28 Investments in 26 Companies
3 IPOs & 3 Acquisitions
Financial Service Provider

Investor Details

August 1, 1974
Venture Capital that does Seed, Early Stage Venture, Later Stage Venture, and Debt Financing Investments
Biotechnology, Semiconductors, Mobile
Japan, United States

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.

Current Team (4)


Past Team (4)


Investments (28)


Board Members and Advisors (6)


Offices/Locations (1)

  • HQ

    1-7-17, Nihonbashi


    Tokyo, 103-0027