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Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Taizo Son


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Total investments 82
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 58
Rounds per year 9.11
Lead investments 12
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 4
Key employees 8

Areas of investment

  • Information Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • E-Commerce
  • E-Learning
  • Internet of Things

Mistletoe is the famous VC, which was founded in 2013. The venture was found in Asia in Japan. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Tokyo.

This organization was formed by Taizo Son. The overall number of key employees were 16.

The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Japan. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Sea, Enevo, EdCast Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are E-Commerce, FinTech.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Mistletoe, startups are often financed by M&S Partners, Lifeline Ventures, Tesi. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are M&S Partners, Accel, Zeroth.AI. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Trifecta Capital Advisors, Tiger Global Management, SBI Investment.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 9 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. This Mistletoe works on 24 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The high activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Clean Energy
Information Technology
Management Consulting
Renewable Energy
$10M12 Jun 2022 Tanzania


$1M06 Jun 2022 Kaunas, Kaunas County, Lithuania

Insect Feed Technologies

$962K02 Mar 2022 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore


Supply Chain Management
$145M13 Dec 2021 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

The bina School

$1M03 Aug 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Information Technology
$2M19 May 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


Artificial Intelligence
Home Services
Information Technology
Interior Design
Property Development
Real Estate
Smart Home
UX Design
$8M14 May 2021 Hayward, California, United States


3D Printing
3D Technology
$3M01 Apr 2021 Sumida, Japan

Skin Inc

29 Jan 2021 Singapore, Central, Singapore
The Renewal Workshop Closes $6M Funding Round

– The Renewal Workshop from Cascade Locks, Oregon is a technology enabled service provider that powers circular business for brands.
– Company raised $6m in funding.
– Backers included Rubio Ventures, Shift Invest, Quadia, Closed Loop Partners, Gratitude Railroad, Portland Seed Fund, Fashion for Good, DOEN, Mosiaco Management, Mistletoe, and Volta Circle.
– The new investment will be used to continue to expand operations and its business reach.


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