TOKYO -- Japan's Aozora Bank is joining with Genesis Alternative Ventures, a Singapore-based venture debt fund, to share know-how in lending to startups and help Japanese clients enter the Southeast Asian market. Genesis, whose founders include alumni of DBS Venture Growth Partners, provides young companies with debt financing through bonds and loans, rather than investing in equity. Aozora Bank and its venture debt fund operator, Aozora Corporate Investment, will tie up with Genesis. The partners will share investment and lending opportunities in Japan and Southeast Asia.
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