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 Studio is a platform that connects global corporations with startups.
Who We Are
Scrum Ventures was founded by Tak Miyata, a seasoned entrepreneur from Japan with startup and executive experience in Silicon Valley. He is a leader in bringing Silicon Valley trends and know-how to Japan to ignite the next generation of entrepreneurs. Along with partners, Makoto Haruta (previously at DeNA) and Hitoshi Hokamura (previously at Apple and Evernote), we invest in a wide variety of sectors.
We are a diverse team with headquarters in San Francisco and Tokyo along with satellite offices in Minneapolis, Seattle, and New York. While Japan is in our DNA, we are a global team with a wealth of international experiences, perspectives, and relationships.
We take a thematic approach to investing, identifying emerging trends, researching the landscape in detail, and discovering industry-changing startups. In addition to investing capital, we support our portfolio founders throughout their journey by providing direct assistance with hiring, strategic advice, fundraising, and more. Our partners understand the challenges of entrepreneurship and are fully committed to portfolio success.
Our partners include well established Japanese corporates who share our vision, such as Panasonic, Unisys, Fujitsu, and DeNA. They provide support and partnership opportunities for portfolio startups interested in the Japanese market and beyond.