Incubate Fund is a venture capital firm in Japan that focuses on investing in early-stage companies in Japan. Founded 2010 in Tokyo, Japan, it invests in early stage ventures, seed, series A, series B, and corporate rounds. Its portfolio companies include Graffer, KiteRa, Tripeur, Legmin, Wellness, park & port Co., Ltd., chikaku, yup, Shopkirana and AVA Intelligence. As of April 2020, Incubate Fund has made 170 investments. Their most recent investment was on December 20, 2019, when Graffer raised ¥450M. Incubate Fund has had 20 exits, the most notable of which include Coincheck, GameWith, and Drivemode. The company has raised six funds, their latest being IFLP. This fund was announced on January 1, 2018 and raised a total of $53M.
Incubate Fund has made (as of December 2019) a total of 140 investments, 13 exits, and 19 initial public offerings. Sectors receiving investment from Incubate Fund are consumer, e-commerce, enterprise, gaming, financial technology, advertising technology, and frontier technology. The notable investments made by Incubate Fund include: Aeria, Ceres, GameWith, Golf Partner, Minnano Wedding Co., Real World, Sunfun Info, CodeCamp, Grood, Aquwa, Anytimes, AI Travel, Beyond, and Bright Table Inc.
In 2010 Incubate Fund established their first venture capital fund worth $340 million for investing in seed stage startups in Japan. The fund was used to invest in over 120 companies over the course of five years.
On January 5, 2015 Incubate Fund announced raising $91 million for their third venture capital fund. The fund will be used to make investments in early-stage companies operating in North America, Japan, and Asia. Technology sectors the firm will use the fund to invest in include: media, entertainment, gaming, online commerce, logistics, medical, financial, real estate, and housing.
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