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Fast Track Initiative

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Hiromichi Kimura


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Total investments 37
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 22
Rounds per year 2.06
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical
  • Clinical Trials

Fast Track Initiative is the famous VC, which was founded in 2004. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Tokyo. The company was established in Asia in Japan.

This organization was formed by Hiromichi Kimura.

Considering the real fund results, this VC is 0 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The top activity for fund was in 2018.

The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Japan. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Education, Life Science. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight AccuRna, Braizon Therapeutics, Inc., Modulus Discovery.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the Fast Track Initiative, startups are often financed by SMBC Venture Capital, SBI Investment, UTokyo Innovation Platform. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SMBC Venture Capital, UTokyo Innovation Platform, SBI Investment. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SMBC Venture Capital, SBI Investment, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

LUCA Science

Health Care
$35M06 Jun 2022 Chiyoda, Japan

Celsius Therapeutics

Emergency Medicine
Health Care
$83M24 Mar 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Modulus Discovery

Clinical Trials
$20M01 Mar 2022 Chiyoda, Japan

Sonire Therapeutics

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
$4M11 Jun 2021 Japan

Metagen Therapeutics

$819K17 Mar 2021 Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan

RIN Institute

Health Care
$1M19 Jan 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

LUCA Science

Health Care
$9M01 Sep 2020 Japan, Chiyoda

Modulus Discovery

Clinical Trials
$25M13 May 2020 Chiyoda, Japan

Mentalhealth Technologies

Health Care
Personal Health
$2M27 Apr 2020 Japan, Chiyoda


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