About NTT DOCOMO Ventures
NTT DOCOMO Ventures is the venture capital arm of NTT DOCOMO, Inc. specializing in investments in incubation, early stage, middle stage, and later/pre-IPO stage companies. It prefers to invests in the field of information technology, telecommunications, contents platform services, battery power, authentication security, BigData, solution with devices, cloud, and communication platform. The firm invests in and outside of Japan. It seeks to invests up to about USD $2 million to USD $3 million per investment. It prefers to seek minority stakes of around 20% or less per portfolio. The firm seeks to exit its investments through sales of stocks or transfer of shares to DOCOMO and NTT Group companies. It also runs an accelerator program called DOCOMO Incubation Program. Docomo Innovation Ventures, previously known as NTT Investment Partners Inc., was established on February 20, 2008 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.