CVC  Recruit Strategic Partners

     Office Locations:

1900 South Norfolk Street, Suite 355
San Mateo, CA 94403

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  • Early
  • Growth
  • Seed



  • Consumer Products & Services
  • Information Technology
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Real Estate & Construction
  • Software & Internet
  • Transportation & Distribution



    Recruit Strategic Partners (RSP) is the corporate venture capital arm of Recruit Holdings in Japan and takes an interest in investing with innovative startups throughout the United States. They offer industry knowledge to entrepreneurs and support them in launching their IT businesses in the Japanese market. RSP co-invests with leading venture capital firms in the U.S., and also works closely with Recruit's other venture capital firms in Asia: Recruit Incubation Partners and Recruit Global Incubation Partners. The firm invests at any stage and takes interest in the following sectors: real estate, consumer products, e-commerce, transportation, and mobile technology.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Akihiko Okamoto President
    Toshiki Maejima Director and Executive Manager
    Yusuke Saijo Senior Vice President


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