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Dentsu Ventures

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital


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Total investments 30
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 25
Rounds per year 4.29
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 9
Key employees 7
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Virtual Reality
  • Health Care
  • Gaming
  • Machine Learning

Dentsu Ventures is the famous VC, which was founded in 2015. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Tokyo. The company was established in Asia in Japan. Dentsu Ventures appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation.

The important activity for fund was in 2018. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. When the investment is from Dentsu Ventures the average startup value is 50-100 millions dollars. This Dentsu Ventures works on 4 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 5 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Dentsu Ventures, startups are often financed by Techstars Ventures, Rakuten, Lightspeed Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Techstars Ventures, Goldman Sachs, SMBC Venture Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Trifecta Capital Advisors, CRV, BRC Innovation.

We also calculated 7 valuable employees in our database.

For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has 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. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Victorious, Survios, Cue. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Software, Virtual Reality. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Mysten Labs

$300M08 Sep 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Information Technology
Machine Learning
$21M18 Aug 2022 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Information Technology
Virtual Reality
Web Design
Web Development
$6M09 Aug 2022 Chiyoda, Japan


Subscription Service
$2M23 Mar 2020 Japan, Chiyoda

Clear Labs

Health Diagnostics
$21M30 Oct 2018 California, United States

Pixel Labs

Information Services
Information Technology
Location Based Services
$10M10 Sep 2018 San Francisco, California, United States


$11M30 Jul 2018 Gurugram, Haryana, India


Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Life Science
Medical Device
$45M10 Jul 2018 San Diego, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Augmented Reality
Computer Vision
Machine Learning
Virtual Reality
$10M27 Mar 2018 Palo Alto, California, United States


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