SINGAPORE and TOKYO, 13 December 2016 – Gomif Partners, an early stage investment advisory network, will launch startup VC funding Accelerator’17 in Tokyo, Japan, January 9, 2017. At launch, the Tokyo startup hub completes the firm’s global network rollout, which included the launch of a new fund raising plan in London on December 9th.
The new startup investment program, along with those local to Singapore, New York and London, can all be accessed by startup prospects connected to any of the locations.
The Tokyo startup hub will be supported by local advisory firms with access to VC funding and business network.
“The launch of our Tokyo startup hub underscores our commitment to provide the all rounded capital access to new generation of entrepreneur with social responsible business model” said Tey Por Yee (Larry Tey), co-advisor, Gomif Partners.
From 2014 to 2015, venture capital funding raised in Japan doubled, from around $1 billion to $2 billion, and more young Japanese are approaching the start-up world as a prestigious alternative to the country’s corporate sector.
Earlier this month, the socialpreneur-focused startup accelerator, announced the soft-launch of its Accelerator’17 program in Singapore. Startups can apply to be part of the program starting from November 30, with the accelerator beginning in the early part of January 2017. Gomif and its advisors will mentor the winning companies and help them enhance their business plans and products. As a part of the partnership, Gomif will also pick up equity stake in these companies.
Socialpreneurship is a young but rapidly growing business concept in global economy, led by an innovation-driven ecosystem, and a large consumer base. Fintech is the latest focus, on top of big data analytics and robotics, among the hot segments.
To kick off, startups are invited to apply for Gomif Accelerator’17 https://gomif.com/2016/11/21/accelerator17-gomif-seed-round/. Submitted applications will be reviewed between January 9, 2017 and March 31, 2017.
About Gomif Partners
Gomif Partners (GP) is an early stage investment advisory network joint lead by socialpreneur Larry Tey Por Yee and several private venture partners. GP’s investors invest in and work with information technology companies at any stage but they are primarily focused on seed and early stage investments. GP is interested in social responsible business models, especially renewable, retail, manufacturing, software and services surrounding this concept.