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.

Timeline

August 1, 2013

Founded

Funded Companies

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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.

An artificial intelligence and healthcare company making software for the early detection of gastrointestinal cancers.

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

PeerStreet is a 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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People

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Gen Isayama

Co-Founder & CEO

Aki Koto

Partner

Masataka Matsumoto

Co-Founder

Namiko Kajiwara

Partner

Rob Theis

General Partner

Steve Pretre

Partner

Toshimichi Namba

Partner

Vicky Shum

Partner

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Companies

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AI Medical Service

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Asana

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ClearMotion

DataRobot

Kong

PeerStreet

SmartHR

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