Global Brain

Global Brain

Global Brain (GB) is an early stage venture capital firm based in Tokyo, expanding its investment activities in the US and Asia.

About Global Brain

Global Brain (GB) is an early stage venture capital firm based in Tokyo, expanding its investment activities in the US and Asia.

Since 2001, GB has invested in about 30 companies selectively, provided full services and resources and achieved 7 IPOs and 7 M&As.

GB accelerates growth of portfolio companies in a long run by providing not only capital but also supports to build strategies, partnerships and a team to achieve their milestones.

GB is strong at e-commerce and forms a platform called EC-PLANET among its group companies: a listed DRTV/Infomercial company, one of the largest sport goods online stores, a logistics company that can provide comprehensive fulfillment services and a social media company that can develop web services.

EC-PLANET, GB's resources and accesses to Japanese established companies can help Japan entry of US/Asian companies. GB recently invested in zozi and is trying to identify outstanding venture companies and management teams to build a business together across the Pacific.

Previous Investments

COMPANY
ROUND
ROUND SIZE
DATE
Round: Seed
Round Size: $1.25M
Date: Nov, 2017
Round: Series A
Round Size: $1.5M
Date: Aug, 2017
Round: Seed
Round Size: $10M
Date: May, 2016
Round: Series A
Round Size: $7M
Date: Jan, 2016
Round: Seed
Round Size: -
Date: Nov, 2015
Round: Series B
Round Size: $2.2M
Date: Nov, 2015
Round: Series A
Round Size: $15M
Date: Aug, 2015
Round: Seed
Round Size: $4.01M
Date: Aug, 2015
Round: Series B
Round Size: $2.3M
Date: Aug, 2015
Round: Series A
Round Size: $4M
Date: Jun, 2015
Round: Series A
Round Size: -
Date: Mar, 2015
Round: Series B
Round Size: $19M
Date: Oct, 2014
Round: Series C
Round Size: $23.6M
Date: Oct, 2014
Round: Venture Round
Round Size: $1M
Date: Jul, 2014
Round: Series C
Round Size: $4M
Date: May, 2014
Round: Seed
Round Size: $803K
Date: Apr, 2014
Round: Series B
Round Size: $14.5M
Date: Mar, 2014
Round: Series C
Round Size: $10M
Date: Mar, 2014
Round: Seed
Round Size: $677K
Date: Jan, 2011
Round: Seed
Round Size: $20M
Date: Apr, 2008