Kodansha Founded 1909
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Total investments 10
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$20M
Portfolio companies 10
Rounds per year 0.09
Lead investments 0
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.20
Exits 2
Areas of investment
Enterprise
Gaming
Lifestyle
Software
Telecommunications
Summary

Kodansha appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 1909. The company was established in Asia in Japan. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the Tokyo.

The top activity for fund was in 2014. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2016. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5 partakers. Despite the Kodansha, startups are often financed by Yahoo! Japan, Suneight Investment, Sunbridge Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are YJ Capital, Sompo Holdings, Shiseido. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by MUFG Bank.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are News, Digital Entertainment. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Japan. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Snapeee, Uzabase.

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Notable deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
Content
Media and Entertainment
Sports
Venture - Series Unknown
113M04 Aug 2019 Japan, Chiyoda
Whomor
Consulting
Gaming
Social
Software
Venture - Series Unknown
39M01 May 2018 Japan, Chiyoda
Pulit
Information Technology
Infrastructure
Innovation Management
Internet
Seed
15M21 Jun 2017 Japan, Chiyoda
shiroyagi Japan
Apps
News
Software
26 Jan 2017 Japan, Kawasaki
Tagpic
Marketing
Early Stage Venture
24 Oct 2016 Japan, Chiyoda
SARAH
Food and Beverage
Venture - Series Unknown
15M01 Jul 2016 Japan, Chiyoda
Whomor
Consulting
Gaming
Social
Software
Seed
1M15 Dec 2015 Japan, Chiyoda
Snapeee
Digital Entertainment
Enterprise Software
Fashion
Software
Late Stage Venture
4M28 Jul 2014 Japan, Chiyoda
istyle Inc.
Beauty
Cosmetics
E-Commerce
Internet
Retail
Social Media
Corporate Round
18M30 Apr 2008 Japan, Chiyoda
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