Akatsuki

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Genki Shiota Tetsuro Kouda

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Total investments 54
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$3M
Portfolio companies 47
Rounds per year 4.50
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.09
Exits 5
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Media and Entertainment
  • Content
  • Gaming
  • Sports
  • E-Commerce
Summary

Akatsuki appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 2010. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Tokyo. The venture was found in Asia in Japan.

The current fund was established by Genki Shiota, Tetsuro Kouda.

The important activity for fund was in 2019. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year.

For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - India. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. The fund has specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 1 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight RosieReality, Doubtnut, Mech Mocha. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Home Services, EdTech.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Akatsuki, startups are often financed by Incubate Fund, Blume Ventures, AET Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are AET Fund, Incubate Fund, East Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by NPTK Emerging Asia Fund, Info Edge, Incubate Fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

PlayVerse

Media and Entertainment
$1M04 Apr 2022 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Shopkirana

Advertising
B2B
E-Commerce
Retail
Supply Chain Management
Wholesale
$38M26 Jan 2022 Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Ex Populus

Blockchain
Gaming
Media and Entertainment
$5M14 Dec 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

UniX

Gaming
Internet
Software
$8M22 Nov 2021 Cham, Zug, Switzerland

Whomor

Consulting
Gaming
Social
Software
$1M29 Oct 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

SUPER STUDIO

Business Development
Consulting
Professional Services
Sales
$1M09 Jun 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

Next Innovation

Consulting
Health Care
Internet
Medical
$9M04 Jun 2021 Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

MyAnimeList

Animation
Content
Media and Entertainment
Social Network
Video
$2M31 May 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Clear

$11M26 May 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

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