Rakuten Founded 1997
Founders Hiroshi Mikitani
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Total investments 47
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$121M
Portfolio companies 47
Rounds per year 1.96
Lead investments 24
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.24
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E-Commerce
Electronics
Internet
Payments
Travel
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Summary

In 1997 was created Rakuten, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The venture was found in Asia in Japan. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the Tokyo.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are FinTech, Internet. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Lyft, Pinterest, Go-Jek For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Rakuten, startups are often financed by Rakuten Capital, FirstMark, Founders Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Graphene Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures, 500 Startups. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Tencent Holdings, M13, Graphene Ventures.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The important activity for fund was in 2016. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The average startup value when the investment from Rakuten is more than 1 billion dollars. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 31 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Rakuten performs on 21 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

The fund was created by Hiroshi Mikitani. Besides them, we counted 4 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Latest deals
CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation
OneSignal
Advertising Platforms
App Marketing
Apps
Developer Tools
Digital Marketing
Marketing
Marketing Automation
Mobile
SaaS
Seed
2M20 Apr 2015
BlueVine
Finance
Financial Services
FinTech
Small and Medium Businesses
Series C
40M20 Jan 2016 United States, Redwood City
The Grommet
E-Commerce
News
Retail
Series B
17 Sep 2012 United States, Somerville
TORANOTEC
Asset Management
Finance
Financial Services
Corporate Round
12 Apr 2018 Japan, Chiyoda
Rakuten Medical
Biotechnology
Medical
Therapeutics
Series C
134M21 Dec 2018
ViSenze
Artificial Intelligence
E-Commerce
Image Recognition
Machine Learning
Visual Search
Series A
3M18 Feb 2014 United States, San Jose
Carousell
Classifieds
Consumer
Consumer Goods
E-Commerce
Marketplace
Mobile Apps
Seed
800K13 Nov 2013 United States, San Jose
Brangista
Digital Media
E-Commerce
Publishing
Corporate Round
1000M04 Sep 2013 Japan, Chiyoda
ShopChat
Apps
E-Commerce
Internet
Messaging
Seed
1M15 Mar 2017 Panama, San Francisco
C Channel
Fashion
Video
Seed
4M10 Apr 2015
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