Rakuten Ventures launches new $85m fund for Japanese tech startups Visual of Rakuten website. November 2015. Shiwen Yap January 28, 2016 PremiumRakuten Ventures, the venture capital (VC) and investment arm of Japan-based Rakuten Inc, has launched the JPY 10 billion ($84.2 million) fund focussed on on technology startups. Continue reading this story with a subscription to DealStreetAsia. Subscribe Already a subscriber? Log in Should your colleagues be reading this article too? Contact us for corporate subscriptions at email@example.com.