Daiwa Securities Group

Daiwa Securities Group Inc. operates as a securities brokerdealer, providing services, including brokerage, trading, underwriting, advice, product development, and structured finance. The company provides asset and capital management, principal investment, venture capital, and research through a network in capital markets and other services. The company operates subsidiaries in three core business segments, including retail securities, wholesale securities & investment, and asset management providing services that help customers in Japan and overseas to address their investment and capital procurement needs. Retail The company provides assortment of financial products and services, including face-to-face consulting and services provided over the Internet, mainly to individual investors and unlisted companies. Wholesale & Investments Daiwa Securities SMBC Co Ltd.: Daiwa Securities SMBC Co Ltd. utilizes financial and capital markets to help corporations and institutional investors in Japan and overseas to identify a solution to their financing or investment needs. Daiwa Securities SMBC Principal Investments Co. Ltd.: Daiwa Securities SMBC Principal Investments Co. Ltd. is responsible for the Group’s investment activities, employing the Group’s own capital in private equity, real estate, and other investments. The company also develops and operates investment funds. Daiwa SMBC Capital Co., Ltd.: Daiwa SMBC Capital Co., Ltd. focuses on venture capital investments. Asset Management Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd.: Daiwa Asset Management Co. Ltd. operates as an asset management company which establishes and manages investment trusts with various investment targets or investment themes, and markets them. Daiwa SB Investments Ltd.: Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. handles asset management operations for the Daiwa Securities Group and the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, providing pension fund management, and other services for institutional investors in Japan and overseas. The company also develops and manages investment trusts. Research, Consulting and Systems Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd.: Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd. provides research, consulting, and systems support operations for the Daiwa Securities Group. The company studies and provides basic information, and offers recommendations to support the Group’s business expansion, and provides systems support services. Daiwa Institute of Research Business Innovation Ltd.: Daiwa Institute of Research Business Innovation Ltd. provides systems support service to companies outside the Daiwa Securities Group. The company serves clients as a partner in IT development and support, providing industry solutions. History Daiwa Securities Group Inc. was founded in 1902.

Toshitake Goto

Executive Director


Toshihiro Matsui

Senior Executive MD

Seiji Nakata

President and CEO

20 past transactions


Series C in 2018
WHILL designs and creates personal mobility products for indoor and outdoor applications. WHILL is making transportation enjoyable and smart for everybody. It aims to change the perception of mobility devices such as wheelchairs and scooters through advanced technology and smart design. It was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Carlos, California.

Entrupy Inc.

Series A in 2017
Entrupy Inc. develops a material detection device for detecting the authenticity of materials ranging from canvas, leather, fabric, wood, paper, and metals. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in New York, New York.

mixi Inc.

Venture Round in 2006
Full Investment portfolio: Cash and deposits : 75.85% Accounts receivable - trade : 5.21% Merchandise : 0.11% Property, plant and equipment : 2.64% Goodwill : 3.94% Investment securities : 4.22% Deferred tax assets : 3.25% Other : 5.21% Founded in 2006, Mixi inc is a corporate firm based in Tokyo, Japan. The firm provides social networking services to their clients across Japan.


Venture Round in 2006
FueTrek provides a better and faster way to communicate through with speech recognition, speech dialogue, and speech translation.

Life Log Technology

Venture Round in 2018
Lifelog Technology has been developing exclusive apps for medical professionals, including those for the general public, such as participating in medical institution research technically.


Series B in 2022
TravelFlan utilizes Artificial Technology (AI), Big Data and Machine Learning technologies to provide end-2-end digital solutions. Primarily, the company aims to tackle fast-growing Asia Travel and local lifestyle markets. TravelFlan enriches and expands its partners’ service scope and service level, turn traffic into tangible and intangible benefits, hence, increasing their capability to monetize and engage with their existing user base. It builds consumer-facing digital platforms that combine vendor resources, inventory management, and AI recommendation system into one solution. Its signature AI Digital Solutions including Travel Concierge Chatbot and inventory management consolidator effectively increases revenue streams and improves customer engagement through multiple digital channels like social media platforms, official websites, mobile apps and so on. At the back-end, its fast-growing database is powered by 20M+ weekly unique data points with its home-grown Machine Learning capabilities like data collection, analysis, and reporting.

Liquid, Inc.

Venture Round in 2018
Liquid, Inc. manufactures and develops fingerprint sensing, payment, and cash registry device and related software. The company manufactures biometric identity verification and payment devices and related Liquid application which uses using authentication algorithms and image analysis technology that enables users to register a point card or a credit card with fingerprint information, which enables users to pay their shopping bills through their finger prints. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Katana Inc.

Private Equity Round in 2020
Katana Inc. provides marketing service. It also offers organization and production management services. Katana Inc. has a strategic partnership with Daiwa Securities Group Inc. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.


Series B in 2018
Tokyo-based Enechange, the company offering an energy price comparison site under the same name .They are disseminating information on electricity and energy, useful electricity savings and savings right now, in order to liberalize the electricity in 2016.Enechange.Jp/try/detail Let's now begin the power company to choose in! The middle person is a graduate student intern! I am studying every day.

Sicepat Express

Series B in 2021
PT. SiCepat Ekspres Indonesia provides courier delivery services across Indonesia. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia.


Series B in 2001
NetContinuum, Inc. provides application controllers to deploy, secure, and manage enterprise Web applications. Its products include Web application firewalls that enable data center teams to secure existing enterprise applications; and Web application gateways, which provide application security, load balancing, content switching, connection pooling, caching, and GZIP compression to enable deployment of new enterprise applications. The company's controllers are used for managing business risk, DMZ consolidation, application deployment, instant PCI compliance, failed audit recovery, lowering DMZ TCO, and securing FTP. It also offers on-site installation, training, support, and other on-site custom engagements. NetContinuum serves the financial services, government, e-business, media and communications, ASP/software, healthcare, and education sectors. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. As of July 2007, NetContinuum, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Barracuda Networks, Inc.

SBI Ripple Asia

Corporate Round in 2019
Money Tap is a planning, development, operation and consulting for various Fintech solutions using blockchain / distributed ledger technology (DLT).

Mountain View Data

Series B in 2003
Mountain View Data, Inc. delivers cluster server management software and advanced storage software. Top-tier server manufacturers, telecomm leaders and system integrators in Asia and the United States are integrating Mountain View Data software into their network storage products and services. Mountain View Data was established in October 2000, and has offices in San Francisco, Tokyo and Beijing. Mountain View Data's products deliver performance and scalability, while enabling system integrators, xSPs, and Internet data centers worldwide to use commodity-based hardware components that lower ownership costs.


Corporate Round in 2017
GoodLuck3 propose and produce TV drama, commercials, corporate promotion videos, music videos, etc.The company is also engaged in the entertainment production business, and has talents who act as actors in movies, TV dramas, commercials, and stages.


Seed Round in 2017
STUDIO, Inc. develops code-based design tools for digital service. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.


Venture Round in 2015
iPS PORTAL,Inc. is develops instruments to analyze and measure cells. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Kyoto, Japan.

Planet Table

Series D in 2019
Planet table is the necessary food is produced in sustainable, waste reach without the world" toward the realization of, and take advantage of the technology, we will build a production and distribution support platform.

Soma Networks

Series E in 2008
SOMA Networks was the first broadband wireless access company to offer fully converged, all-IP solutions for world-class service providers. SOMA’s FlexMAX Mobile WiMAX System and SoftAir Multimedia Application System provide standards-based, leading-edge technology that enables service providers to: Differentiate themselves with simultaneous multi-megabit and multimedia services Drive revenue using value-added applications to increase average revenue per user (ARPU) Deliver wireline performance over a broadband wireless infrastructure. Revenue-quality voice over IP (VoIP) with fax support, broadband data and video applications are key components of SOMA solutions, as are the company’s award-winning macro base stations and subscriber gateways. SOMA’s all-IP architecture also makes it easy for service providers to integrate their offerings with other IP-based application servers that streamline billing and provisioning. SOMA is a principal member of the WiMAX Forum, and its FlexMAX Mobile WiMAX System supports the 802.16e-2005 Mobile WiMAX standard. With a strong partner ecosystem and world-class investors, SOMA Networks leads the industry in technology, performance, applications and value. Founded in 1999, SOMA Networks is privately held. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Delhi, Ottawa, Singapore and Toronto.