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Sumitomo Corporation

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Shun'ya Tu014dji


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Total investments 113
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 94
Rounds per year 1.10
Lead investments 19
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 16
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Information Technology
  • Software
  • Internet
  • Mobile

In 1919 was created Sumitomo Corporation, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in Japan. The leading representative office of defined Corporate Investor is situated in the Tokyo.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is no match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Spring Tide, Carrier IQ, Terramera. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Mobile, Software. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2015. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 9 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The high activity for fund was in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Opposing the other organizations, this Sumitomo Corporation works on 5 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. When the investment is from Sumitomo Corporation the average startup value is 500 millions - 1 billion dollars.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Sumitomo Corporation, startups are often financed by Kleiner Perkins, Eyal Gura, eshbol. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Meritech Capital Partners, Xura, The Norinchukin Bank. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Iron Mountain, DFJ, Crosslink Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Syzygy Plasmonics

$76M16 Nov 2022 Houston, Texas, United States


Mechanical Design
Mechanical Engineering
Quantum Computing
$110M01 Nov 2022 Boulder, Colorado, United States

Zebra Labs

$5M30 Oct 2022 -

Nutrition Technologies

Animal Feed
Waste Management
$20M12 Sep 2022 Singapore, Central, Singapore


Service Industry
$3M22 Aug 2022 Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Classiq Technologies

Quantum Computing
$33M17 Jun 2022 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel

GA Drilling

Information Technology
Renewable Energy
$12M07 Apr 2022 Trnava, Region of Trnava, Slovakia


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

Arqit Limited

Information Technology
$70M07 Sep 2021 London, England, United Kingdom


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