In 2016 was created 500 Startups Japan, which is appeared as VC. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the San Francisco. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States.
The fund was created by James Riney, Yohei Sawayama.
The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. The high activity for fund was in 2017. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 14 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies.
The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the 500 Startups Japan, startups are often financed by Kotaro Chiba, Incubate Fund, BEENEXT. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are 500 Startups, Kotaro Chiba, Draper Nexus Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SMBC Venture Capital, Incubate Fund, Draper Nexus Ventures.
Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight SmartHR, GITAI, Zehitomo. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Internet, Software. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Japan. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.
|8M||01 May 2017||Japan, Chiyoda|
|4M||30 Aug 2016||Japan, Chiyoda|
|22M||26 Jul 2017||Japan, Chiyoda|
|8M||14 May 2018||Japan, Chiyoda|
|61M||12 Jun 2018||Japan, Chiyoda|
|4M||24 Oct 2016||United States, Palo Alto|
|21M||15 Jan 2019||Japan, Chiyoda|
|12 Jun 2021||Japan, Minato|
|1M||20 Dec 2017||Japan, Chiyoda|
|7M||13 Sep 2017||Japan, Chiyoda|
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