Cisco invests in Archetype Ventures fund and accelerates innovation by supporting Japanese start-ups

By Cisco Japan

Archetype Ventures is a subsidiary of Archetype, which has been bridging competitive B2B start-ups in Japan with large enterprises since 2006 through their extensive business network. The resulting collaborations accelerate progress in both product development and market reach.

Cisco Investments is an active investor with investment professionals with deep market and technology expertise located in major geographies, including US, Canada, China, India, Israel, and Europe. Over the last 20 years, Cisco Investments has invested in hundreds of companies across different segments and helped them to build successful IPOs or acquisitions. Cisco Investments currently has an active portfolio of $2 billion with nearly 100+ direct investments around the world, and also holds Limited Partner positions in over 40+ funds globally.

Cisco Japan aims to become the most strategic partner for digitalization of Japan, and is promoting partnership and investments in the Japanese ecosystem.  We strongly hope to contribute to global innovation triggered by Japan, and to incubate prospective Japanese start-ups through this investment in Archetype Ventures Fund.

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