Development Bank of Japan

Development Bank of Japan

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Headquarters Location

Japan, Tokyo


The main office of this Corporate Investor is situated in Tokyo. The fund is located in Japan, Asia.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 4-5 others. Along with Development Bank of Japan, start-ups are often financed by Globis Capital Partners, Global Brain Corporation, GMO VenturePartners as well as 7 other investors. The fund often co-invests with Global Brain Corporation, World Innovation Lab (WiL), UTEC- University of Tokyo Edge Capital. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Yamaha Motor Co.,, UTEC- University of Tokyo Edge Capital, Mizuho Capital.

Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Mercari, Raksul, ispace technologies. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified Space Travel, Management Consulting. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 9 more industries for this fund. Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - Japan. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 1 other location. The fund has an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio.

The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. In terms of the fund's performance, this Corporate Investor has 13 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. When Development Bank of Japan invests, the average start-up valuation is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. This fund was the most active in 2016. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2018. In comparison with other funds, Development Bank of Japan makes 4 percentage points more than the average number of lead investments. The fund usually participates in less than 2 investment rounds per year.

We also identified another 3 core personnel in our database.

Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

18.5 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.3 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


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