Investing in early stage tech startups around Asia

 

Rebright Partners is an Asia focus early stage venture capital firm. Backed by prominent Japanese corporate and institutional investors, investing in early stage tech startups around Asia.

Our network between South East Asia, India and Japan can be a springboard for the startups that are keen to expand to these regions and build partnerships with the biggest tech companies there.

Team

Takeshi Ebihara

Founding General Partner

Ebihara has been in the industry 30 years as Venture Capitalist, as well as serial entrepreneur himself.

 

Also founded and managed several internet companies himself includes stock-ex listed public company.

 

He is mentoring at many accelerators, speaking for a lot of startup events to contribute startup ecosystem. He is a board member of many startup companies in SE Asia and Japan.

Brij Bhasin

Partner

Brij leads Rebright Partner’s investments in India. Prior to Rebright, he was part of founding team of GSF Accelerator, one of India’s largest and oldest Accelerator program.

 

He was and advisor and part of early team at Little Eye Labs which was acquired by Facebook 2014.

 

He has built world class technology products for over 12 years as part of several startups in India and US. He is a Computer Science graduate from the University of Minnesota, USA.

Bindu Reddy

India Investment Lead

Bindu is responsible for leading, and managing deal sourcing, due diligence and managing communication with the portfolio companies. Prior to Rebright, she was an AVP and leading a team of 15 analysts at Tracxn, a market intelligence firm in India. She is an alumnus of University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering and SDA Bocconi.

Praveen V S

CFO

Praveen is a Chartered Accountant with over 12 years of work experience across Fund Management, Portfolio Management, Finance, Accounts, Compliance, Diligence & Audit. Prior to Rebright, he has was the CFO at Jetty Ventures, which is a family office investing in early stage companies and also been the Finance Controller at Lightrock (previously Aspada) which was also an early stage investor. He started his career with Deloitte in the audit function. He is a member of ICAI and a graduate of Christ College, Bangalore.

Hideki Shigematsu

Senior Associate

Hideki is responsible for LP relationships, connecting our portfolio to the Japanese corporates.

Prior to joining Rebright, he worked at MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group)Bank .

He graduated from Keio University.

 

 

Hammad Maddekar

Associate

Hammad Maddekar is responsible for deal flow and sector research activities. Prior to Rebright, he worked at Sunicon Ventures as an analyst researching early-stage startups in India across various sectors.

He is an alumnus of Mumbai University and is a student member at Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He worked with NA Shah Associates and Grasim Industries in Audit, Assurance, and Risk Management departments.

Hidemasa Ikeda

Business Development Manager

After completing an MBA at George Fox University (USA), he joined Rakuten, Inc. At Rakuten, he promoted partnerships with overseas technology companies and developed new businesses. Subsequently, he served as the representative director of the Japanese subsidiary of Singapore IT company and joined Rebright in 2024.