Sumitomo Corporation

Founded 1919
Founders Shun'ya Tu014dji

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Total investments 89
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$17M
Portfolio companies 81
Rounds per year 0.87
Lead investments 19
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.15
Exits 14
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

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

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

Computer
Software
$55M24 Mar 2021 Redwood City, California, United States

Clean Energy
Energy
Energy Efficiency
Renewable Energy
Solar
18 Mar 2021 Singapore, Central, Singapore

LO3 Energy

Consulting
Environmental Consulting
Renewable Energy
$11M11 Mar 2021 New York, United States

Biomass Energy
Environmental Engineering
20 Jan 2021 Koto, Japan

Nileworks

Drones
Field Support
14 Jan 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

H2Pro

Energy
Energy Efficiency
Energy Management
Renewable Energy
$22M01 Dec 2020 Israel, North District, Israel

Freelance
Management Consulting
Professional Services
24 Nov 2020 Chiyoda, Japan

Information Services
Software
23 Oct 2020 Chiyoda, Japan

Aiforce Solutions

Artificial Intelligence
Communications Infrastructure
Human Resources
Machine Learning
$2M14 Sep 2020 Chiyoda, Japan

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