Scrum Ventures is a platform
for early-stage startups and
corporations to innovate together.

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
Austin Arensberg
Yohei Nakajima
Venture Partner
Hiroki Tanaka
Venture Partner
Akane Miura
VP of Marketing and Operations
Ryan Mendoza
Mie Yaginuma
Director of Marketing
Michael Proman
Managing Director
Tomoko Yoshioka
Marketing Manager
Saki Oshima
Business Development Associate
Kensuke Kuroda
Ryo Hayamashima
Akash Bhat
Program Manager
Chun Kiat Heng


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


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 Asia. 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 Ventures recently announced Scrum Studios, a platform that connects global corporations with startups.