We are a US-Japan cross border venture capital firm based in Tokyo and Silicon Valley.

Our primary focus areas are IT and Industrials sectors in both US and Japan. We leverage our industry relationships in Japan, and the global reach of the Draper Venture Network to create a customer development advantage for our portfolio companies. Over the last decade, we have helped several startups in US and Japan expand beyond their traditional borders.

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“Draper Nexus team supported us through several ups and downs that included business model and executive management changes. They are a patient, value-added investor, and were instrumental in our Asia expansion. They facilitated several relevant introductions, organized a Japan tour and enabled a partnership with a global Tier 1 conglomerate.”

Joe Costello, CEO Enlighted, Inc

“Draper Nexus team’s dedication to support portfolio company to enter Japanese market is immense. If there is any tech company out there, I strongly recommend talking to Draper Nexus team.”

Tim Eades, CEO vArmour

“Draper Nexus has been involved since our formative days. They helped validate our concept through their large Japan network; helped bring the founding team together and brought multiple partners and co-investors to the table. They are a very different breed of VC in Silicon Valley.”

David Parker, CEO Vitriflex

April, 2016 | Recode

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