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ITOCHU Technology Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital


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Total investments 141
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 110
Rounds per year 6.41
Lead investments 16
Follow on index
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Exits 42
Key employees 6
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Information Technology
  • Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Internet
  • Mobile

ITOCHU Technology Ventures appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2000. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Tokyo. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in Japan.

For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Retail, SaaS. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Mercari, Box, Rescale Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the ITOCHU Technology Ventures, startups are often financed by CyberAgent Capital, GREE Ventures, DFJ. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, YJ Capital, GREE Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Global Brain Corporation, Eight Roads Ventures, World Innovation Lab (WiL).

We also calculated 6 valuable employees in our database.

The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2015. The average startup value when the investment from ITOCHU Technology Ventures is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2013. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Comparing to the other companies, this ITOCHU Technology Ventures performs on 4 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 5 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

OriCiro Genomics

Innovation Management
Life Science
05 Jun 2022 Chiyoda, Japan


Information Services
Information Technology
$7M26 Apr 2022 Chiyoda, Japan

OriCiro Genomics

Innovation Management
Life Science
$7M20 Jul 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

Career Essence

Human Resources
22 Jun 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


$7M26 May 2021 Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan


Life Science
$26M19 May 2021 Bunkyo, Japan


Delivery Service
Sharing Economy
09 Apr 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


Health Care
$19M12 Mar 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


Financial Services
Real Estate
$5M15 Feb 2021 Chiyoda, Japan
OriCiro Genomics Raises ¥800M in Series B Financing

– OriCiro Genomics is a Tokyo, Japan-based pioneer in cell-free synthesis and amplification of genome-scale large DNA for advanced therapy and synthetic biology.
– Series B ¥800m round led by The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners (UTEC) with participation of ITOCHU Technology Ventures.
– Also received a ¥200m long-term loan from Japan Finance Corporation (JFC), a government-affiliated financial institution, totaling ¥1b in this round of financing.


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