Geodesic raises maiden fund of $335 mln

Geodesic Capital said it raised a maiden fund of $335 million, according to a press release. The firm was co-founded by former ambassador to Japan John V. Roos, previously CEO of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and Ashvin Bachireddy, a former growth stage partner at Andreessen Horowitz, the press release said.

Also named partner was Nate Mitchell, formerly of Vulcan Capital and Index Ventures.

Geodesic Capital is a growth stage investor seeking to establish a bridge for startups between Silicon Valley, Japan and Asia. LPs in Geodesic Capital Fund I include Mitsubishi Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc., Nikon Corporation, Development Bank of Japan Inc. and The Toho Bank, Ltd., the press release said.

The firm’s investments include Tanium, Instart Logic and 21 Inc.

The press release can be found here.