Global Brain has completed Series B investment in UPSIDER, Inc. (UPSIDER), a company providing corporate cards to thriving businesses, through GB-VII Growth Fund Investment Limited Partnership (GB-VII). This is our second investment following the Series A round in June 2020.

UPSIDER provides corporate cards and payment solutions, targeting fast-growing companies, including startups aiming for IPO. It offers a high card spending limit, practical and intuitive spending management, and seamless integrations with external services including accounting SaaS, to enhance the clients' governance and administration. As a result, as of March 2021, UPSIDER provides services to hundreds of clients, ranging from seed phase startups to listed companies.

Global Brain decided to invest in UPSIDER as we sympathize with their ultimate vision of "accelerating the business of growing companies" and are impressed by the great product and the team behind it. We provide multifaceted growth support to UPSIDER, including business strategy development, client introduction, and recruitment support.

About UPSIDER, Inc.

Location
Shin Roppongi Building, 7-15-7 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Representative
Toru Miyagi
Founded
May, 2018
URL
https://corporatecard.up-sider.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/