Wishing You a Happy New Year!

As the year comes to an end, we wanted to share with our community and friends an update about what we have been up to. We’ve had a packed and exciting year.

On our investment side, we had the opportunity to support early-stage startups Miles, RealtyBits, Iotas, Glow, and Lemonbox. And we are excited to have started investing in Japan with Vacan and Exawizards. We continue to be sector agnostic, focusing on innovative, market-changing startups. You can see our full portfolio here.

In November, we hosted our annual event Scrum Connect in Tokyo with close to 350 attendees. We had 8 of our portfolio founders join on panels to discuss their technology and experiences growing a company.  You can read about our panel discussions here.

(Derek Weng from Lemonbox and Jigar Shah from Miles on stage at Scrum Connect)

On our Scrum Studios side, we launched three programs this year:

The SPORTS TECH TOKYO program is currently in full swing. After info. sessions in Tokyo, around the U.S., and London, we already have applications from over 15 countries. Our mentor list continues to grow with exciting additions such as Daniel Brusivlosky from Golden State Warriors and Michael Shapiro from MLB. April of next year will be our kickoff event in Tokyo where selected participating companies will start connecting with top-level mentors, sport executives, athletes and sports tech investors.

Thank you to our portfolio companies, LPs, and our network in both the U.S. and Japan. We look forward to sharing more in 2019.

~ Scrum Ventures ~