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Toyota AI Ventures

Toyota AI Ventures

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Headquarters Location

United States, Los Altos


Toyota AI Ventures was established in 2017, and is a well known VC. The primary office of this VC is located in Los Altos. The VC's location is in North America, United States.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 6-7 others. Besides Toyota AI Ventures, start-ups are typically funded by iRobot, Trucks Venture Capital, NEXT Frontier Capital and 7 more VCs. The most common co-investors for the fund are BMW i Ventures, Mirai Creation Fund, Millennium Technology Value Partners and also 25 different VCs. In subsequent rounds, the fund is usually joined by Samsung NEXT, Mirai Creation Fund, BMW i Ventures, as well as 2 other investors.

The fund was created by Jim Adler. We also identified another 5 core personnel in our database.

The fund generally invests in 2-6 deals every year. Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are most common for this fund. In real terms, this VC performs 14 percentage points less exits than other funds. Toyota AI Ventures is involved in 23 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments when compared with other funds. The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2019. In 2018, the fund's activity was at its peak. In addition, the fund was active in 2019.

Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are 3D Technology, Robotics. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 10 more areas of investment. Nauto, Joby Aviation, Parallel Domain are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. Also, a start-up has to be aged 2-3 years to expect investment from this fund. The fund has no an exact preference in the amount of founders of companies in its portfolio. If the applying start-up has 4 founders, it is very unlikely that funding will be awarded. The country of its foundation and the country of its most frequent investments coincides - United States. Besides this, the fund also invested in 2 other countries.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first, first '.' last

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

20.7% of cases

Funds Investing in Previous

iRobot, Trucks Venture Capital, NEXT Frontier Capital

Funds Investing in Following

Samsung NEXT, Mirai Creation Fund, BMW i Ventures

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