Close Many team members at Unicorn Nest are Ukrainians affected by Russian aggression. We do our best to solve any issues and answer your questions in the shortest possible time frames but some delays are possible.

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Investment

Investor type Private Equity Firm


Unlock datapoints

Portfolio analytics



News & Media

Add fund to favorites
Save this fund for later to form your own custom list of funds
This summary is composed by our algorithm based on the analysis of the deals. If you think that some of this information is not accurate, please let us know about it and provide any supporting evidences if possible. Such cases will be analyzed by our ML-algorithm and implemented in our database, which will improve this summary.
Total investments 23
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 21
Rounds per year 1.05
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 5
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

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

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.

Read more

Funds with similar focus

Funds from Japan
Funds with similar focus located in Japan:
Funds with the same geo focus
Funds with similar geography of portfolio companies:
Funds doing lead investments
Funds with similar focus acting as lead investors:

Look at other 50 related and similar funds Collapse list
Fund NameLocation
AKQA England, London, United Kingdom
ALiNK Internet Japan, Tokyo
Beijing Opera and Dance Theater Beijing, Beijing, China
Chinaleaf Capital China, Shanghai
Cinnober Financial Technology Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
Critical Path Inc. California, San Mateo, United States
Esenjay Investments -
Grayhawk Capital Arizona, Phoenix, United States
Greyhound Capital England, London, United Kingdom
Jiadao Capital -
Joint Capital China, Ningbo, Zhejiang
LPC Ventures California, Los Angeles, United States
Minsheng E-commerce China, Guangdong, Shenzhen
Nordstjernan Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
PBX Innovations Germany, Rheinland-Pfalz, Rhineland-Palatinate
Relevant Health Maryland, Rockville, United States
Shanghai Zhongfu Equity Investment Management China, Shanghai
Tianjin JXJ Technologies Beijing, Beijing, China
Zhongji Investment Beijing, China, Fengtai

Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Aculys Pharma

$61M29 Oct 2021 Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan


Health Care
$37M11 Jun 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


Life Science
$26M19 May 2021 Bunkyo, Japan


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


Information Technology
Social Media
28 Apr 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


Health Care
$19M12 Mar 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


Health Care
$17M12 Oct 2020 Japan, Chiyoda


$11M16 Sep 2020 Chiyoda, Japan

Cogent Labs

Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Machine Learning
$12M31 Mar 2020 Japan, Chiyoda
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.


  • No reviews are submitted yet.
Do you want more?
We provide dozens of additional datapoints about this fund.
Sign up and get access to full fund profile and advanced analysis.
Full team
Industries heatmap
Stages heatmap
Georgaphy breakdown
Portfolio analysis
Performance indexes
Latest highlights
Unlock all data
Do you represent Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Investment?
Get access to manage this page
Get in touch
Found incorrect info? Let us know!

You can raise money with us faster

Get matched with relevant funds

Find decision makers data

Connect with investors by email

Remind me later
...and save more than 200 hours*
*-Our recommendation and outreach system saves up to 200 hours of founder time on fundraising for seed and series A+ startups
We use LinkedIn only to verify your account. We don't import or message your contacts, nor post on your behalf.
By creating an account, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
Crunchbase icon

Content report

The following text will be sent to our editors: