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Investments

29

Portfolio Exits

6

Funds

8

About Innovation Engine

Innovation Engine is a Japan-based venture capital firm that aims to support venture businesses and contribute to their IPO or M&A processes.

Innovation Engine Headquarter Location

3F, Shiba-Habitation Bldg 2-3-12, Shiba, Minato-ku

Tokyo, 105-0014,

Japan

+81-3-5730-6721

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Innovation Engine Investments

29 Investments

Innovation Engine has made 29 investments. Their latest investment was in iSpace as part of their Series C on August 8, 2021.

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Innovation Engine Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

8/4/2021

Series C

iSpace

$46M

Yes

Aizawa Asset Management Co., AIZAWA Investments, HiJoJo Partners, Incubate Fund, Katsunori Sago, and SBI Investment

6

8/3/2021

Unattributed VC

HATCH WORK

Yes

CrowdWorks, Energy & Environment Investment, Mizuho Capital, and Vector

3

6/2/2021

Series A

L is B

Yes

CHANGE, Daiwa Corporate Investment, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, and Mizuho Capital

1

11/4/2020

Series C

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$99M

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10

8/3/2020

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

8/4/2021

8/3/2021

6/2/2021

11/4/2020

8/3/2020

Round

Series C

Unattributed VC

Series A

Series C

Series A

Company

iSpace

HATCH WORK

L is B

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Amount

$46M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Aizawa Asset Management Co., AIZAWA Investments, HiJoJo Partners, Incubate Fund, Katsunori Sago, and SBI Investment

CrowdWorks, Energy & Environment Investment, Mizuho Capital, and Vector

CHANGE, Daiwa Corporate Investment, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, and Mizuho Capital

Sources

6

3

1

10

10

Innovation Engine Portfolio Exits

6 Portfolio Exits

Innovation Engine has 6 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was KIYO Learning on July 15, 2020.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

7/15/2020

IPO

$991

Public

1

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10

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10

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Date

7/15/2020

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Exit

IPO

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Companies

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Valuation

$991

$991

Acquirer

Public

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Sources

1

10

10

10

10

Innovation Engine Fund History

8 Fund Histories

Innovation Engine has 8 funds, including Innovation Engine POC I.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

5/17/2018

Innovation Engine POC I

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

$7.46M

1

12/1/2016

IE Industry Creation Fund

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$99M

10

6/13/2014

Innovation Engine Drug Discovery Support Fund

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$99M

10

12/12/2013

IE & Shijo Fund

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$99M

10

6/30/2008

Innovation Engine No.3 Fund

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$99M

10

Closing Date

5/17/2018

12/1/2016

6/13/2014

12/12/2013

6/30/2008

Fund

Innovation Engine POC I

IE Industry Creation Fund

Innovation Engine Drug Discovery Support Fund

IE & Shijo Fund

Innovation Engine No.3 Fund

Fund Type

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Amount

$7.46M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

10

10

Innovation Engine Team

2 Team Members

Innovation Engine has 2 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, President, Mutsunori Sano.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Mutsunori Sano

Chief Executive Officer, President

Current

Takashi Matsumoto

Investment Partner

Current

Name

Mutsunori Sano

Takashi Matsumoto

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer, President

Investment Partner

Status

Current

Current

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