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Universal Materials Incubator

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Total investments 25
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$7M
Portfolio companies 18
Rounds per year 2.78
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.24
Exits 1
Key employees Soon
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Manufacturing
  • Sales
  • Information Technology
  • Business Intelligence
Summary

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

EF Polymer

Agriculture
AgTech
Farming
Waste Management
$5M10 May 2023 Okinawa, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

Aquafortus

Consulting
Environmental Consulting
Professional Services
$17M23 Feb 2023 Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Tsubame BHB

Sales
$36M21 Jul 2022 Chiyoda, Japan

Arzeda

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

Boost Biomes

Agriculture
AgTech
Biopharma
Biotechnology
Manufacturing
$2M08 Dec 2020 South San Francisco, California, United States

Alphatech

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

bitBiome

Analytics
Biotechnology
Medical
$6M02 Sep 2020 Chiyoda

Sales
01 Jan 2020 Chiyoda, Japan

Tsubame BHB

Sales
$10M31 Mar 2019 Chiyoda, Japan

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Total investments 25
Average round size 7M
Rounds per year 2.78
Peak activity year 2018
Lead investments 4
Follow on index 0.24
Exits 1
Group Appearance index 0.76

Latest deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

EF Polymer

Agriculture
AgTech
Farming
Waste Management
$5M10 May 2023 Okinawa, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan

Aquafortus

Consulting
Environmental Consulting
Professional Services
$17M23 Feb 2023 Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Tsubame BHB

Sales
$36M21 Jul 2022 Chiyoda, Japan

Arzeda

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

Boost Biomes

Agriculture
AgTech
Biopharma
Biotechnology
Manufacturing
$2M08 Dec 2020 South San Francisco, California, United States

Alphatech

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

bitBiome

Analytics
Biotechnology
Medical
$6M02 Sep 2020 Chiyoda

Sales
01 Jan 2020 Chiyoda, Japan

Tsubame BHB

Sales
$10M31 Mar 2019 Chiyoda, Japan
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