RAKUTEN CAPITAL
RAKUTEN CAPITAL

About Rakuten Capital

Rakuten Capital is a corporate venture capital group that provides funding, sector experience and operational support to its portfolio companies across the world. Rakuten Capital is part of the Rakuten Group, one of the world’s leading internet service companies. Rakuten has built and invested in innovative internet businesses in e-commerce, financial services, digital content and advertising since 1997. Rakuten has ranked in the top 30 of Forbes Magazine‘s annual “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list, and operates in Asia, Europe and the Americas. The company is headquartered in Tokyo and is publicly traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Transformative Internet Businesses
Focus on transformative internet businesses and technology-driven companies
Value added support 
Expertise in internet and financial services businesses
Global Network
Access to Rakuten Group’s global network in Asia, Europe and the Americas

Our Funds

Rakuten Ventures

Investing across the IT sector, Rakuten Ventures partners with early and growth-stage startups to build services that can have a lasting impact in an increasingly competitive digital age. With a dedicated team based in Singapore and Tokyo, Rakuten Ventures combines the objectivity and network of traditional venture funds with the unique access to Rakuten’s global businesses to help portfolio companies unlock the distribution and expertise necessary to stay ahead of the curve.

Fund Size US$ 200 Million (Global Fund)
JPY 10 Billion (Japan Fund)
Sector Information Technology
Stage Early to Growth Stage
Geographic Coverage Global

Rakuten FinTech Fund

Rakuten FinTech Fund invests in disruptive financial services start-ups across the world. The fund targets investments in innovative financial services businesses that offer attractive return potential. The FinTech Fund has a team of investment professionals in Tokyo and the U.S., and also leverages Rakuten’s expertise in financial services, including card and payments services, banking, insurance, securities and asset management to help portfolio companies grow and expand into new markets.

Fund Size US $100 Million
Sector Payments, Lending, Asset Management, FX / Remittances, Insurance, Blockchain and other emerging technologies
Stage Early to Mid Stage
Geographic Coverage Global

Rakuten Global EC Fund

Rakuten Global EC Fund invests in e-commerce start-ups and merchants internationally. The aim of the fund is to create and grow e-commerce businesses together, leveraging the data and resources of the Rakuten Ecosystem.

Sector EC (Manufacturers, Wholesalers, Retailers, Marketplace Operators, C2C platforms and more)
Stage Early to Late Stage
Geographic Coverage Global

Rakuten Mobility Investments

Rakuten Mobility Investments focus on disruptive ride-sharing startups and mobility platforms across the world. The investment platform targets early to late stage investments in innovative companies that offer attractive return potential.

Sector Mobility
Stage Early to Late Stage
Geographic Coverage Global

TEAM

Partners

Investment Team

PORTFOLIO

Rakuten Ventures

Carousell
Fund Rakuten Ventures
Sector Classifieds
HQ Singapore

Carousell is one of Southeast Asia's leading C2C mobile classifieds and e-commerce companies.

Coda Payments
Fund Rakuten Ventures
Sector Mobile Payments
HQ Singapore

Coda Pay is an alternative payments platform in Southeast Asia.

Visenze
Fund Rakuten Ventures
Sector Computer Vision
HQ Singapore

ViSenze is an artificial intelligence company that develops advanced visual search and image recognition solutions to help businesses in eCommerce, mCommerce and online advertising.

Algorithmia
Fund Rakuten Ventures
Sector Artificial Intelligence
HQ USA

Algorithmia operates an algorithm marketplace and offers PaaS solutions to enterprises.

Send Anywhere
Fund Rakuten Ventures
Sector File Transfer
HQ South Korea

Send Anywhere is one of the fastest P2P file transfer solutions to send files of unlimited size anywhere in the world.

PocketMath
Fund Rakuten Ventures
Sector Advertising Technology
HQ USA

PocketMath is a demand side platform (DSP) helping advertisers reach users on mobile devices.

OneSignal
Fund Rakuten Ventures
Sector Push Notifications
HQ USA

OneSignal is a multi-platform push notifcation service.

AdsNative
Fund Rakuten Ventures
Sector Advertising Technology
HQ USA

AdsNative helps modern publishers monetize their advertising inventory.

Epic!
Fund Rakuten Ventures
Sector Digital Content
HQ USA

Epic! provides an unlimited selection of eBooks for children that can be instantly discovered, read and shared with friends.

Run Dexter
Fund Rakuten Ventures
Sector Messaging Automation
HQ USA

Dexter is a platform for brands and businesses to easily create and manage chatbots.

Go-Jek
Fund Rakuten Ventures
Sector Ride Sharing
HQ Indonesia

Go-Jek is an Indonesian hyperlocal transport, logistics and payments startup.

MakeLeaps
Fund Rakuten Ventures
Sector Enterprise Software
HQ Japan

MakeLeaps is the leading provider of SaaS online invoicing software for SMEs in Japan.

from scratch
Fund Rakuten Ventures
Sector Digital Marketing
HQ Japan

Data technology company developing a one-stop marketing cloud platform, b->dash, which helps clients achieve acquisition, integration and utilization of big data in the marketing domain.

Rakuten FinTech Fund

Currency Cloud
Fund Rakuten FinTech Fund
Sector Remittance/Payments
HQ UK

Currency Cloud is a payments automation platform designed to remit cross boarder payments through API.

WePay
Fund Rakuten FinTech Fund
Sector Payments
HQ USA

WePay is a payments provider focused solely on meeting the needs of online platforms that need to settle money between their users.
Acquired by J.P.Morgan

Insikt
Fund Rakuten FinTech Fund
Sector Lending
HQ USA

Insikt is a white label loan origination and investing platform that enables any brand to lend to its customers and any accredited investor to invest in consumer loan.

BlueVine
Fund Rakuten FinTech Fund
Sector Lending
HQ USA

BlueVine is a provider of online working capital financing to small businesses.

Acorns
Fund Rakuten FinTech Fund
Sector Asset Mgmt.
HQ USA

Acorns in a provider of a robo advisory service that allows individuals to round up their purchases and automatically invest the change.

Azimo
Fund Rakuten FinTech Fund
Sector Remittance
HQ UK

Azimo is an online international money transfer platform designed to provide a better way to transfer money around the world.

Upstart
Fund Rakuten FinTech Fund
Sector Lending
HQ USA

Upstart is an online lending marketplace that provides personal loans using predictive models to determine creditworthiness of borrowers.

Kreditech
Fund Rakuten FinTech Fund
Sector Lending
HQ Germany

Kreditech's technology identifies and scores individuals online, decides and instantly pays out loans to customers in emerging markets, based on many data points.

Everledger
Fund Rakuten FinTech Fund
Sector Blockchain
HQ UK

Everledger provides an immutable ledger for diamond ownership and related transaction history verification.

Folio
Fund Rakuten FinTech Fund
Sector Asset Mgmt.
HQ Japan

Folio is a next generation on-line trading platform in both passive (robo-advisor) and active (thematic investment) asset managements.

Simplesurance
Fund Rakuten FinTech Fund
Sector InsurTech
HQ Germany

Simplesurance's platform allows cross selling of product insurance directly at the point of sale in EC.

dacadoo
Fund Rakuten FinTech Fund
Sector Healthcare
HQ Switzerland

dacadoo offers leading digital solutions for companies as well as for corporate health promotion and wellness.

PremFina
Fund Rakuten FinTech Fund
Sector Insurtech
HQ UK

PremFina empowers brokers to maximise control over customer relationships through own-branded premium finance software and financing options.

Cyndx
Fund Rakuten Fintech Fund
Sector Big Data
HQ New York

Cyndx’s fintech products leverage its proprietary database and use AI, deep learning, and NLP algorithms to provide companies, investors and advisors with the most relevant information for capital raising, M&A, and other strategic decisions.

Rakuten EC Fund

Genesis Healthcare
Fund Rakuten Global EC Fund
Sector Genetic Analysis
HQ Japan

Genesis Healthcare is genetic analyzing company, offering DtoC DNA testing service "GeneLife", with the biggest database in Japan.

airweave
Fund Rakuten Global EC Fund
Sector Bedding
HQ Japan

Manufacture and sale of mattress pads, mattress and other bedding

Rakuten Mobility Investments

Lyft
Fund Rakuten Mobility Investments
Sector Ride-Sharing
HQ USA

Lyft is a peer-to-peer transportation platform that connects passengers who need rides with drivers willing to provide rides using their own personal vehicles.

Cabify
Fund Rakuten Mobility Investments
Sector Ride Sharing
HQ Spain

Cabify is a ride sharing app that operates in Spain and Latin America in 10 countries and more than 25 cities.

Careem
Fund Rakuten Mobility Investments
Sector Ride Sharing
HQ UAE

Careem is an app-based car service that connects people to rides at the tap of a button, started in Dubai and has since grown to 22 cities across the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.

Glovo
Fund Rakuten Mobility Investments
Sector On-demand delivery service
HQ Spain

Glovo is a Barcelona based on-demand delivery service connecting customers with independent local couriers to have products delivered in less than 60 minutes.

Others

TORANOTEC
Fund Rakuten Capital
Sector Asset mgmt.
HQ Japan

TORANOTEC is a provider of an application that allows automated investment on spare change generated through monetary transactions.

NEWS

Rakuten Capital invests in New York based big-data funding platform and advisory “Cyndx”

California-based fintech payment company “Wepay” was acquired by J.P.Morgan.

Rakuten invests in Barcelona-based on-demand delivery service “Glovo”.

Rakuten Ventures invests in Tokyo-based data technology company “from scratch.”

Rakuten FinTech Fund invests in Berlin-based InsurTech company “Simplesurance.”

Rakuten FinTech Fund makes additional investment in London-based fintech SaaS company “Currency Cloud.”

Rakuten FinTech Fund invests in California-based fintech lending company “Upstart.”

Rakuten FinTech Fund invests in Tokyo-based fintech asset management company “Folio.”

CAREERS

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CONTACT

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