UTEC- University of Tokyo Edge Capital

Founded 2004

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Total investments 122
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$6M
Portfolio companies 78
Rounds per year 7.18
Lead investments 22
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.36
Exits 14
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Medical
Summary

UTEC- University of Tokyo Edge Capital appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2004. The company was established in Asia in Japan. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Tokyo.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 partakers. Despite the UTEC- University of Tokyo Edge Capital, startups are often financed by ARCH Venture Partners, Razor's Edge Ventures, Nissay Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, ARCH Venture Partners, Mizuho Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SBI Investment, PNB-INSPiRE Ethical Fund 1 Investment Business Limited Liability Partnership, Schlumberger.

The fund is constantly included in 2-6 deals per year. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The real fund results show that this VC is 23 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The top activity for fund was in 2018.

Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are E-Commerce, Biotechnology. For fund there is no match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight 908 Devices, Fyusion, Tier IV. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 2-3 years to receive the investment from the fund.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Forest Co., Ltd.

Marketing
Sales
$8M24 Nov 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

RICOS Co. Ltd.

3D Technology
Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning
Simulation
$2M17 Nov 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

Charco Neurotech

Health Care
$10M16 Nov 2021 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

OriCiro Genomics

Biotechnology
Innovation Management
Life Science
$7M20 Jul 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

PaylessGate

Hardware
Information Technology
Software
$350K07 Jun 2021 Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan

ImmunoScape

Biotechnology
Life Science
Medical
$14M14 Apr 2021 Singapore, Central, Singapore

obniz

Electronics
Hardware
Internet of Things
Software
$1M03 Mar 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

HashPort

Blockchain
Consulting
Cryptocurrency
$3M01 Mar 2021 Minato, Chiba, Japan

SWAT Mobility

Last Mile Transportation
Public Transportation
Ride Sharing
Transportation
08 Feb 2021 Central
News
VividQ Raises £11M in Seed Extention Funding

– VividQ, a Cambridge, UK-based deep technology company and software and IP developer for holography, raised £11M in seed extension round.
– The round was led by UTokyo IPC, joined by Foresight Williams Technology, Japanese Miyako Capital, APEX Ventures, and R42 Group and previous investors University of Tokyo Edge Capital, Sure Valley Ventures, and Essex Innovation.
– The company intends to use the funds to scale the team, expand in APAC and further product development, including HoloLCD, which turns consumer-grade screens into holographic displays.

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