World Innovation Lab (WiL)

Founded 2013
Founders Gen Isayama Masataka Matsumoto


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Total investments 73
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 37
Rounds per year 4.62
Lead investments 7
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 11
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Enterprise Software
  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • Software

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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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Financial Services
Mobile Apps
Early Stage Venture
10M02 May 2021 United States, San Mateo


Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Data Services
Information Technology
Sales Automation
Late Stage Venture
40M21 Apr 2021 United States, Palo Alto

Late Stage Venture
100M06 Apr 2021


Cloud Computing
Cloud Data Services
Cloud Infrastructure
Late Stage Venture
100M23 Mar 2021 Finland, Helsinki


Video Chat
Video Conferencing
Early Stage Venture
26M07 Oct 2020 United States, San Francisco


Enterprise Applications
Financial Services
Productivity Tools
Late Stage Venture
207M06 Oct 2020 United States, New York


Information Technology
Management Information Systems
Venture - Series Unknown
4M05 Oct 2020 Japan, Chiyoda


Financial Services
Mobile Apps
4M28 Aug 2020 United States, " United States"}


Content Discovery
Enterprise Software
Product Design
Unified Communications
Virtual Desktop
Early Stage Venture
118M25 Aug 2020 United States, San Francisco
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 proceed... Read more


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