Japanese Investors In India Report 2019

With this report, DataLabs by Inc42 aims to provide readers with an outlook of the investments by Japanese investors in the Indian startup ecosystem. The report provides a deep dive into the socio-economic factors that have led to the rising interest of Japanese investors towards Indian startups.

In addition to the analysis, and the trends observed, the report also offers to provide information and the list of the most active Japanese investors and corporates in India.

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Japanese Investors In India Report 2019

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Key Highlights

$10 Bn+

invested by SoftBank alone in Indian startups


Indian startups backed by Japanese investors


active Japanese investors in India


Indian Unicorns are backed by Japanese investors

Table Of Contents

  • Scope Of The Report
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction To The Report
  • The Humble Beginning: India & Japan
  • Startup Ecosystem: Japan Vs India
  • Japanese Investor Activity In India
  • The Billion Dollar Connect
  • Factors Driving Japanese Investors To India
  • Landscape: Prominent Japanese Investors In India
  • Inside SoftBank’s Playbook: Global & Indian
  • Bibliography
  • Methodology
  • Glossary


Links between Japan and India can be traced back to more than a millennium when Buddhist monks reached Japan after travelling through China and Korea in the 6th century. Today, in the 21st century, the two nations have carried on the legacy of this ancient association, sharing culture, technology, and building a thriving bilateral trade worth almost $50 Bn. This report by DataLabs hopes to serve as a go-to-guide for the stakeholders in the Indian startup ecosystem who are keen on understanding the involvement of Japanese investors in India and the Japanese ecosystem stakeholders who are looking to enter the Indian market.

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