JAFCO Japan

JAFCO Japan

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Headquarters Location

Japan, Tokyo

About

JAFCO Japan is a well known and established VC, which was founded in 1973. This investor is located in Asia, Japan. The primary office of this VC is located in Tokyo.

RedSeal, Aperto Networks, PepperTap are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund coincides - Japan. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 7 other locations. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Mobile, Information Technology. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 16 more areas of investment. Also, a start-up has to be aged 4-5 years to expect investment from this fund. The fund has a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. If the applying start-up has 5+ founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded.

The fund was established by Tsuyoshi Ito.

The most exits for the fund occurred in 2017. In real terms, this VC performs 2 percentage points more exits than other funds. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund's activity peaked in 2015. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. JAFCO Japan participates, on average, in 5 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. The fund typically enters into 2-6 deals annually.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 other investors. Along with JAFCO Japan, start-ups are often financed by Sequoia Capital, SMBC Venture Capital, Incubate Fund as well as 56 other investors. The most common co-investors for the fund are SMBC Venture Capital, GMO VenturePartners, YJ Capital and also 64 different VCs. The investors in the following rounds are usually SBI Investment, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Pegasus Tech Ventures, and 63 VCs in total.

Year Founded

1973

Fund Activity

Operative

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]

97.9% of cases

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

1-3

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

12.2% of cases

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

x9.5

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

2.9 years

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

0.4 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous
Rounds

Sequoia Capital, SMBC Venture Capital, Incubate Fund

Funds Investing in Following
Rounds

SBI Investment, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Pegasus Tech Ventures

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