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World Innovation Lab

World Innovation Lab

A venture capital firm based in California that invests in businesses in the technology sector.

World Innovation Lab is a venture capital firm California, the United States that invests in businesses in the mobile, enterprise and SaaS, cloud, fin-tech, data, marketplace and e-commerce, artificial intelligence and machine learning, industry 4.0, entertainment and media, digital services, next-generation transportation, and software-defined hardware sectors. Founded on Aug 1, 2013, in Palo Alto, California by Isayama and Masataka Matsumoto, this company invests in early-stage ventures and late-stage ventures. The company usually invests in series A, series B, series C, and Series D rounds. Its portfolio companies include Automation Anywhere, PeerStreet, AI Medical Service, DataRobot, SmartHR.

World Innovation Lab is actively seeking new investments and as of November 2019, the company made a total of 45 investments which 15 of them are lead investments. The company’s latest investment was on Oct 28, 2019. World Innovation Lab had 8 exits and the notable ones include Mercari, Gumi, and SORACOM.

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August 1, 2013

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DataRobot sells a machine learning platform that helps users build and deploy accurate predictive models. The Boston-based company was founded in 2012 by Jeremy Achin.

Kong (formerly Mashape) is a San Francisco-based company that offers open source microservice API gateway.

Asana provides a project management platform to organize and plan workflows.

Automation Anywhere is a company developing cognitive Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software.

PeerStreet is a Manhattan Beach, California-based company founded by Brett Crosby, Alex Perelman and Brew Johnson.

ClearMotion's breakthrough proactive ride system combines software and hardware to mitigate vehicle movement across any type of terrain.

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Gen Isayama

Co-Founder & CEO



Aki Koto

Partner



Masataka Matsumoto

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Namiko Kajiwara

Partner



Rob Theis

General Partner



Steve Pretre

Partner



Toshimichi Namba

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Vicky Shum

Partner



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