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Dentsu Digital Holdings

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Nishimura Tsutomu


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Total investments 31
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 26
Rounds per year 1.41
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 7
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Internet
  • Financial Services
  • FinTech
  • Consulting
  • Information Technology

Dentsu Digital Holdings is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 2000. The company was established in Asia in Japan. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Tokyo.

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 some 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 BizReach, Raksul, Arcterus. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Photo Sharing, Financial Services.

The high activity for fund was in 2015. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2017. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 9 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other companies. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. Comparing to the other companies, this Dentsu Digital Holdings performs on 13 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Dentsu Digital Holdings, startups are often financed by CyberAgent Capital, ITOCHU Technology Ventures, Global Brain Corporation. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are ITOCHU Technology Ventures, SMBC Venture Capital, Link and Motivation. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Global Brain Corporation, Z-kai, Shinsei Corporate Investment Limited.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$4M28 Apr 2017 Chiyoda

hey Japan

$7M06 Feb 2017 Chiyoda, Japan


$3M22 Jan 2017 Japan, Chiyoda

Agile Media Network

Ad Network
Career Planning
Meeting Software
19 Jan 2017 Japan, Chiyoda


Credit Cards
Financial Services
Mobile Payments
$9M14 Dec 2016 Chiyoda, Japan

Life is Tech

Information Technology
$6M12 Sep 2016 Chiyoda, Japan


Human Resources
$37M29 Mar 2016 Chiyoda, Japan

xica Co.,Ltd.

Information Technology
$1M23 Mar 2016 Japan, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


Information Technology
$2M29 Feb 2016 Chiyoda, Japan


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