AET Fund is a venture capital fund specializing in the intersection of entertainment and technology. Through the creation of new entertainment, we are aiming to realize a world where people everywhere can find experiences that move them and become happier for it.
Our target investment area covers all forms of entertainment. The fund actively invests in new forms of entertainment such as streaming services, voice assist, the gamification of existing industries and spreads beyond the bounds of conventional categories such as games, music, sports, beauty and fitness. We openly engage with all businesses that deliver emotional experiences.
In addition, our focus will be global. Beyond Japan, we will continue to invest heavily in the United States, the home of entertainment, and Asia, where entertainment consumption is expected to accelerate in the future.
The following six values guide our investments:
1. Partnership-driven: We will vigorously support founders
2. Integrity: We will earnestly engage with founders
3. Forward-looking: We will act with a vision for new entertainment
4. Impactful: We will greatly impact the world together with founders
5. Risk-taking: We will actively take risks towards an uncertain future
6. Curiosity: We will be constantly curious about changes in the world and new industries
We support startups that share these values, and hope that together we will move our world forward. Let us work together to create new entertainment that colors the lives of people around the world.
Akatsuki Inc.- Co-Founder and CEO
Akatsuki Inc.- CFO
Akatsuki Inc. (https://en.aktsk.jp/) headquartered in Tokyo with offices in Taiwan and Los Angeles, is the highly regarded entertainment company based in Japan. Incorporated in 2010, Akatsuki has achieved remarkable growth and went public in 2016 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. With a mission of driving innovation within the entertainment industry, Akatsuki is responsible for successful games played all over the world. Akatsuki’s core business focuses on the production of games for mobile phones and tablets. Akatsuki has expanded its service offerings to include the live experience business by providing an easy search and reservation platform for experience based entertainment such as outdoor tours or special events in Japan. The company is best known for co-developing and distributing one of 2017’s most successful mobile games "Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle” published by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment.