We pursue high levels of customer satisfaction
through a combination of M&A and startup investment.
Launched in January 2021
Smaregi Ventures supports business growth by engaging in investment consultations with and investments in companies that may benefit from synergies with the services Smaregi is rolling out.
Through its business, Smaregi Ventures aims to reinforce the Smaregi platform, helping to resolve the broad range of issues stores face and increase their efficiency. Smaregi Ventures is expanding its range of solutions attractive to people who use Smaregi.
Smaregi Ventures’ strengths
We lend support to investees inthrough the Smaregi Up-Tempo Program, an accelerator program. By providing Smaregi resources (such as branding, technology, personnel, and funds), we offer mentoring to help with product and business development.
through expertise and funding
Smaregi’s venture capitalists contribute to business development by consulting on and conducting investment.
through massive synergies
Smaregi’s consultants facilitate business growth by supporting business development in collaboration with Smaregi.
Applying powerful resources
to accelerate business development
We approach the approximately 91,000 registered stores that have deployed Smaregi. In addition, Smaregi’s SaaS Sales team conducts proactive agency sales.
|Fields of investment||
General store-oriented solutions
We invest in companies likely to generate synergies with Smaregi’s business on the IT front. At present, major target areas include store-oriented solutions.
POS hardware / POS software / e-money services / change dispensers / management of store IT operations / ordering systems / inventory management / customer service support / operational support / IoT / security systems, etc.
|Target investment stages||
Series A / Series B / later-stage
Investments target Series A, Series B, and later-stage startups likely to create business synergies with Smaregi. We provide the necessary funding to plan, launch, and expand businesses.
|Investment activity areas / investment amounts||
- Cultivate investees
- Conduct surveys and analyses
- Determine investment conditions
- Hold investment committee review
- Conduct investment We provide ongoing training and support through the Smaregi Up-Tempo Program.