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Investments

29

Portfolio Exits

1

Funds

1

About Canal Ventures

Canal Ventures is the venture capital arm of Nihon Unisys, an information and communications technology producer.

Canal Ventures Headquarter Location

Nihon Unisys Headquarters Building 1 Chome-1-1 Toyosu, Kōtō-ku

Tokyo, 135-0061,

Japan

+81-3-4579-2457

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Latest Canal Ventures News

Genesia Ventures’ Fund III reached its first closure at US $90 M

Feb 9, 2022

Genesia Ventures, a Tokyo-based venture capital firm, has announced the first closing of its third fund, which is valued at over $90 million. Canal Ventures, GREE, Japan Investment Corporation, Mizuho Bank, Mizuho Capital, and Oriental Land Innovations are among the investors. Fund 3 is targeted at pre-seed and seed-stage firms in Japan and Southeast Asia, similar to the first and second funds. The maximum investment amount per firm will be US $4 million, including follow-on investments. The ultimate close of Genesia Venture Fund 3 Investment Limited Partnership, with a target corpus of US $130 million, is set for August 2022. Soichi Tajima, the CEO and General Partner of Genesia Ventures started the firm in August 2016. It has invested in over 100 pre-seed and seed-stage companies in Japan and Southeast Asia to far. The initial fund, which raised $35 million in total, had its ultimate closure in December 2017. It made 47 pre-seed and seed-stage investments (35 in Japan, 10 in Southeast Asia, and two in other markets as of January 31, 2022). Fund II, which had a corpus of $70 million and invested in 59 firms, reached its final close in October 2020. (41 in Japan, 16 in SEA, and two in other markets as of January 31, 2022).

Canal Ventures Investments

29 Investments

Canal Ventures has made 29 investments. Their latest investment was in EmbodyMe as part of their Unattributed VC on March 3, 2022.

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Canal Ventures Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

3/31/2022

Unattributed VC

EmbodyMe

$1.23M

Yes

2

3/25/2022

Seed VC

Fivot

Yes

2

12/23/2021

Series A

souco

$3.5M

Yes

2

1/20/2021

Series B

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$99M

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10

12/21/2020

Series B

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10

Date

3/31/2022

3/25/2022

12/23/2021

1/20/2021

12/21/2020

Round

Unattributed VC

Seed VC

Series A

Series B

Series B

Company

EmbodyMe

Fivot

souco

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Amount

$1.23M

$3.5M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

2

2

2

10

10

Canal Ventures Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Canal Ventures has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Origami on January 23, 2020.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

1/23/2020

Acquired

2

Date

1/23/2020

Exit

Acquired

Companies

Valuation

Acquirer

Sources

2

Canal Ventures Fund History

1 Fund History

Canal Ventures has 1 fund, including Canal Ventures Collaboration Fund I.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

6/9/2017

Canal Ventures Collaboration Fund I

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$45.28M

1

Closing Date

6/9/2017

Fund

Canal Ventures Collaboration Fund I

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

Status

Closed

Amount

$45.28M

Sources

1

Canal Ventures Team

3 Team Members

Canal Ventures has 3 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Noboru Saito.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Noboru Saito

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Tsuyoshi Hoshina

Chief Operating Officer

Current

Daisuke Hamada

Chief Security Officer

Current

Name

Noboru Saito

Tsuyoshi Hoshina

Daisuke Hamada

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Security Officer

Status

Current

Current

Current

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