About Jafco Ventures

  • Q
    How do you price your deals?
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    We are not bargain hunters. We are highly focused on investing in those companies that are viewed as the coveted deals by the most discriminating venture firms and accordingly, we pay a full but reasonable price. We have a tremendous amount of experience in balancing what entrepreneurs may expect, what current investors believe is fair, and the opportunity for us to realize an appropriate return. Doing this well sets the stage for beginning a relationship the right way.
  • Q
    How do you structure your deals?
    A
    Our term sheets are best described as very complete and very clean. We take the time to be sure that all of the important issues are covered so that the closing process moves quickly and goes smoothly. We also are careful to be sure that the terms of our investment are aligned with the earlier investors and take into account all of the shareholders, including founders, management and employees. Having everyone on the same page helps better set the stage for success.
  • Q
    Every venture firm claims to add-value in different ways, so what's your story?
    A
    From investment process to supporting portfolio companies, our firm is designed for efficiency and to maximize value. To this end, our partnership consists of a core team of proven, mid-stage venture capital professionals augmented by venture partners with best-in-class experience in scaling companies and a world-class business development team based in Tokyo.