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Tokyo, 103-0027, JPN


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Mitsubishi UFJ Capital

Mitsubishi UFJ Capital (MUCAP) Corporate: Formed on October 1st 2005 by the merger of Diamond Capital and UFJ Capital in line with the merger of the parent financial institutions Originally established in 1974(Diamond Capital) Operations collaboration with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group banks and affiliated institutions has financed more than 1000 companies, more than 290 of which have gone public, has funds of approximately $500M invested in over 500 companies, Multi-sector investment with increasing focus on Healthcare/Biotech/IT/Electronics/High Technology (currently accounts for 60% of new investments) Originally founded as a principal investment firm, current investments are mainly from a $200M fund started in 2005 Domestic focus with selective cross border investments Select global VC partnerships

• Technology Investment Practice Overview New practice created in 2004 to focus on technology investments and cross border transactions Mix of professionals with industry experience in IT, consulting, and biotech to complement finance

• Cross Border Investment Strategy
Investments in companies with relevance to the Japanese market Companies offering products, solutions and services to the Japanese market Companies developing technologies, products, solutions and services of interest to Japanese companies Companies with potential synergies with MUCAP portfolio companies Companies with potential synergies with MUCAP shareholders Companies with a significant Japanese presence or involvement

To date, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital has made over 20 cross border type investments Recent investments include Affymax, Five Prime Therapeutics, Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Ecrio, Open Country, Skipper Wireless, Color Zip, SOMA Networks, CSwitch Mitsubishi UFJ Capital works with local venture capital investment partners to increase cross-border deal flow

Cross border transactions are inherently more difficult to screen and monitor without a local presence; therefore they are strengthening their overseas partnership strategy: Has relationships with several major US venture capital firms for investments into the US They are looking for similar relationships for the UK and Europe Mitsubishi UFJ Capital has a strong track record of managing investments in Japan and has strong connections with Japanese industry and seeks overseas investments which can leverage these strengths

Mitsubishi UFJ Capital brings unrivalled insight and access to overseas companies and investors targeting the Japanese market As part of MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group) and of the wider Mitsubishi group of companies, has strong connections in the Japanese market Access facilitation and consulting for overseas companies targeting the Japanese market Investment syndication into Japanese investments.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Tokyo Otaku Mode 4/2014Series A$2.64M3
REGiMMUNE Corporation 2/2014Series D$9.2M8
Conyac 10/2013Seed$600k2
AdInnovation 7/2013Venture Round$1.6M3
Muse & Co 5/2013Series B$3.4M3
ticketstreet 3/2013Series A$650k2
Retty 10/2012Venture Round$1.2M3
iRidge 8/2011Seed¥80M2
iPierian 11/2010Series B$29M8
Skybox Security 12/2009Series D$2M6
Teknovus 11/2009Venture Round$5.6M8
CyberHeart 11/2009Debt$3.6M3
Cambrios Technologies 11/2009Series D$14.5M14
LoiLo 10/2009Series A¥50M1
KaloBios Pharmaceuticals 12/2008Series D$12M8
Yeong Guan Energy 6/2008Venture Round$30M2
Gemini Mobile Technologies 5/2007Venture Round$5M4
REGiMMUNE Corporation 2/2007Series A$4.2M8
NeoPhotonics 6/2006Series C$75M10
Cswitch 5/2006Series B$30M8
A8 Digital Music 12/2005Series B$20M4
Raven Biotechnologies 10/2005Series D$48.3M12
Gemini Mobile Technologies 1/2005Venture Round$7.5M3



  1. Tokyo Otaku Mode gets series A funding to grow its anime estore (techinasia.com) [edit]
  2. Regimmune Closes $9.2M Series D Financing (finsmes.com) [edit]
  3. Conyac raises new seed funding ahead of expanding crowdsourced translation platform across Asia, Europe (techinasia.com) [edit]
  4. Japanese mobile ad consultancy raises $1.6 million, plans global expansion (startup-dating.com) [edit]
  5. Aimed at Japan’s Most Stylish Shoppers, Muse & Co Raises $3.4 Million (techinasia.com) [edit]
  6. Safe and Secure Ticket Marketplace, TicketStreet Raises 60M Yen / Cnet Japan (venturenews-hnishikawa.blogspot.jp) [edit]
  7. Japanese Social Restaurant Guide Retty Raised $1.2 Million from Three Companies of VC (news.yahoo.com) [edit]
  8. 総額約8,000万円の第三者割当増資を実施 (iridge.jp) [edit]
  9. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  10. Skybox closes $2M to produce risk management software (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  11. Teknovus captures $5.6M for optical Ethernet chips (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  12. CyberHeart raises $3.6M for cardiac radiosurgery (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  13. Cambrios lands $14.5M for electronic display components (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  14. Citation Needed [add]
  15. KaloBios Raises Additional $12 Million in Series D Venture Financing for a New Total of $32 Million (kalobios.com) [edit]
  16. Yeong Guan Energy Raises $30 Million (vctoday.com) [edit]
  17. 3D mobile phone company, Gemini, raises $5M more (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  18. REGiMMUNE Announces Series A Financing (regimmune.com) [edit]
  19. EDGAR [edit]
  20. Cswitch Closes $30 Million Second Round Investment (cswitch.com) [edit]
  21. Citation Needed [add]
  23. EDGAR [edit]
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