GMO VenturePartners

GMO Venture Partners is an early and growth stage investment subsidiary of GMO Internet Group, one of the most comprehensive providers of industry-leading Internet services in Japan. The firm has a strong presence in supporting startups from EC, payment, ad-tech and enterprise SAAS sectors in regions such as Japan, China, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and the US. GMO VenturePartners Inc has invested in over 50 startups in over the past years and eight companies went public.

Ryu Muramatsu

Founding Partner

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Kazuyasu Sugiyama

Representative Director

129 past transactions

Indotrading

Series A in 2015
IndoTrading.com is a company and business directory website, not a buy-and-sell website. This site is established to help marketization of SME’s products and services online locally, as well as internationally. We provide some sophisticated marketing services to help business owners to compete digitally, such as Search Engine Optimization, Google AdWords, etc. Beside promoting, we also provide Web Design and Hosting service, all to enhance your business growth. We have more than 52.000 companies registered and more than 355.000 products being advertised online. IndoTrading.com won Best Graduates in Founder Institute Third Batch in Jakarta.

Hecto Inc

Venture Round in 2016
ChatBook is a SaaS platform for marketers who work in B2B area to automate acquiring leads and evaluate leads in your absence.We remove the trouble of spending lots of money on online marketing and make better conversions. If you are using ChatBook, users don’t have to visit the website, it comes to you on your social media advertisements. ChatBook delivers more solid targeting based on social media activity and profiles.

Molcure

Venture Round in 2018
MOLCURE, Inc. develops systems and technologies that enable pharmaceutical companies (developing antibody drugs) to identify antibody candidates. It offers Abtracer, an antibody sequence screening system to detect antibodies; and SmartLabModule, an IoT platform for science. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

CO-NECT Co., Ltd.

Venture Round in 2020
CO-NECT Co., Ltd. develops and markets alcoholic drinks ordering application. It also offers order management platform for food and beverage stores. It was previously known as HIDEOUT CLUB, Inc. The company was founded in June 12, 2015 and is based in Shibuya-ku, Japan.

Qihoo 360 Technology

Series A in 2006
Qihoo 360 Technology Co Ltd (Qihoo 360), formerly Qihoo Technology Company Limited, is engaged in the operations of Internet services and sales of third party anti-virus software in the People's Republic of China. It provides Internet and mobile security products in China. In January 2011, the Company had 328 million monthly active Internet security product users, representing a user penetration rate of 83.9% in China. Its Internet and mobile security products include 360 Safe Guard and 360 Anti-virus, the Internet security products in China, with 301 million and 248 million monthly active users in January 2011, and 360 Mobile Safe, the mobile security product in China. The Company generates revenues primarily through offering the services, such as online advertising and Internet value-added services. Online advertising offers advertising services by providing marketing opportunities on its Websites and secure platform products to its advertising customers.

Finantier

Seed Round in 2021
Finantier develops and operates an open finance platform that offers infrastructure and data products. It offers accounts integration, income and identity verification, and recurring repayments and subscriptions. The company’s platform collects datasets from banks and financial companies, enrich the data, and pass them to other companies through an application-programming interface (API). The company was founded in 2020 and is based in Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia.

SORABITO Co., Ltd.

Venture Round in 2021
SORABITO Co., Ltd. operates ALLSTOCKER, an online marketplace for used construction equipment and machinery. It sells excavators, wheel loaders, dozers, rollers, graders, finishers, cranes, forklifts, generators, welders, compressors, attachments, parts, trucks, tractors, other farm machinery, and others. The company also provides IT solutions for construction equipment rental companies. SORABITO Co., Ltd. was founded in 2014 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Best Teacher

Venture Round in 2013
Best Teacher, Inc. provides english conversation lesson service on the Web. It offers a stage for Japanese students to create their unique online text books with the help of teachers; and students can improve their pronunciation using voice recorders online. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Hecto Inc

Seed Round in 2015
ChatBook is a SaaS platform for marketers who work in B2B area to automate acquiring leads and evaluate leads in your absence.We remove the trouble of spending lots of money on online marketing and make better conversions. If you are using ChatBook, users don’t have to visit the website, it comes to you on your social media advertisements. ChatBook delivers more solid targeting based on social media activity and profiles.

Co-nect

Seed Round in 2019
Co-nect is a Body maintenance is a Body maintenance service platform.

Skymind Inc.

Series A in 2019
Pathmind helps simulation modelers optimize decisions in industrial operations and supply chains using deep reinforcement learning with an intuitive Web app. Use cases include manufacturing automation, supply chain, warehouse control, machine scheduling, and fleet routing. Pathmind integrates with AnyLogic and other simulation software, and allows simulations modelers to discover better decision paths through complex scenarios with state of the art AI. Pathmind is a Y Combinator company.

Sansan

Series A in 2013
Since its founding in 2007, Sansan has focused on delivering its cloud based contact management service to customers in Japan and beyond. Sansan is setting the standard in Japan for cloud-based contact management, with annually doubling numbers of users from over 7,000 premium corporate users including the Japanese Government (METI). Sansan Inc. is based in Tokyo, Japan and has its subsidiary Sansan global Pte. Ltd. in Singapore since October 2015. The company began offering its business card app Eight in 2012. It has over 1.5 million registered users as a new business network that incorporates a social media framework to transform business cards into business connections. Founded: June 11, 2007 URL: https://www.corp-sansan.com/ Address: Aoyama Oval Building, 13F, 5-52-2, Jingu-mae Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0001 Business scope: Planning, development, and sales of cloud-based business card management services Sansan for business users: https://www.sansan.com Eight for individual users: https://8card.net

Ardent Capital

Series A in 2013
Ardent Capital is a team of experienced entrepreneurs with a history of successful exits throughout Southeast Asia and globally. We bring together all the key elements required to create great companies: Team, Strategy, Operations, Marketing, Technology, Capital, and Passion. We are thrilled and privileged to be participating in a technology revolution sweeping the region.

Balus CO., LTD.

Series A in 2019
Balus provides motion capture, Unity systems, and AR live permanent venues. The company provides character content infrastructure using real-time animation, we also support the production of original content. Balus provides the necessary technology for event planning, casting, VR events, recording and creation of production images, real-time motion capture during live events, real-time transmission, event management, and systems that allow users to participate in the production.

Moneytree

Series C in 2021
Moneytree is a fintech data platform, with a mission to bring people and institutions closer together, help them find balance and discover new opportunities to grow personal wealth. Moneytree's first product, a personal finance app for iOS released in 2013, won the App Store’s “Best of” award for iPhone in Japan after only 8 months in market. It went on to win Best of 2014 for iPad, was one of 10 Apple Watch apps featured pre-launch and a featured iMessage app on the launch of iOS 10. Moneytree has over 1,300,000 users on iOS, Android and web. Our proprietary data aggregation platform, Moneytree LINK, has almost twenty enterprise clients, including Japan’s two largest accounting software vendors, an industry first inbound API with Mizuho Bank, an SDK integration SMBC (Mitsui Sumitomo) and multiple regional banks in Japan.

TradFit Co., Ltd.

Seed Round in 2018
TradFit Co., Ltd. develops and operates voice data platform utilizing cloud artificial intelligence (AI). The company offers Software as a service (SaaS) based voice data platform for hotels and restaurants. The company was founded in August 2017 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Molcure

Series C in 2021
MOLCURE, Inc. develops systems and technologies that enable pharmaceutical companies (developing antibody drugs) to identify antibody candidates. It offers Abtracer, an antibody sequence screening system to detect antibodies; and SmartLabModule, an IoT platform for science. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

REAL WORLD

Venture Round in 2007
REAL WORLD provides crowd-sourced services and solutions. It was established on July 29, 2005.

SenSprout Inc.

Seed Round in 2017
SenSprout Inc. develops and sells agricultural sensors. Its products are used to measure soil moisture; optimize irrigation in large farms or cash crops; and predict natural disasters, such as landslides and cliff collapses. The company also engages in the development and operation of an internet service related to agriculture. SenSprout Inc. was founded in 2015 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Crowdcredit, Inc.

Venture Round in 2021
Crowdcredit is cross-border marketplace lending platform operator. We provide risk capital to individuals and SMEs in financial deficit countries while we offer attractive lending opportunities to investors in financial surplus countries. Currently, we are providing Japanese personal and SMEs investors with opportunities to lend to individuals and SMEs in Peru, Cameroon, Estonia, Finland, Spain and in Italy. In 2016, Crowdcredit is aiming to start raising funds and also to start lending in Asian region outside of Japan.

Every(Delish Kitchen)

Series C in 2017
Movie Media Business ,Talent Management Business ,Advertisement Business.

Renoveru

Venture Round in 2014
Renoveru is a Japanese real estate startup that helps consumers to choose and buy existing homes or a second-hand flats while proposing renovation plans both online and offline. In addition to these services, Renoveru also offers an online tool that allows homebuilders to easily share renovation plans and pictures with carpenters, construction supervisors, and architects. The company also offers a distribution service of construction materials and equipment through its subsidiary. The company was established in 2010 and is headquartered in Tokyo.

KLUB Works

Seed Round in 2021
Klub is a fintech play providing growth financing to high-affinity brands. Klub’s investment platform, which utilizes financial innovation, community engagement and deep data-driven analytics, provides skin-in-the-game growth capital to entrepreneurs of much-loved brands across sectors.

Knowledge Merchants Works

Series A in 2018
Knowledge Merchants Works Inc. provides human resources (HR) consulting and solutions to the store service industry in Japan. It offers management training programs for managerial, leadership, and organizational change based on organization theory; and diagnoses employee's day-to-day feelings and store/workplace evaluation, and provides solutions for revitalizing stores and workplaces. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

chikaku

Venture Round in 2021
Chikaku Inc. manufactures setup boxes for grandparents to watch their grandkids. Its solution allows watching videos and photos on screen by plugging the device. Chikaku Inc. was founded in 2014 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

VASILY, Inc.

Venture Round in 2013
VASILY, Inc. operates an online fashion coordination community, iQON. The company's platform enables visitors to create collages of clothes and accessories to coordinate entire looks online. VASILY, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

HITOKUSE Inc.

Venture Round in 2015
Hitokuse Inc. is a technology driven company who challenges various business fields. They command HTML5 or big data analytics to provide forefront products. Their members have the impressive skills and overwhelming abilities necessary for the development into new fields.

Uzabase, Inc.

Venture Round in 2015
UZABASE is home to Japan's largest industry and corporate database, backed by an in-house team of specialised analysts. Their flagship service, SPEEDA organizes company and industry information and intelligence allowing for more efficient management in the workplace. NewsPicks is a product that uses content provides insight into the discussions and decisions vital to business in Asia.

Lifull

Post in 2006
LIFULL Co., Ltd. is the most extensive housing and real estate information listing service. LIFULL Co., Ltd. provides LIFULL Move that provides reviews and rankings of the moving companies; LIFULL Storage, a storage space searching Web service; LIFULL Interior, a furniture and interior decoration EC site; and LIFULL Nursing Care, a special care facility searching Web service.

StealthWorker

Venture Round in 2016
Stealth Worker specializes in Cyber Security. Rather than hiring for full-time employment roles, their Stealth Workers are contractors. You can hire them for projects or long term roles, from as little as 5 hours to as many as 40 hours per week.

RadAI

Seed Round in 2019
Rad AI empowers radiologists for the future.

Roomstorm

Seed Round in 2014
Roomstorm (Formerly WalkSource) is a next generation Business-to-Business network for hoteliers looking to run operations more efficiently and generate more revenue. Roomstorm empowers revenue teams to have more sellout nights by taking in last minute guest relocations from other nearby hotels as well as airlines in need of housing guests overnight. Roomstorm proudly services over 400 Bay Area hotels and continues to grow with the recent edition of our first airline partner, San Francisco based Virgin America. Our hotel partners confidently overbook their properties, exchange lower priced guests for higher priced ones, find good deals for a relocated guest end-to-end within 5 minutes. By eliminating the pain of dealing with a relocations, we make the market much more efficient.

bitFlyer

Series B in 2015
bitFlyer, Inc. operates as a virtual currency exchange and provide block chain development services. It specializes in bit coin marketplace and settlement. The company offers wide range of services including bit coin market, altcoin market, ethereum market, ethereum classic market, litecoin market, bitcoin cash market, monacoin market, lisk market, easy exchange, pro exchange, block chain, block chain explorer, block chain LAB, crowd funding, fees and taxes, account class, and application programming interface. bitFlyer, Inc. was founded in 2014 and is based in Minato-ku, Japan.

lancers Inc

Venture Round in 2014
LANCERS Inc. provides crowdsourcing services. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Kamakura, Japan.

SlicePay

Series C in 2022
slice (prev SlicePay) is a Fintech startup focused on Young India. They are building a smart, simple, and transparent financial platform to redesign the life experience for youngsters. Their first product is slice card that provides seamless credit payments, high-quality mobile experience & customized offers through brand partnerships

Istpika

Seed Round in 2010
Istpika produces social games for Facebook and the iPhone, but is also working on something a little bigger. Istpika spun off from another company and began operations in Jan 2009. Istpika is a global venture company with offices in Tokyo, Osaka and overseas. By focussing on R&D and viral technology. Istpika aims to develop social applications that catalyse communication between people.

CO-NECT Co., Ltd.

Venture Round in 2019
CO-NECT Co., Ltd. develops and markets alcoholic drinks ordering application. It also offers order management platform for food and beverage stores. It was previously known as HIDEOUT CLUB, Inc. The company was founded in June 12, 2015 and is based in Shibuya-ku, Japan.

Jai Kisan

Series B in 2022
Jai Kisan is a fintech platform that provides sustainable financing for rural emerging markets. They helping farmers understand their financial status through a next-generation/hyper-localized agriculture credit score digitizing their finances and farm capabilities for financial institutions. The platform also offers securitization solutions and a tech-led value proposition for the sellers of products and services it finances. It also uses a network of tech-enabled channel partner stores, while leveraging the existing vendor network to help source more customers. Jai Kisan was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Kaizen Platform

Seed Round in 2013
Kaizen is the full-service platform that enables marketing professionals to optimize digital customer experiences at scale without utilizing expensive internal resources. With a curated network of professionals and a technology-managed approach, Kaizen connects fragmented marketing tools and talent into one optimization ecosystem.

Sansan

Series B in 2014
Since its founding in 2007, Sansan has focused on delivering its cloud based contact management service to customers in Japan and beyond. Sansan is setting the standard in Japan for cloud-based contact management, with annually doubling numbers of users from over 7,000 premium corporate users including the Japanese Government (METI). Sansan Inc. is based in Tokyo, Japan and has its subsidiary Sansan global Pte. Ltd. in Singapore since October 2015. The company began offering its business card app Eight in 2012. It has over 1.5 million registered users as a new business network that incorporates a social media framework to transform business cards into business connections. Founded: June 11, 2007 URL: https://www.corp-sansan.com/ Address: Aoyama Oval Building, 13F, 5-52-2, Jingu-mae Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0001 Business scope: Planning, development, and sales of cloud-based business card management services Sansan for business users: https://www.sansan.com Eight for individual users: https://8card.net

Skymind Inc.

Series A in 2019
Pathmind helps simulation modelers optimize decisions in industrial operations and supply chains using deep reinforcement learning with an intuitive Web app. Use cases include manufacturing automation, supply chain, warehouse control, machine scheduling, and fleet routing. Pathmind integrates with AnyLogic and other simulation software, and allows simulations modelers to discover better decision paths through complex scenarios with state of the art AI. Pathmind is a Y Combinator company.

Carats & Cake

Series A in 2022
Launched in 2013, the platform is an edit of the best of weddings across the country to allow couples to find top vendors and venues in their location of interest. Carats & Cake believes in empowering wedding businesses by bringing their brands to life through real content and helping them run more efficiently through smart, elegant tools.

Money Design

Seed Round in 2015
Money Design provides Financial planning business Real estate leasing, brokerage of real estate, management business Life insurance and fire insurance soliciting agency business Financial product sales agency business Other related business related to the above

Agatha Inc.

Series B in 2019
Agatha is a provider of strategic software solutions to the health care and life sciences industry. It is dedicated to helping hospitals, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, contract research organizations, and medical device firms optimize the management of their quality and clinical documentation and processes.

Gojo & Company Inc.

Series D in 2020
Gojo was founded to extend financial inclusion to everyone in the world beginning with the developing countries. Gojo encourages the formalization and growth of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises. Our long-term goal is to enable the provision of high-quality affordable financial services for 100+ million unserved and underserved people in 50+ countries by 2030. Five and half years since our establishment, we work in Cambodia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and India with 3,400+ employees, serving more than 570,000 women who are also mothers.

Weblio

Venture Round in 2007
Weblio, Inc. operates as an online dictionary and encyclopedia that allows users to search from multiple sources. The company is based in Tokyo, Japan.

SayMosaic

Seed Round in 2016
Mosaix develops a branded voice assistant for the localized services, languages, and needs of global footprint. Mosaix's dynamic language AI platform enables enterprise customers to create intelligent voice assistants for quick and accurate answers to queries from a plethora of languages. The company is replacing cumbersome text-based search with quality voice search interface.

Oceans Inc.

Series A in 2011
Oceans Inc., an Internet service company, provides local graph implementation services. It offers Eyeland, a location-based mobile communication platform/application with a map-based interface that enables users to access and interact with other users’ activities associated with various geographic locations worldwide. The company provides its services in the fields of user interface, user experience, creative, programming, and monetization. Oceans Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

ChatWork

Series B in 2016
Chatwork is a group chat app designed to help global teams communicate, collaborate and increase productivity. The platform includes secure messaging, video chat, task management and file sharing functionality. Chatwork, available in five languages, is used by more than 200,000 companies from a diverse range of industries. Founded in 2011, Chatwork is Asia’s No. 1 business chat app with headquarters in Osaka, Japan and has 89 employees based in Tokyo, Osaka and Taipei.

Co-nect

Seed Round in 2020
Co-nect is a Body maintenance is a Body maintenance service platform.

Co-nect

Seed Round in 2019
Co-nect is a Body maintenance is a Body maintenance service platform.

Vector Group

Venture Round in 2006
Vector is a Japan-based PR agency that provides PR planning and implementation services for its clients. The agency also offers other services covering areas such as management, finance, accounting, human resources, administration, internal controls, and audits. Vector was founded in 1993.

Doblet, Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
Doblet is the world’s first network of batteries on demand for charging phones everywhere. The company’s mission is to provide portable power anywhere consumers happen to be. Using patent-pending technology and the Doblet mobile app on iOS or Android devices, users are instantly notified of the nearest place to pick up a charge the moment their batteries start to run low. Consumers can charge their smartphones while on the go at over 1,000 San Francisco Bay Area cafes, bars, and restaurants.

Money Forward

Series B in 2014
Money Forward provides online personal accounting for individuals, allowing them to easily manage their daily expenses by integrating with their bank passbooks and credit purchase history with information scraped from their web bank and credit accounts. The service is also available for desktop, as well as iOS and Android platforms. The company also announced that it will launch a cloud-based accounting service for individual and corporate users, and it will also start publishing an online newsletter.

Truss Inc.

Venture Round in 2017
Truss Inc. develops and operates an online platform for information on building materials. The company's platform enables users to search and compare building materials on the basis of manufacturer, notification and ministerial approval, and thermal insulation performance and design. It serves building designers and building material manufacturers. Truss Inc. was founded in 2014 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

FreakOut Holdings

Series A in 2014
FreakOut is marketing technology company that develops and sells marketing platforms. Its products include DMP that is used to analyze data; and demand side platform (DSP), a platform for real-time ad inventory transactions in internet advertising. The company also offers RTB (real-time biting) to analyze the web browsing information of a user; FreakOut DSP which is used to collect marketing information; and FreakOut DMP, a DMP corresponding to the smart phone and PC to optimize digital marketing. FreakOut, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Knowledge Merchants Works

Series B in 2020
Knowledge Merchants Works Inc. provides human resources (HR) consulting and solutions to the store service industry in Japan. It offers management training programs for managerial, leadership, and organizational change based on organization theory; and diagnoses employee's day-to-day feelings and store/workplace evaluation, and provides solutions for revitalizing stores and workplaces. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

AXEL MARK INC.

Venture Round in 2006
Axel Mark Inc. engages in the planning and development of games in Japan. It develops console games and related content; and provides advertising services. The company was incorporated in 1994 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Aperza

Venture Round in 2016
Aperza Inc. develops and operates price search, information distribution, and catalog download sites and portals for the manufacturing industry. It offers online media and marketplace, such as Aperza, industrial portal; Aperza Catalog, industrial catalog portal; Aperza e-commerce, industrial EC marketplace; Monozukuri News, curation media; Automation News Web, factory automation newspaper; IoT Navi, IoT Navi; sales and marketing consulting; marketing cloud service; and marketing support business in china. Aperza Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in Yokohama, Japan.

popIn Japan

Venture Round in 2011
popIn Inc. provides online advertising services. It also provides tools to measure the estimated time to read an online advertisement and compare it with the time user remained on the website to evaluate the effectiveness of the advertisement. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. As of May 2015, popIn Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Baidu Japan, Inc.

Coda Payments Pte Ltd.

Series A in 2016
Coda Payments Pte Ltd. offers mobile payment solutions that enable customers to make payments for online digital content and services from their mobile phones. The company offers PulsaQ, a prepaid mobile credit payment solution. It serves mobile-owners in Indonesia. Coda Payments Pte Ltd. was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Singapore.

SenSprout Inc.

Venture Round in 2020
SenSprout Inc. develops and sells agricultural sensors. Its products are used to measure soil moisture; optimize irrigation in large farms or cash crops; and predict natural disasters, such as landslides and cliff collapses. The company also engages in the development and operation of an internet service related to agriculture. SenSprout Inc. was founded in 2015 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

FinAccel

Pre Seed Round in 2016
FinAccel is a financial technology company creating disruptive and meaningful products in retail credit for Southeast Asia, the 7th largest economy in the world and home to nearly 10% of the world's population. With an all star team of investors, founders and employees, FinAccel is currently focused on disruption in the unsecured lending space.

Red Dot Payment

Series B in 2017
Red Dot Payment is an online payment company that provides payment solutions for banks, acquirers, and merchants across the Asia Pacific. It enables merchants and financial institutions to provide complete end-to-end payment options for their customers worldwide to pay seamlessly, swiftly, and securely. Integrate easily via APIs, plug into most major shopping carts and take the business to customers' mobile devices with its Android and IOS SDKs. Red Dot Payment's payment gateway is PCI DSS Level 1 certified to handle payment data, and all transactions are overseen by fraud monitoring systems. Red Dot Payment was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Singapore. It also has offices in Bangkok and Jakarta.

TradFit Co., Ltd.

Venture Round in 2018
TradFit Co., Ltd. develops and operates voice data platform utilizing cloud artificial intelligence (AI). The company offers Software as a service (SaaS) based voice data platform for hotels and restaurants. The company was founded in August 2017 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Red Dot Payment

Venture Round in 2016
Red Dot Payment is an online payment company that provides payment solutions for banks, acquirers, and merchants across the Asia Pacific. It enables merchants and financial institutions to provide complete end-to-end payment options for their customers worldwide to pay seamlessly, swiftly, and securely. Integrate easily via APIs, plug into most major shopping carts and take the business to customers' mobile devices with its Android and IOS SDKs. Red Dot Payment's payment gateway is PCI DSS Level 1 certified to handle payment data, and all transactions are overseen by fraud monitoring systems. Red Dot Payment was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Singapore. It also has offices in Bangkok and Jakarta.

Mercari

Series C in 2014
Mercari, Inc. engages in the planning, development, and operation of the Mercari marketplace applications in Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Its marketplace applications allow individuals to buy and sell new and used items, such as electronics, jewelries, clothes, and shoes; and books, CDs, and DVDs. The company is also involved in the planning, development, and management of internet services. Mercari, Inc. was founded in 2013 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

LOCKON CO.,LTD.

Series A in 2008
Lockon is a Japanese software designing company.

Red Dot Payment

Series A in 2014
Red Dot Payment is an online payment company that provides payment solutions for banks, acquirers, and merchants across the Asia Pacific. It enables merchants and financial institutions to provide complete end-to-end payment options for their customers worldwide to pay seamlessly, swiftly, and securely. Integrate easily via APIs, plug into most major shopping carts and take the business to customers' mobile devices with its Android and IOS SDKs. Red Dot Payment's payment gateway is PCI DSS Level 1 certified to handle payment data, and all transactions are overseen by fraud monitoring systems. Red Dot Payment was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Singapore. It also has offices in Bangkok and Jakarta.

2C2P

Series C in 2015
2C2P is a global payments platform helping businesses securely accept payments across online, mobile and in-store channels. The company has dual headquarters in Bangkok and Singapore and operates across Southeast Asia, North Asia, Europe and the US. It is the preferred payments platform provider of regional airlines, travel companies and global retailers.

Raksul Inc.

Series B in 2014
Raksul Inc. provides printing services in Japan. It prints newspaper folding products, station stage posters, business cards, cards, business materials, greeting cards, signs/displays, designing on PC online, posts, flyers, posters, tickets, fans, slips, eating/store tools, direct mails, print brochures/catalogs, postcards, files and folders, flags, desktop POPs, novelties/goods, TV commercials, fold brochures, envelopes, seals and stickers, curtains/goodwill products, calendars, and new year's cards. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Carro

Series A in 2016
Carro is an automotive marketplace that offers a full-stack service for all aspects of car ownership. It challenges the traditional way of buying and selling of cars through a proprietary pricing algorithm. Carro also provides a range of services that offer everything a car owner needs throughout their car ownership journeys such as an in-house financing solution warranty options and Singapore’s first on-demand roadside recovery platform. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Kaizen Platform

Series A in 2015
Kaizen is the full-service platform that enables marketing professionals to optimize digital customer experiences at scale without utilizing expensive internal resources. With a curated network of professionals and a technology-managed approach, Kaizen connects fragmented marketing tools and talent into one optimization ecosystem.

SenSprout Inc.

Venture Round in 2018
SenSprout Inc. develops and sells agricultural sensors. Its products are used to measure soil moisture; optimize irrigation in large farms or cash crops; and predict natural disasters, such as landslides and cliff collapses. The company also engages in the development and operation of an internet service related to agriculture. SenSprout Inc. was founded in 2015 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Full Speed Inc.

Venture Round in 2006
Full Speed Inc. provides Internet marketing support services in Japan. It offers search engine optimization (SEO), listing and affiliate advertising, display advertisement, and social media advertising services. The company also provides SEO consulting services; social media operations consulting and advertisement services; Web architecture services; and Website creation/operation, LP banner production/management, and application development services. In addition, it offers services in the areas of advertisement effect measurement, ad technology, and healthcare marketing. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Full Speed Inc. is a subsidiary of FreeBit Co., Ltd.

Aratana Inc.

Venture Round in 2013
Aratana is an e-commerce specialized services provider in Japan. Founded in 2007, it has provided services to more than 4,000 partners. By further expanding its e-commerce know-how, technology, and support capabilities, the company aims to make shopping in the world more convenient and fun.

Weblio

Series A in 2007
Weblio, Inc. operates as an online dictionary and encyclopedia that allows users to search from multiple sources. The company is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Maneo

Venture Round in 2008
maneo market Inc., through its web portal, offers crowd-funding services. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. maneo market Inc. operates as a subsidiary of maneo Inc. As of September 17, 2020, maneo market Inc. operates as a subsidiary of NLHD Co., Ltd.

Aperza

Series A in 2017
Aperza Inc. develops and operates price search, information distribution, and catalog download sites and portals for the manufacturing industry. It offers online media and marketplace, such as Aperza, industrial portal; Aperza Catalog, industrial catalog portal; Aperza e-commerce, industrial EC marketplace; Monozukuri News, curation media; Automation News Web, factory automation newspaper; IoT Navi, IoT Navi; sales and marketing consulting; marketing cloud service; and marketing support business in china. Aperza Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in Yokohama, Japan.

Lifull

Venture Round in 2006
LIFULL Co., Ltd. is the most extensive housing and real estate information listing service. LIFULL Co., Ltd. provides LIFULL Move that provides reviews and rankings of the moving companies; LIFULL Storage, a storage space searching Web service; LIFULL Interior, a furniture and interior decoration EC site; and LIFULL Nursing Care, a special care facility searching Web service.

SORABITO Co., Ltd.

Venture Round in 2016
SORABITO Co., Ltd. operates ALLSTOCKER, an online marketplace for used construction equipment and machinery. It sells excavators, wheel loaders, dozers, rollers, graders, finishers, cranes, forklifts, generators, welders, compressors, attachments, parts, trucks, tractors, other farm machinery, and others. The company also provides IT solutions for construction equipment rental companies. SORABITO Co., Ltd. was founded in 2014 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Skymind Inc.

Seed Round in 2016
Pathmind helps simulation modelers optimize decisions in industrial operations and supply chains using deep reinforcement learning with an intuitive Web app. Use cases include manufacturing automation, supply chain, warehouse control, machine scheduling, and fleet routing. Pathmind integrates with AnyLogic and other simulation software, and allows simulations modelers to discover better decision paths through complex scenarios with state of the art AI. Pathmind is a Y Combinator company.

Uzabase, Inc.

Series C in 2014
UZABASE is home to Japan's largest industry and corporate database, backed by an in-house team of specialised analysts. Their flagship service, SPEEDA organizes company and industry information and intelligence allowing for more efficient management in the workplace. NewsPicks is a product that uses content provides insight into the discussions and decisions vital to business in Asia.

Not A Hotel Inc.

Venture Round in 2020
Not A Hotel Inc. is engage in development and operation of own hotel brand, it also support for direct to consumer conversion of hotels and inns. The company was founded in 2020 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Aperza

Series B in 2019
Aperza Inc. develops and operates price search, information distribution, and catalog download sites and portals for the manufacturing industry. It offers online media and marketplace, such as Aperza, industrial portal; Aperza Catalog, industrial catalog portal; Aperza e-commerce, industrial EC marketplace; Monozukuri News, curation media; Automation News Web, factory automation newspaper; IoT Navi, IoT Navi; sales and marketing consulting; marketing cloud service; and marketing support business in china. Aperza Inc. was founded in 2016 and is based in Yokohama, Japan.

Spready

Venture Round in 2018
Spready Inc. specializes in the planning, development, and operation of internet services. It was founded on May 2018 and is based in Japan.

ChatWork

Series A in 2015
Chatwork is a group chat app designed to help global teams communicate, collaborate and increase productivity. The platform includes secure messaging, video chat, task management and file sharing functionality. Chatwork, available in five languages, is used by more than 200,000 companies from a diverse range of industries. Founded in 2011, Chatwork is Asia’s No. 1 business chat app with headquarters in Osaka, Japan and has 89 employees based in Tokyo, Osaka and Taipei.

Kaizen Platform

Series B in 2016
Kaizen is the full-service platform that enables marketing professionals to optimize digital customer experiences at scale without utilizing expensive internal resources. With a curated network of professionals and a technology-managed approach, Kaizen connects fragmented marketing tools and talent into one optimization ecosystem.

SORABITO Co., Ltd.

Seed Round in 2015
SORABITO Co., Ltd. operates ALLSTOCKER, an online marketplace for used construction equipment and machinery. It sells excavators, wheel loaders, dozers, rollers, graders, finishers, cranes, forklifts, generators, welders, compressors, attachments, parts, trucks, tractors, other farm machinery, and others. The company also provides IT solutions for construction equipment rental companies. SORABITO Co., Ltd. was founded in 2014 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

Pinkoi Japan

Venture Round in 2015
Pinkoi owns and operates a social e-commerce platform for designers and artists to sell their products. The company retails clothes, shoes, fashion accessories, stationary, electronics, and home and living items. Additionally, it also offers its platform in mobile application for handheld devices. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Taipei, Taiwan.

MONEY DESIGN Co., Ltd.

Venture Round in 2015
MONEY DESIGN Co., Ltd. offers asset management and investment advice services. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.

2C2P

Series B in 2014
2C2P is a global payments platform helping businesses securely accept payments across online, mobile and in-store channels. The company has dual headquarters in Bangkok and Singapore and operates across Southeast Asia, North Asia, Europe and the US. It is the preferred payments platform provider of regional airlines, travel companies and global retailers.

VASILY, Inc.

Venture Round in 2011
VASILY, Inc. operates an online fashion coordination community, iQON. The company's platform enables visitors to create collages of clothes and accessories to coordinate entire looks online. VASILY, Inc. was founded in 2008 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.