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2-5-1 Kita Aoyama
Tokyo, 107-0061, JPN


CEO, Partner
Head of Administration


Itochu Technology Ventures

ITOCHU Technology Ventures (ITV), based in Tokyo, is the venture capital arm of ITOCHU Corporation. ITOCHU is one of the world’s largest corporations with offices in over 80 countries and operations that cover a broad spectrum of industries. ITV’s mission is to invest and help build leading information technology companies by leveraging a vast array of resources both domestically and internationally throughout ITOCHU and its group companies. The ITOCHU group has a long history of funding information technology companies with successes including Siebel Systems, NVIDIA, Openwave and Aruba Networks. Current portfolio includes, Box, Fab, Ooyala, WHILL, Tokyo Otaku Mode, etc.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Tokyo Otaku Mode 4/2014Series A$2.64M3
Mercari 3/2014Series B$14.1M4
raksul 2/2014Venture Round$14.3M6
Pairy 12/2013Venture Round$970k4
Box 12/2013Series F$100M6
WHILL 11/2013Seed$1.75M7
Schoo 7/2013Seed$1.52M3
Fab 6/2013Series D$150M8
Locondo.jp 6/2013Series B$6.2M1
Peatix 5/2013Series A$3M6
Muse & Co 5/2013Series B$3.4M3
CrowdWorks 10/2012Series A$3.75M3
Thuuz 9/2012Series A$4.2M3
Peatix 7/2012Seed$1M8
Spotlight 4/2012Series A¥150M1
DoubleRecall 2/2012Seed$1.6M6
Link_A_ Media 8/2011Series D$16M4
Tonchidot 9/2010Series B$12M4
Sakti3 9/2010Venture Round$4.2M2
Tonchidot 12/2009Series A$4M2
Teknovus 11/2009Venture Round$5.6M8
Link_A_ Media 11/2009Series C$18M4
ZettaCore 5/2009Venture Round$21M5
Teknovus 9/2007Series D$28M10
Advanced Chip Express 4/2007Series A$1.9M1
NanoOpto 6/2006Series D$5M6
Encirq Corporation 1/2006Series B$14M6
Lambda OpticalSystems 9/2005Venture Round$2M2
Cast Iron Systems 3/2005Series D$14M5



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  1. Tokyo Otaku Mode gets series A funding to grow its anime estore (techinasia.com) [edit]
  2. Japanese mobile flea market app Mercari raises $14 million, will expand to US market (thebridge.jp) [edit]
  3. Japanese online printing startup Raksul fundraises $14.3 million (thebridge.jp) [edit]
  4. Pairy, Japan’s social network for couples, raises $1 million (thebridge.jp) [edit]
  5. Yowza: Box touts $100M investment to fund global land grab (gigaom.com) [edit]
  6. Next-gen Japanese wheelchair startup, Whill, closes seed funding with a total of $1,750,000 (thebridge.jp) [edit]
  7. Japanese MOOC startup raises $1.5 million from investors (startup-dating.com) [edit]
  8. Fab Grabs $150M At $1B Valuation (And Is Raising Another $100M+ More) (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  9. Locondo.jp Raises $6.2m In Series B Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  10. Japanese Ticketing Startup Peatix Raises $3M Series A To Fund Expansion To US, Singapore (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  11. Aimed at Japan’s Most Stylish Shoppers, Muse & Co Raises $3.4 Million (techinasia.com) [edit]
  12. Japan’s Crowdworks Raises $3.75 Million, Poised for Further Asia Expansion (techinasia.com) [edit]
  13. Sports Discovery App Thuuz Raises $4.2M From Major TV Partners To Dominate Your Second Screen (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  14. Seeking To Become The Eventbrite Of Japan, PeaTiX Raises $1 Million From 500 Startups And Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  16. Y Combinator Alum DoubleRecall Nabs $1.6 Million To Give Brands An Alternative To Paywalls (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  17. Santa Clara-Based Link_A_Media Devices Raises $16 Million (siliconvalleywire.com) [edit]
  18. Tonchidot Raises $12 Million Round B, Expands Augmented Reality/Social Gaming Platform SoLAR Globally (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  19. Sakti3 Raises $4.2M from General Motors Ventures and Itochu Technology Ventures (finsmes.com) [edit]
  20. TC50 Star Tonchidot Raises $4 Million Series A (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  21. Teknovus captures $5.6M for optical Ethernet chips (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  22. Link_A_Media takes $18M for data recovery (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  23. ZettaCore raises $21 million for nanotech-based chip memory (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  24. Teknovus Raises 28 Million In “Oversubscribed” Mezzanine Financing Round (teknovus.com) [edit]
  25. Advanced Chip Express raises $1.9M (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  26. NanoOpto raises $5m in series D funding (moonlightchannels.com) [edit]
  27. ENCIRQ Raises $14 Million in Series B Funding for Rapid Global Expansion (newsblaze.com) [edit]
  28. Lambda OpticalSystems Secures Strategic Investment from ITOCHU and ITOCHU TECHNO-SCIENCE Corporation (lambdaopticalsystems.com) [edit]
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