Delight Ventures

About

Delight Ventures is a venture capital fund that aims to lower the barriers for entrepreneurship in Japan. It also supports entrepreneurs on the global stage. We want to create a world where entrepreneurship is a viable career path, and both those who succeed and those who fail continue to be given the chance to pursue new opportunities. Working together with entrepreneurs, investors, and companies, our goal is to contribute to the global presence of the Japanese innovation ecosystem.

Team

Tomoko Namba
Managing Partner

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Watanabe Dai
Managing Partner

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Investment Program

Venture Builder
Drawing on DeNA resources to continuously create new businesses.
In this program, DeNA and Delight Ventures are the main drivers, working with people both in the DeNA Group and outside it to create new businesses and quickly spin them out.
Springboard
Full backing for DeNA's trademark spectacular people and amazing talent from other companies.
This program supports DeNA employees and highly capable individuals outside DeNA in their independent entrepreneurial activities. We help entrepreneurs hit the ground running through support such as surveys to finalize business plans, assistance with establishing a company and capital policy, providing business advice from mentors such as experienced entrepreneurs and investors, and investing after startups have launched.
Venture Investment
Supporting Japanese startups to launch onto the global stage.
We invest in excellent startups mainly in the early stage, centered on the seed stage, and assist their growth, including global expansion.