Who We Are
We are venture capitalists investing in companies that use innovative technology to reinvent the business of fashion and retail.
Our team and network of advisors have deep domain expertise in our industries of focus. We channel this knowledge into each of our investments, working alongside our founders, particularly early on in their company’s lifecycle.
We support visionary and disciplined entrepreneurs who are transforming the industries of fashion and retail via the creation of high growth and resilient businesses.
What We Offer
We are much more than just a path to capital. Our entrepreneurs gain access to knowledge accumulated from leading global fashion players and our extensive Asia network, which is especially deep in Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. We sit at the heart of ASEAN and its fast-growing populations of young, middle-income, digitally native consumers.
Our investment focus is broadly defined, enabling us to invest in pioneering companies across the fashion value chain including new retail models, brand concepts, SaaS businesses and materials innovation.
We focus on companies with proven product-market fit and that are ready to scale. We occasionally participate in later stage rounds if we determine that there is a strong synergy between the company and our portfolio.
We believe that ambitious founders can come from anywhere. To date we have focused on investments in South East Asia, Europe, Israel, and the United States.
We are also committed to integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors in our investment process.
Lyra Ventures is supported by ZOZO Co., Ltd, which is Japan’s largest and most innovative fashion e-commerce operator, and TSI Holdings, one of Japan’s largest fashion conglomerates. We also draw on the insights, experience and connections of a diverse and experienced team of advisors. See HERE for more on our team and advisors.