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Keio Innovation Initiative

Investor type Venture Capital


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Total investments 38
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 27
Rounds per year 5.43
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Health Care
  • Medical
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical Device
  • Pharmaceutical

The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in Japan. Keio Innovation Initiative seemed to be an CVC arrangement as part of the organization. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Tokyo.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2017. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Synspective Inc., CureApp. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Japan. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Health Care, Sports. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Keio Innovation Initiative, startups are often financed by Zenyaku Kogyo, UTEC- University of Tokyo Edge Capital, Shizuoka Capital Wealth Management. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SBI Investment, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Mizuho Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by VOYAGE VENTURES, Tohoku University Venture Partners, Sansei Capital Investment.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$6M11 Jul 2022 Tokyo, Kantō, Japan


$910K29 Mar 2022 Chiyoda, Japan

Modulus Discovery

Clinical Trials
$20M01 Mar 2022 Chiyoda, Japan


Health Care
$10M06 Jan 2022 Chiyoda, Japan


Web Development
$3M10 Sep 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

Grace Imaging

Health Care
Medical Device
01 Aug 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


Health Care
$37M11 Jun 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

Metagen Therapeutics

$819K17 Mar 2021 Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan

B dot Medical

Health Care
Management Consulting
Medical Device
$4M29 Jan 2021 Edogawa, Japan


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