Investor Overview

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Founded:
1998
Founders:
Yasuhiko Yurimoto
Headquarters:
Tokyo
Description:
Japanese VC in Tokyo & Silicon Valley

Detailed Description

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Global Brain (GB) is an early stage venture capital firm based in Tokyo, expanding its investment activities in the US and Asia.

Since 2001, GB has invested in about 30 companies selectively, provided full services and resources and achieved 7 IPOs and 7 M&As.

GB accelerates growth of portfolio companies in a long run by providing not only capital but also supports to build strategies, partnerships and a team to achieve their milestones.

GB is strong at e-commerce and forms a platform called EC-PLANET among its group companies: a listed DRTV/Infomercial company, one of the largest sport goods online stores, a logistics company that can provide comprehensive fulfillment services and a social media company that can develop web services.

EC-PLANET, GB's resources and accesses to Japanese established companies can help Japan entry of US/Asian companies. GB recently invested in zozi and is trying to identify outstanding venture companies and management teams to build a business together across the Pacific.

Current Team (6)

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Investments (17)

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Offices/Locations (2)

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  • Silicon Valley

    Lucerne Valley, CA

    USA

  • Tokyo

    Nissin Aoyama bldg. 9th Floor

    3-2-4 Kita Aoyama, Minato-ku

    Tokyo, 107-0061

    JPN