KDDI Open Innovation Fund

KDDI Open Innovation Fund

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Headquarters Location

Japan, Tokyo


The the headquarters of this VC is in Tokyo. The VC's location is in Asia, Japan. KDDI Open Innovation Fund is a CVC is a part of a corporation.

The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2017. In terms of the fund's performance, this VC has the average number of exits. In comparison with other funds, KDDI Open Innovation Fund makes 2 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. In 2019, the fund's activity was at its peak. The most common rounds for this fund are in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The fund typically enters into 2-6 deals annually.

Besides the listed founders, we have found 2 key employees of this fund in our database.

The usual method for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 other investors. Besides KDDI Open Innovation Fund, start-ups are typically funded by Global Brain Corporation, Wellington Partners, Kotaro Chiba and 7 more VCs. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Global Brain Corporation, KDDI, SBI Investment, the total number of co-investors is 2. The investors in the following rounds are usually Global Brain Corporation, Z-kai, Simon Property Group.

Moreover, a start-up needs to be 4-5 years old to get investment from this fund. The fund has an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. When a start-up has 4 founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. Among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund, are Free Now,, Plumzi. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - Japan. Besides this, the fund also invested in 4 other countries. We can highlight the most popular investment areas for this fund, such as Transportation, Mobile. In addition, there are 8 more industries where it has achieved success.

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:; User name format in descending order of probability: first '0' last, first last, first_initial last, first, last

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

100.0% of cases

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

8.7% 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]

0.3 years

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

0.1 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

Global Brain Corporation, Wellington Partners

Funds Investing Together

Global Brain Corporation, KDDI, SBI Investment

Funds Investing in Following

Global Brain Corporation, Z-kai, Simon Property Group

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