Toyota AI Ventures

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders Jim Adler


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Total investments 69
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 46
Rounds per year 13.80
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees 5
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Robotics
  • Automotive
  • Software
  • Autonomous Vehicles

In 2017 was created Toyota AI Ventures, which is appeared as VC. The venture was found in North America in United States. The main department of described VC is located in the Los Altos.

The fund was created by Jim Adler. We also calculated 5 valuable employees in our database.

Deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The important activity for fund was in 2018. The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019. Opposing the other organizations, this Toyota AI Ventures works on 23 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 14 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 6-7 partakers. Despite the Toyota AI Ventures, startups are often financed by iRobot, Trucks Venture Capital, NEXT Frontier Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are BMW i Ventures, Mirai Creation Fund, Millennium Technology Value Partners. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Samsung NEXT, Mirai Creation Fund, BMW i Ventures.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are 3D Technology, Robotics. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Nauto, Joby Aviation, Parallel Domain Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 4 of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
$16M03 May 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Air Company

Food and Beverage
Wine And Spirits
$30M19 Apr 2022 New York, New York, United States


Clean Energy
Energy Storage
$25M07 Apr 2022 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Brilliant Planet

$12M06 Apr 2022 London, England, United Kingdom

Atomic Industries

Industrial Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing
$3M05 Apr 2022 Los Angeles, California, United States


$4M16 Mar 2022 Ithaca, New York, United States


Renewable Energy
$7M24 Feb 2022 Seattle, Washington, United States

Teller Finance

Financial Services
$6M23 Feb 2022 San Francisco, California, United States

May Mobility

Autonomous Vehicles
$83M26 Jan 2022 Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Universal Hydrogen Announces $20.5M in Series A Funding to Build and Test Full-Scale Hardware for Hydrogen Commercial Aircraft

– Universal Hydrogen announced its $20.5M Series A financing round.
– The round was led by Playground Global with the investor syndicate comprising Fortescue Future Industries, Coatue, Global Founders Capital, Plug Power, Airbus Ventures, JetBlue Technology Ventures, Toyota AI Ventures, Sojitz Corporation, and Future Shape.
– The company is building a fuel distribution network that connects hydrogen production directly to the airplane using modular capsules that are transported using the existing freight network, avoiding the need for costly new pipelines, storage facilities, and fuel trucks.
– First commercial flights are planned no later than 2025, with operating costs equivalent to those of conventional hydrocarbon-burning airplanes and decreasing rapidly thereafter.


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