Company Info / Our Funds

Company Info

Corporate Name
Global Brain Corporation
Capital Stock
JPY 100mil.
President
Yasuhiko Yurimoto
Establishment date
January, 1998
Headquarter
10-11 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0031,JAPAN
Outline of Busines
Venture Capital Business

Our Funds and Projects

Global Brain manages a flagship fund contributed by institutional investors
and large corporations as limited partners, as well as
CVC funds and projects jointly managed with large corporations.

SFV・GB L.P.

Limited Partner
Sony Financial Ventures Inc.
Maturity
10 years
Targets
  • Fintech startups that have the potential to collaborate with business units of Sony Financial Group.
  • Startups that have the potential to contribute to new business development for Sony Financial Group.
  • Startups in Japan, North America, Europe, Asia.
Fund Size
5 billion yen
General Partner
Global Brain Corporation

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

GB-Ⅵ Growth Fund Investment Limited Partnership

Maturity:
Nov. 2026
Targets:
Startups mainly in Japan, and overseas include the U.S., South Korea, South East Asia, Israel, India, and Europe.
Fund Size:
Approximately 20 billion JPY
General Partner:
Global Brain Corporation
Major Limited Partner:
Cool Japan Fund Inc., JTB Corp., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd., Information Services International-Dentsu, Ltd., KODEN Holdings Co., Ltd., KDDI OPEN INNOVATION FUND
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.

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.

GB-V Growth Fund Investment Limited Partnership

Maturity:
Until Dec. 2023
Targets:
IT startup companies in Japan and overseas
Fund Size:
15 billion yen (approximate)
General Partner:
Global Brain Corporation
Major Limited Partner:
Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (10 billion yen)

The fund invests in companies that will bring innovations and economical contribution to Japan.
Portfolio companies will be able to leverage INCJ’s strong network in Japanese industries and GB’s hands-on support.

31VENTURES—Global Brain—Growth I Project

31VENTURES—Global Brain—Growth I Project

Project Name:
1VENTURES—Global Brain—Growth I Project
Operators:
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. and Global Brain Corporation
Project Size:
JPY 30 billion
Operation Term:
10 years
Investment Target:
Growth-stage startups, etc.
Focused Investment Sectors:
Sectors in which Mitsui Fudosan’s asset resources can be utilized, including (1) PropTech, (2) IoT, (3) Cyber Security, (4) Sharing Economy, (5) E-commerce, (6) FinTech, (7) Energy and GreenTech, (8) Robotics, (9) AI and Big Data and (10) Healthcare