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Incubate Fund

Incubate Fund

A venture capital and private equity firm investing in early-stage companies in Japan.

Incubate Fund is a venture capital and private equity firm investing in early-stage companies in Japan that is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and was founded in 2010.



Investments

Incubate Fund has made (as of December 2019) a total of 140 investments, 13 exits, and 19 initial public offerings. Sectors receiving investment from Incubate Fund are consumer, e-commerce, enterprise, gaming, financial technology, advertising technology, and frontier technology. The notable investments made by Incubate Fund include: Aeria, Ceres, GameWith, Golf Partner, Minnano Wedding Co., Real World, Sunfun Info, CodeCamp, Grood, Aquwa, Anytimes, AI Travel, Beyond, and Bright Table Inc. 

Investment funds

Fund 1

In 2010 Incubate Fund established their first venture capital fund worth $340 million for investing in seed stage startups in Japan. The fund was used to invest in over 120 companies over the course of five years. 

Fund III

On January 5, 2015 Incubate Fund announced raising $91 million for their third venture capital fund. The fund will be used to make investments in early-stage companies operating in North America, Japan, and Asia. Technology sectors the firm will use the fund to invest in include: media, entertainment, gaming, online commerce, logistics, medical, financial, real estate, and housing. 



Timeline

2010

Founded

Funded Companies

People

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Maria Han

Associate



Ryu Kusakabe

Associate



Masahiko Honma

General Partner



Ryo Taneichi

Associate



Shuhei Yoshida

CFO, Controller



Tohru Akaura

General Partner



Toshinori Kabetani

HR Partner



Yusuke Murata

General Partner



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