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UTEC- University of Tokyo Edge Capital

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Total investments 154
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 95
Rounds per year 8.11
Lead investments 23
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 15
Key employees 9
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence

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


3D Printing
3D Technology
$5M29 Aug 2022 Redondo Beach, California, United States


Internet of Things
$2M31 Jul 2022 Chiyoda, Japan

Oxford Quantum Circuits

Health Care
Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Information Technology
$52M05 Jul 2022 Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom


Clean Energy
Information Technology
Management Consulting
Renewable Energy
$10M12 Jun 2022 Tanzania

OriCiro Genomics

Innovation Management
Life Science
05 Jun 2022 Chiyoda, Japan

Eureka Robotics

$4M10 May 2022 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore


Information Technology
$8M06 Apr 2022 California, United States


Health Care
Life Science
Product Research
$18M09 Feb 2022 Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

The E-Plane Company

$4M10 Jan 2022 Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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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