Kenji Kasahara Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 16

  • Portfolio
  • 14

  • Exits
  • 1


Kenji Kasahara General Information


Mr. Kenji Kasahara is the founder and currently serves as Director and Senior Corporate Officer of the company. As a university student in 1997, he was inspired by the IT business case studies he covered in seminars, along with the rise of online businesses in Silicon Valley. He sensed an opportunity and started a recruitment website called Find Job! in November 1997. In June 1999, he incorporated the company and became its representative director. His next step was to launch the social networking service Mixi in February 2004. The company's name was changed to Mixi.In February 2006 and it was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's Mothers market in September of the same year. Kenji was made chairperson of the board of directors in June 2013. In April 2018, he remained as chairperson and was made a corporate officer. In June 2021, he remained a director. He is the founder of Mixi and as of April 2022, he is currently a director and senior corporate officer.

Business Details

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • Shibuya Scramble Square 36F
  • 2-24-12 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku
  • Tokyo, 150-6163
  • Japan

Kenji Kasahara Investments (16)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Yondemy 13-Mar-2024 Early Stage VC 00000 Educational Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000000
Inspire High 20-Dec-2023 00000 00000 00.000 Educational Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000000
New Innovations 12-Apr-2023 00000 00000 000.00 Other Hardware Generating Revenue 00000 00000000
Issues 01-Nov-2021 0000 00000 00000 Legal Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 00000 00000000
Coco (IT Consulting and Outsourcing) 24-Aug-2021 00000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000000
AgeWellJapan 04-Aug-2021 0000 00000 00000 Managed Care Generating Revenue 00000 00000000
HoloAsh 08-Mar-2021 00000 00000 00000 Social/Platform Software Product Development 00000 00000000
Atmoph 06-Nov-2020 00000 00000 00.000 Electronics (B2C) Generating Revenue 00000 00000000
Toposware 07-May-2020 Corporate 00.000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000000
Anyplace 15-Apr-2020 Later Stage VC 00.000 Real Estate Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 00000 00000000

Kenji Kasahara Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
RAPS (Other Services (B2C Non-Financial)) 01-Oct-2018 000000000000000000

Kenji Kasahara Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

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Kenji Kasahara Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Kenji Kasahara Angel Investor 00 0 Tokyo, Japan

Kenji Kasahara Co-Investors (82)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
East Ventures 3 0 Series chart Industry bar
Global Brain 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Mint (Japan) 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Z Venture Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Nippon Venture Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

Kenji Kasahara FAQs

  • Who is Kenji Kasahara?

    Kenji Kasahara is an angel Investor who has made 16 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Kenji Kasahara?

    Kenji Kasahara is an angel investor.

  • What does Kenji Kasahara do?

    As an angel investor, Kenji Kasahara invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Kenji Kasahara invested in?

    Kenji Kasahara has made numerous investments in companies like Yondemy, Inspire High, and New Innovations within the Educational Software and Hardware industries.

  • What has Kenji Kasahara invested in recently?

    Kenji Kasahara's latest investment was on 13-Mar-2024 in Yondemy, a company within the Educational Software industry.

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