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Samurai Incubate

Investor type Accelerator
Founders Hayato Ikegami Kentaro Sakakibara


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Total investments 160
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 134
Rounds per year 11.43
Lead investments 28
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 7
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • Software
  • Apps
  • Education

Samurai Incubate appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2008. The main department of described VC is located in the Tokyo. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in Japan.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the Samurai Incubate, startups are often financed by UpWest Labs, Oryzn Capital, Founders Group. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Yanki Margalit, MassChallenge, DOGAN beta. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SMBC Venture Capital, JAFCO Japan, Incubate Fund.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Japan. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 1 and less years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are E-Commerce, Information Technology. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight trippiece, Pathee, YAMAP. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little.

The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. Comparing to the other companies, this Samurai Incubate performs on 26 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2016. The average startup value when the investment from Samurai Incubate is 100 thousands - 1 million dollars. The top activity for fund was in 2011. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. Deals in the range of 50-100 thousands dollars are the general things for fund.

The current fund was established by Hayato Ikegami, Kentaro Sakakibara. Besides them, we counted 3 critical employees of this fund in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

OnePort 365

Freight Service
Supply Chain Management
$5M28 Apr 2022 Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

The Food Lab

Food and Beverage
$4M20 Apr 2022 Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt

The Food Lab

Food and Beverage
$4M19 Apr 2022 Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt


Personal Development
Subscription Service
$3M31 Mar 2022 Chiyoda, Japan


Service Industry
$300K01 Jan 2022 Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt


Information Technology
28 Dec 2021 Be'er Sheva, HaDarom, Israel

ventus Japan

Media and Entertainment
$2M20 Dec 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


Information Technology
$4M09 Dec 2021 Berlin, Berlin, Germany


Mobile Payments
$850K30 Nov 2021 Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt


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