Cocoon Ventures is a very distinct venture firm. We are a Silicon Valley venture firm with support from Mitsubishi’s Innovation Kitchen in Tokyo. Separately, the two firms serve as cross-border counterparts; however, together we function as a single venture family. This is an important difference. We don’t just invest separately in our locales – we collaborate.
Our strength comes from reaching smart entrepreneurs all over the world and leveraging new and traditional venture models to launch startups with significant advantage. Along with a global perspective, we maintain a network of thought leaders who help us in understanding the ecosystem around a venture. This means that we may consider investment in your venture as both a standalone company, or as a part of something larger. By doing so, we help all of our portfolio companies realize their full potential.
There are several investment options available to entrepreneurs that work with us; however, the options available to your venture will depend on our partnership’s view of your specific venture and industry.
Just because a technology is born in one locale doesn’t mean that there isn’t a better market entry point in a different geography. Cocoon Ventures invests with a global perspective. Our cross-border approach allows us to aggregate and collect technologies from all over the world then aggregate deploy them in the most optimal geography. What does that mean for your venture? Well, it may make more sense to leverage your technology and launch company in a different geography or work together with us to expand your venture to multiple geographies. Let’s say you’re located in the US and you have a world changing mobile phone platform or application. It might make more sense to use our network to reach Japanese mobile carriers right away. Why? Because the Japanese mobile market is one of the most mature in the world. With our help, your venture will experience earlier success with faster customer adoption and carrier cooperation. Likewise, our exclusive access to great technologies from all over the world can be used to increase your competitive advantage in your own locale. Additionally, we can work with you to go global, or do a joint venture or license for your technology and then build a team to extend your presence to another country.
We Work with Large Corporations and Institutional LPs
Cocoon Ventures is an early stage venture firm. We work directly with large international corporations, organizations holding significant technology portfolios and traditional institutional investors.