The New Standard for Japan Entry

BlackShip Ventures is simplifying the Japan Entry process.

Our prior experience is in advising large Japan corporates on new business opportunities, helping foreign startups enter the Japan market, and investing and advising for VC and PE firms.

BlackShip Ventures acts as startups’ local Japan team, provides and sources investments for the local business, and facilitates relationships with our network of industry-leading corporate partners that we have developed through 10+ years of advising for Nikkei 225 companies.

Our Approach

New approach of aligning interests, building fast & accelerating growth

  • 1BUILD

    Venture Builder

    BSV provides companies with a dedicated Japan team. In some cases, we act as an intermediary to help manage relationships in the local market. For more hands-on projects, we operate as the ad-hoc team on the ground to source financial and strategic partnerships, utilize our local network to find the most qualified individuals for specific roles and provide a variety of admin and bizdev services.


    Japan Market Execution

    From B2B to B2C, our strength is in creating and growing businesses in Japan. By working closely alongside our partners – and through providing local strategy and execution – we are able to successfully launch businesses in Japan more efficiently than through other means.

  • 3SCALE

    Local Network

    Our extensive network with leading corporates stems from years of creating real businesses together. Now with Japan corporates increasingly ready for new opportunities and partnerships, we are able to coordinate the best corporate partnerships to accelerate growth for the Japan business and our investment partners.

Japan is a key market for building growth & revenue for mature startups

As the third largest economy in the world and a major gateway to the Asia-Pacific market, Japan is a strategic market for startups ready to scale.

  • Japan by Global Numbers...

    Japan is among the top four countries in the world for:

    • largest economy (GDP)
    • largest e-commerce market
    • largest enterprise software market
    • largest manufacturing market
    • largest electronics market
    • largest gaming market
    • largest pharmaceutical market
    • largest advertisement market
    • highest consumer expenditure
  • Tokyo by Global Numbers...

    • Largest city by population & GDP
    • Second highest concentration of Global Fortune 500
    • companies