Innovate, Collaborate, Accelerate

We are a team of founders accelerating our portfolio companies to achieve global opportunities by leveraging our extensive experience and networks in Silicon Valley and Japan.

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Our team is uniquely positioned between Silicon Valley and Japan to understand technology trends from a global perspective.



Tak Miyata
General Partner
Makoto Haruta
Hitoshi Hokamura
Shuji Nakata
Chief Financial Officer
Venture Partner Yohei Nakajima
Yohei Nakajima
Venture Partner
Venture Partner Hiroki Tanaka
Hiroki Tanaka
Venture Partner
VP of Marketing and Operations Akane Miura
Akane Miura
VP of Marketing and Operations
Principal Ryan Mendoza
Ryan Mendoza
Director of Marketing Mie Yaginuma
Mie Yaginuma
Director of Marketing
Director of Business Development Noriko Takagaki
Noriko Takagaki
Director of Business Development
Managing Director Michael Proman
Michael Proman
Managing Director
Marketing Manager Tomoko Yoshioka
Tomoko Yoshioka
Marketing Manager
Business Development Associate Saki Oshima
Saki Oshima
Business Development Associate
Associate Jonathan L. Hua
Jonathan L. Hua
Associate Kensuke Kuroda
Kensuke Kuroda
Associate Ryo Hayashima
Ryo Hayashima
Associate & Program Manager Akash Bhat
Akash Bhat
Associate & Program Manager
Technical Associate Michael Yan
Michael Yan
Technical Associate
Analyst Ryan De Souza
Ryan De Souza


Our investments are early-stage and in a wide range of sectors.

  • Photosynth
  • HCMJ
  • LUUP
  • TeraWatt
  • Zippin
  • AppGrooves
  • SmartScan
  • Misapplied Sciences
  • CarIQ
  • P-Mind
  • Moved
  • DeepMotion
  • Coast App
  • Glowing
  • RealtyBits
  • LemonBox
  • Miles
  • Vacan
  • ExaWizards
  • May Mobility
  • Realtime Robotics
  • GrubMarket
  • Prodigy
  • Skip
  • BRCK
  • Dashbot
  • Civil Maps
  • Fellow AI
  • RevolutionCredit
  • LiveLike
  • Littlstar
  • Origin
  • ThirdLOVE
  • Second Measure
  • Apto


We bring startups and corporations together to foster innovative new businesses.



We partner with global Japanese corporations to support and invest in innovative entrepreneurs.


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Scrum Ventures is a seed-stage venture firm investing across a range of industries in the U.S. and Japan. Based in San Francisco with extensive experience and networks in both Silicon Valley and Japan, Scrum Ventures accelerates portfolio companies with global opportunities and helps corporations innovate. Scrum Studios is a platform that connects global corporations with startups.