CVC Fund Management

We manage Corporate Venture Capital funds for strategic investments

How It Works

  1. Focus on working with startups

    GB will manage operational aspect of the investment fund so you can focus your resources on bringing synergy to the business

  2. Strategic synergy and financial return

    Investing in startups can bring both strategic synergy to your business as well as financial return

  3. Hands-on support

    GB will provide intensive hands-on support for the portfolio companies to ensure successful collaboration with your business

Active CVC Funds

KDDI Open Innovation Fund(KOIF)

KDDI Open Innovation Fund(KOIF)

Maturity:
10 years, until Jan, 2022
Targets:
IT startup companies in Japan and overseas
Fund Size:
10 billion yen (Fund I 5 billion, Fund II 5 billion)
General Partner:
Global Brain Corporation

The portfolio companies will be able to leverage various assets of KDDI, such as KDDI’s broad customer base of 40MM+ mobile subscribers and 8M cable subscribers, business practices and reliable communication platform, together with Global Brain’s acceleration programs, to execute effective growth strategies.

31VENTURES Global Innovation Fund

31VENTURES Global Innovation Fund

Limited Partner:
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Maturity:
10 years
Targets:
Startup companies in Japan and overseas
Fund Size:
5 billion yen
General Partner:
Global Brain Corporation

The portfolio companies will be able to leverage various assets of Mitsui Fudosan, together with Global Brain’s acceleration programs, to execute effective growth strategies.

WING

WING

Maturity:
Until Mar. 2016
Targets:
IT startup companies in Japan and overseas
Fund Size:
1.5 billion yen
General Partner:
Global Brain Corporation

The fund invests in companies that will create new business with Nifty Corporation.
Portfolio companies can leverage Nifty’s expertise as an ISP, a cloud service provider, and a media and portal business.

Case Study

KDDI×@nifty×5Rocks

Collaboration started even before GB’s investment. After a rapid growth, 5Rocks was acquired by Tapjoy in August 2014.

5Rocks

“GB visited potential clients all by themselves carrying our pitch deck.”

Changsu Lee
5Rocks, Inc.(Korea) Chief Executive Officer
Read the interview

Global Brain Alliance Forum

GB’s annual networking event attended by 100+ major corporations in Japan to foster the venture support community.

Corporations attended

  • KDDI CORPORATION
  • NIFTY Corporation
  • DENTSU INC.
  • DeNA Co., Ltd.
  • Yahoo Japan Corporation
  • Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.
  • ASATSU-DK INC.
  • CyberAgent, Inc.
  • JTB Corp
  • TOKYO BROADCASTING SYSTEM HOLDINGS, INC.
  • Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd.
  • SoftBank Corp.
  • OPT, Inc.
  • NTT Communications Corporation
  • GMO AD Partners Inc.
  • DNP [ Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. ]
  • Hakuhodo Incorporated
  • mixi, Inc.
  • Rakuten, Inc.
  • Fuji Television Network, Inc.
  • Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd.
  • KADOKAWA CORPORATION
  • Kakaku.com, Inc.
  • Adways Inc.