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Archetype Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Jun Nakajima Shumpei Fukui


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Total investments 73
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 46
Rounds per year 7.30
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 5
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning

Archetype Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2013. The company was established in Asia in Japan. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Tokyo.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Japan. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Artificial Intelligence, Analytics. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Autify, Bespoke, Dennoo

The fund was created by Jun Nakajima, Shumpei Fukui. The overall number of key employees were 3.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Archetype Ventures, startups are often financed by Draper Nexus Ventures, SMBC Venture Capital, Nissay Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SMBC Venture Capital, Nissay Capital, Venture United. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Nissay Capital, Draper Nexus Ventures, Eric Di Benedetto.

The top activity for fund was in 2019. The typical startup value when the investment from Archetype Ventures is 1-5 millions dollars. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 13 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


IT Management
$16M11 Jan 2023 Chiyoda, Japan


Virtual Reality
$3M09 Sep 2022 Chiyoda, Japan


$5M04 Jul 2022 -


Developer Tools
$4M15 Jun 2022 Chiyoda, Japan


Cloud Management
Data Center Automation
Information Technology
IT Infrastructure
Legal Tech
$5M06 Apr 2022 Chiyoda, Japan


Artificial Intelligence
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$10M06 Oct 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


Digital Marketing
Video Advertising
$5M22 Sep 2021 Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan


$10M01 Sep 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


Developer Tools
$1M23 Jun 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


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