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Decima Fund Secures 4.5 Billion Yen to Bolster Web3 Ventures in Japan

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Decima Fund, a specialized Web3 venture fund, announces the successful closure of approximately 4.5 billion Yen in capital to support the global expansion of Japanese Web3 ventures.

In a boost to Japan’s emerging Web3 industry, Decima GP Limited has announced the successful closure of a funding round amassing approximately ¥4.5 billion for the Decima Fund, LP. The capital raise, completed on March 14, 2024, marks a pivotal step in the fund’s mission to incubate domestic projects aiming for overseas markets, as well as foreign projects targeting entry into Japan.

Decima Fund, established with a vision to enhance Japan’s presence on the global stage, begins its investment activities in the Web3 domain, having already decided on 10 investments. These ventures are set to catalyze the Japanese presence in the global Web3 ecosystem, supporting the international expansion of Japanese Web3 ventures and facilitating the entry of global players into the Japanese market.

The fund is co-managed by noted entities and individuals with significant expertise in the Web3 space, including gumi Inc., headed by Hirokuni Kobayashi; MZ Cryptos founded by Yusaku Maezawa; SBI Holdings led by Yoshitaka Kitao; and Animoca Brands, with Yat Siu as the Executive Chairman. Their collective experience is expected to provide strong strategic support to the fund’s portfolio companies.

Representatives from each managing partner expressed optimism and commitment towards the fund’s objectives. Yusaku Maezawa of MZ Cryptos is eager to contribute to the growth of Japan’s Web3 industry, while SBI Holdings’ Masashi Okuyama sees the fundraising as an opportunity to accelerate their Web3 initiatives. Yat Siu of Animoca Brands aligns Decima Fund’s mission with their own, proud to be part of a team propelling the industry forward. Hirokuni Kobayashi of gumi Inc. views the fund as a significant influence on Japan’s Web3 industry and its future.

Decima Fund’s approach emphasizes providing stage-appropriate support from inception to scaling, with a particular focus on aiding Japanese entrepreneurs in their international ventures and global entrepreneurs in their Japanese market entry. This strategic positioning is set to create significant value in the burgeoning Web3 space.

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