500 Startups Japan Founded 2016
Founders James Riney Yohei Sawayama
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Total investments 26
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$12M
Portfolio companies 26
Rounds per year 5.20
Lead investments 6
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.28
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Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
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Summary

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.

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Latest deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
DIGGLE
Accounting
Finance
Management Consulting
Seed
8M01 May 2017 Japan, Chiyoda
SmartHR
Cloud Computing
Enterprise Software
Human Resources
SaaS
Software
Series A
4M30 Aug 2016 Japan, Chiyoda
Zehitomo
Internet
Local Business
Marketplace
Professional Services
Training
Seed
22M26 Jul 2017 Japan, Chiyoda
KAKEHASHI
Health Care
Internet
Medical
Series A
8M14 May 2018 Japan, Chiyoda
Zehitomo
Internet
Local Business
Marketplace
Professional Services
Training
Series A
61M12 Jun 2018 Japan, Chiyoda
Homma Inc
Artificial Intelligence
Computer
Electronics
Home Services
Information Technology
Real Estate
Software
Seed
4M24 Oct 2016 United States, Palo Alto
hokan
Insurance
SaaS
Series A
21M15 Jan 2019 Japan, Chiyoda
Circle-in
Internet
Internet of Things
Software
Transportation
Seed
12 Jun 2021 Japan, Minato
GITAI
Artificial Intelligence
Robotics
Space Travel
Virtual Reality
Virtual World
Virtualization
Seed
1M20 Dec 2017 Japan, Chiyoda
Infostellar
Aerospace
Crowdsourcing
Internet
Satellite Communication
Software
Series A
7M13 Sep 2017 Japan, Chiyoda
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