istyle Inc. Founded 1999
Founders Hamada Kensaku Matsumoto Yasukane Meyumi Yamada Oki Hideaki Sugawara Takashi Tetsuro yoshimatsu
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Total investments 7
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$19M
Portfolio companies 7
Rounds per year 0.32
Lead investments 1
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.12
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Post-Ipo
Areas of investment
Beauty
Cosmetics
E-Commerce
Internet
Retail
Social Media
Summary

istyle Inc. is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1999. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Tokyo. The company was established in Asia in Japan.

The high activity for fund was in 2015. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year.

The current fund was established by Meyumi Yamada, Tetsuro yoshimatsu.

We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Beauty, Restaurants. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Sociolla, C Channel, Toreta. 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 11-15 years to get the investment from the fund.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the istyle Inc., startups are often financed by Dream Incubator, East Ventures, World Innovation Lab (WiL). The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Excite Japan Co., Ltd., TBS Innovation Partners, Salesforce Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by EV Growth, iSGS Investment Works, World Innovation Lab (WiL).

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CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
C Channel
Fashion
Video
Seed
4M10 Apr 2015
GRAND DESIGN
E-Commerce
Media and Entertainment
Virtual Goods
Seed
35M26 Jun 2015 Japan, Chiyoda
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Apps
Fashion
Venture - Series Unknown
27M29 Aug 2017 Japan, Chiyoda
requpo
Beauty
Media and Entertainment
Venture - Series Unknown
35M29 Aug 2018 Japan, Chiyoda
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