With dramatic increase in number of unicorns, resurgence in investments, and rapid growth in advanced technology in startup ecosystem in 2019, India continues to be the 3rd largest startup ecosystem with over 1300 startups getting added in 2019. It has been a marvellous year for startups. Last year, the total number of Indian unicorns grew to 24, with seven startups being added to the list. The Indian startup ecosystem continued to attract investor interest with almost $4.4 billion across of funding in 2019 (Jan to Sep).

NASSCOM has played key part in curating this 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 successful first edition, we are proud to announce the second edition of Japan VC Connect, in partnership with Embassy of India, Tokyo.


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.