JAFCO Asia - Unicorn Nest



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Headquarters Location

Singapore, Singapore


JAFCO Asia is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1990. This investor is located in Asia, Singapore. The the headquarters of this VC is in Singapore.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 other investors. Besides JAFCO Asia, start-ups are typically funded by Sequoia Capital, Sigma Partners, OrbiMed and 39 more VCs. The fund often co-invests with SIG China (SIG Asia Investments), Technology Venture Partners, Gobi Partners, overall with 56 funds from our list. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by Globespan Capital Partners, Intel Capital, Qiming Venture Partners, out of 65 investors from our database.

The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 7.

The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments doesn't coincide - United States. However, start-ups from 9 other countries can be found in the fund's portfolio. The fund has no specific requirements for the number of founders in a start-up. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are ChinaCache, InMyShow, Black Fish. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as E-Commerce, Semiconductor. In addition, there are 41 more industries where it has achieved success.

In comparison with other funds, JAFCO Asia makes 0 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has 7 percentage points more exits when compared to other organizations. The most exits for the fund occurred in 2014. At the time of investment by JAFCO Asia, a typical start-up valuation would be 100-500 millions dollars. The fund's activity peaked in 2000. In addition, the fund was active in 2019. The fund usually participates in 2-6 investment rounds per year.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name: jafcoasia.com; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last, first_initial '.' last, first '_' last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

95.1% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

20.7% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

8 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.43 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing in Previous

Sequoia Capital, Sigma Partners, OrbiMed

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