USA

Allegis Capital    

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~Silicon Valley VC Investment~

Fund: Now accepting applications
Fund target: $300M
Planned establishment: 2022

  • The U.S. partner has over 25 years of investment experience in Silicon Valley and has established nine funds. The funds currently under management have achieved high investment returns.
  • In Silicon Valley, where personal relationships and long track record are important, they have access to the “inner circle” and are highly regarded within Silicon Valley.
  • A major Japanese life insurance company and a major U.S. investment management company have already invested in the most recently established fund.
  • One of the main investment strategies of the fund is to invest in the clean-tech sector in the U.S., which is expected to grow in the future.


Australia

InterValley Ventures

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~Australia VC Investment~

Fund: Now accepting applications
Fund goal: $100M
Establishment: 2019

  • As the first CEO of an Australian government accelerator, Mr. Doron Meir has contributed to the development of more than 500 startups and has built the VC ecosystem in Australia from the ground up. Building the VC ecosystem from scratch
  • Australia is also the country that invented Wifi, and now researchers and entrepreneurs with world-class technology from around the world are starting their own businesses.
  • Japanese business pensions have already invested.


India

TATA Capital

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~Indian Growth Investment~

Fund N0.1Fund No.2 (currently accepting applications)
Fund Size: $240MFund target: $350M
Establishment: 2010Establishment: 2018
  • Indian partner Tata Group is one of the three largest conglomerates in India and has been India’s No.1 brand for over 150 years since its establishment in 1868.
  • The first fund, established in 2010, has returned more than 30% per annum (3x investment multiple) in Indian rupee terms. Ranked among the “Top Quartile” of PE funds for India in 2011 vintage by research firm Preqin
  • The second fund will be managed by the same team and investment strategy to capture India’s economic growth.
  • NTT DOCOMO and Asian Development Bank have already invested in the second fund.


Africa

AAIC

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~African VC Investment~

Fund No.1Fund No.2 (currently accepting applications)
Fund Size: $50MFund target: $200M
Establishment: 2017Planned establishment: 2022
  • The African partner is AAIC, which has an office in Nairobi, Kenya, and established Japan’s first fund dedicated to Africa in 2014.
  • The first fund, established in 2017, has received investments from 15 Japanese companies and has already made investments in 27 companies, with high investment returns expected. Currently, the second fund is under establishment.
  • The investment theme of the second fund is healthcare-related areas and DX-related areas (finance, mobility, EdTech, etc.), which are the biggest challenges and growth areas in Africa. We will actively utilize the technology and know-how of Japanese companies to solve social problems and realize sustainable businesses.


PRC

China Merchants Group(招商局集団)

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~China Growth Investment~

Fund N0.1Fund No.2 (currently accepting applications)
Fund Size   $100MFund target: $300M
Establishment: 2015Planned Establishment: 2022
  • China Merchants Group is the largest state-owned enterprise in China. Founded 130 years ago by Li Hongzhang of the Qing Dynasty, it is the largest state-owned enterprise in China in terms of total assets and net income.
  • The first fund, established in 2015, has already invested in seven companies with investments from major Japanese financial institutions. The second fund is currently being established.
  • The Chinese government is planning to develop the Greater Bay Area, which consists of Hong Kong, Macau, and Guangdong Province, the home of the China Merchants Authority Group.


PRC

Cybernaut

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~China  VC Investment~

Fund: Now accepting applications
Fund goal: $300M
Establishment: 2018

  • Chinese partner Cybernaut is a leading GP with JPY 3 trillion in assets under management, managing more than 100 funds in China, with 20 funds that Cybernaut is primarily involved in managing with annualized returns of more than 30%.
  • Cybernaut’s Founding Chairman is the founder of WebEx, Inc. and a leading figure in China’s venture industry. The current CEO has a PhD in computer science and has served as head of IBM’s China lab.
  • Cybernaut has partnered with Zhejiang University, which is like China’s version of Stanford University, to operate a six-story joint innovation center. 40% of China’s unicorns are founded by Zhejiang University graduates, and Cybernaut’s CEO and the president of Zhejiang University are classmates.


Europe

AVG

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~European Clean Tech VC Investment~

Fund: Now accepting applications
Fund target: $200M
Planned establishment: 2022

  • European partner AVG is a GP that invests in the Norwegian cleantech sector; AVG is a signatory to the United Nations Programme for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) and specializes in investing in SDGs
  • AVG currently manages a cleantech fund, in which Japanese business pension funds also invest, and invests in cleantech companies and renewable energy in Scandinavia.
  • Norway is an advanced clean-tech country, with almost all of its electricity generated by hydropower, and the government has introduced a climate budget in Oslo, the capital. Taking advantage of the co-investment and subsidy system in Europe, which is an environmentally advanced country, the Fund will provide full support to the Fund’s investees through co-investment and subsidies by government agencies.


Israel

GiTV

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~Israel Tech VC Investmet~

Fund: Now accepting applications
Fund target: $100M
Establishment: 2022

  • Israeli partner GiTV has offices in Israel and Japan, and has developed an extensive network in the Israeli VC industry. Local partner Yonatan Beck has access to the VC ecosystem, having previously worked as a lawyer and handled M&A and IPOs for startups.
  • Currently running a VC firm specializing in digital technologies (IoT, AI, robotics, etc.). Also collaborating with Israel Institute of Technology (Technion)
  • While there are many start-up companies with unique technologies in Israel, they often specialize in R&D and do not have mass production facilities or a global sales network. Therefore, we actively utilize the technologies and know-how of Japanese companies to support globalization and mass production


Middle-East

Blue Apple Partners

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~Midlle-East Healthcare growth VC Investment~

Fund: Now accepting applications
Fund target: $300M
Planned establishment: 2022

  • Middle East Partner Blue Apple is an investment and management company in the medical and healthcare sector in Abu Dhabi. Founder is a former CEO of Abu Dhabi Health Authority and is familiar with the medical and healthcare industry in Abu Dhabi.
  • Currently managing a hospital fund of over AUM $250M with major investors including Saudi Aramco and Investcorp. Building and operating Reem Hospital, a state-of-the-art hospital in Abu Dhabi, focusing on rehabilitation, pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology.
  • Half of the fund’s target amount will come from existing investors in Blue Apple Partners

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