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Total investments 5
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 5
Rounds per year 0.19
Lead investments 1
Exits 2
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • E-Commerce
  • Mobile
  • Security
  • Video

So-net is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1995.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 participants. Despite the So-net, startups are often financed by Venture United, Sumitomo Corporation, Orix Capital Corporation. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Nippon Venture Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by MUFG Bank, Koyosha, Development Bank of Japan.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2005. The important activity for fund was in 2001. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight DeNA. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Advertising, Messaging.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

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$3M28 Feb 2020 Chiyoda

Yaraku, Inc.

Human Computer Interaction
Language Learning
05 Sep 2016 Chiyoda


19 Jan 2015 Chiyoda, Japan


01 Mar 2006 Japan, Chiyoda


$5M30 Mar 2001 Japan, Chiyoda


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