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1993 "WERU" was established as a research unit at Waseda University
1998 "WERU INVESTMENT Co., Ltd." was established as a venture capital entity
2000 the first IPO supported by WERU INVESTMENT
2004 The first fund jointly invested by METI's (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) subsidiary "SMRJ" (Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, JAPAN) was launched
2006 The second fund jointly invested by SMRJ was launched
2007 "WERU Asset Management Co., Ltd." was established as a fixed income specialist
2011 DIM (Discretionary Investment Manager) licensed
2012 Certified as a Business Promoter of Project for Creating Start-ups from Advanced Research and Technology(START), by MEXT(Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Japan.
2015 Certified by NEDO(New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) as an official VC focusing on Seed-stage Technology-based Startups.