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Asahi Kasei

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Shitagau Noguchi


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Total investments 27
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 23
Rounds per year 0.29
Lead investments 5
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees 1

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Therapeutics
  • Pharmaceutical

Asahi Kasei appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1931. The venture was found in Asia in Japan. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the Tokyo.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 3 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 - United States. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Health Care, Clinical Trials. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Atox Bio, Artisan Pharma, Arcterus.

The high activity for fund was in 2019. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 25 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Opposing the other organizations, this Asahi Kasei works on 20 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5 partakers. Despite the Asahi Kasei, startups are often financed by New Leaf Venture Partners, Tribeca Venture Partners, Pritzker Group Venture Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Z-kai, Yuval Tal, Tribeca Venture Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by General Motors Ventures, Z-kai, Vincent Deltrieu.

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Notable deals

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Multus Media

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$10M16 Jan 2023 London, England, United Kingdom

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$42M03 Dec 2022 California, United States


Environmental Consulting
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Supply Chain Management
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$2M06 Jul 2022 Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

OriCiro Genomics

Innovation Management
Life Science
05 Jun 2022 Chiyoda, Japan


Real Estate
Real Estate Investment
$2M01 Jan 2022 Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel


Artificial Intelligence
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$32M19 Oct 2021 New York, New York, United States

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Smart Building
$30M03 Aug 2021 California, United States


$35M23 Jun 2021 San Francisco, California, United States


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