Dear Excellent Entrepreneurs:
Global Brain is a venture capital focusing on seed and early stage ventures. We are committed to accelerating growth of our portfolio ventures by providing not only capital, but also support to establish business models, marketing teams, sales processes and appoint executives.
We believe that we can maximize the likelihood of our portfolio venture’s success by offering our comprehensive services and reliable resources. However, we have never been satisfied with our status quo, and have continued the effort to strengthen our ability to support ventures by adding highly talented and motivated professionals on a constant basis.
We also invite top tier specialists in various areas as advisers to reinforce our expertise.
Moreover, we have created and strengthened a wide range of relationships with top Japanese companies in each industry to drive partnerships between them and our portfolio ventures.
We believe that a venture capital should not end its relationship with the portfolio ventures by selling off the portfolio ventures’ shares in stock markets after IPO.
Based on a strong relationship of trust, we hope to continue owning the portfolio venture’s shares beyond IPO and provide them with ongoing support. Ultimately, we work with our portfolio ventures towards placement in the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, as well as global deployments of business.
As a venture capital company, we are committed to producing as many excellent ventures as possible. We support the management of our portfolio ventures to be successful in their business by leveraging our professionalism backed by our spirit, track record, experience and expertise.
On a final note, Global Brain’s goal is to contribute to the revitalization of our economy by consistently incubating as many outstanding ventures as possible irrespective of the stock market situation.
We look forward to seeing you and taking on these challenges together.
President and CEO
Yasuhiko Yurimoto, President and CEO
Yasuhiko Yurimoto is the founder, president and CEO of Global Brain (GB). Yasuhiko founded GB in 1998, and provided professional services such as strategy consulting, business development, M&A financial advice, due diligence, IPO consulting, and revitalization of acquired companies by public companies.
From 2000 to 2001, GB established an investment fund, “GV-I”, and an incubation center for ventures with Mori Trust. Since then, Yurimoto has focused on hands-on and early stage oriented venture capital business. His next target is to build a track record and gain a robust reputation in the global market. He has also begun supporting the education of entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs.
Prior to establishing GB, Yurimoto gained extensive experience working for banks such as Citibank N.A., and Mizuho Bank (Formerly Fuji Bank).
Yurimoto currently teaches entrepreneurship at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and he is a member of a social-entrepreneur working group at the Economic and Social Research Institute under the Cabinet Office.
Yurimoto holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from Kyoto University.