D4V – Design for Ventures Founded 2016
Founders Tom Kelley
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Total investments 23
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$30M
Portfolio companies 23
Rounds per year 4.60
Lead investments 3
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.28
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Financial Services
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Summary

D4V - Design for Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2016. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Minato. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in Japan.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight FiNANCiE, Crevo, Sprocket Inc.. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Japan. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are EdTech, Software.

The important activity for fund was in 2017. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 16 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year.

The current fund was established by Tom Kelley. The overall number of key employees were 6.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the D4V - Design for Ventures, startups are often financed by SMBC Venture Capital, NEC Capital Solutions, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SMBC Venture Capital, Eric Di Benedetto, IDEO. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Eric Di Benedetto, Y Combinator, SMBC Venture Capital.

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Latest deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Cinnamon AI
Artificial Intelligence
Data Center Automation
Machine Learning
Productivity Tools
Series C
13M23 Apr 2020 Japan, Chiyoda
Crevo
Crowdsourcing
E-Commerce
Language Learning
Venture - Series Unknown
2M17 Sep 2017 Japan, Chiyoda
Cryptact
Blockchain
Venture - Series Unknown
50M26 Sep 2018
FiNANCiE
Social Network
Seed
36M30 Apr 2020 Japan, Chiyoda
FiNANCiE
Social Network
Seed
45M26 Mar 2019 Japan, Chiyoda
umitron
Analytics
Aquaculture
Internet of Things
Seed
8M21 Jun 2018 United States, San Jose
Emerada
Financial Services
FinTech
Lending
Seed
122K31 Oct 2017 Japan, Chiyoda
STUDIO
Internet
Software
Web Design
Seed
500K04 Oct 2017 Japan, Chiyoda
Evolany
Mechanical Design
Mobile Devices
Network Hardware
Venture - Series Unknown
10M19 Nov 2018 Japan, Yokohama
Scalar
Software
Seed
45M24 Aug 2018
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