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Total investments 14
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 12
Rounds per year 0.13
Lead investments 2
Follow on index
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Exits 3
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Areas of investment

  • Manufacturing
  • Health Care
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical
  • Artificial Intelligence

In 1917 was created Nikon, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in Japan. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Minato.

The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The average startup value when the investment from Nikon is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2015. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 investment rounds annually. Speaking about the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 5 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2018. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Comparing to the other companies, this Nikon performs on 4 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Recycling, Medical. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Carbon3D, Berkeley Lights, wrnch.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the Nikon, startups are often financed by Silver Lake Kraftwerk, Sequoia Capital, TandemLaunch. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are tella, Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL), Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Sequoia Capital, Walden Riverwood Ventures, Varian.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Hybrid Manufacturing Technologies

Machinery Manufacturing
15 Sep 2022 Mckinney, Texas, United States

Oxford Nanopore Technologies

Health Diagnostics
$267M04 May 2021 Oxford, England, United Kingdom


Health Care
Medical Device
$14M08 Jul 2020 Washington, United States


3D Technology
$15M21 Feb 2020 Chiyoda


Health Care
Medical Device
$10M13 Jan 2020 Washington, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Augmented Reality
Computer Vision
Image Recognition
Machine Learning
$7M24 Jun 2019 Quebec

Velodyne LiDAR

3D Technology
Machinery Manufacturing
$25M22 Dec 2018 San Jose, California, United States

Artificial Intelligence
07 May 2018 Chiyoda, Japan

Berkeley Lights

Health Care
$44M10 Apr 2018 California, United States


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