Cyber Agent Ventures has been actively expanding its portfolio of startup investments across Asia and due to their physical networks and offices on the ground around Asia have emerged as a powerful force catalysing the growth of the Asia-wide startup ecosystem.
Their annual flagship event will be returning home to Tokyo on August 8th, after touch-downs in South East Asia, Seoul and China. RISING EXPO is looking for startups who aspire to become the next-generation of successful Internet businesses in Asia. The next step after validating product-market fit with strong traction is fundraising and sponsorship to accelerate their growth. RISING EXPO provides these opportunities for start-up companies that have passed the pre-screening selection process.
Full details for Cyber Agent Rising Expo Japan, August 8th here
Already Cyber Agent Ventures has invested in a number of high profile as well as up and coming startups. These include (from Korea) Kakao Talk, Korea's top messaging app, Baedal Minjeok, Korea's top food delivery service and most recently KimGisa, arguably the best map and navigation app in Korea. What all these comapnies have in common is a fierce drive to enter markets in Asia beyond their domestic borders. And what Cyber Agent is able to offer these companies beyond finance is a helping hand at both strategic and practical levels, to succeed in their regional strategies.
More about Rising Expo: RISING EXPO is the largest demo day for funding and networking in Asia. Sponsors from all over the world that support startups, including leading venture capital firms as well as major operating companies will gather for the event. The startups that have passed the pre-screening will have an opportunity to present and network with more than 100 executives and key individuals.
More about Cyber Agent Ventures: CyberAgent Ventures is a venture capital firm that specializes in IT and Internet business investments in Asia. With overseas offices in ten cities from seven countries with a focus on Asia, we provide funding and hands-on assistance to seed and early-stage startups. Our support and global business network enables startups to access the global markets and establish partnerships with local companies in these markets.