Translink Capital

Founded 2007
Founders Jackie Yang Jay Eum Sung Park Toshi Otani

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Total investments 126
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$16M
Portfolio companies 61
Rounds per year 4.36
Lead investments 18
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.43
Exits 18
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
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Areas of investment

  • Enterprise Software
  • Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Mobile
  • Software
Summary

Translink Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2007. The fund was located in North America if to be more exact in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Palo Alto.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight TangoMe, Soundhound, Rescale. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Advertising, Software. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups.

The current fund was established by Jackie Yang, Jay Eum, Sung Park, Toshi Otani. Besides them, we counted 13 critical employees of this fund in our database.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 partakers. Despite the Translink Capital, startups are often financed by Sierra Ventures, Storm Ventures, XG Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Sierra Ventures, Storm Ventures, XG Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Menlo Ventures, GGV Capital, Alibaba Group.

Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 2 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The important activity for fund was in 2012. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The average startup value when the investment from Translink Capital is 100-500 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2015. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. Comparing to the other companies, this Translink Capital performs on 12 percentage points less the average number of lead investments.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Early Stage Venture
07 May 2021

Plus One Robotics

Industrial Automation
Robotics
Software
Early Stage Venture
33M27 Apr 2021 United States, San Antonio

AiFi

Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Machine Learning
Retail Technology
Shopping
Software
Early Stage Venture
14M19 Oct 2020 United States, Santa Clara

Empowerly

Education
Higher Education
Information Technology
Internet
Universities
1M06 Oct 2020 United States, San Francisco

Eclypsium

Cyber Security
Enterprise
Information Technology
Early Stage Venture
13M01 Oct 2020 United States, Portland

Iweecare

Biotechnology
Health Care
Medical
Seed
2M30 Sep 2020 Taiwan, New Taipei

Eclypsium

Cyber Security
Enterprise
Information Technology
11 Sep 2020 United States, Portland

Artificial Intelligence
Automotive
Autonomous Vehicles
Seed
9M13 May 2020 China, Shangcheng District

Market Kurly

Food and Beverage
Online Portals
Late Stage Venture
174M07 Apr 2020 South Korea, " South Korea"}
News
Sonatus Raises $35M in Series A Financing
– Sonatus, a Sunnyvale, Calif.-based automotive software company, raised $35m in Series A funding. – The round was led by Translink Capital with participation from Hyundai Motor Group’s Kia Corporation, SAIC Capital, LG Electronics, Marvell, UMC Capital, and Wanxiang Group Company. – The new investment will be used to accelerate global growth and further expand its roadmap of next-generation software-defined vehicle solutions. Read more
Plus One Robotics Snags $33M Series B
– Plus One Robotics from San Francisco has completed a $33m Series B funding. – McRock Capital and TransLink Ventures co-led the round, with participation from BMWi Ventures, Kensington Capital Partners, and Ironspring Ventures alongside existing investors. – Whitney Rockley of McRock Capital and Toshi Otani of TransLink will join the company’s Board of Directors. Read more

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