GMO Payment Gateway, Inc.(GMO PG) and GMO VenturePartners(GMO VP) are equity/debt/strategic investment arms of GMO Internet Group, one of the largest Internet conglomerates in Japan actively investing in Fintech startups and helping them expand globally.
We have managed a total of 7 funds and invested in more than 165 startups across the world (20+ IPOs).
We are the largest payment service provider in Japan with the most innovative fintech solutions in Asia.
Startups represent the mindset and innovative force to change status quo for the better.
Established leaders such as GMO PG are well-positioned to lead ecosystem transformation.
Together, we can change the world.
Director of board, Executive Vice President, Head of investment at GMO Payment Gateway / Founding Partner at GMO VenturePartners
Ryu Muramatsu is a co-founder and Executive Vice President of GMO Payment Gateway Inc and a Founding Partner and Director of GMO VenturePartners. GMO Payment Gateway is the largest online payment service provider in Japan, public since 2005. Currently, he resides in Singapore to focus on Asian market. Prior to founding his first payment startup, Ryu worked for JAFCO, the largest VC in Japan and JAFCO Ventures in Silicon Valley. He was in charge of Business Development and Japanese connection of its US based portfolio companies. As an investor and entrepreneur, it's 100 portfolio companies include 22 IPOs and 12 billion dollar companies at maximum. (GMO Internet Group, Inc., GMO Payment Gateway Inc., Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd.,LIFULL Co., Ltd.,Mercari,Inc.,VECTOR INC.,MoneyForward,Inc.,Uzabase, Inc., RAKSUL INC.,Sansan,Inc., GMO Financial Holdings, Inc.,Razorpay,Inc.) Ryu earned his B.A. degree from Waseda University.
Head of global equity investment at GMO VenturePartners
Yuta joined GMO VenturePartners in 2018 with a focus on global fintech opportunities in SEA, India, and the US, where he leads the equity investments and supports current and future portfolio companies. He leverages deep insights into fintech and extensive knowledge of the legal and regulatory environments. Prior to the current position, he worked at Hardware Club, a French venture capital where he handled its Japan operation and supported its first fundraising. He started his career in the Real Estate Investment and Hotel Management department at Japan Post Holdings. Yuta holds MBA from HEC Paris and BA from The University of Tokyo.
Head of deal structuring/risk management of all debt investments at GMO Payment Gateway
Manabu is in charge of deal structuring/risk management of debt investment in Fintech area at GMO Payment Gateway, Inc. He has 24 years of experience in arrangements of securitization, project finance transactions at global financial institutions such as Barclays, UBS and Lehman Brothers. At Rating and Investment Information, Inc., he was in charge of rating structured finance including securitization, and at Shinsei Bank, he was involved in the bond underwriting as well as renewable energy project finance. He holds a B.A. in Portuguese from Sophia University, Faculty of Foreign Languages.
Head of debt investment in Asian region at GMO Payment Gateway
Kohei is in charge of debt investment and equity investment in Fintech area at GMO Payment Gateway, Inc. Currently based in Thailand and covering ASEAN and Indian market. Leading the team in Bangkok, Tokyo, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Mumbai. He has strong background of product manager in the Internet business and deep knowledge in finance and startup economy. Passionate about building a business in emerging market and working in innovative environment.
After graduated from the University of Tokyo, he joined financial advisory firm in Japan. Then he joined Recruit Co., Ltd. and had been Product manager of online job portal in Japan. Then he moved to Indonesia and led an OTA startup as COO to be one of the biggest local OTA.