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Development Bank of Japan

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Total investments 31
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$307M
Portfolio companies 26
Rounds per year 0.42
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.16
Exits 4
Key employees 3

Areas of investment

  • Renewable Energy
  • Information Technology
  • Energy
  • Manufacturing
  • Financial Services
Summary

The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Tokyo. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in Japan.

For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Japan. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Mercari, Raksul, ispace technologies. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Space Travel, Management Consulting.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Development Bank of Japan, startups are often financed by Globis Capital Partners, Global Brain Corporation, GMO VenturePartners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Global Brain Corporation, World Innovation Lab (WiL), UTEC- University of Tokyo Edge Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Yamaha Motor Co.,, UTEC- University of Tokyo Edge Capital, Mizuho Capital.

Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 13 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The top activity for fund was in 2016. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The common things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. When the investment is from Development Bank of Japan the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. Comparing to the other companies, this Development Bank of Japan performs on 4 percentage points more the average number of lead investments.

We also calculated 3 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Tenchijin

Aerospace
Big Data
$2M31 Jan 2024 Tokyo, Kantō, Japan

Albatross Technology

GreenTech
Renewable Energy
Wind Energy
$3M06 Dec 2023 -

TeraWatt Technology

Battery
Electronics
Energy
Energy Storage
Renewable Energy
05 Jun 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Tsubame BHB

Sales
$36M21 Jul 2022 Chiyoda, Japan

ADDX

Blockchain
Financial Services
FinTech
Trading Platform
$58M24 May 2022 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

CROSS SYNC

Management Consulting
$1M08 Mar 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

ADDX

Blockchain
Financial Services
FinTech
Trading Platform
$48M21 Jan 2021 Singapore, Central, Singapore

Smart Robotics Japan

Drones
Robotics
01 Oct 2018 Chiyoda, Japan

Akan Adventure Tourism

Hospitality
Tour Operator
Tourism
Travel
$3M31 May 2018 Japan, Hokkaido Prefecture

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Total investments 31
Average round size 307M
Rounds per year 0.42
Peak activity year 2019
Lead investments 3
Follow on index 0.16
Exits 4
Group Appearance index 0.84

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Tenchijin

Aerospace
Big Data
$2M31 Jan 2024 Tokyo, Kantō, Japan

Albatross Technology

GreenTech
Renewable Energy
Wind Energy
$3M06 Dec 2023 -

TeraWatt Technology

Battery
Electronics
Energy
Energy Storage
Renewable Energy
05 Jun 2023 San Francisco, California, United States

Tsubame BHB

Sales
$36M21 Jul 2022 Chiyoda, Japan

ADDX

Blockchain
Financial Services
FinTech
Trading Platform
$58M24 May 2022 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

CROSS SYNC

Management Consulting
$1M08 Mar 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

ADDX

Blockchain
Financial Services
FinTech
Trading Platform
$48M21 Jan 2021 Singapore, Central, Singapore

Smart Robotics Japan

Drones
Robotics
01 Oct 2018 Chiyoda, Japan

Akan Adventure Tourism

Hospitality
Tour Operator
Tourism
Travel
$3M31 May 2018 Japan, Hokkaido Prefecture
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