Nasscom Japan VC Network Opens Doors for Bigger Japanese Investments in Indian Startups

As part of its ongoing efforts to accelerate global capital access to Indian tech startups and promote technological exchanges between India and Japan through cross border collaboration, NASSCOM Japan VC Network culminated its two-day start-up pitch session at Tokyo. A first of its kind initiative in partnership between NASSCOM and the Embassy of India, Tokyo, the Japan VC Network brought together 26 innovative technology start-ups from India who travelled along as part of NASSCOM delegation to Tokyo and presented their ideas in front of more than 125 Japanese Institutional Investors in a live pitch session. The investments over the next few days have been foreseen to be Series A / B / C level where the founders are looking to raise a sum of more than $2Mn upto a maximum of $ 40Mn.

The Indian startup ecosystem, today, provides an unparalleled opportunity to the investors globally and Japan has been a leading partner to India’s start-up story. We are simply overwhelmed with the number of institutions that have come out in large numbers to meet with this unique bouquet of innovative start-ups from India and we are confident that this one of a kind NASSCOM Japan VC Network will further stimulate the Japan-India partnership in this age of digital era and will expedite participation and active deal flow from Japan to Indian startup ecosystem”

Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM.

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