TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 10 May 2021 - Early-stage venture
capital firms Infinity Ventures in Asia and e.ventures in the US and Europe
will be rebranding together as Headline. For
the last 10 years, the two funds have helped one another on a deal-by-deal
basis, including building digital coupon company, Groupon Japan from the ground
up, establishing fashion e-commerce site Farfetch in Japan, and investing in
Yeahka, China's largest QR code aggregator which went IPO in Hong Kong in
between Infinity Ventures and e.ventures has been mutually beneficial. Each generation of fund has had some winners from this
association. The greatest lesson we have learned from our decade-long
relationship is that with the aid of global, cross-regional knowledge, we have
been able to catch the wave on new internet trends rising in one part of the
world, and riding it out to another.
"What we'll gain from further collaboration is
we will have access to more global data and trends. With our shared network of
information, we'll have more rapid and
more efficient insight into internet tech trends happening around the globe and
that is what's going to make us better VCs," Headline
co-founder Akio Tanaka says, "The world is becoming more connected, ideas
from one part of the world to another travel much, much faster today. There is
no such thing as purely regional deals anymore. Every regional deal in the
future will have an international angle. For VCs to find winners early, and
opportunities that scale, you need international intelligence. That's what we
have had so far working with e.ventures, and that's what we're betting on further
"I am so excited about this new chapter
in our relationship. Our technology, our team, and our global vision combine to
fuel our founders with resources at every stage of their companies' lifecycles,"
says co-founder of Headline Mathias Schilling.
Moving forward, Infinity Venture's existing offices in Beijing, Taipei, and Tokyo will be
known as Headline Asia. Headline will also have offices in San Francisco,
Berlin, Paris, and São Paulo.