May 6, 2024 – Taisu Ventures, a leading Web3 venture capital firm, proudly announces investments in Helicap Labs Pte. Ltd. (Helix) and Helicap Pte. Ltd. (Helicap), underscoring a steadfast commitment to fostering innovation and growth within the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem. In conjunction with these investments, Takashi Hayashida, Managing Partner and Co-founder of Taisu Ventures, has been appointed as an advisor by Helicap, leveraging his extensive expertise to drive success in these transformative projects.Investments in Helix and Helicap

Investments in Helix and Helicap

Taisu Ventures has demonstrated its confidence in the transformative potential of decentralized technologies through strategic investments in both Helix and Helicap. In 2023, the fund invested in Helix, an innovative RWA platform focusing on bringing private credit deals on-chain. This investment underscores Taisu Ventures’ commitment to supporting cutting-edge initiatives reshaping the financial landscape. Following this, in 2024, Taisu Ventures made another investment in Helicap, the parent company of Helix. This investment highlights Taisu Ventures’ belief in Helicap’s mission to democratize access to private equity credit and drive financial inclusion in the region.

Appointment of Takashi Hayashida as Advisor by Helicap

Takashi Hayashida, Managing Partner of Taisu Ventures, brings over 20 years of experience in investment banking and private equity to his new advisory roles within Helix and Helicap. After graduating from Keio University, Mr. Hayashida honed his skills at prestigious institutions including Goldman Sachs and BNP Paribas before founding Elements Capital in 2012.

Mr. Hayashida’s entrepreneurial spirit and deep understanding of emerging technologies have positioned him as a leading figure in the web3 space. His appointment as advisor to Helix and Helicap by Helicap reflects their recognition of his expertise and strategic insights, further solidifying the collaborative efforts between Taisu Ventures and Helicap in driving innovation in decentralized finance.

“We are thrilled to facilitate strategic investments in Helix and Helicap, furthering our mission to support transformative projects in the web3 ecosystem,” said Takashi Hayashida, Managing Partner of Taisu Ventures. “Additionally, we are honored by Helicap’s decision to appoint me as an advisor, and I will do my best to support the growth and success of both Helix and Helicap.”

Quotes from Helix and Helicap

“We are excited about the strategic partnership with Taisu Ventures and the appointment of Takashi Hayashida as an advisor,” said Jitendra Singh Jaitawat, Co-Founder & CEO of HELIX. “His deep industry expertise will provide valuable insights as we continue to pioneer the evolution of decentralized finance.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Takashi Hayashida to the Helicap team,” said David Z Wang, Co-founder of Helicap. “His wealth of experience and strategic insights will be instrumental in guiding our growth as we continue to innovate in the DeFi space.”

About Taisu Ventures

Taisu Ventures is a leading venture capital firm dedicated to investing in the future of decentralized technology. With a strategic focus on early-stage Web3 projects in Infrastructure, DeFi, Gaming, and User Platforms, Taisu Ventures partners with visionary entrepreneurs to build transformative companies that are shaping the future of the digital economy. Led by a team of experienced investment professionals and Web3 experts, Taisu Ventures is committed to driving innovation and creating value in the rapidly evolving web3 landscape.