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.
|Money Forward||10/2013||Venture Round||$5M||1|
|Capy Inc.||5/2013||Series A||$1M||1|
|Eleven Biotherapeutics||5/2012||Series A||$20M||3|
|Kythera Biopharmaceuticals||9/2011||Series D||$37.4M||7|
|Piku Media K.K.||7/2010||Venture Round||$7.35M||4|