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A venture capital firm that never ceases to challenge the status quo.

Incubate Fund is one of the largest venture capital firms in Japan specializing in seed-stage investing, with one of the longest track records in Japan in the space. We believe that our long history of successful investment in early-stage startups is proof of the deep trust-based relationships we have built with entrepreneurs and the broader VC community. Since its establishment in 2010, Incubate Fund has accumulated assets under management of more than 125 billion yen and has invested in more than 700 startups through its funds.

Our motto is “Relentless support of visionary entrepreneurs”. This means that we think through management and business from the same perspective as the entrepreneurs and at the same time, we are committed to helping them through the “hard things” they face as they grow their businesses, partnering to provide them with both peace of mind through the most difficult times, and the critical funding they need through the first years after founding.

The heroines and heroes of venture are entrepreneurs.

We, as venture capitalists, play a behind-the-scenes role and work together with the entrepreneurs in the trenches to help them grow their businesses – “hands-on” support does not even fully capture our level of commitment to our founders.

Our support for our portfolio companies encompasses the full gamut of their needs – from headhunting to sales introductions and counseling support for our founders – we do everything we can to ensure their success.

Additionally, to engage with entrepreneurs close to launching their company, we have been running Incubate Camp, a seed-stage accelerator program, since 2010. Many startups that have participated in Incubate Camp have gone on to raise significant funding and have achieved rapid growth. Incubate Camp also serves as a core community for venture capitalists and provides social infrastructure for all entrepreneurs who are considering starting their own venture.

We are more than a VC, and our relentless support of visionary entrepreneurs will continue far into the future

Company Name Incubate Fund KK
Address Head Office: Azabudai Hills Garden Plaza B 5F, 5-9-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0001, Japan
Branch office: 5492 Ohgago, Hachijo-cho, Hachijojima, Tokyo Island and Office Hachijojima
Date of Establishment 2010
Representatives Toru Akaura, Masahiko Homma, Keisuke Wada, Yusuke Murata, Paul McInerney