Spiral Ventures

A venture capital firm active in SEA and Japanese markets

About Spiral Ventures

We invest in start-ups that solve social problems and create the future in the rapidly growing Southeast Asian and Indian markets. We connect the Japanese companies to the Asian markets and help their business creation in the region.

People & Team

Ryu Hirota


• Investing (including deal sourcing, negotiation for investment conditions, and concluding legal agreements) in the early stage startups in Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand • Helping the portfolio companies accelerate their growth by planning growth strategy, finance strategy, supporting fund raising, and business development • Helping corporates carry out open innovation with startups • Judging pitches and speaking at the startup events • Fund raising for the funds (Middle and Back Office) • Registered as the Registered Fund Management Company (“RFMC”) to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”) • Compliance filing as the RFMC under the MAS financial regulatory regime • Liaising with the fund administrator • Dealing with the annual audit of the company and the funds

Articles, Links, and Press

Philippines's startup AQWIRE raises $2.1m in Series A round led by Spiral Ventures

The company has been profitable with over $1.7 million in revenue.


Malaysia's PolicyStreet raises $1.8 million, despite pandemic setbacks.

It is also Malaysia's largest equity crowdfunding round to date.


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