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YJ Capital

YJ Capital

YJ Capital is a Tokyo based venture capital division of Yahoo! Japan investing in internet based technology companies.

YJ Capital is a Tokyo, Japan based venture capital firm and subsidiary of Yahoo! Japan. They invest in information technology, infrastructure, consumer products and services sectors. Their investments come in Asia, the United States and Israel at all maturity stages for companies.

Investment

YJ Capital has made investments in 1ne Studio, Yappli, Cocon, Virtusize, InstaVR, Akerun, Sociolla, ChatBook, Baseconnect Japan, Kaizen Platform, Candee, Joyz, Inc., spectee, Panair and Monstar Lab.

They have exited their investments in Ubimo, Uzabase, Virool, Raksul, RareJob Inc., FreakOut Holdings, GameWith, Aiming, Geniee and MarketEnterprise Co.

Funds

YJ Capital raised their YJ1 Investment Partnership in September 2012 at ¥3 billion. And in January 2015, they raised their YJ2 Investment Partnership at ¥20 billion.

Timeline

Funded Companies

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People

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Gen Miyazawa

Partner

Hiroki Taniguchi

Partner

Hirotaka Yasunaga

Corporate Planning Department Head

Hiroto Tsugo

Principal

Jumpei Yamashita

Associate

Keita Matsuyama

Investment Manager

Kohei Okubo

Investment Manager

Masaki Yuda

Investment Manager

Shinichiro Hori

CEO

Shion Okamoto

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Takao Ozawa

Partner

Yoshiharu Okubo

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Yusuke Tanaka

Partner

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News

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Catherine Shu
April 1, 2021
TechCrunch
LINE completed its merger with Yahoo! Japan owner Z Holdings last month, and now the two firm's venture capital arms have also combined. Z Holdings announced today that its subsidiary, YJ Capital, has merged with LINE Ventures to form Z Venture Capital. The new firm also announced the launch of a 30 billion JPY (about [...]

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