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Investment Areas

Recruit Strategic Partners is a business builder at heart having DNA of Recruit Holdings. We provide financial investment, market insights and networks to entrepreneurs to support their game-changing challenge. Especially, we would be delighted to support entrepreneurs entering Japan market with extensive reach to both merchant and consumer side.

Our investment focus is at any stage, from the seed round to the growth phase, and in the following sectors:

  • Business Application
  • AI/IoT/Robot
  • Blockchain
  • FinTech

Portfolio Companies

Business Appication

  • Alignable
  • Bench
  • CleverTap
  • Fyle
  • Layer
  • Locus
  • Sansan
  • Shipbob
  • Sourcery
  • Sprinklr
  • Tradeshift
  • WePow
  • next


Our startup and investment companies have acknowledged that we are the best partner to expand their businesses and technologies in Japan and throughout other Asian markets.

  • Patrick Llewellyn
    In Recruit we have found a true partner! They guided us expertly through their investment process, which was timely and transparent and today we are working together to take 99designs to Japan. What sets them apart, is their fantastic company culture, their passion for marketplaces and connecting people with new opportunities, and a universally great team led by Mr Akihiko Okamoto. The support and results we have seen from our early efforts in Japan have been exceptional and I would recommend Recruit to anyone considering expansion into Japan and beyond.
    Patrick Llewellyn / President & CEO / 99 designs
  • Tom Gonser
    Getting Recruit as an investor of DocuSign opened many doors for DocuSign to enter into the Japanese market. Recruit introduced us to many potential customers and partners in Japan. We look forward to strengthening our partnership with Recruit and driving digital transformation around the world.
    Tom Gonser / Founder / DocuSign Inc.
  • Matthew Romaine
    As an investor and partner, Recruit have empowered Gengo to expand our people-powered translation platform not only in Japan but globally. Recruit have brought valuable insight and strategic guidance into numerous aspects of our business, which has further accelerated both our and our customers' global growth.
    Matthew Romaine / Co-Founder & CEO / Gengo, Inc.
  • Josh Bruno
    Recruit has been and incredible partner to Hometeam from the moment they joined as investors. Their industry expertise has been particularly helpful as we work to scale our business, and they are never shy in getting us in front of the right experts exactly when we need the help. I look forward to continuing to build a business with Recruit and their team.
    Josh Bruno / Cofounder & CEO / Hometeam
  • Paul Srivorakul
    Ardent is excited to welcome Recruit Strategic Partners as our latest investor in Southeast Asia.  Their global network and portfolio of technology startups have opened up many opportunities for us across the region.  They truly are a strategic investor, having given us great advice and have made several introductions to other businesses and investors.  Their in-depth knowledge of the Asian tech ecosystem and extensive business networks make them an ideal partner and investor for any company with an Asia focus.
    Paul Srivorakul / Co-Founder / Ardent Capital Limited
  • Jennifer Fleiss
    Having Recruit as an investor and partner has allowed Rent the Runway to continue to revolutionize the retail industry by providing key market research findings and consistent guidance as we grow our business.
    Jennifer Fleiss / Co-Founder / Rent The Runway, Inc.
  • Rodrigo Martinez
    Having Recruit Strategic Partners as an investor in Wowzer has given us the opportunity to have a global impact in recruitment in a very short period of time. Recruit Strategic Partners has been the ideal partner for us, with their support, their vast network of contacts and knowledge in the industry have gotten us closer to our ultimate goal of transforming the recruitment into a memorable, engaging and effective process for both candidates and recruitment teams all over the world.
    Rodrigo Martinez / Founder & CEO / WePow, Inc.
  • Maria Alegre
    Recruit has been a great advisor to grow our business in Asia. Together with Translink Capital they have been of great assistance understanding the market and identifying key potential partnerships. Since we started working together, Chartboost has been able to grow 10x and we plan to keep the trend going counting with invaluable advice from our strategic partners.
    Maria Alegre / Co-Founder & CEO / Chartboost
  • Anand Kulkarni
    Recruit Strategic Partners has provided a wealth of insight and support to MobileWorks as we've expanded our customer base internationally. As we begin to make high-quality crowd labor services available across the globe, Recruit Strategic Partners has given us access to a terrific network of technical leaders, distributors, and business partners in Asia. We look forward to a continued worldwide partnership with Recruit Strategic Partners as our crowdsourcing platform continues to grow.
    Anand Kulkarni / CEO / MobileWorks

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