Daiwa Corporate Investment

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital


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Total investments 140
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 105
Rounds per year 3.59
Lead investments 12
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 16
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Software
  • Task Management
  • Internet
  • Manufacturing

Daiwa Corporate Investment appeared to be the VC, which was created in 1983. The main department of described VC is located in the Tokyo. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in Japan.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Daiwa Corporate Investment, startups are often financed by 500 Kobe, Samurai Incubate, Sagamore Bioventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SMBC Venture Capital, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SMBC Venture Capital, Energy & Environment Investment, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Japan. The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 11-15 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight ASLAN Pharmaceuticals, Seven Dreamers Laboratories, Oneteam. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Software, Medical.

The overall number of key employees were 2.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The high activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 10 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. This Daiwa Corporate Investment works on 19 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Video Editing
$123M31 Mar 2022 Chiyoda, Japan

Kyoto Fusioneering

Oil and Gas
$11M02 Feb 2022 Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan


Artificial Intelligence
$5M24 Nov 2021 Shibuya, Japan


Cloud Computing
Web Development
Web Hosting
$10M02 Jun 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


Task Management
$11M14 Apr 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


Artificial Intelligence
Space Travel
Virtual Reality
Virtual World
$16M02 Mar 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

Cardio Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$1M01 Mar 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Media and Entertainment
$2M19 Feb 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


Task Management
$3M25 Dec 2020 Japan, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


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