World Innovation Lab (WiL)

World Innovation Lab (WiL)

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Headquarters Location

United States, Palo Alto


World Innovation Lab (WiL) is a US & Japan-based VC with capital from governments and leading global corporations in Japan and throughout Asia - including Sony, Nissan, NTT, KDDI, 7-Eleven & others.

WiL invests in growth-stage companies that are ready to scale and enter new markets. The firm helps US startups expand to Japan and Asia, and Japanese startups expand worldwide. Recent direct company investments include Algolia, Asana, Automation Anywhere, Auth0, DataRobot, Kong, Mercari, PeerStreet, & TransferWise. In addition to direct investment, WiL invests in established and emerging venture funds with high potential.

WiL also works with its corporate investors on evolving their own innovation capabilities through new business creation, partnerships with leading startups, and organizational culture change. WiL acts as the bridge between startups and corporates across key hubs around the globe in driving growth - starting with Japan and the US.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Mail Rule [rules by which you can get an email of an interesting for you fund employee, knowing only the name and surname of this employee]

Domain name:; User name format in descending order of probability: first, first '.' last, last, first last_initial

Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

100.0% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

17.5% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

8.6 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.35 out of 1

Number of Unicorns [amount of portfolio companies, which were valuated at more then $1B]


Funds Investing in Previous

Andreessen Horowitz, Trinity Ventures, Index Ventures

Funds Investing in Following

Global Brain Corporation, Trinity Ventures, Shasta Ventures

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