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Canal Ventures

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Total investments 29
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$13M
Portfolio companies 23
Rounds per year 1.81
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.21
Exits 1
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Apps
  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • Internet of Things
  • Tourism
Summary

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Apps, Internet. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight One Visa, Sprocket Inc., TYFFON. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Canal Ventures, startups are often financed by Star Power Partners LLC, Incubate Fund, Sony Innovation Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Zappallas, Inc., Yamaguchi Capital, X Tech Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Tokyo Broadcasting System, Sega Sammy Group, OLM Ventures Inc..

We also calculated 2 valuable employees in our database.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

MUSE

Intelligent Systems
Robotics
$5M11 Jun 2024 Tokyo, Kantō, Japan

TieUps

Advertising
Digital Marketing
Information Technology
SNS
$3M25 Oct 2023 Akasaka, Kantō, Japan

alphaics Corporation

Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Computing
Computer
Semiconductor
$8M20 Jan 2021 Milpitas, California, United States

WED

Apps
Finance
Financial Services
Information Technology
Mobile Payments
Payments
01 Jan 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

CLUE, Inc.

Aerospace
Drones
Enterprise Software
Real Estate
Robotics
Software
$18M21 Dec 2020 Chiyoda, Japan

SQUEEZE

Cooking
Hospitality
Information Technology
Internet of Things
Software
$8M01 Apr 2020 Japan, Kita

PIAZZA

Food Processing
$1M05 Dec 2019 Chiyoda, Japan

PLANTIO

Agriculture
Artificial Intelligence
Internet of Things
$1M27 Jun 2019 Japan, Chiyoda

Sprocket, Inc.

Customer Service
Digital Marketing
Service Industry
$2M04 Jun 2019 Setagaya, Japan

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Total investments 29
Average round size 13M
Rounds per year 1.81
Peak activity year 2019
Lead investments 1
Follow on index 0.21
Exits 1
Group Appearance index 0.97

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

MUSE

Intelligent Systems
Robotics
$5M11 Jun 2024 Tokyo, Kantō, Japan

TieUps

Advertising
Digital Marketing
Information Technology
SNS
$3M25 Oct 2023 Akasaka, Kantō, Japan

alphaics Corporation

Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Computing
Computer
Semiconductor
$8M20 Jan 2021 Milpitas, California, United States

WED

Apps
Finance
Financial Services
Information Technology
Mobile Payments
Payments
01 Jan 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

CLUE, Inc.

Aerospace
Drones
Enterprise Software
Real Estate
Robotics
Software
$18M21 Dec 2020 Chiyoda, Japan

SQUEEZE

Cooking
Hospitality
Information Technology
Internet of Things
Software
$8M01 Apr 2020 Japan, Kita

PIAZZA

Food Processing
$1M05 Dec 2019 Chiyoda, Japan

PLANTIO

Agriculture
Artificial Intelligence
Internet of Things
$1M27 Jun 2019 Japan, Chiyoda

Sprocket, Inc.

Customer Service
Digital Marketing
Service Industry
$2M04 Jun 2019 Setagaya, Japan
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