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Money Forward, Inc. President & CEO Yosuke Tsuji
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Visional Co.,Ltd. CEO Soichiro Minami
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smtn,inc. CEO Atsushi Kato
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Teir IV,Inc. Founder and CEO Shinpei Kato
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Chatwork Co.,Ltd. President & CEO Masaki Yamamoto
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Repro Inc. CEO Yusuke Hirata
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UUUM Co.,Ltd. President & CEO Kazuki Kamada
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Mujin,Inc. CEO Issei Takino
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LayerX Inc. CEO Yoshinori Fukushima
What is a startup? A startup creates something that does not yet exist- something that will be indispensable to people's lives in the future. It may become a massive new business that can shape an entire new industry. To think at that scale, it requires lofty aspirations and unflinching resolve. Such aspirations create new ideas, foster innovation and changes the world. We at JAFCO understand and appreciate your will and determination, and we commit to realize your vision together. We have a powerful team with extensive experiences building strong companies. We are determined to face and overcome difficulties with you, to realize your aspirations together. What is a startup? A startup creates something that does not yet exist- something that will be indispensable to people's lives in the future. It may become a massive new business that can shape an entire new industry. To think at that scale, it requires lofty aspirations and unflinching resolve. Such aspirations create new ideas, foster innovation and changes the world. We at JAFCO understand and appreciate your will and determination, and we commit to realize your vision together. We have a powerful team with extensive experiences building strong companies. We are determined to face and overcome difficulties with you, to realize your aspirations together.
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Scale

Over 1trillion yen Cumulative capital commitments to JAFCO funds
Over 1000 companies Portfolio IPOs to date

Portfolio

We invest in Japanese, American, and Asian companies in various industries, such as IT services, medical biotechnology, services, electronics, etc.

Our Investment

Venture Investment
About 93% of new investments are in
seed-early-stage companies with high growth potential.
We carry out large investments of several hundred millions of yen on an ongoing
basis according to the companies’ growth stage and business status.
Ratio of seed-/early-stage companies in JAFCO's new investments Ratio of seed-/early-stage companies in JAFCO's new investments
Average investment amount per company Average investment amount per company
Buyout Investment
JAFCO invests in a variety of deals based on its venture capital DNA
Incubation
Incubation Incubation
Growth
Growth Growth
Spin-off support/
Carve-out
Spin-off support/ Carve-out Spin-off support/ Carve-out
Delisting
Delisting Delisting
Business rejuvenation
Business rejuvenation Business rejuvenation
Large ¥80 billion fund
supporting
JAFCO’s investment
JAFCO makes venture or buyout investment through large ¥80 billion fund depending
on circumstances of each company.

Our Support

We deploy specialist support teams to assist our portfolio companies, providing on the ground operational expertise tailored to their specific needs and growth stage.
Our Support Our Support
Access to a talent
pool of over
1,000 candidates
Connections to
a network of over
20,000 companies
Track record of
supporting over
1,000 IPOs