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JAFCO

JAFCO has a single major limited partner, which is Jafco Co., Ltd., thus the name. Based in Tokyo, Jafco Co., Ltd. is the largest and most prestigious venture capital firm in Japan. About every two years, Jafco Co., Ltd. provides JAFCO with $150 million of fresh capital for a new fund. They are very fortunate to have such a wonderful partner, for in addition to funding, they provide them with fantastic access to the Japan market for those portfolio companies where it can make a big difference.

With more than $600M under management, JAFCO invests primarily in leading edge, broad-based information technology segments such as consumer Internet, digital media, enterprise software, cloud computing, mobile applications, security and semiconductors/components. They also very selectively invest in industries they believe are ripe for change such as agriculture/food, education, energy and health care.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Money Forward 10/2013Venture Round$5M1
Unicon 9/2013Seed$1M1
Capy Inc. 5/2013Series A$1M1
LUXA 3/2013Series B$5.3M1
HiringBoss 2/2013Series A$5M1
Devicescape 2/2013Private Equity$3.5M1
Bubbly 8/2012Series E$5M3
Eleven Biotherapeutics 5/2012Series A$20M3
Devicescape 1/2012Venture Round$2.97M2
Nubee 10/2011Series A$13M1
Kythera Biopharmaceuticals 9/2011Series D$37.4M7
Aiming 9/2011Series A¥1.2B2
Meebo 12/2010Series D$27.5M5
Piku Media K.K. 7/2010Venture Round$7.35M4
milog 8/2009Seed$1.2M1

Videos

Sources

  1. Japanese personal accounting startup Money Forward raises $5 million (thebridge.jp) [edit]
  2. Japanese startup Fello raises $1M to help game developers improve user retention (startup-dating.com) [edit]
  3. About us - Capy (capy.me) [edit]
  4. Japanese Group Buying Site Luxa Closes Series B Of $5.3M (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. HiringBoss, Asia's Leading HR Software Provider, Announces $5 Million Investment From JAFCO (prweb.com) [edit]
  6. $3.5M raised by Devicescape Software, Inc (marketbrief.com) [edit]
  7. Voice Blogging Service Bubble Motion Raises $5M From JAFCO (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. Eleven Biotherapeutics rakes in $20M fundraise (masshightech.com) [edit]
  9. VC Funding- Q1 2012 Source [edit]
  10. Nubee Completes US$13M First Funding Round with JAFCO Co. (finsmes.com) [edit]
  11. KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals Closed $37.4M Series D Financing (finsmes.com) [edit]
  12. Techcrunch (jp.techcrunch.com) [edit]
  13. Meebo closes $27.5M round to socialize the Web (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  14. Piku Raises 650 Million Yen Venture Capital Round (pr-inside.com) [edit]
  15. Milog raised $1.2M in a Seed. (venturenow.jp) [edit]
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