GB’s philosophy is to provide “hands-on” support to portfolio companies and be the “ultimate” partner in the effort to achieve higher growth.
GB does not take a probabilistic approach that as long as 10 to 20% of
portfolio companies make IPO, we're satisfied.
As long as the venture's management are strongly committed to high
growth, GB will continue to provide thorough support.
GB handpicks portfolio companies not only based on target market potentiality, competitiveness and business models but also if GB feels they have shared values and can build a long term trusting relationship with the company.
As a result, GB only chooses 1 out of every 100 companies we perform due diligence for.
Typical Japanese VCs have one capitalist covering 20 to 30 portfolio companies. In contrast to this, GB assigns 2-3 capitalists to each portfolio company, and each capitalist generally covers 2 to 3 companies.
This means we invest 10 times the resources of other companies.
GB does not see our relationship with portfolio companies as “investor and investee”, but as “equal partners aiming for the common goal of higher growth”.
GB believes that both GB and portfolio companies must roll up their sleeves and take up their respective responsibilities together.