GMO VenturePartners is a venture capital and private equity firm offering investment and startup incubation services to multi-stage companies in Asia and the United States that is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and was founded in September 2005 by Ryu Muramatsu. Before founding GMO VenturePartners Muramatsu worked for JAFCO in Japan and for JAFCO Ventures in San Francisco, California. GMO VenturePartners typically invests in financial technology and payment solutions providers through its GMO Global Payment Fund.
According to the firms website as of October 2018 they had $170 of capital under management, had 120 companies in their portfolio, and have had 13 companies they have invested in hold an initial public offering. Notable investments made by GMO VenturePartners include: Axel Enter Media, Vasily, Sansan, Sorabito, Chatwork, BitFlyer, Money Forward, Money Design, Aperza, Truss, Sensprout, Spready, Coda Payments, Red Dot Payments, Dragonpay, Drive Motors, Rad Ai, Ride Report, and Mosaix.
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