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2021

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2021

Overseas financial companies attracted to Tokyo in fiscal year 2021 are as follows.
*Company information will be uploaded when publication becomes possible.

   CompanyName      AdviceRobo Holding B.V.
Type of office Sales base
Office location area Special Zone for Asian Headquarters
Office setup timing July 2022 (scheduled)
Business Overview AdviceRobo is a FinTech company that provides credit scoring digital solutions for financial institutions, through the utilization of various data such as psychometrics, open banking data, biometric data, and digital data.
Financial institutions that utilize AdviceRobo's multilateral scoring services can increase their business by being able to provide financing to a wider range of customers. AdviceRobo's solution also allows automated data analysis and scoring with AI technology, increasing the efficiency of financial institutions' screening processes. The customer credit information that is created, based on behavioral data, enables financial institutions to provide financing to new customer segments, such as younger people and freelance workers.
Headquartered in the Netherlands, AdviceRobo has business in eight countries including Japan, and plans to further expand its Japanese business by establishing a sales office.
CompanyURL https://advicerobo.com/
   CompanyName      ARIE Capital Investment Pte. Ltd.
Type of office Sales and research base
Office location area Special Zone for Asian Headquarters
Office setup timing December 2022 (scheduled)
Business Overview ARIE Capital is a venture capital firm focusing on late early-stage technology companies. It conducts investments based on partnerships with world-leading Israeli universities and research institutions, combined with ARIE's own expertise.
ARIE also provides comprehensive support for investee companies in areas including business development, finance, marketing strategy, sales strategy and logistics.
Headquartered in Singapore, and with subsidiaries in UK, France, Mauritius and China, ARIE plans to establish a sales and research base in Tokyo to acquire institutional investors and invest in local start-ups.
CompanyURL https://www.ariecapital.com/
   CompanyName      Datamotion Pte. Ltd.
Type of office Sales base
Office location area Central Tokyo (Special Zone for Asian Headquarters)
Office setup timing October 2022 (scheduled)
Business Overview Datamotion is a Fintech company which develops telematics solutions utilizing movement data for the automobile insurance industry.
Its IoT platform can collect driver data via smartphone without the use of other hardware. Using AI and algorithms, it automatically detects and uploads user information without users needing to manually operate the platform.
Headquartered in Singapore, Datamotion plans to establish a sales base in Tokyo to expand its customer base in both the personal and corporate insurance industries.
CompanyURL https://www.damoov.com/
   CompanyName      Equitise Pty. Ltd.
Type of office Sales base
Office location area Central Tokyo (Special Zone for Asian Headquarters)
Office setup timing June 2022 (scheduled)
Business Overview Equitise is an asset management company which supports the trading of unlisted stocks through its equity crowdfunding platform.
Through their use of the platform, unlisted investee companies (issuers) can raise capital through the sale of stocks to individual and institutional investors. As a result, Equitise's entry into Tokyo will provide opportunities for local companies to raise capital from foreign investors, and for local individual and institutional investors to invest in foreign companies.
Headquartered in Australia, Equitise plans to establish a sales base in Tokyo to expand its services to individual/institutional investors, as well as unlisted companies.
CompanyURL https://equitise.com/
   CompanyName      FNZ (UK) Ltd.
Type of office Sales base
Office location area Central Tokyo (Special Zone for Asia Headquarters)
Office setup timing March 2022 (scheduled)
Business Overview FNZ (UK) Ltd. is a fintech company which provides a platform with a functionality of automating front-office, middle-office, and back-office asset management operations to financial institutions engaged in these activities (banks, insurance company, asset managers etc.).
By utilizing FNZ's platform, the financial institutions do not need to contract with several BPO operators (custodians or administrators, etc.) for back-office operations and could reduce costs by automating a series of operations on the platform.
Headquartered in UK, FNZ is attracted to the asset management market size and its environment in Japan and plans to establish a sales base in Tokyo.
CompanyURL https://www.fnz.com/
   CompanyName      Kushim, Inc
Type of office Sales base
Office location area Central Tokyo (Special Zone for Asian Headquarters)
Office setup timing December 2022 (scheduled)
Business Overview Kushim, Inc. is a FinTech company that provides venture capital and private equity funds with cloud service to manage its information for the fund management. The company has extensive track records in more than 25 countries including Japan and has implemented its services to large global banks such as BNP Paribas and Standard Chartered.
Kushim's SaaS platform allows centralized information management across the entire funds. The service by the platform includes managing the information of potential investees for finding and considering them, as well as managing the information of existing investment portfolio, such as reporting functions for LPs*.
Headquartered in the U.S, Kushim, Inc is planning to enter the Japanese market further by establishing a sales office. In future, Kushim is also planning to partner with information databases managed by Japanese companies to customize its service for Japanese clients.

*Abbreviation for "Limited Partner," an investor who receives profit dividends up to the amount of the investment.
CompanyURL https://kushim.vc/
   CompanyName      Northleaf Capital Partners Limited
Type of office Sales base
Office location area Central Tokyo (Special Zone for Asia Headquarters)
Office setup timing June 2022 (scheduled)
Business Overview Northleaf Capital Partners is an asset management company which ranked 5th in Canada as Alternative Assets by Wills Towers Watson.
Northleaf invests in unlisted equity, bonds, and public infrastructure of private companies with more than US$14 million of AUM for institutional investors. In addition, Northleaf also incorporate ESG factors in their investments, and has won high praise in the PRI's annual evaluation.
Headquartered in Canada, Northleaf plans to establish a sales base in Tokyo to make a full-scale entry into the Japanese market, as they recently acquired Japanese investor as a client.
CompanyURL https://www.northleafcapital.com/
   CompanyName      Origin Capital Management Pte. Ltd.
Type of office Sales and research base
Office location area Central Tokyo (Special Zone for Asian Headquarters)
Office setup timing December 2022 (scheduled)
Business Overview Origin Capital Management is a venture capital fund manager specialized in investing in high-growth start-ups in areas such as trade finance, B2B fintech, logistics, proptech* and smart cities. ESG/sustainability are key screening criteria for investments.
Beyond providing growth capital, Origin also offers operational support to investee firms through its network of venture partners (who provide general business strategy and advice) and operating partners (who are industry experts seconded to companies to provide management support).
Headquartered in Singapore, Origin Capital Management Pte Ltd may establish a presence in Tokyo, to build its relationships with Japanese corporates and investors, invest in local startups, as well as support its investee companies' market entry into Japan.

*The application of information technology to the real estate industry.
CompanyURL https://origincapital.vc/
   CompanyName      Quickwork Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Type of office Sales base
Office location area Central Tokyo (Special Zone for Asia Headquarters)
Office setup timing June 2022 (Scheduled)
Business Overview Quickwork provides a platform that utilizes APIs to link up data and applications held by each firm in real-time, for easy use by financial institutions and fintech companies.
Users can utilize API connectors to build no-code application integration and workflow, without the need for system engineers and access over 1000 applications from different companies.
Headquartered in India, Quickwork is planning to set up a sales office in Tokyo to expand its services to Japanese startups, SMEs, fintech companies, financial institutions, and other enterprises.
CompanyURL https://www.quickwork.co/
   CompanyName      Silkroad Property Partners Ltd.
Type of office Operation and research base
Office location area Central Tokyo (Special Zone for Asia Headquarters)
Office setup timing January 2023 (scheduled)
Business Overview Silkroad Property Partners is a real estate investment manager that forms private equity funds and provides discretionary investment services to invest in medium-sized offices and commercial facilities in Asia targeted at institutional investors.
Their expertise in renovation increases the values of the acquired real estate by taking an environmentally friendly approach to upgrade the interior and exterior that preserves the buildings' heritage and repositions to its highest and best use. Combined with renovation, intensive leasing and property management are at the heart of SilkRoad's value-added strategies to maximise returns for investors through rental income and gains from the sale of real estate. In addition, their ESG-focused approach creates opportunities for ESG or green investment.
Headquartered in Singapore, Silkroad plans to establish an office in Tokyo to start acquisition, asset management and value adding of properties. Silkroad also looks for potential opportunities to acquire investors in Japan.
CompanyURL https://silkroadpropertypartners.com/
   CompanyName      Svobodha Infinity Pvt. Ltd. (Savart)
Type of office Sales base
Office location area Central Tokyo (Special Zone for Asian Headquarters)
Office setup timing October 2022 (scheduled)
Business Overview Savart is a Fintech company which provides an AI-driven asset management investment platform.
Through their use of the platform, institutional investors can save time and labor costs for the work involved in confirming customers' risk profiles and in the selection and analysis of investment recommendations.
Headquartered in India, Savart plans to establish a sales base in Tokyo to expand its services to institutional investors.
CompanyURL https://savart.in/
   CompanyName      Xen Technologies Pte. Ltd.
Type of office Sales base
Office location area Central Tokyo (Special Zone for Asia Headquarters)
Office setup timing February 2023 (scheduled)
Business Overview Xen Technologies Pte. Ltd. is Fintech company that provides a platform for matching investors with asset managers, allowing them to trade alternative assets and unlisted stocks.
Xen's platform allows asset managers, financial product distributors, as well as investors to improve operational efficiency in terms of buying and selling financial products.
Headquartered in Singapore, Xen Technologies is attracted to the asset management market size in Japan and plans to establish a sales base in Tokyo to sell its platform to Japanese financial product distributors.
CompanyURL https://xencapital.com/
   CompanyName      ZETL Limited.
Type of office Sales base
Office location area Central Tokyo (Special Zone for Asia Headquarters)
Office setup timing December 2022 (Scheduled)
Business Overview ZETL Limited is a Fintech company that provides financing solutions using online factoring to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the staffing sector, who have not been able to raise sufficient money through the traditional financial markets.
The company targets the staffing sector and start-up companies, providing services using AI to offer services quickly at a low cost. The company could provide services at the highest level in terms of turnaround time and cost compared to competitors in Japan.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, ZETL has been negotiating with Japanese SMEs and staffing companies and planning to set up a sales office in Tokyo to fully enter the Japanese market.
CompanyURL https://www.ZETL.com/