Japan’s Yoii secures $5.5M Series A led by Emellience Partners


Yoii Inc., a Tokyo-based FinTech company, has recently concluded its Series A funding round, securing approximately $5.5m.  

The firm, which is spearheaded by CEO Masaharu Uno, secured the capital injection in a round led by Emellience Partners. 

It also featured vital support from key contributors like Itochu Technology Ventures and FFG Venture Business Partners, along with five other existing investors.  

With this round, Yoii has amassed a total funding of $9.5m, propelling its ambitions to revolutionise fundraising methods in Japan’s startup ecosystem. 

The infusion of capital from this Series A round is strategically earmarked to fortify Yoii’s presence in Japan while eyeing expansion into the broader Asian market. The company intends to bolster its international footprint through comprehensive market research, the development of proprietary risk models, and a focused approach to recruitment initiatives. 

The core ethos of Yoii revolves around introducing novel fundraising techniques in Japan that diverge from the conventional debt or equity structures. By championing the Revenue-Based Financing (RBF) platform known as “Yoii Fuel,” the company aims to foster the growth of burgeoning startups, aligning with the Japanese government’s “New Capitalism” initiative. 

Yoii Fuel stands out as the company’s pioneering platform, enabling companies to procure essential growth capital from future revenues. The platform’s online interface streamlines the entire application process, circumventing challenges like share dilution, personal guarantees, or collateral requirements. Its standout features include a swift and efficient assessment, simplified procedures demanding minimal financial data, and seamless integration with external services for automatic financial data submission. 

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