We invest in early-stage startups disrupting the entertainment industry
GFR Fund is a San Francisco-based venture capital fund that invests in early-stage startups that are disrupting the consumer entertainment industry. GFR Fund is managed by GREE VR Capital, an affiliate of GREE Inc., a global leader in the mobile gaming industry.
With over a decade of experience driving innovators in multi-platform entertainment, we see emerging technologies such as VR, AR, AI, Video Streaming and Blockchain as powerful tools that will propel the entertainment industry into a new generation of consumable content. We are looking for talented entrepreneurs who share our passion and values to help realize their vision and expand their businesses globally.
CEO and Managing Director
As an active investor for the past decade, Teppei Tsutsui is the CEO and Managing Director of GFR Fund. Having led several key investments and acquisitions in Tokyo, including GREE's acquisitions of OpenFeint and Funzio, Teppei is currently leading GFR Fund in San Francisco. Prior to working for GREE, Teppei was key to advising M&A strategy at Morgan Stanley, where his strength in the Asian market and as an investor grew. He also worked in Japan in business development at Mitsubishi Corporation.
Teppei earned a bachelor’s degree in Law from Hitotsubashi University and MBA from the University of Chicago.
Masaki Fujimoto is the Managing Director at GFR Fund. He joined GREE in June 2005, and serves as the Company's chief technology officer. Prior to joining GREE, he worked at Astra the Studio, Inc. and Tunebiz Co., Ltd. Earlier in his career, Masaki was a member of the consulting staff of a PHP open source project. He graduated in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in literature from Sophia University.
With a background in data analytics, Yasushi Komori is a principal at GFR Fund. Yasushi joined GREE in 2010, where he honed his skills in data analytics and the Asia market. Before working for the GFR Fund, he worked at C.A. Mobile as a server engineer developing EC site from scratch. Yasushi also worked as game producer of Japanese and US social games. He helped produced such games as Haconiwa, Crime City, and Modern War. He led one of the games to $70M sales per year.
Yasushi earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Waseda University in 2007.