Based in Palo Alto, California, DOCOMO Capital, Inc. is a
wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT DOCOMO, Inc. (NYSE:DCM),
the leading mobile communication company based in Japan.
The Japanese mobile phone market is quite outstanding in
its rigorous demands for new features while at the same time,
highly intensive market competition continues to increase.
For more than ten years NTT DOCOMO has been perceived as
the leading mobile network operator in the competitive market
by continuously offering new, disruptive technologies and
services such as i-mode, i-Appli, FOMA(3G),
and "Osaifu-Keitai", mobile phones with wallet functions.
Working closely with NTT DOCOMO's business and R&D divisions,
DOCOMO Capital is in charge of NTT DOCOMO's venture investments in
mobile communications related
start-up companies mainly in the United States.
DOCOMO Capital is committed to investing in and strategically
backing applicable start-up companies that have evolving and
advancing cutting-edge new technologies to promote growth and
ultimately introducing them into NTT DOCOMO's future services
We believe the unique experience, significant market share,
and expertise in the Japanese mobile market will add extremely
high value to our future portfolio of start-up companies.
The company has officially started its operation as of July 1, 2005,
and has a committed capital of USD 100 million for 10 years.