About Jafco Ventures

  • Q
    Who is Jafco Ventures?
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    Our investor base is a balance of domestic and international Limited Partners. Historically, our largest investor has been Jafco Co., Ltd in Tokyo which is the largest and most prestigious venture capital firm in Japan. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful partner, for in addition to funding, they provide us with fantastic access to the Japan market for those portfolio companies where it can make a big difference.
  • Q
    How much money do you currently manage and what sectors do you invest in?
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    We currently manage more than $750 million. Our most recent fund which was raised in Q1 of 2014 is $260 million in size and is our largest fund to date. We invest primarily in leading edge, broad-based information technology segments such as consumer Internet, digital media, enterprise software, cloud computing, mobile applications andsecurity. We also very selectively invest in industries we believe are ripe for change such as agriculture/food, education, energy and health care.
  • Q
    What is the profile of a typical investment?
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    Our investment focus is on mid-stage companies run by great entrepreneurs that demonstrate differentiated technology, compelling business models and early market traction. Once we invest, the focus of our firm is to help portfolio companies accelerate their momentum and efficiently scale to realize great outcomes.
  • Q
    What stage do you invest in?
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    It is almost always the case that the companies we invest in have already completed a round of financing with well-regarded angel investors or top-tier venture firms that we know well. Quality of sponsorship is important to us since helping companies succeed requires a team effort.