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Seed VC focused on Engineer-Founders

We are engineers investing in engineers. With experienced mentors, MIRAISE supports you on a hands-if basis, to help you to stay focussed on your idea, and growing your business.

On-Deck Program

1 million yen to give you 100 days to concentrate full on your idea

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Seed Fund

Up to 20 million yen to enable you to take your startup to the next level

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Portfolio Companies

16Lab

World’s smallest IoT/Wearable module plus HW/SW integrated development platform.

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Manifold

True next gen & totally personalized information curation App

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Frame00

Frame00's Dev protocol supports sustainable activities, such as OSS developers

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emol

emol provides “emol work” a SaaS for employee well-being and safer working environment

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Rocketa

Curated tech media by engineers, for engineers

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SETE MARES

All-in-one platform for subscription businesses to gain revenue

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Supervaisor

AI-based traffic offence detection by the community

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Imachika

Grow your local business with AI

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Digital Sputnik

Smart LED lighting fixtures with simple control UI for professional usage

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Nodesk

Fast text input solution for xR

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Pegara

GPU Cloud “GPU EATER”

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Ugotoru

Ugotoru offers a range of features to help sports & dance lovers effectively practice and teach moves

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Cycle

"GROW" - App for farmers to plan with AI

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Tsunagate

Japan No.1 real community platform for hobby and sports

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AT GAME

The place you can find gamer friends

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HoloAsh

AI friend for stress and anxiety

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Naoseru

C2C marketplace for junk items. We make it fun and super easy to sell and buy your damaged / broken items

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Navier

Development of deep learning-based image processing technology, primarily super-resolution of images and movies

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Team

Shin Iwata
Partner & CEO

Shin is Founding Partner at MIRAISE. Shin is uniquely positioned to support engineer-founders in Japan with his deep technical experience as a former developer as well as his operational experience as CEO of Skype Japan K.K. and as a Partner at Atomico for several years. Shin received his Bachelor's degree from the Keio University in physics. Kauffman Fellow from Class 20.

Ryusuke Fuda
Venture Partner & CTO

Ryusuke is Co-Founder of MIRAISE. Ryu started his career as a Web, mobile and game developer at ACCESSPORT K.K. and KAYAC K.K. After that he co-founded TRUNK K.K. as CTO. Ryu is teaching Web at Digital Hollywood University since 2016.

Megumi Minoguchi
PR & Comms

Megumi is PR & Comms Manager at MIRAISE. She helps MIRAISE portfolio companies PR and Comms strategy, as well as MIRAISE’. She started her career at a foreign-affiliated PR agency and involved in various projects including PR and lobbying of ATOMICO and other tech companies. After that, she joined LANCERS Inc. and decided to make local community building and helping people to be happy with their work through IT. Over a three year period, co-established businesses offering new ways to work with 23 local governments. Board director of Government Relations Association/ Sharing Economy Evangelist, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of Japan.

Mentors - Japan

Koji Sakamoto
TBM Co., Ltd.

Director, COO

Eiko Matsumura
Angel Investor
Serial Entrepreneur

Yasuhiro Sasaki
Takram

Director

Hiroshige Umino
Increments, Qiita

Co-founder

Kazuyuki Shudo
Associate Professor

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Shinichiro Nakayama
Angel Investor

Junji Oshita
AXEL MARK

President and CEO

Mentors - International

Sten Tamkivi
Estonia

Zach Tan
Singapore

Byungki Peter Kim
South Korea