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Investor type Incubator
Founders Tsuyoshi Ito


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Total investments 303
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 216
Rounds per year 6.18
Lead investments 60
Follow on index
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Exits 70
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Information Technology
  • Software
  • Internet
  • E-Commerce
  • Health Care

JAFCO Japan is the famous VC, which was founded in 1973. The company was established in Asia in Japan. The main department of described VC is located in the Tokyo.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2017. This JAFCO Japan works on 5 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 2 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year.

The fund has exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. 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 RedSeal, Aperto Networks, PepperTap. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Mobile, Information Technology.

The current fund was established by Tsuyoshi Ito.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the JAFCO Japan, startups are often financed by Sequoia Capital, SMBC Venture Capital, Incubate Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SMBC Venture Capital, GMO VenturePartners, YJ Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SBI Investment, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Pegasus Tech Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

TeraWatt Technology

Energy Storage
Renewable Energy
09 Jun 2022 San Francisco, California, United States


Information Technology
$9M25 May 2022 Kyotango, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

Video Games
$27M27 Apr 2022 Chiyoda, Japan


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


Credit Cards
Financial Services
Mobile Payments
$44M17 Mar 2022 Chiyoda, Japan


Information Services
Information Technology
Video Conferencing
Virtual Reality
Virtual World
$16M02 Nov 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


$18M15 Sep 2021 Shinagawa, Japan


Augmented Reality
Console Games
Video Games
Virtual Reality
$11M10 Aug 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


Food and Beverage
$4M01 Jun 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


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