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Digital Garage

Founders Edasawa Hideo Hayashi Kaoru Joi Ito Joichi Ito Kaoru Hayashi Minoru Ono Omura Emi


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Total investments 101
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 79
Rounds per year 3.61
Lead investments 10
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 25
Key employees 2

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Internet
  • E-Commerce
  • Social Media
  • Information Technology

In 1995 was created Digital Garage, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in Japan. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Tokyo.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Twitter, ContextLogic (dba. Wish), Intercom. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Social Media, Machine Learning. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 participants. Despite the Digital Garage, startups are often financed by Y Combinator, Beenos Partners, SV Angel. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SV Angel, Beenos Partners, BEENEXT. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Verizon Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Formation 8.

The current fund was established by Joi Ito, Kaoru Hayashi. The overall number of key employees were 2.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is generally included in 7-12 deals every year. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 8 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. This Digital Garage works on 8 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. When the investment is from Digital Garage the average startup value is 100-500 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2014.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Artificial Intelligence
Asset Management
08 Oct 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

MX Technologies

Financial Services
$300M13 Jan 2021 Lehi, Utah, United States


Retail Technology
$90M05 Oct 2020 San Francisco, California, United States


Online Games
Video Streaming
$100M21 Sep 2020 Chiyoda, Japan


Product Management
$375K01 Jan 2020 Brooklyn, New York, United States


Consumer Electronics
Consumer Goods
$61M19 Nov 2019 Vietnam, Saint James, Jamaica

MX Technologies

Financial Services
$100M25 Jun 2019 Lehi, Utah, United States


Internet of Things
$15M12 Jun 2019 San Francisco, California, United States


Retail Technology
$25M04 Apr 2019 San Francisco, California, United States


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