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Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Investment

Investor type Private Equity Firm

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Total investments 23
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$27M
Portfolio companies 21
Rounds per year 1.05
Lead investments 3
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.09
Exits 5
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Enterprise Software
  • Software
  • Financial Services
  • Internet
  • Marketing
Summary

In 2000 was created Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Investment, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Minato. The company was established in Asia in Japan.

The high activity for fund was in 2019. When the investment is from Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Investment the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. This Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Investment works on 4 percentage points more the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 13 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies.

Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are E-Commerce, Retail. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Japan. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Mercari, BizReach, Yoriso.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 5-6 partakers. Despite the Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Investment, startups are often financed by Globis Capital Partners, Global Brain Corporation, GMO VenturePartners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Rakuten, Link and Motivation, Global Brain Corporation. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Tokyo University of Science, SMBC Venture Capital, SBI Investment.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Aculys Pharma

Pharmaceutical
$61M29 Oct 2021 Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Heartseed

Health Care
$37M11 Jun 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

ThinkCyte

Biotechnology
Life Science
Therapeutics
$26M19 May 2021 Bunkyo, Japan

Axelspace

Aerospace
National Security
Real Time
$23M13 May 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

creww

Communities
Information Technology
Social Media
28 Apr 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

CureApp

Health Care
Medical
$19M12 Mar 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

KAKEHASHI

Health Care
Internet
Medical
$17M12 Oct 2020 Japan, Chiyoda

Xica

Electronics
Manufacturing
$11M16 Sep 2020 Chiyoda, Japan

Cogent Labs

Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Machine Learning
Software
$12M31 Mar 2020 Japan, Chiyoda
News
Heartseed Raises $37 Million in Series C Funding to Accelerate Development of iPSC-derived Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Failure

– Heartseed, a Tokyo-based biotechnology company developing iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes for heart failure (HF), announced it has raised 4 Billion-yen (approx. $37 Million) at Series C round, bringing its total financial backing to 8.2 Billion yen (approx. $75 Million) since its foundation in 2015.
– New investors are UTokyo Innovation Platform Co. (UTokyo IPC), Medical Incubator Japan, Keio Innovation Initiative (KII), and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Investment. Among the existing investors, SBI Group, Nissay Capital, SMBC Capital, Medipal Holdings, and Itochu Chemical Frontier participated in this round.

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