CyberAgent Ventures organizes “RISING EXPO 2014” - one of the largest fundraising and matchmaking events for start-ups- in the four Asian countries

CyberAgent Ventures, Inc. (HQ: Shinjuku, Tokyo, President & CEO: Soichi Tajima), the venture capital arm of CyberAgent, Inc. (HQ: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, President & CEO: Susumu Fujita, TSE Mothers: 4751), organizes an event called “RISING EXPO 2014”, one of the largest events in Asia for Internet related startups to raise funds and explore business partnership opportunity, in the four Asian countries, i.e. in Japan, South East Asia(held in Jakarta), South Korea and China..
“Rising Expo” is the event which leading VC firms and corporations interested in investing Internet related startups will participate in. The startups that have passed its pre-screening will have an opportunity to make a presentation for more than 100 executives and key personnel of the investors, as well as to build network with them. Last year, 15 start-ups, 50 leading venture capital firms and 20 large corporations attended the “RISING EXPO 2013” held in Japan on September 6, 2013.
The application period for startups that wish to participate in the “RISING EXPO 2014 in SEA” held in Jakarta in June 2014, starts today, Monday March 17th. Applicants must be startup companies that have already launched their business or service in the Internet and IT-related fields in Southeast Asia and that are considering to raise more than US$1M for future business expansion and/or for access to the global market. The pre-screening process will be conducted by industry experts selected by CyberAgent Ventures.
CyberAgent Ventures aims at helping startups in Asia to access the global market by providing support of fundraising and building partnership with large corporations. We will contribute to enhance ecosystem of the Internet startup community in Asia by taking full advantage of our global network with our offices located in ten cities from seven countries.
■”RISING EXPO” Event Information
Event Name  “RISING EXPO 2014”
Date        Details of the event will be announced in our official site later
Conditions for Applying:       1. Applicants must be IT and Internet related startups.
                                                  2. Applicants need that they have already launched their service in the market; need to have
                                                        a certain number od users or a certain amount of sales.
                                             3. Applicants must be considering to raise more than US$1M.
                       ※There are no restrictions on where their head office is located.
                       ※Only startups that have passed the pre-screening will be allowed to attend the event.                    
Participants of the event:   Leading venture capital firms and large corporations which are interested in investment into Internet related startups  (by invitation only.)
NOTE: This event is solely designed to match start-ups with possible investors; the organizer has no intention to undertake any placement of shares.
■Company Information
Company Name      CyberAgent Ventures, Inc.
Address                     Shinjuku Sumitomo Bldg. 25F, 2-6-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Established              April 3, 2006
Capital                       360 million yen
Representative        Soichi Tajima, President & CEO
■For inquiries regarding this press release please contact:
CyberAgent Ventures, Inc.    Point of Contact: Mr. Takegawa, Mr. Shirakawa
(Tel) 03-5909-5536