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







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.”


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Rakuten Crimson House

Rakuten Crimson House, 1-14-1
Tamagawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

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Rakuten Crimson House West (USA)

Rakuten Crimson House West 800 Concar Dr.,
San Mateo, California, 94402

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Rakuten Crimson House East(Singapore)

138 Market Street #32-01, CapitaGreen,
Singapore 048946

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