Innovation Engine Founded 2001
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Total investments 5
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 5
Rounds per year 0.25
Lead investments 1
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits -
Key employees -
Areas of investment
Life Science
Machine Learning

Innovation Engine appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2001. The main department of described VC is located in the Tokyo. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in Japan.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2018. The average startup value when the investment from Innovation Engine is 10-50 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Japan. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Hacarus, PicoCELA Inc.. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Artificial Intelligence, Manufacturing.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Innovation Engine, startups are often financed by Future Venture Capital, Dai-ichi Kangyo Credit Cooperative, Senshu Ikeda Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Kaga Electronics, SMBC Venture Capital.

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Latest deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Live Smart
Internet of Things
Venture - Series Unknown
42M29 Mar 2019 Japan, Chiyoda
Artificial Intelligence
Series C
91M11 Jun 2019 Japan, Chiyoda
Artificial Intelligence
Venture - Series Unknown
38M07 Aug 2018 Japan, Chiyoda
Financial Exchanges
Financial Services
Fraud Detection
Corporate Round
152M31 Jul 2017 Japan, Chiyoda
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