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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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Latest Investments

Hexabase

Backend as a Service (BaaS) to accelerate modern web system development

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Yuurea

Yuurea develop a application that can immediately check about physical health from urea.

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Waffle Journal

Shared journal app to stay closer to the people you care about most

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Light

The Metaverse Explorer - Light enables users to discover connections that was not possible before on the blockchain

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iemeci

Find the cheapest, fastest, best order. Delivery comparison ordering app.

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Virtualize

You can live-stream your own music show, just with your smartphone

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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
Principal & CTO

Ryusuke is Principal & CTO. Ryusuke 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
Professor

Kyoto University

Shinichiro Nakayama
Angel Investor

Junji Oshita
AXEL MARK

Executive Chairman

Masaki Yamamoto
Chatwork

CEO

Mentors - International

Sten Tamkivi
Estonia

Zach Tan
Singapore

Byungki Peter Kim
South Korea