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UTokyo Innovation Platform

Investor type Venture Capital


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Total investments 43
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 32
Rounds per year 7.17
Lead investments 8
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 1
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Biotechnology
  • Medical
  • Medical Device
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical

UTokyo Innovation Platform appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2016. The main department of described VC is located in the Tokyo. The venture was found in Asia in Japan.

The usual cause for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the UTokyo Innovation Platform, startups are often financed by Japan Science and Technology Agency, Weathernews, SMBC Venture Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SMBC Venture Capital, SBI Investment, Mizuho Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by SMBC Venture Capital, Joe Hirao, Japan Finance Corporation.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Synspective Inc., Astroscale, CREWT Medical Systems, Inc.. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as IT Infrastructure, Wearables. The fund has exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 4 or 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Japan.

Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 9 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The important activity for fund was in 2018. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

DEM BioPharma

Life Science
$70M23 Jun 2022 Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Carbon Biosciences

Product Research
$38M21 Jun 2022 Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Modulus Discovery

Clinical Trials
$20M01 Mar 2022 Chiyoda, Japan

Axial Biotherapeutics

$37M13 Oct 2021 Massachusetts, United States

TAGCyx Biotechnologies, Inc.

$1M07 Jul 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


3D Technology
Augmented Reality
Virtual Reality
$15M01 Jul 2021 Cambridge, England, United Kingdom


$20M16 Jun 2021 Chiyoda, Japan


Health Care
$37M11 Jun 2021 Chiyoda, Japan

Libero Thera

Life Science
$4M14 May 2021 Chuo, Japan


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