Global Brain Corporation

Global Brain Corporation

Global Brain Corporation is a venture capital firm focused on seed, middle, growth, Series A, and late stage investments.

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

Global Brain is positioned as a venture capital firm based in Japan to leverage their broad network within Japanese corporations. They challenge themselves to maximize the value they can provide for their portfolio companies. Global Brain prefers to invest in companies which are looking to expand their business into Japan or into the global market.

Since 2001, GB has invested in about 30 companies selectively, provided full services and resources to help those companies grow and achieved 7 IPOs and 7 mergers and acquisitions.

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A company making clothing with integrated robotics to improve human performance.

A legally compliant platform For digitizing financial securities on the blockchain

A company developing technology for private microsatellites .

Idein Inc is a Japan-based company.

Source Defense is an artificial intelligence company.

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Asuka Watanabe

Associate

Atsushi Matsuda

Venture Partner

Ayu Shinoyama

Partner and Chief Financial Officer

Emi Katsumata

Associate

Harue Hayashi

Partner in charge of Fund Management

Hidetaka Aoki

Partner in charge of Space and Robotics

Hirokazu Watanabe

Partner

Hiroshi Shimazu

Partner and General Counsel

Hiroyoshi Iwata

Principal

Hisashi Suzuki

Singapore Office Representative

Isao Yasuda

General Partner

Jiro Kumakura

General Partner

Jooil Hong

Partner in charge of Korea

Jungyong Kim

Principal, Korea Office

Junji Okamoto

Principal

Kaori Akiba

Senior Associate

Kazuhiko Miyama

Partner

Kazunori Yamaguchi

Partner in charge of Enterprise Communication

Keiji Niizu

Partner in charge of Enterprise Software and Services

Keiko Yoshida

Senior Associate

Keisuke Tatsuoka

General Partner

Kenta Kitsuka

Partner in charge of Functional Materials

Kia Ishii

Principal, Technology Talent

Kikuko Iwama

Principal

Koichiro Suzuki

Principal, Technology Talent

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