JAFCO Asia

Investor type

VC

Founded

1990

AUM

-

Location

Singapore

$10-50 m

Investment Ticket

3-5 years

Investment Horizon

Series B, Series A

Investment Stage

Sale to strategic investor, IPO

Exit Strategy

Profile

With over 29 years of investment history in the Asia Pacific market, the JAFCO Asia team brings excellence in venture capital management, backed by in-depth investment knowhow. JAFCO Asia’s focus is on high growth technology-related companies in their early to growth-stage. Sectors favored include mobile and internet technology, consumer & services related, cyber security, medical/healthcare and renewable energy. JAFCO Asia also has an impressive track record of successful IPO, M&A and trade sale investment exits. With US$650 million funds under management currently (US$1.8 billion cumulative to date), we have invested in more than 480 companies and divested over 400 companies of which more than 110 have been publicly listed. In addition, the parent company of JAFCO Asia is JAFCO Co., Ltd, the largest venture capital company in Japan. As one of the most established VC firms in Japan for more than 40 years, JAFCO Tokyo has developed a wide range of deep business relationships with its prominent fund investors (LPs) comprising over 1,000 major Japanese brands looking for new business opportunities and partnerships in and outside Japan and also other parts of Asia. Based in Tokyo, the Asia Group of the Business Development Division supports investees very actively. Its members connect and mobilize LPs as well as utilize JAFCO’s reputable and resourceful network among industry leaders to achieve its mission to be an indispensable bridge for the portfolio companies to accelerate their growth, creating value and hence maximizing return for the funds. One of the masterpieces was the licensing of major Japanese animations to the largest video portal in China now known as Youku Tudou. The BD team was instrumental in Tudou obtaining exclusive rights from the intellectual property (IP) owners, thereby increasing the value of the company significantly. This arrangement has also subsequently become a practical standard for the industry acquiring IPs from Japan thereafter.

Industry

E-commerce/Marketplace Fintech IT Services Mobile/Apps Other Education Edtech Fashion/Beauty Financial Services Food and Beverage Foodtech Healthcare Services Media and Entertainment Medical Devices Pharmaceuticals Real Estate Security Software Sports/SportsTech Telecommunications Transportation Travel MedTech Technology Infrastructure Energy Music HealthTech AdTech TravelTech

Region of investment

Asia

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ClJj3wXt1LOEV9IG Senior Investment Manager
Senior Investment Manager
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ClJj3wXt1LOEV9IG Investment Manager
Investment Manager
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ClJj3wXt1LOEV9IG Associate Director
Associate Director
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ClJj3wXt1LOEV9IG Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer
Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer
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ClJj3wXt1LOEV9IG Senior Director, Head of Legal
Senior Director, Head of Legal
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