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Development Bank of Japan

Investor type Government Office


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Total investments 22
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 20
Rounds per year 0.31
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 4
Key employees 3

Areas of investment

  • Manufacturing
  • Renewable Energy
  • Mobile
  • E-Commerce
  • Medical

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

E Mobility Power

Electric Vehicle
Environmental Consulting
$136M05 Apr 2021 Minato, Chiba, Japan

Japan Platform of Industrial Transformation

Financial Services
$18M12 Mar 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


Management Consulting
$1M08 Mar 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


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

Exergy Power Systems

Renewable Energy
$1M06 Jul 2020 Chiyoda, Japan


Health Care
01 Jun 2020 Chiyoda, Japan


Health Care
$6M29 Nov 2019 Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, Japan


Data Storage
Information Technology
$2B17 Jun 2019 Chiyoda, Japan


Health Care
$10M25 Mar 2019 Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, Japan


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