This article showcases our top picks for the best Japan based Venture Capital companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Venture Capital industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Japan Venture Capital Companies
Farm notebook is an IT venture for the development of “Farmnote” specialized herd management system for the dairy and livestock industry. “The ranch, palm to.” To the vision, through the development of IT systems that can take advantage of the information in the “easy” as handwritten notes, to help the appropriate management decision-making by aggregating all data ranch .
It will promote the management efficiency of dairy and livestock industry in IT in the state-of-the-art technology.. .
Beyond Borders brings safety and comfort to oversea real-estate transactions. The venture company BEYOND BORDERS was established on July, 2015, combining “Real Estate X World X IT”.
With expansions of our business, we would like to bring on board additional interns. We offer opportunities in marketing, systems engineering, researching, writing, and many more.
You do not have to speak Japanese! We are looking for those who can speak English and another language. If you are a hard worker who wants to succeed no matter what, please apply! We await your applications!.
JAFCO operates a series of funds to channel risk capital to start-ups in Japan, US, China, Taiwan, Korea, India, and Singapore. Targeting high-potential companies with innovative and creative management strategies, JAFCO provides support for enhancing corporate value and expanding business through deep involvement in management.
JAFCO currently manages total capital commitments of approximately 460 billion yen.. .
Future Venture Capital
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 in Kyoto, Japan with offices in Tokyo, Aomori, Iwate, Yamagata, Kanazawa, Mie, Sakai, Kobe, and Ehime.. .
IT-Farm is a venture capital firm which specializes in seed, start-up, and early stage companies. It primarily invests in mobile, big-data, connected car, IoT, OTT service, Helth care, Bio Tech and other IT industries.
The firm actively invests in SF bay area and Japan, as well as other geometries including Asia and Europe. We support portfolio companies, especially on the partnership with Japanese enterprises..
KVP is a Tokyo-based venture capital firm with rich group resources to add value to seed-stage startups. KVP will actively invest in and support startups aiming to be a global leader in the innovative Internet business and promising to greatly grow up in the future.
KVP’s investment focuses on fledgling seed-stage startups. In addition to investment financing, KVP will provide founders with a variety of business support such as development consulting by our engineers, sales support, and international marketing support..
The origins of SPARX Group Co., Ltd. date back to 1989 when company founder Shuhei Abe set up one of Japan’s first independent asset management boutiques specializing in Japanese equities, SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd.
Since then, the company has grown exponentially as it evolved into a diversified asset management company that now covers the whole breadth and width of Asia-Pacific markets. Since the 2000’s, the company has developed into new investment fields such as clean-tech and renewable energy investments, and venture capital investment through Mirai Creation Fund established together with Toyota Motor Corporation and SMBC in 2015.
Neoteny Co., Ltd is a venture capital firm which specializes in growth capital and incubation investments. The firm considers investments in all stages with a preference for early stage.
It seeks to invest in the information technology sector. Neoteny Co., Ltd was founded on December 1999 and is based in Tokyo, Japan..
In 1992, GLOBIS started out with one marketing course in a small, rented classroom in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. Since then, the management environment surrounding Japanese companies has reached an unparalleled turning point requiring dynamic change and creativity.
The history of GLOBIS is the continual pursuit of creative change and innovation drawing upon our own experience in starting and growing businesses. In “People” infrastructures, we have turned out a large number of business leaders and supported corporate clients in enhancing their management capabilities.
In “Capital,” we have supported the creative efforts of venture businesses, and in “Knowledge,” we have published numerous books on management. With each new day, GLOBIS takes another step toward becoming the No.
1 business school in Asia as well as Asia’s No. 1 venture capital firm.
Yoshito Hori Chairman and CEO of GLOBIS Corporation. .
Miraishonen is a Tokyo-based IT venture company that provides all kinds of entertainment services. It has deployed various types of entertainment services from their hubs in Shibuya, Tokyo; Nagoya; and Osaka in Japan.
With considerable achievements in the expanding social application market, they are growing rapidly. In 2012, it released the “Dragon for SNS” high-spec game engine which enables high ARPU, high-quality social app development in a short period of time, and has been in the background, supporting several hit content products.
They opened an office in Seoul, South Korea to further expand their graphic package service “Dragon Graphic Box.”. .
Founded in 2011, Dynasty Holding Limited is a global private equity firm with a Pan-Asian emphasis. Its investment strategy is based on projects taking the advanced technology and experience of Japanese industry and applying it to the emerging opportunities in the Chinese market.
Dynasty Holding’s top management – Taiji Okusu, a Japanese senior investment banker with decades of experience bring a unique perspective, and Eric Tsai, an American-educated Chinese entrepreneur and former trader at Credit Suisse – possess a deep, unique understanding of the cultures and market histories of Japan, American, and the Greater Chinese Region. Dynasty Holding creates values through an extensive network of business leaders and senior Chinese government officials, allowing the right people to be connected to the right business opportunities..
We are trying to promote economy of Japan by supporting Japanese startups. Main business is Head hunting.
We have already supported more than 80 CXO to startups and now we are challenging to support them by more ways such as VC and Media.. .
DBS Securities Limited
DBS SECURITIES LIMITED presents a unique opportunity for both private and corporate investors to access our superior investment track record in distressed asset recovery. DBS SECURITIES LIMITED strict fiduciary duties protocols provide a strong governance framework, which capitalizes on our strength in targeting and developing investment opportunities, while maintaining important decision making independence as the manager of your investment funds.
Through tax efficient investments in distressed debt and equity products, we provide liquidity to investors seeking to exit difficult positions. .
Iwagin Jigyo Souzou Capital
Iwagin Jigyo Souzou Capital utilizes industry-academia-government-financed networks to support venture companies. The company was established with the aim of continually working to support entrepreneurship and founding under the management philosophy of contributing to regional revitalization in Iwate.
The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Morioka, Iwate.. .
BTC Trading Inc
BTC Trading Inc is a privately-owned, full-service broker-dealer and offshore investment advisor, providing quality investment service to high net worth individuals and institutions worldwide. Who we are Our firm’s disciplined approach to provide outstanding support, cutting-edge technology, and financial planning services to our clients enables us to continue focusing on serving our customers’ best interests through highly effective and customized solutions.
We pride ourselves on the concept of Total Asset Management. We are committed to learning your needs and desires, assessing safety and risk, and developing the appropriate strategy to achieve your goals.
To meet our clients’ long-term wealth management objectives, we implement a conviction based management approach within a streamlined management team and a deliberately narrow range of funds. Our fund managers are experts in their respective fields.
Each morning, they exchange views and site visit reports in order to develop their investment strategy. Our Principles Three fundamental principles have underpinned our investment method since the creation of BTC Trading Inc.
Our managers, analysts and advisors put them into practice on a daily basis, thereby contributing to the success and growth of BTC Trading Inc. Conviction based – management approach Conviction-based management on a human scale, rather than index-linked management determined by mathematical models, reducing crosstalk from market indices, our fund management favours maximum flexibility in investment decisions.
Our responsible and specialised asset managers, thrive on group discussion, whilst creating portfolios that are true to our convictions, unconstrained by sector and geographic limits, often with a long-term vision. A narrow range Since our launch, the company has remained faithful to the same principles: manage only a few funds, but do it well.
ANEW Holdings is a global incubation and venture advisory group providing financial and business support to both domestic and overseas companies for the development of new business and promotion of its strategy. Focus areas include platform models, consumer goods, media & entertainment and technologies.
But our scope is agnostic and we will assess any company seeking to intelligently disrupt an industry with unique ideas and products.. .
Originally started as an EdTech startup back in March 2006, however, it did not work out (actually screwed up!) and shut down the business at the end of 2008, but the company kept being alive. Since then, DreamVision had been utilized as an Angel Investment vehicle of the founder, Ikuo Hiraishi, serial Entrepreneur who made 2 exits.
During the period, he co-founded SunBridge Global Ventures as a spin-off from SunBridge and assumed the CEO in January 2012. He resigned SunBridge Global Ventures at the end of June 2017 and restarted DreamVision to accomplish his “unfinished business” under the new vision, to build a Global Startup Village in Tokyo..
Tokyo-based venture incubator. The company also manages Venture Generation, a startup community in Tokyo, and assists foreign clients to establish operations in Japan.
Organizer of SEAMAC Asia Pacific Mobile App Challenge covering nine countries in Asia in collaboration with the GSM Association.. .
MinD in a Device
MinD in a Device Co., Ltd. is a university-launched venture that aims to port human consciousness to devices (machines and computers) in the medium to long term based on long-term research results on consciousness.
As the first step toward realization, we will evolve and deepen the “generation model” considered to be the source of consciousness, and promote the development of next-generation AI and social implementation.. .
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