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Top 20 Video Games VC Funds in Japan

A list of 20 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 20 Video Games VC Funds in Japan

Investor Video Games Japan investments
Deep30 2
East Ventures 2
BITKRAFT Ventures 2
Z Venture Capital 2
01Booster 1
Kyoto University of the Arts 1
Sisu Game Ventures 1
DeNA 1
Gumi Ventures 1
Mobile Internet Capital 1
AG Capital 1
Future Venture Capital 1
Presence Capital 1
JVIC VENTURE CAPITAL 1
KDDI 1
Fuji Startup Ventures 1
HAKOBUNE 1
Incubate Fund 1
B Dash Ventures 1
BIGLOBE Capital 1
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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
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.
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.
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.
01Booster VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
01Booster is an incubator and accelerator.
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Investment focus
  • Gaming, Video Games
  • Seed
  • Japan
Portfolio highlights
  • 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
B Dash Ventures VC Fund · Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan · 4 investments in the past 12 months
B Dash Ventures does seed to late stage tech investments in Japan, Asia Pacific, and the U.S. LPs include Japan's largest technology companies and financial institutions including NTT Docomo, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, GREE, NEC BIGLOBE, Fuji Television, and the Japanese government. B Dash Ventures also operates an incubation space inpartnership with Mori Building Co. and holds the invitation-based B Dash Camp conference.
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Investment focus
  • Information Technology, Internet, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • Japan, Taiwan, India
Portfolio highlights
  • G.U. Group — G.U. Labs provides cloud tools and solutions, security technologies, and R&D capabilities to respond to the various social changes caused by blockchain. G.U.Labs provides cloud tools and solutions, security technologies, and research and development capabilities to respond to the various social changes caused by blockchain.
  • Fixx — Fixx is an automobile company that provides on-site car maintenance and other mechanic services.
  • Ascend — Ascend is a logistics company.
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.
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