Rakuten Capital

Rakuten Capital

A Setagaya based venture capital firm that focuses on companies in the artificial intelligence and internet software service sectors.

Rakuten Capital is a venture capital firm in Setagaya founded in 1997. The firm seeks to invest in artificial intelligence and internet software service, information technology service, advertisement technology, e-commerce, audio sectors.

The firm invests in early stage venture and late-stage Venture. This company usually invests in series A, series B, and series C rounds. The notable investment portfolio of Rakuten Capital includes Acorns, Airweave, Algorithmia, Azimo, Blackfish, Cabify, etc.

As of December 2019, Rakuten Capital has made 68 investments and had 5 exits; and actively looking for new investment opportunities.

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1997

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Funded Companies

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Cabify is a ride-sharing company that operates in Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.

RedDoorz is a platform offering budget accommodations across key business and tourist destinations in Southeast Asia.

Maxi Mobility is a Madrid-based application software company.

PremFina is a London-based company.

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Oskar Mielczarek de la Miel

Managing Partner

Adit Swarup

Principal

Hiroshi Takasawa

Managing Executive Officer

Michael Piechalak

Principal

Saemin Ahn

Managing Partner

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Verishop

Algorithmia

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Black Fish

Cyndx

OneSignal

QFPay

RedDoorz

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Catherine Shu
August 5, 2019
TechCrunch
Fever, a startup that uses proprietary algorithms to help companies plan events, announced today that it has raised $35 million led by Rakuten Capital, the investment arm of Japanese internet giant Rakuten . Other investors in the round, which brings Fever's total raised to $70 million, included Atresmedia, Accel and Michael Zeisser, the former chairman [...]

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