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Tohoku University Venture Partners

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Total investments 44
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$3M
Portfolio companies 30
Rounds per year 4.89
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.32
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Manufacturing
  • Health Care
  • Software
  • Biotechnology
  • Packaging Services
Summary

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Tohoku University Venture Partners, startups are often financed by Zenyaku Kogyo, KSP, Japan Asia Investment. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SMBC Venture Capital, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Daiwa Corporate Investment. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SMBC Venture Capital, Real Tech Fund, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Life Science, Biotechnology. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline TMS Co., Ltd. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 11-15 years to get the investment from the fund.

The top activity for fund was in 2018. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

LIGHTz

$7M26 Mar 2024 Tsukuba, Kantō, Japan

Green Chemical

Biomass Energy
Environmental Consulting
Manufacturing
$1M02 Feb 2024 Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan

AZUL Energy

Energy
Energy Management
Recycling
$3M25 Oct 2023 Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

SEQSENSE

Industrial Automation
Mobile
Robotics
Software
$16M18 Aug 2023 Chiyoda, Japan

ElevationSpace

Industrial
Manufacturing
$2M08 Mar 2022 Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

Epigeneron

Biotechnology
$436K11 Mar 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

ALE

Aerospace
Developer Platform
Space Travel
$22M26 Feb 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

Epigno

Health Care
Hospital
Information Services
Software
$910K20 Apr 2020 Minato, Japan

Piezo Studio

Career Planning
Management Consulting
Marketplace
Product Design
Web Apps
$2M24 Dec 2019 Chiyoda, Japan

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Total investments 44
Average round size 3M
Rounds per year 4.89
Peak activity year 2018
Lead investments 4
Follow on index 0.32
Group Appearance index 0.43

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

LIGHTz

$7M26 Mar 2024 Tsukuba, Kantō, Japan

Green Chemical

Biomass Energy
Environmental Consulting
Manufacturing
$1M02 Feb 2024 Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan

AZUL Energy

Energy
Energy Management
Recycling
$3M25 Oct 2023 Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

SEQSENSE

Industrial Automation
Mobile
Robotics
Software
$16M18 Aug 2023 Chiyoda, Japan

ElevationSpace

Industrial
Manufacturing
$2M08 Mar 2022 Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan

Epigeneron

Biotechnology
$436K11 Mar 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

ALE

Aerospace
Developer Platform
Space Travel
$22M26 Feb 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

Epigno

Health Care
Hospital
Information Services
Software
$910K20 Apr 2020 Minato, Japan

Piezo Studio

Career Planning
Management Consulting
Marketplace
Product Design
Web Apps
$2M24 Dec 2019 Chiyoda, Japan
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