MUFG Innovation Partners invested in Gaudiy Inc.
August 31st, 2022. MUFG Innovation Partners Co., Ltd. (MUIP), a corporate venture capital fund and a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG), has recently invested in Gaudiy Inc. (Gaudiy). Gaudiy is the developer of “Gaudiy Fanlink”, a platform aimed at fans of entertainment media like anime, manga, games, music, and sports in the Web 3.0 era. Since its founding in 2018, Gaudiy has worked with several major entertainment companies, such as the likes of Sony Music Entertainment, Shueisha, and Bandai Namco Entertainment, Inc., to cater to their fans through services such as NFT and Decentralized ID (DID) issuance using blockchain technology, as well as community management. Gaudiy and MUFG Group aims to uncover the cross-sector value of entertainment content and financial services in the Web 3.0 domain.
【About MUFG and MUIP】
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) is one of the world’s leading financial groups. Headquartered in Tokyo and with over 360 years of history, MUFG has a global network with approximately 2,400 locations in more than 50 countries. The Group has about 170,000 employees and offers services including commercial banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset management, and leasing. The Group aims to “be the world’s most trusted financial group” through close collaboration among our operating companies and flexibly respond to all of the financial needs of our customers, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world. MUFG’s shares trade on the Tokyo, Nagoya, and New York stock exchanges. For more information, visit https://www.mufg.jp/english.
MUFG Innovation Partners, Inc. (MUIP) is a 40-billion-yen corporate venture capital firm established by MUFG to invest in fintech-related startups worldwide.
For more information, visit https://www.ip.mufg.jp/.
Gaudiy is the developer of “Gaudiy Fanlink”, a platform meant for fans of entertainment media like anime, manga, games, music and sports in the Web 3.0 era. Founded in 2018 with a mission of “progressing into a new era with fans”, Gaudiy has developed a community service that utilizes advanced technology, centered on blockchain. It has provided its services to major entertainment companies such as Sony Music Entertainment, Shueisha, and Bandai Namco Entertainment, Inc.
For more information, visit https://hp.gaudiy.com/.