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Toyota Motor Corporation

Founders Kiichiro Toyoda


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Total investments 32
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 25
Rounds per year 0.38
Lead investments 7
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 6
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Transportation
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Automotive
  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence

Toyota Motor Corporation is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1937. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the Tokyo. The company was established in Asia in Japan.

The average startup value when the investment from Toyota Motor Corporation is more than 1 billion dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2017. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of more than 100 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Toyota Motor Corporation performs on 9 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. Considering the real fund results, this Corporate Investor is 33 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2019.

The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Uber, GrabTaxi, Preferred Networks Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Ride Sharing, Mobile.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Toyota Motor Corporation, startups are often financed by SoftBank Investment Advisers, SOSV, Mirai Creation Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SPARX Group - Overview, Mirai Creation Fund, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by NAXOS Capital Partners, Mitsui & Co, Asset Plus Capital.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Computer Vision
Information Services
Mapping Services
$300M23 Sep 2021 Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

E Mobility Power

Electric Vehicle
Environmental Consulting
$136M05 Apr 2021 Minato, Chiba, Japan


Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Computer Vision
Information Services
Mapping Services
$500M19 Mar 2021 Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
$462M25 Feb 2020 Fremont, California, United States

Joby Aviation

Air Transportation
Electric Vehicle
$590M16 Jan 2020 California, United States

May Mobility

Autonomous Vehicles
$50M04 Dec 2019 Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States


Business Development
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$9M24 Oct 2019 Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan


Artificial Intelligence
Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
Machine Learning
Software Engineering
$31M15 Oct 2019 Chiyoda, Japan


Mobile Apps
Public Transportation
Ride Sharing
$600M24 Jul 2019 Dongcheng District, Beijing, China
Betting on China’s driverless future, Toyota, Bosch, Daimler jump on board Momenta’s $500M round

– Momenta, a Chinese autonomous driving startup, raised $500m funding.
– The round was led by SAIC Motor, Toyota and Bosch.
– Other participants included Mercedes-Benz AG, Xiaomi founder Lei Jun’s Shunwei Capital, Tencent, Cathay Capital and a few undisclosed institutions.
– It’s rare to see Tencent and Alibaba (or their affiliates) co-invest.


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