Investment

Scrum Ventures does more than invest in early-stage startups. We stay involved and support our portfolio companies, whether in fundraising, securing partnerships, or analyzing business strategies together. Through our experiences and strong networks in both Silicon Valley and Asia, we maximize the chance for success.

If you are interested in working for Scrum Venture’s portfolio companies, feel free to check the job listings on AngelList here.

All Consumer Enterprise US Japan
  • HCMJ
  • EMPOWERLY
  • LUUP
  • TeraWatt
  • Zippin
  • AppGrooves
  • SmartScan
  • Misapplied Sciences
  • CarIQ
  • P-Mind
  • Moved
  • Ambient.ai
  • DeepMotion
  • IOTAS
  • Coast App
  • Glowing
  • RealtyBits
  • LemonBox
  • Miles
  • Vacan
  • ExaWizards
  • May Mobility
  • Realtime Robotics
  • GrubMarket
  • Prodigy
  • Skip
  • BRCK
  • Dashbot
  • Civil Maps
  • Fellow Robots
  • RevolutionCredit
  • LiveLike
  • Littlstar
  • Origin
  • ThirdLOVE
  • Any.do
  • Second Measure
  • Apto
  • Scentbird
  • Chariot
  • Maestro
  • TopFlight
  • Pantry
  • Replenish
  • Focus Motion
  • Panna
  • Vidpresso
  • Boostable
  • Noom
  • Love With Food
  • Placemeter
  • LeadGenius
  • Lob
  • Le Tote
  • Spire
  • Binpress
  • Vio
  • Aarki
  • Represent
  • Kidaptive
  • Chobolabs

Founders Voice

Learn how Scrum Ventures helps portfolio founders find key partners, enter the Japanese market, recruit talent, gain PR, or raise capital.

Ko Ishiyama

Ko Ishiyama
President & CEO at ExaWizards Inc.

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I discovered and have been following Scrum Ventures from when I previously worked at an AI research center in Silicon Valley. Now at Exawizards, Scrum Ventures provides us with business support, customer introductions, event and PR help, and introductions to partners through their large network in the United States. By far, Scrum Ventures is our most important partner.

Takanobu Kawano

Takanobu Kawano
CEO at Vacan, Inc.

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After meeting Makoto Haruta, Partner at Scrum Ventures, I immediately felt that working with them would help me create a strong business and team. A key reason I decided to accept their investment was how they took the time to really understand Vacan. Beginning with Tak Miyata, General Partner, I could tell the Scrum Ventures team valued Vacan as much as I did and I could trust them. Scrum Ventures continues to support me with business planning, KPI creation, series A fundraising, hiring, PR, and more. Hiroki Tanaka, Venture Partner, even joined our offsite discussions and works closely with us for Vacan’s growth.

In Gudo

In Gudo
Representative Director at P-Mind

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We were impressed by how the Scrum team evaluated our business model and assessed the risk-return in detail before making the decision to invest. Even after investment, they continue to support us with advice and insights to help our business. With their deep understanding of entrepreneurship, I highly recommend Scrum Ventures to any startups looking for funding.

Andre Lorenceau

Andre Lorenceau
Founder & CEO at LiveLike

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Scrum Ventures is definitely one of my favorite investors. Not only did they believe in us from the start and helped us close our round, they were frequently prompt and clear in dealing with us which is the most anyone can ask from the fundraising process. Scrum Ventures stayed engaged, inviting me to present to executives at Japanese corporations and introducing me to key investors in Japan. Scrum Ventures is key when we need help in the region. I definitely will be coming back to knock on their door should I ever start another company.

Tony Mugavero

Tony Mugavero
CEO at Littlstar

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Scrum Ventures has been an incredible partner to work with, and helpful in not only thinking through product and business strategy but also working together on growing our presence internationally in Japan and beyond. They are engaged in the process of building great businesses, which we really enjoy, and the connections and insight they bring to the table add substantial value beyond just capital. We could not be luckier to have them as investors and partners.

Peter Howard

Peter Howard
CEO at Realtime Robotics

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The team at Scrum Ventures has been truly fantastic to work with. Starting with their speedy comprehension in our introductory meeting 7 months ago, through introducing us to stellar co-investors 6 months ago, to opening doors to anchor customers 5 months ago, they have been pleasant, supportive, efficient, and highly effective. They are a hugely productive asset to have on your team!

Rakesh Tondon

Rakesh Tondon
CEO at LE TOTE

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We’ve worked with Scrum Ventures for over 3 years. Their team is smart, and they think creatively to solve problems. They understand entrepreneurship and have been extremely helpful to us in several areas, ranging from fundraising to partnership discussions. Scrum Ventures has an excellent network that has helped us secure a strategic partnership with one of the largest retailers in Asia. Had we not been working with Scrum Ventures, we may never have been able to secure that relationship.

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.