act as a studio builder. Individual founders are supported in building their team, honing their product strategy and in gathering the right group of investors.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Video Games, Virtual Reality
  • Seed, Series A, Funding Round
  • Finland, United States, Iceland
Portfolio highlights
  • Unagi — Collect your favorite football players and pick your best 11 every week!
  • Jam & Tea Studios — Jam & Tea Studios is a remote game studio that develops and offers multiplayer games. The company's games focus on leveraging innovative content and fostering social connections among players.
  • Rocky Road — At Rocky Road, we are redefining social gaming with our social gaming network. We are hiring!
Mobile Internet Capital VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Mobile Internet Capital (MIC) keeps up on the latest developments of Mobile Internet technologies and services at a high level, and continues to be a venture capital with both technical expertise and execution capability.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Internet
  • Funding Round, Series A, Seed
  • Japan, United States, China
Portfolio highlights
  • KAUCHE — KAUCHE is a social commerce app. They provide services for online and mail-order retail shops. Their customers' inquiries are addressed through phone, email, and online applications.
  • Sumutasu — sumutasu is an online real estate marketplace that enables users to quickly buy and sell their properties.
  • DayBreak Japan — DayBreak is Quick freezing consulting and support for introduction of special quick freezers,Sales, installation, construction, and solution services of freezing and refrigeration equipment and related products,Distribution of quick freezing ingredients,Internetservice for frozen foods.
AG Capital VC Fund · Shiba, Tokyo, Japan
AG Capital is an investment firm that provides investment and property management solutions for middle-size businesses. The company was founded on December 12, 1985 and its headquarters are located in Minato-ku, Tokyo.
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Investment focus
  • Finance, Software, Internet
  • Series A, Seed, Funding Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Torana — Torana provides "Toysub!" well known as educational toy subscription service in Japan market. We plan to go global and will be more bigger market share holder in East Asia. We collect month-age base toy feedback data and children's development status information. We plan best combination of toys and deliver. Customer returns and getsnew toys which fit children's growth and it is eco friendly service. We plan to build our own brand toys based on massive customer feedback and growth data and enter D2C market.
  • BitStar — BitStar accelerates potential of video creators with power of proprietary database and technology.
  • Toranotec — TORANOTEC CORPORATION aims to create a world where investment is familiar to everyone by realizing "from consumption to investment" through the services of asset management subsidiaries , utilizing advanced technology.
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.
HAKOBUNE VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 4 investments in the past 12 months
HAKOBUNE is an independent venture capital business that invests in outliers and misfits.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Retail, Fashion
  • Seed, Funding Round
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • M&A Bazaar — M&A Bazaar provides the M&A Bazaar Method, a revolutionary M&A process that systematically solves the challenges encountered by traditional M&A procedures.
  • 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.
  • Sixty Percent — Sixty Percent is an overseas fashion mail order site that collects street brands from various countries and transmits asian fashion.
Kyoto University of the Arts VC Fund · Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Kyoto University of Art and Design is one of leading art and design universities in Japan and has the highest number of students among domestic art schools at the undergraduate and graduate schools (including correspondence education). The university is located in the north-east area of Kyoto city, near historical cultural sites such as Ginkakujitemple, Manshu-in temple, Shisen-do temple, and Shugaku-in Imperial Villa. Excluding the field of music, the university covers almost all areas of art and design, including graphic design, animation, manga, film, fashion design, jewelry design, interior design, architecture design, landscape design, performing arts, fine arts, among others. In the school’s 37 years of history, many graduates have gone on and actively contributed to their areas of art and design both in and outside of Japan.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Video Games, Machine Learning
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • miibo — miibo is an AI construction platform that allows businesses to develop conversational AI bots for their products and websites.
  • 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 at Pulit.
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Investment focus
  • Internet, Content, Food and Beverage
  • Seed, Funding Round, Angel
  • Japan, Indonesia, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • AirX — AirX is a management service company specializing in air transportation agency business and travel arrangement business. The company leverages technology to transform the notion of mobility into an unprecedented experience. It also provides services such as CodeShare, AIROS Skyview, and AIROS Air Loss. AirX will create the movement of the futuresociety, sightseeing and the way of life of helicopter, Empty MaaS, Flying taxi, eVTOL, and Next-generation traffic.AirX was established on February 23, 2015, and is based in Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
  • yup — 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.
JVIC VENTURE CAPITAL VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
JVIC VENTURE CAPITAL engages in the venture capital investment and consulting business.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Content, Marketing
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • HEROZ — HEROZ, Inc. was founded in 2009 and our engineer has developed the most cutting edge artificial intelligence, “Ponanza” programme to play Japanese chess 'Shogi', which defeated an active professional player in a public match for the first time ever, in March 2013. Shogi presents a higher degree of complexity than many other strategygames, and has been of interest to Artificial Intelligence researchers.
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.
Animo Holdings Ltd. VC Fund
Animo Holdings is an investment firm.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, PC Games, Video Games
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • Willow Gear — Willow Gear is a gaming furniture company.
KDDI VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 5 investments in the past 12 months
KDDI Corporation is a Japanese telecommunications operator. It was created in 2000 through a merger of DDI, KDD and IDO and now employs over 15,000 people.The company provides a broad range of services, including fixed-line phone communication, mobile phone and web services, and Internet services. It also has a ownership stake in two Japanesecable television companies, Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM) and Japan Cablenet (JCN). KDDI's mobile phone and web arm is branded as "au". The company is the current No. 2 in Japan's mobile communications market, trailing NTT DoCoMo and ahead of SoftBank.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Software, Internet
  • Funding Round, Series A, Series B
  • Japan, United States, South Korea
Portfolio highlights
  • ATOMica — ATOMica is a co-working space and business management company for conference rooms, event venues, circles, and schools. The company uses coworking spaces as HUBs to provide services that maximize individuals' power. It can be used for a variety of purposes, including coworking space, shared office space, meetings, events, and web seminars. Itis also possible to use it only once. They plan and run local communities that bring together a diverse range of people, including students, workers, businesses, universities, and governments.
  • Allganize — Allganize provides Alli, an AI document understanding platform that revolutionizes enterprise productivity. If you want a proper AI chatbot, enterprise chatGPT, or AI OCR, Allganize is the answer.
  • Secret Double Octopus — Provider of industry-leading FIDO-certified, rotation-based passwordless MFA with the fullest support for enterprise complexity. Click here for more!
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