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The Asahi Shimbun Company


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Total investments 12
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 10
Rounds per year 0.08
Lead investments 0
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Big Data
  • Analytics
  • Social Media
  • Apps
  • Mobile

In 1879 was created The Asahi Shimbun Company, which is appeared as Corporate Investor. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in Japan. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Tokyo.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - Japan. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Analytics, Information Technology. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Sturfee, Fuller, NewsWhip

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the The Asahi Shimbun Company, startups are often financed by Social Starts, m8 Capital, Shane Naughton. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Social Starts, Global Catalyst Partners, Colopl Next. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by VOYAGE VENTURES, Spiral Ventures Pte Ltd., Sega.

The top activity for fund was in 2017. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars. This The Asahi Shimbun Company works on 18 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Content Creators
Media and Entertainment
Social Media
Social Media Advertising
Social Media Marketing
$11M24 Aug 2018 Chiyoda


Big Data
Digital Media
Intellectual Property
$950K24 May 2017 San Francisco, California, United States

ookami Japan

Information Technology
$1M14 Mar 2017 Chiyoda, Japan

Big Data
Content Discovery
Content Marketing
Social Media
Social Media Marketing
$6M14 Feb 2017 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland


Big Data
$4M20 Jul 2016 Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan

16 Jun 2016 Japan, Fukuoka Prefecture


Information Technology
$455K31 Aug 2015 Chiyoda, Japan

Study Plus

$1M08 May 2015 Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan


Big Data
$1M27 Feb 2015 Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, Japan


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