Investing in the next Global Startups from Japan

Pacific Bays Capital believes in the global potential of Japanese startups. We invest in and accelerate their expansion into new markets around the world, drawing on the experience of its leadership team and wide ranging corporate, government, and investment network to help them accomplish their goals.

About Pacific Bays Capital

PacCap was founded by a diverse group of VCs, market entry experts, and international EPC/trade finance professionals to best help entrepreneurs scale up their businesses beyond what is possible in their home market of Japan.

PacCap’s Experience:
$100B+ in Capital

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Global Revenue Opportunities through EPC

PacCap supports startups abroad with EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) revenue opportunities that range from public infrastructure projects to privately funded manufacturing or development. The PacCap team represents over $100B+ in past EPC financing and sales across 10+ countries.

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Phase 1

20M

Soft Cap (Public IPO)

$4M

Hard Cap

20 million

Hard Cap (Public IPO)

30 days after sale ends

IPO Sale I

January 15- February 15

67% Bonus

$0.354344

IPO Sale II

March 01 – March 15

40% Bonus

$0.354344

IPO Sale III

January 15- February 15

20% Bonus

$0.354344

IPO Sale IV

January 15- February 15

50% Bonus

$0.304344

IPO Sale V

January 15- February 15

30% Bonus

$0.354344

IPO Allocation Forecast

Distribution

Funding Allocation

  • 40%

    Product Develoment

    12%

    Business Development

    10%

    Legal & Regulation

    8%

    Operational

    20%

    Marketing

    6%

    Partner/Investor

    4%

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    12% Presale
    20% Team & Advisor
    25% Reserve Fund
    35% Reserve Fund

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Participants

370,000+

Our Team

Maxwell Imai Weiss

Founding Partner

Matthew Sinks

Founding Partner

Partner / Japan

To Be Announced

Kiko Uehara

Principal

Dr. Jason Nye

Partner / Overseas Support Team

Tayfun Zaman

Partner / Overseas Support Team

M. H. Balouz

Partner / Overseas Support Team

Fouzi Abdelhak

VENTURE PARTNER / OVERSEAS SUPPORT TEAM

Oguz Genc

Advisor / Overseas Support Team

Kaz Terada

Advisor

Keiko Sydenham

Advisor

Yasu Kawanabe

Advisor

Jaan Tallinn

Advisor

Cathy Farmer

Advisor

Paul Breslow

Advisor

Allen Hu

Advisor

Brett Noyes

Advisor

Umur Ozal

Advisor

Investment Focus

Geography

Startups based in Japan or with significant presence in Japan

Stage

Series A to pre-IPO, with a basic product ready to be trialled

Areas

Diverse industries ranging from agriculture to manufacturing that include technologies relating to robotics to genetic engineering

Roadmap

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2017 Q1

Ideation Stage

  • Concept Generation
  • Team Assemble
2017 Q2

Pre-seed Stage

  • Proving the concept can work
  • Strategic Plan
  • White paper completion
2018 Q1

Seed-funding Stage

  • Platform design and technical
  • demonstration
  • Building the MVP
2018 Q2

Series-A Funding Stage

  • Public financing & Seed funding raised
2018 Q3

Series-B Funding Stage

  • Private closed beta
  • Open beta launched to public and improvement the app
2018 Q4

Going Public

  • IPO Press Tour
  • Open global sales of product
2019 Q1

Alpha Test

  • In-house testing of functional
  • Prototype published and linked with real-time scanning
2019 Q2

Crowdfunding Integration

  • Smart contracts support creators
  • Support
2019 Q3

Community Benefits

  • Establishing global user base
  • US start retailer selection
2019 Q4

Sample Things

  • Integration of third party controllers
  • Marketplace cooperative module
2020 Q1

More Operational

  • Integration with Private Vendors
  • New services offered by members or business

Frequently Asked Questions

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Maxwell Imai Weiss

Founding Partner

Max has been active in Japanese venture capital for over 10 years, working with groups like B Dash Ventures, one of Japan’s first independent VC funds, and FFG Ventures, the VC arm of The Bank of Fukuoka, Japan’s largest regional banking conglomerate. He has also guest lectured about entrepreneurship at The University of Tokyo and the Kyoto Institute of Technology.

Matthew Sinks

Founding Partner

Matt was previously a healthcare admin startup founder, and then transitioned to working with family offices, incubators, and investment firms to focus on crossborder capital deployment. He is an Eagle Scout and was a  speaker for the Eisenhower Fellowships on lightweight mobile health records.

Partner / Japan

To Be Announced

Prior to joining PacCap, was head of investment at one of Japan’s oldest Japanese venture capital funds, covering a broad range of stages from seed to pre-IPO. Previously, was with a major Japanese corporate VC and has a background in investment banking in the Japanese public markets.

Kiko Uehara

Principal

Kiko has been responsible for some of Japan’s largest global technology conferences at Nikkei (owner of the Financial Times), where he held global conferences yearly in each of AI, AgTech, and FinTech. Speakers include from government such as Prime Minister Abe and the Governor of the Bank of Japan, to major industry figures like Rakuten CEO Hiroshi Mikitani, CEO of NEC, CEO of Sumitomo Mitsui Bank, and the President of the University of Tokyo, and senior executives from Sony, Hitachi, SoftBank, and others.

Dr. Jason Nye

Partner / Overseas Support Team

Dr. Nye is an international relations, trade, and investment executive with more than two decades of commercial and government experience with investment, JV creation, and negotiated sales totaling over $55 Billion.

Tayfun Zaman

Partner / Overseas Support Team

Tayfun has been an active member of the B20 Business Integrity Taskforce and the B20 Trade & Investment Taskforce. He has been involved in EPC+F across MENA, CIS, and other regions, working extensively with regional governments and Fortune 500s in this field.

M. H. Balouz

Partner / Overseas Support Team

M. H. Balouz is a seasoned finance professional, with extensive history working for family offices, investment firms and with governments in the EU and MENA regions. He has worked as investment advisor and contributed to multiple EPC projects, cumulatively worth approximately $9 Billion.

Fouzi Abdelhak

Venture Partner / Overseas Support Team

Fouzi is a serial entrepreneur and startup founder. He was previously Financial Controller for CGI Morocco, overseeing approximately $3.5 B USD of annual revenue, where he also developed a reporting system that was exported company wide into 41 countries.

Oguz Genc

Advisor / Overseas Support Team

Oguz is a University of Tokyo PhD candidate, with an emphasis on blockchain and financial technology. He is also a graduate of the Yenching Academy in Peking University and holds a civil engineering degree. He was previously a research analyst at Messari, as well as a blockchain researcher at Colendi.

Kaz Terada

Advisor

Kaz was formerly a managing director and a board member of ITOCHU Technology Ventures, Inc. He has led ITOCHU’s Venture Investment efforts in the US, and established ITOCHU’s first U.S. VC fund, Horizon Ventures. He is currently CEO of A2O, Inc., a founding board member of TiE Japan and a board member of Macnica Fuji Electronics Holdings, Inc.

Keiko Sydenham

Advisor

Keiko is CEO of LUCA Japan, a digital platform for creating access for wider investors in Japan to world class Alternative investment opportunities. Previously, she was Managing Director at Blackstone in Japan, as well as Executive Director & Head of Alternative Investments at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and other prior hedge fund and investment roles.

Yasu Kawanabe

Advisor

Yasu is founder of Cadena, a Japanese consultancy specializing in identifying hidden yet highly technical and globally sought after technologies and devices that are born within traditional Japanese small businesses and large corporates, and supporting commercialization through business planning, organizational development, and sales growth.

Jaan Tallinn

Advisor

Jaan Tallinn is a founding engineer of Skype and Kazaa. He is a co-founder of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, the Future of Life Institute, and philanthropically supports other existential risk research organisations. Jaan is on the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and has served on the High-Level Expert Group on AI at the European Commission, as well as on the Estonian President’s Academic Advisory Board. He is also an active angel investor, a partner at Ambient Sound Investments, and a former investor director of the AI company DeepMind.

Cathy Farmer

Advisor

Cathy is an experienced angel investor, startup mentor, and also founder of an investment syndicate focusing on Autism related investment causes. She was the Former Chief of Staff IT at Kaiser Permanente where she oversaw a $250 M annual IT budget, and is an active mentor and supporter of UC Berkeley SkyDeck.

Paul Breslow

Advisor

Paul is the Principal of Innovation at France’s state electric utility, EDF, and holds a Ph.D from Tulane University in Mechanical Engineering. His interests include last mile logistics, blockchain, and the intersection of how society is evolving as it further integrates tech into people’s daily lives and the impacts it can make. EDF has an annual $500 M annual R+D budget and works with startups globally.

Allen Hu

Advisor

Allen was previously a Venture Partner at Sequoia Capital China, where his accomplishments include investing in and supporting a seed investment to a unicorn and then exit (IPO, NYSE:JT). He was previously the GM of BaiduPay, COO of Ping An One Connect, and launched WeChat Pay as Deputy GM of Tencent’s payments business.

Brett Noyes

Advisor

Brett was the founder of UnBank Ventures, an early stage pre-seed fintech incubator. He has helped member companies raise over USD $100 million as well as be accepted into top global incubator programs. He previously worked for Tim Draper and with Jason Calacanis to build fintech focused investment platforms.

Umur Ozal

Advisor

Umur is one of Turkey’s most prominent angel investors. He handled the largest privatization in Turkish history, of Turk Telekom for $6.55 Billion. Umur has a diverse background in private equity, corporate finance and management consulting, and holds MS and BS degrees in manufacturing engineering from Boston University.