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YJ Capital

Investor type Corporate Venture Capital


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Total investments 133
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 91
Rounds per year 13.30
Lead investments 19
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 19
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Food and Beverage
  • Task Management
  • Internet

In 2012 was created YJ Capital, which is appeared as VC. The venture was found in Asia in Japan. YJ Capital appeared to be a CVC structure as part of the corporation. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the Tokyo.

Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no exact preference in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Sociolla, BizReach, Raksul For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Japan. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Information Technology, Software.

The top amount of exits for fund were in 2017. The important activity for fund was in 2017. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. Comparing to the other companies, this YJ Capital performs on 11 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 2 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 participants. Despite the YJ Capital, startups are often financed by Incubate Fund, GREE Ventures, Globis Capital Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are SMBC Venture Capital, Mizuho Capital, Incubate Fund. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Mizuho Capital, SMBC Venture Capital, Incubate Fund.

We also calculated 3 valuable employees in our database.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$4M18 Dec 2020 Shibuya, Japan


Information Technology
Web Design
Web Development
$4M15 Dec 2020 Chiyoda, Japan


$11M08 Dec 2020 Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

Food and Beverage
Mobile Apps
01 Dec 2020 Nagaoka, Niigata Prefecture, Japan

Monokabu Inc.

$4M30 Nov 2020 Chiyoda, Japan

Food and Beverage
18 Nov 2020 Japan


Health Care
Information Services
Media and Entertainment
Nursing and Residential Care
Task Management
$2M06 Oct 2020 Japan, Nagasaki Prefecture

Okan Japan

Food and Beverage
Task Management
$4M30 Sep 2020 Chiyoda, Japan

$1M28 Sep 2020 Japan, Chiyoda


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