Seed VC Genesia Ventures Establishes New Local Subsidiary in Bangalore, India


Genesia Ventures, Inc., a company that invests in and provides support to seed-stage startups (Representative Director: Soichi Tajima, Headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo), is establishing a new local subsidiary in Bangalore, India.

About Genesia Ventures

Genesia Ventures is an independent venture capital firm that provides investment and management support to pre-seed and seed stage startups. The name “Genesia” is a portmanteau of “Genesis,” signifying creation, and “Asia.” Since our establishment in 2016, our focus has been on investing in Asia. After setting up our headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, we expanded our presence by establishing representative offices in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2018, and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2019. As of November 2023, we have further extended our reach by establishing a new local subsidiary in Bangalore, India, and have started investing in the country.

Investment Policy in India

Genesia Ventures’ strength lies in having teams and investment experience in Japan and Southeast Asia. For seed-stage startup entrepreneurs in India looking to take their services global, there are still not many VCs that can serve as a bridge between India, Japan, and Southeast Asia.

Moreover, India is currently experiencing a surge in B2B SaaS. With the appointment of Shunsuke Sagara, who has investment experience in B2B SaaS and business experience in a global SaaS company, as a local representative, we believe his expertise in business creation and management support can be utilized effectively in this sector.

On the other hand, in emerging countries including India, startups are increasingly evolving through combinations of E-Commerce x SaaS and SaaS x Fintech; rather than focusing on a single business model, we plan to invest in unique, compound startups that enhance customer value through multiple monetization strategies, as well as in global startups considering future expansion into Southeast Asia and Japan.

Furthermore, startups in Southeast Asia are also seeking connections with Indian VCs, insights into India’s notable sectors and startups, and access to networks in India. As such, we will leverage our distinctive geographical positioning to provide management support to our portfolio companies.

Overview of the Subsidiary

Company Name: Genesiaventures India Private Limited
Location: Block L, Embassy Tech Village, Devarabisanahalli, Outer Ring Road, Bellandur, Bengaluru, KA 560103
Representative: Shunsuke Sagara

Comments from the Representative, Shunsuke Sagara

“I believe that when the challenges in society intersect with strong macro growth trends, it creates significant business opportunities for startups and investment opportunities for VCs. In this sense, there are few markets comparable to India today. We will be focusing on investments that can be realized in India because we are rooted in Japan and Southeast Asia, and on insights that can be brought back to Japan and Southeast Asia because we are rooted in India.

I am grateful to our team members, LPs, our portfolio companies in Japan, and my family for their generous understanding and immense support in the establishment of this new base and my new journey in India.”

Company Profile

Company Name: Genesia Ventures, Inc.
Website: https:
Founded date: August 2016
Founder: CEO/General Partner Soichi Tajima
Address (Japan): Guild Aoyama, Kyowa Gobankan 2F, 3-3-13, Kita-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0061
Address (Indonesia): WeWork Revenue Tower, SCBD, Jl Jend.Sudirman No.52-53, Senayan, Kebayoran Baru Jakarta City, JK, 12190, Indonesia
Address (Vietnam): D08, SENoffice Business Center,L18-11-13,18th Floor, Vincom Center Dong Khoi Tower,72 Le Thanh Ton, Ben Nghe Ward,District 1,Ho Chi Minh City,Vietnam