Rakuten Capital

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital


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Total investments 45
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 30
Rounds per year 1.80
Lead investments 6
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Internet
  • E-Commerce
  • Mobile
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Logistics

In 1997 was created Rakuten Capital, which is appeared as VC. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Setagaya. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in Japan. Rakuten Capital appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Rakuten Capital, startups are often financed by Seaya Ventures, Morado Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Maven Ventures, Madrona Venture Group, Work-Bench. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Rakuten, Golden Gate Ventures, Sequoia Capital India.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Go-Jek, Cabify, Black Fish The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Business Development, Developer Tools. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund.

We also calculated 3 valuable employees in our database.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The top activity for fund was in 2019. The typical startup value when the investment from Rakuten Capital is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 13 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Information Services
Information Technology
$10M31 Mar 2022 Buenaventura, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Rakuten Medical

$166M28 Jul 2021 California, United States


Data Center
Enterprise Applications
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
$38M16 Jun 2021 San Jose, California, United States


Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
$37M29 Apr 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


$5M23 Nov 2020 Madrid, Madrid, Spain


Affiliate Marketing
Price Comparison
$30M12 Mar 2020 Singapore, Central, Singapore

Pop Meals (previously dahmakan)

Artificial Intelligence
Consumer Goods
Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
$18M27 Feb 2020 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Consumer Goods
$12M09 Oct 2019 Santa Monica, California, United States

Flow Solutions

Artificial Intelligence
Data Integration
Machine Learning
Predictive Analytics
$1M23 Sep 2019 Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Robin.io Raises $38M in Series C Funding

– Robin.io, a San Jose, CA-based leader in Kubernetes-based cloud-native 5G, edge and enterprise application management, closed a $38M Series C funding round.
– The round was led by Rakuten Capital and joined by Clear Ventures, Emory University, Raine Next-Gen Communications and current investors.
– This latest major backing for the company comes as bookings growth at Robin.io has surpassed 400% quarter-over-quarter when comparing the first two quarters of the current fiscal year.


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