New Commerce Ventures Co., Ltd.
New Commerce Ventures, a VC fund specializing in the commerce field, conducts 4th close
New Commerce Ventures Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Representative Directors: Keita Matsuyama, Kohei Okubo, hereinafter referred to as NCV), which supports DX in retail and distribution, has announced the 4th closing of the “New Commerce Explosion Investment Limited Partnership”. We have implemented it. In this 4th Close, we aim to further strengthen our support system with investment from the Japan Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation Agency, ecbeing Co., Ltd., and TBS Innovation Partners LLC.
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What is New Commerce Ventures?
As Japan’s first (*1) VC fund specializing in the commerce field, NCV supports startups in the commerce field and supports open innovation for operating companies. Through this 4th close, we aim to strengthen our support system and contribute to the development of the retail and distribution industry.
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A. Startup support
We mainly invest in startups from seed to early stage, and provide support by providing know-how in the commerce field and a network with business companies and senior managers. We are currently investing in 14 startups that solve retail and distribution issues.
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B. Open innovation support
In addition to disseminating information on startups in the commerce field, we hold the invitation-only pitch event “New Commerce Pitch” as a place to connect startups and operating companies and support open innovation at operating companies. Every quarter, notable startups take the stage, and more than 100 people from business companies participate.
*1 This is the first domestic venture fund in Japan that specializes in retail and distribution in the Financial Services Agency’s “List of funds notified by qualified institutional investors, etc. (as of November 30, 2023).” (In-house research as of February 1, 2024) NCV will continue to actively invest in startups, so please feel free to contact us via X (formerly Twitter) below for funding,
consultation, or brushing up on your startup ideas.
▼NCV Representative Partner Kohei Okubo
▼NCV Representative Partner Keita Matsuyama
Comments from investors
The Japan Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, an independent administrative agency (Japan for Small and Medium Enterprises), is a fund division that promotes the innovation of small and medium-sized businesses, micro-businesses, and venture companies that aim to autonomously develop and continue their businesses, and the
revitalization of the local economy. It is a policy implementation agency whose purpose is to contribute to economic development. As a fund specializing in the retail and distribution field, we will invest in New Commerce Explosion Investment Limited Partnership, which will develop entrepreneurs and startups in the same field, and support open innovation that connects startups and business companies. We look forward to contributing to the creation of new industries in our country.
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Soft Create Holdings Co., Ltd. Representative Director and Vice President Masaya Hayashi
ecbeing has been providing e-commerce platforms and marketing support services to medium-sized and large companies. In the 25 years since its launch, e-commerce-related technologies and services have evolved significantly, dramatically improving the commerce experience for consumers. Currently, technological innovation continues to
accelerate, including breakthroughs in AI and the latest trends in WEB3.0. In this environment, we believe that our partnership with New Commerce Ventures will open up new possibilities for e-commerce technology and services and contribute to the growth and development of the industry as a whole.
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As a content group that goes beyond the framework of the broadcasting business, the TBS Group is developing a lifestyle business including retail business in order to increase the LTV of users. As Japan’s first VC fund specializing in the commerce field, we have decided to participate because we sympathize with the philosophy of Mr. Matsuyama and Mr. Okubo of New Commerce Ventures, which contributes to the development of the retail and distribution industry. We look forward to collaborating with NCV in the future to support various startup businesses and work towards solving issues in the retail and distribution industry.
Company name: New Commerce Ventures Co., Ltd.
Representative name: Keita Matsuyama, Kohei Okubo
Location: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Management fund: New Commerce Explosion Investment Limited Partnership More details about this release:
New Commerce Ventures Co., Ltd.