Universal Materials Incubator

Investor type Venture Capital


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Total investments 19
Average round size
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Portfolio companies 16
Rounds per year 2.71
Lead investments 3
Follow on index
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Exits 1
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Chemical
  • Business Intelligence

The fund is generally included in less than 2 deals every year. The high activity for fund was in 2017. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3 partakers. Despite the Universal Materials Incubator, startups are often financed by Washington Research Foundation., Sustainable Conversion Ventures, OS Fund. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Juroku Bank, Japan Finance Corporation, Casdin Capital.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Information Technology, Information Services. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Arzeda.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Information Services
Information Technology
$33M29 Mar 2022 Seattle, Washington, United States


12 Apr 2021 Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan

Boost Biomes

$2M08 Dec 2020 South San Francisco, California, United States


Food and Beverage
Food Processing
Service Industry
03 Sep 2020 Yamagata Prefecture


$6M02 Sep 2020 Chiyoda


$3M11 Jun 2020 California, United States

01 Jan 2020 Chiyoda, Japan


$1M25 Dec 2018 Japan, Kanagawa Prefecture

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Information Technology
Product Research
Sales Automation
$3M18 Dec 2018 Chiyoda, Japan


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