About

Company name
LINE Ventures Corporation
Founded
September 12, 2014
Directors
Representative Directors
- In Joon Hwang, Jun Masuda
Director
- Satoshi Yano
Shareholders

LINE Corporation (100%)

Business
Venture Capital
Investment Funds
LINE Ventures Japan
- Limited Liability Partnership: JPY 5 billion
LINE Ventures Global
- Limited Liability Partnership: JPY 10 billion

Strategy


  • Investment Philosophy

    The fund engages in flexible investment opportunities on a global scale, in areas such as Japan, the United States, China, Southeast Asia, and more.

    • Investments are flexible regardless of funding stage, and can fund seed to later stage ventures
    • Investment amounts can be easily changed to adapt to funding needs
    • Investments can be made even if no clear synergy exists with the LINE Group at the time of investment
  • Investment Criteria

    • Revolutionary businesses that incorporate a spirit of "wow" into their technology, ideas, or business model
    • Teams that aim to bring a spirit of "wow" to the world
    • Business sectors that can support the LINE Group's medium to long-term goals
  • Value

    • Propose solution that utilizes the various business assets of LINE Group which has 164 million users (based on 2018 August) in the main target countries such as Japan, Thailand, Taiwan and Indonesia.
    • Provide abundant know-how regarding the development and operation of smartphone-based services
    • Actively seek opportunities to collaborate with LINE Group companies and services from a medium to long-term perspective
    • Provide support via a global network consisting of connections in Japan, Korea, China, Southeast Asia, and the United States

Portfolio


“Support revolutionary
new start-ups,
regardless of growth stage”

Japan
USA
Singapore
Thailand
Korea
China
Taiwan
Malaysia
Indonesia

Contact

Location

Japan
東京都新宿区新宿4-1-6 JR新宿ミライナタワー 23階, 〒160-0022
Shinjuku MirainaTower 23th FL., 4-1-6 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan,
Post code 160-0022
United States
575 High St #110 Palo Alto, CA 94301
China
北京市朝阳区霄云路 40 号国航世纪大厦3F,邮编100027
40 Xiaoyun Road, Air China Century Building 3F, Chaoyang Beijing 100027
Korea
경기도 성남시 분당구 황새울로 360번길 42 분당스퀘어 11층
11th Fl., Bundang Square, 42, Hwangsaeul-ro 360beon-gil, Bundang-gu, Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Contact

Inquiries
Please select "Consultation about LINE Ventures and the investment fund" as the category.