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Japan’s CVCs 2

In the previous posts, I shared the information about 18 corporate venture capitals (CVCs) in a variety of fields. Today, I’ll introduce 24 other CVCs (mostly in IT fields).

IT

・YJ (Yahoo Japan) Capital

Investment Stage: Middle ~ Late Stage
Total fund capital: ¥26.5B
Investment Field: Mainly IT Startups
Investment Region: The U.S., Japan, Israel and other Asian countries

 

・Cyberagent

Cyberagent, one of the most famous IT firms in Japan, has provided 3 different startup support programs depending on the stage.

 

 1. SEED GENERATOR FUND

Investment Stage: Seed

Total Investment: ¥195M

 

   2. Cyberagent Ventures

Investment Stage: Seed ~ Early

Total fund capital: (Japan) ¥74B/ (Global) US$44.1

Investment Field: IT Startups only

Investment Region: The U.S., Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Vietnam and Indonesia

 

 3. Cyberagent Investment Department

Investment Stage: Middle Stage ~

 

Cookpad

Investment Stage: Late Stage

・Gree Ventures

Investment Stage: Seed ~ Early Stage

mixi

Investment Field: Mainly IT Startups

 

 

Line Ventures

Investment Stage: Seed Stage ~

Total fund capital: Over ¥5B

Investment Field: Mainly IT Startups

 

 

Rakuten

Investment Stage: Middle ~ Late Stage

Investment Field: IT Startups

Investment Region: The U.S., Japan,

Europe and other Asian countries

 

DeNA

Investment Stage: Early ~ Late Stage

Investment Field: IT Startups

 

 

Gaiax

Investment Stage: Seed ~ Early Stage

Investment Field: IT, High tech Startups (Sharing Economy, robot, etc)

 

Adways Ventures

Investment Stage: Sead ~ Early Stage

Investment Field: Contents (41%), AdTech (16%), Commerce (9%), Fintech (9%), Bizsupport (9%), Video (5%), IoT (5%) and Datamining (4%).

 

・Venture United

Investment Stage: Early ~ Middle Stage

 

Voyage Ventures

Investment Stage: Seed ~ Early

Investment Field: IT Startups only

Investment Region: Japan and other Asian countries

 

Opt Ventures

Investment Stage: Seed ~ Early

Investment Field: Sharing Economy

Total Investment: ¥6B → ¥15B (by 2019)

e.g  ¥10M ~ ¥300M/startup

 

 

Septeni

Investment Stage: Seed ~ Early

 

・iSGS Investment Works

Investment Stage: Seed ~ Late Stage

e.g. ¥1M ~ ¥*0M/ startup

 

Game

・Bandai Namco Entertainment

Investment Field: Game and IoT

 

・Colopl

Investment Stage: Seed Stage ~ 

Investment Field: Game and VR

 

Others

・Nissay Capital

Investment Stage: Seed ~ Late Stage

Total fund capital: ¥4.1B (2016)

Investment Field: IT, Manufacturing, Bio, etc

*They’ve already invested in 1,135 startups and 251 of them have gone public.

 

Terada

*They’ve supported a number of students aiming to become entrepreneurs.

 

・T-Venture Program

Investment Stage: Early ~ Middle Stage

 

・Yoshimoto Venture Fund
Total fund capital: ¥1B
Investment Field: IT startups only?

*The parent company Yoshimoto Kogyo is a major Japanese entertainment conglomerate well-known for “Matsumoto Out ~~~!!!”

・Borderless Japan

Investment Stage: Seed Stage

Total Investment: ¥30M

Investment Field: Social Business

*Borderless Japan is a social business focused firm established in 2006. Although they’ve focused on social entrepreneurial projects ever since the foundation of the company, they’ve succeeded in growing for 10 consecutive years. Now they’re supporting social entrepreneurs through funding.

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