JAFCO Japan Founded 1973
Founders Tsuyoshi Ito
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Total investments 129
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$92M
Portfolio companies 129
Rounds per year 2.69
Lead investments 47
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.24
Exits -
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Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Areas of investment
Financial Services
Semiconductor
Venture Capital
Summary

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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Latest deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
AGY Therapeutics
Biopharma
Biotechnology
Genetics
Medical
Therapeutics
Series C
9M07 Aug 2004 Panama, San Francisco
Hypnion
Biotechnology
Health Diagnostics
Medical
Therapeutics
Series B
47M17 Mar 2003 United States, Lexington
Surgient
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Software
Training
Series B
57M08 Jan 2001 United States, Austin
Singulex
Biotechnology
Health Care
Life Science
Medical
Series E
19M12 Jan 2009
stmn
Content
Recruiting
Task Management
Seed
43M21 Mar 2017 Japan, Nagoya
C Channel
Fashion
Video
Venture - Series Unknown
198M01 Apr 2016
Astroscale
Aerospace
Information Technology
Space Travel
Series C
25M14 Jul 2017 Japan, Sumida
Mirrativ
Apps
Venture - Series Unknown
535M12 Feb 2019 Japan, Chiyoda
DELY
Cooking
Food and Beverage
Video
Venture - Series Unknown
458M27 Mar 2017 Japan, Chiyoda
FOLIO
Financial Services
Stock Exchanges
Series A
275M01 Feb 2017 Japan, Chiyoda
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