Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Japan-based gumi Inc., a leading global mobile game publisher and developer, on its launch of gumi Cryptos LLC, a dedicated fund investing in cryptocurrency and blockchain technology companies.
The fund offers its portfolio companies a strategic venture capital investment partner with unique access to the Japan cryptocurrency market through its network of investors and management board. gumi Cryptos is led by Hironao Kunimitsu, founder and CEO of gumi Inc., and Miko Matsumura, founder of US-based virtual currency exchange Evercoin. The first projects funded by gumi Cryptos include Basis, Origin Protocol, Robot Cache and Pryze.
The White & Case team in Tokyo which advised on the transaction was led by local partner Nels Hansen and partner Ayako Kawano, with support from associates Fumika Cho and Kei Horiguchi.
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