Investment Principal (Tokyo, Japan)

Job description

Scrum Ventures is an early-stage venture firm based in Tokyo and San Francisco. Our Tokyo office is looking for an Investment Principal to support fund administration and LP relations as well as manage new investments.

  • Evaluate new investments in Japan and the U.S. through financial, technical, market, and operational due diligence. Present as needed to the investment committee

  • Prepare deal memos and quarterly reports

  • Support fundraising and fund administration tasks such as documentation, contract management, and LP communication/requirements

  • Develop market research, competitive analysis, and technology roadmaps

  • Build relationships within the startup community and source potential investment opportunities

  • Document meetings and updates of companies under review

  • Attend industry events/conferences

  • Develop investment theses for new opportunities

  • Assist in supporting portfolio companies in various activities, including business/sales development, fundraising, market research, etc.


  • Experience working in or with technology companies, startups, investment banking, corporate development, management consulting, venture capital, or private equity

  • Experience with fundraising and related documentation/requirements

  • Must be native / fluent in Japanese

  • Pre and post-MBA candidates will be considered

  • Strong interpersonal and quantitative skills

  • Background in sports and entertainment industries

  • Demonstrated high attention to detail

  • Strong writing skills

  • Preference to working in a team environment and ability to self-start

  • PowerPoint and Excel capabilities

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize with strong organizational skills

  • “Founder-First” mentality

  • Demonstrated interest in startup / tech community / entrepreneurship / venture capital

About Scrum Ventures
Scrum Ventures is an early-stage venture firm based in San Francisco with a growing Tokyo office. With entrepreneurial expertise and a strong network in Japan, we actively support portfolio global growth and success. Learn more at

About Scrum Studios

Scrum Studio, Inc. is an open innovation platform established by Scrum Ventures, formed to bridge the gap between iconic Japanese corporations with startups from around the world. The platform focuses on three pillars to create new business opportunities: acceleration, incubation, and connection. Its vertical studio programs include Well-BeingX, SPORTS TECH TOKYO, SmartCityX, and Food Tech Studio - Bites!