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World Innovation Lab (WiL)

Investor type Entrepreneurship Program
Founders Gen Isayama Masataka Matsumoto Shinichi Saijo


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Total investments 144
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 85
Rounds per year 14.40
Lead investments 23
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 17
Key employees 16
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • SaaS

World Innovation Lab (WiL) appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2013. The main department of described VC is located in the Palo Alto. The company was established in North America in United States.

Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Digital Media, Gaming. Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. When startup sums 5+ of the founder, the probability for it to get the investment is little. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Mercari, Automation Anywhere, TransferWise.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the World Innovation Lab (WiL), startups are often financed by Andreessen Horowitz, Trinity Ventures, Index Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Global Brain Corporation, Sapphire Ventures, New Enterprise Associates. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Global Brain Corporation, Trinity Ventures, Shasta Ventures.

This organization was formed by Gen Isayama, Masataka Matsumoto, Shinichi Saijo. We also calculated 16 valuable employees in our database.

The real fund results show that this VC is 3 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. The typical startup value when the investment from World Innovation Lab (WiL) is more than 1 billion dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. The top activity for fund was in 2017. Opposing the other organizations, this World Innovation Lab (WiL) works on 12 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

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$15M11 May 2022 San Francisco, California, United States
Japan’s B2B ordering and supply platform CADDi raises $73 million Series B funding

– CADDi, a B2B ordering and supply platform in the manufacturing and procurement industry, raised $73m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by Globis Capital Partners and World Innovation Lab (WiL), with participation from existing investors DCM and Global Brain.
– Six new investors also joined the round including Arena Holdings, DST Global, Minerva Growth Partners, Tybourne Capital Management, JAFCO Group and SBI Investment.
– The post-money valuation is estimated at $450m.
– The funding proceeds will be used for accelerating digital transformation of the platform, hiring and expanding to global markets.

ADDING and REPLACING R-Zero Raises $40M+ Series B to Advance the Evolution of Intelligent Disinfection Platform

– R-Zero, the first biosafety technology company dedicated to reducing the spread of infectious disease, announced a $41.5m Series B investment to accelerate the development and deployment of the world’s first continuous, automated disinfection ecosystem and quickly establishing the new standard for post-pandemic human health and safety in public spaces.
– The round was led by World Innovation Lab with participation from venture capital icon John Doerr and current R-Zero investors, DBL Partners and SOSV / HAX. This latest investment brings R-Zero’s total capital raised to over $58m in the few short months since the company was founded in early 2020, further establishing the company as a world leader in delivering innovative biosafety technologies to address glaring gaps in society’s health protections against COVID-19 and other common infectious diseases.


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