Global Brain has invested in Funds, Inc. (Funds), a provider of a social lending platform, as the lead investor through its GB-VII Growth Fund Investment Limited Partnership (GB-VII).

Funds provides a B-to-C social lending platform, which connects various individual investors and listed companies or promising startups. Since its service launch in January 2019, Funds has been providing new opportunities to companies and investors in Japan, where the credit market is comparatively immature to the US market.

Global Brain has decided to invest in Funds because we evaluated its stable origination capability, the growth potential of the market, and Funds management. Global Brain will leverage its resources to support Funds by supporting the company in strategy development and building partnerships to expand its business.

About Funds, Inc,

Location
Tokyo, Japan
Representative
Yuichiro Fujita
Founded
November, 2016
URL
https://corp.funds.jp/

About GB-VII

Name
GB-VII Growth Fund Investment Limited Partnership
General Partner
Global Brain Corporation

About Global Brain

Location
Tokyo, Japan
Representative
Yasuhiko Yurimoto
Founded
January, 1998
URL
https://globalbrains.com/