Accelerating the overseas expansion of Japanese technology startups and creating unicorns from around the world Japan.
Tokyo, February 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Alternative Capital Investment Limited (President and CEO: Reijiro SamuraHead Office: Chiyoda Ward Tokyohereinafter referred to as “AIC”) invested dedication Global Hands-on VC Co., Ltd. (Representative Partner: Ken YasunagaHeadquarters: Shibuya Ward Tokyohereinafter “GHOVC”).
AIC is currently launching a “Strategic Investment Program” to invest in unique fund managers that are expected to grow in the future. In order to act as a bridge between these fund managers and institutional investors, AIC not only makes investment commitments, but also supports the activities of fund managers so that they can raise funds from institutional investors in the future. To go.
GHOVC invests in Japanese technology startups and assists them in developing management and technical talent from global talent pools, optimizing product market fit, and raising capital from global VCs and CVCs. increase. In order for Japanese startups to maximize their global potential and thereby achieve the highest return on investment, they need to look beyond the Japanese domestic market for customers, talent and strategic partnerships. .
Approximate amount received by GHOVC Fund I 5 billion yen Commitment of Sojitz Corporation, Sompo Light Vortex Corporation, and Sunbridge Corporation. Collect money and collect funds.
GHOVC was founded by two Japanese and three American partners who are successful entrepreneurs and fund managers. The GHOVC team has experience founding and managing startups with global product teams and products adopted by global customers.
Comment from AIC President Reijiro Samura
The GHOVC team is made up of seasoned venture capitalists who have invested in technology startups. Japan When usa For many years, he was a highly successful serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, a founding member of Oracle Japan, Salesforce Japan, the first Japanese venture capitalist on Midas List, and the developer of several products at Microsoft. product management thought leader. , Google, Director of US Asia Technology Management Center Stanford UniversityI think one of the challenges for the Japanese startup ecosystem is global expansion. For sustainable growth, aggressive overseas development and expansion of business scale are necessary. GHOVC is an excellent team that can support increasing the value of Japanese startups through global expansion and hands-on support that leverages their wealth of experience. We look forward to working with GHOVC to increase the number of unicorns from Japan. Japan.
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