Samurai Incubate

Samurai Incubate

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Headquarters Location

Japan, Tokyo


Samurai Incubate is the renowned VC, which was created in 2008. The fund is located in Japan, Asia. The primary office of this VC is located in Tokyo.

The fund was established by Hayato Ikegami, Kentaro Sakakibara. Besides the listed founders, we have found 3 key employees of this fund in our database.

The fund usually participates in 7-12 investment rounds per year. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2016. Deals in the range of 50-100 thousands dollars are most common for this fund. In comparison with other funds, Samurai Incubate makes 26 percentage points less than the average number of lead investments. This fund was the most active in 2011. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. The average start-up valuation at the time of investment from Samurai Incubate is 100 thousands - 1 million dollars.

The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 1 and less. trippiece, Pathee, YAMAP are among the most popular portfolio start-ups of the fund. Among their most successful investment fields, we have identified E-Commerce, Information Technology. Also, because of its portfolio diversification tendency, we can highlight 8 more industries for this fund. The fund has an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. When a start-up has 4 or 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low. The country of its establishment and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - Japan.

The fund typically invests in rounds with 1-2 participants. Along with Samurai Incubate, start-ups are often financed by UpWest Labs, Oryzn Capital, Founders Group. Other VCs who often invest in the same rounds are Yanki Margalit, MassChallenge, DOGAN beta. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually supported by SMBC Venture Capital, JAFCO Japan, Incubate Fund, out of 9 investors from our database.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first '.' last, last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

2.9% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

6.2 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.3 out of 1

Funds Investing in Previous

UpWest Labs, Oryzn Capital, Founders Group

Funds Investing Together

MassChallenge, DOGAN beta

Funds Investing in Following

SMBC Venture Capital, JAFCO Japan, Incubate Fund

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