Neoteny

Neoteny

Neoteny is a venture capital firm that provides seed, early stage, and growth capital investments. The firm seeks to invest and functions as a holding company for the portfolio of investments.

Neoteny Co., Ltd considers investments in all stages with a preference for early stage. It seeks to invest in the information technology sector.

Neoteny was founded by Joi Ito. It began initially in Tokyo in 1999 as an investor that was structured as a full-service incubator. They now call this original company Neoteny 1. Next, Joi joined James Chan in 2009 to create a fund called Neoteny Labs, which was based primarily in Singapore but invested worldwide. This fund is no longer investing, but still has an active portfolio. In 2015, Joi created another fund, Neoteny 3, that he ran by himself. Neoteny 3 is no longer investing in new deals but has an active portfolio. In 2018, Joi and Adam Mullinax raised Neoteny 4. Neoteny 4 is based in Boston, but invests worldwide.

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Funded Companies

Company
Description
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Website
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Emerald Cloud Lab

A biotechnology and industrial automation company. It was founded in 2010 and is located in San Francisco, California.

Wise Systems is a Boston-based company founded by Layla Shaikley, Jemel Derbali and Ali Kamil.

Klang Games is a Berlin-based company.

Six Apart is a Tokyo-based company.

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Associated investment funds

Investment Fund
Total offering (USD)
Total sold (USD)
Location
Date signed
Neoteny 3, LP
10,000,000
5,100,000
April 9, 2015
50,000,000
6,600,000
June 21, 2018
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People

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Role
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Adam Mullinax

Partner

Joi Ito

Founder and Managing Partner

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