Japanese Venture Capital Network

Japanese Venture Capital Network

Japanese Venture Capital Network

16th March 2020 - 19th March 2020

Where : Japan

NASSCOM has played a key part in curating the Indian startup ecosystem in past. On one side there are large number of these startups that are entering growth phase and want to raise capital to fund this phase. On the other hand, companies and institutions from Japan have been long standing partner in India’s growth story that now want to associate with this young and most promising budding Startup ecosystem by actively taking part in it. To bridge this gap, NASSCOM in partnership with Embassy of India, Tokyo created Japanese Venture Capital Network of VCs who have interest in building Indian portfolio of innovative businesses.

After the success of the first edition, we are proud to announce the second edition of Japan VC Connect, in partnership with Embassy of India, Tokyo.

Why Apply

In the last season of Japan VC Connect held in September 2019, over 26 startups pitched to more than 130+ Angels/VCs/CVCs in Tokyo during the two day session with three Startups successfully closing funding round with JVC participation and one company signing agreement in the co-create mode.

Taking the second season up a notch, we are scaling the initiative to two cities – Tokyo and Osaka, the second largest startup ecosystem in Japan. This will give you the opportunity to pitch and interact with 150+ Japanese VCs.

 Who should apply

  1. a) Startups looking to raise capital by Japanese VC community
  2. b) We foresee these investments to be in Pre-series / Series A / B / C level where the founders are looking to raise sum >$ 1Mn to $50Mn
  3. c) If you think your startup is solving a problem which is widespread and has the potential to scale, this could be your opportunity to garner interest from Japanese business community.

Application process

  1. 1) Interested startups can apply till 4th Feb 2020.
  2. 2) After internal screening process, applications will be put to vote with the VC Network in Japan.
  3. 3) Shortlisted startups will be invited to join the NASSCOM Startups delegation to Japan (likely to be last week of March, dates to be announced soon)
  4. 4) Participate in the Tokyo & Osaka live pitch session with the interested investor community.

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