Global Hands-On VC Co., Ltd.
AI Capital Co., Ltd. invested in the first fund of Global Hands-On VC We aim to accelerate the overseas expansion of Japanese technology startups and create unicorns from Japan.
A.I. Capital Co., Ltd. (Representative Director: Reijiro Samura, Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, hereinafter referred to as “AIC”) has established Global Hands-On VC Co., Ltd. (Representative Director: Ken Yasunaga, Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo). , hereinafter “GHOVC”) has invested in a fund (GHOVC Fund I Investment Business Limited Liability Partnership, hereinafter “GHOVC Fund I”).
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 serve as a bridge between these fund managers and
institutional investors, AIC will not only make investment commitments but also support the activities of fund managers so that they can attract funds from institutional investors in the future.
Global Hands-On VC Co., Ltd. (GHOVC) invests in Japanese technology startups, recruits human resources necessary for overseas expansion of investees, pursues product market fit, and receives support from overseas VC/CVC. It is a venture capital company launched by two Japanese and three Americans for the purpose of supporting problem solving such as fund raising.
GHOVC Fund I has received approximately 5 billion yen in investment from Sojitz Corporation, Sompo Light Vortex Corporation, and SunBridge Corporation. We will raise money and raise funds.
The GHOVC team is made up of people with experience in starting and managing startups overseas, people with experience supporting startups expanding overseas, and people with experience developing products that are supported by many users globally. We provide hands-on support for Japanese technology startups to expand overseas while staying close to entrepreneurs. In addition, by supporting exits both in Japan and overseas, we aim to maximize profits for fund investors. Comment from AIC President Reijiro Samura
GHOVC is a veteran venture capitalist who has invested in technology startups in Japan and the United States for many years, a highly successful serial entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, a founding member of Oracle Japan, Salesforce Japan, etc., and the first in Japan to be listed on the Midas List. A venture capitalist, a Japanese product management leader who has promoted the development of several products at Microsoft, Google, etc. as an engineer, and the director of the US Asia Technology Management Center at Stanford University. It has been. I think one of the challenges for the Japanese startup ecosystem is global expansion. For discontinuous growth, it is necessary to actively expand overseas and expand the scale of the business. GHOVC is an excellent team that can support Japanese startups in increasing their value through global expansion and hands-on support by leveraging their rich experience. I look forward to working with GHOVC to increase the number of unicorns originating in Japan.
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