HISTORY

Pioneering Venture Capital in Japan
1996
Globis Incubation Fund
(1st Fund - GIF)
Fund independently established by GLOBIS
Fund size: JPY540 million
Number of companies invested: 13
Number of IPOs: 6
Pioneering Hands-on VC in Japan
Globis Capital Partners was established in 1996 as Japan’s first full-scale “hands-on” venture capital - not merely to provide funding, but to offer comprehensive support in People (human resources), Capital (funds) and Knowledge (management expertise). These elements are essential for a company’s development, to entrepreneurs and venture companies who are at the early stages of foundation as well as for those already in a growth phase.
Globis Incubation Fund (GIF), invested in 13 companies with a JPY540 million fund, provided management support from various aspects of venture development, and led six of them to IPOs. Through GIF investments, GLOBIS established the foundation as a hands-on venture capital.
1999
Apax Globis Japan Fund
(2nd Fund - AGJF)
Joint fund with Apax
Fund size: JPY20 billion
Number of companies invested: 47
Number of IPOs: 8
The First Venture Capital with Global Standards in Japan
GLOBIS, after having gained investment experience through its first fund, established Apax Globis Japan Fund, a joint venture with Apax Partners, in July 1999.
Apax brought a wealth of investment experience of more than 30 years in the United States and Europe.
With the creation of the JPY20-billion fund, GLOBIS invested in IT, technology and services companies in early to late stages, including carve- outs.
Working together with Apax, GLOBIS practiced Western-style hands-on investment support to portfolio companies, and established a fund management method based on global standards.
2006
Globis Fund III
(3rd Fund - GFIII)
Fund independently established by GLOBIS
Fund size: JPY18 billion
Number of companies invested: 44
Number of IPOs: 15
(As of September 30, 2019)
Creating New Industries through Venture Capital Investment
Again in 2006, GCP independently established its third fund with JPY18 billion.
GCP has accelerated its investment and hands-on support activities, aiming to develop a group of companies that will play a core role in the creation of new industries.
Especially after the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, GCP continued to engage in investment activities despite the increasingly uncertain economic environment and firmly resolved to contribute to society through the creation of new industries as a venture capital.
2013
Globis Fund IV
(4th Fund - GFIV)
Fund independently established by GLOBIS
Fund size: JPY11.5 billion
Number of companies invested: 23
Number of IPOs: 3
(As of September 30, 2019)
Pioneering a Japanese Unicorn Creation Platform
GCP established its fourth fund with JPY 11.5 billion in 2013.
GCP has accelerated its activities with the aim of producing “Unicorn” (a privately held startup company valued at over USD 1 billion) originating in Japan.
Among the investees of the fourth fund, Mercari and SmartNews led the field as Japanese “Unicorns” and Mercari, in particular, marking the market cap of JPY 676.7 billion, record high for Mothers Market at the time of IPO in June 2017.
2016
Globis Fund V
(5th Fund - GFV)
Fund independently established by GLOBIS
Fund size: JPY16 billion
Number of companies invested: 29
(As of September 30, 2019)
Pioneering as a Leader of the Venture Capital Industry in Japan
In 2016, GCP established its fifth fund with JPY 16 billion.
From July 2015, Managing Partner Soichi Kariyazono became the seventh chairman of Japan Venture Capital Association (JVCA). GCP advanced its activities, determined to act as a leader of Japan’s venture capital industry.
2019
Globis Fund VI
(6th Fund - GFVI)
Fund independently established by GLOBIS
Fund size: JPY40 billion
Number of companies invested: 5
(As of September 30, 2019)
-Beyond VC- Pioneering the Further Evolution of VC Value-add Model.-
In 2019, GCP established its sixth fund with JPY 40 billion.
The fund sets “Next Internet & Beyond Internet” as its investment target and is focusing on the “Next Internet” domain, where transformation through the use of IT is expected, and the “Beyond Internet” domain, which includes new technologies such as AI, IoT and blockchain.
In addition to conventional management and strategic support, GCP is enhancing value-add functions for operations and is aiming for further evolution of VC value-add model.
1999
Apax Globis Japan Fund
(2nd Fund - AGJF)
Joint fund with Apax
Fund size: JPY20 billion
Number of companies invested: 47
Number of IPOs: 8
The First Venture Capital with Global Standards in Japan
GLOBIS, after having gained investment experience through its first fund, established Apax Globis Japan Fund, a joint venture with Apax Partners, in July 1999.
Apax brought a wealth of investment experience of more than 30 years in the United States and Europe.
With the creation of the JPY20-billion fund, GLOBIS invested in IT, technology and services companies in early to late stages, including carve- outs.
Working together with Apax, GLOBIS practiced Western-style hands-on investment support to portfolio companies, and established a fund management method based on global standards.
2013
Globis Fund IV
(4th Fund - GFIV)
Fund independently established by GLOBIS
Fund size: JPY11.5 billion
Number of companies invested: 23
Number of IPOs: 3
(As of September 30, 2019)
Pioneering a Japanese Unicorn Creation Platform
GCP established its fourth fund with JPY 11.5 billion in 2013.
GCP has accelerated its activities with the aim of producing “Unicorn” (a privately held startup company valued at over USD 1 billion) originating in Japan.
Among the investees of the fourth fund, Mercari and SmartNews led the field as Japanese “Unicorns” and Mercari, in particular, marking the market cap of JPY 676.7 billion, record high for Mothers Market at the time of IPO in June 2017.
2019
Globis Fund VI
(6th Fund - GFVI)
Fund independently established by GLOBIS
Fund size: JPY40 billion
Number of companies invested: 5
(As of September 30, 2019)
-Beyond VC- Pioneering the Further Evolution of VC Value-add Model.-
In 2019, GCP established its sixth fund with JPY 40 billion.
The fund sets “Next Internet & Beyond Internet” as its investment target and is focusing on the “Next Internet” domain, where transformation through the use of IT is expected, and the “Beyond Internet” domain, which includes new technologies such as AI, IoT and blockchain.
In addition to conventional management and strategic support, GCP is enhancing value-add functions for operations and is aiming for further evolution of VC value-add model.
1996
Globis Incubation Fund
(1st Fund - GIF)
Fund independently established by GLOBIS
Fund size: JPY540 million
Number of companies invested: 13
Number of IPOs: 6
Pioneering Hands-on VC in Japan
Globis Capital Partners was established in 1996 as Japan’s first full-scale “hands-on” venture capital - not merely to provide funding, but to offer comprehensive support in People (human resources), Capital (funds) and Knowledge (management expertise). These elements are essential for a company’s development, to entrepreneurs and venture companies who are at the early stages of foundation as well as for those already in a growth phase.
Globis Incubation Fund (GIF), invested in 13 companies with a JPY540 million fund, provided management support from various aspects of venture development, and led six of them to IPOs. Through GIF investments, GLOBIS established the foundation as a hands-on venture capital.
2006
Globis Fund III
(3rd Fund - GFIII)
Fund independently established by GLOBIS
Fund size: JPY18 billion
Number of companies invested: 44
Number of IPOs: 15
(As of September 30, 2019)
Creating New Industries through Venture Capital Investment
Again in 2006, GCP independently established its third fund with JPY18 billion.
GCP has accelerated its investment and hands-on support activities, aiming to develop a group of companies that will play a core role in the creation of new industries.
Especially after the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, GCP continued to engage in investment activities despite the increasingly uncertain economic environment and firmly resolved to contribute to society through the creation of new industries as a venture capital.
2016
Globis Fund V
(5th Fund - GFV)
Fund independently established by GLOBIS
Fund size: JPY16 billion
Number of companies invested: 29
(As of September 30, 2019)
Pioneering as a Leader of the Venture Capital Industry in Japan
In 2016, GCP established its fifth fund with JPY 16 billion.
From July 2015, Managing Partner Soichi Kariyazono became the seventh chairman of Japan Venture Capital Association (JVCA). GCP advanced its activities, determined to act as a leader of Japan’s venture capital industry.