Founded 1984
Founders Kazuo Inamori


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Total investments 67
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 56
Rounds per year 1.81
Lead investments 17
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 14
Key employees 3

Areas of investment

  • Internet
  • Mobile
  • Software
  • Apps
  • Information Technology

KDDI appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1984. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in Japan. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Tokyo.

Besides them, we counted 3 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The important activity for fund was in 2014. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2017. Comparing to the other companies, this KDDI performs on 1 percentage points more the average number of lead investments. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 1 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are News, Apps. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight GREE, August Home, Jibo. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the KDDI, startups are often financed by SMBC Venture Capital, JAFCO Japan, Ventech China. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are JAFCO Japan, Global Brain Corporation, KDDI Open Innovation Fund. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Credit Saison, SBI Investment, Pegasus Tech Ventures.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$20M16 Jun 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


$45M01 Jun 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


Virtual Reality
Web Apps
$60M23 Mar 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


Business Development
Financial Services
19 Mar 2021 -


Big Data
07 Jan 2021 Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan


Meeting Software
$4M31 Dec 2020 New York, New York, United States


Augmented Reality
Console Games
Video Games
Virtual Reality
$8M06 Oct 2020 Chiyoda

Secret Double Octopus

Cyber Security
Identity Management
Internet of Things
$15M28 Apr 2020 Tel Aviv District

Mobility Technologies

26 Mar 2020 Chiyoda
Privacy-oriented search app Xayn raises $12M from Japanese backers to go into devices

– Berlin-based Xayn, a personalized search engine, raised $12m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by Global Brain and KDDI (a Japanese telecommunications operator), with participation from previous backers, including the Earlybird VC in Berlin.
– Xayn’s total financing now comes to more than $23m.
– The company will now focus on the Asian market, starting with Japan, as well as Europe.


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