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Investments

32

Portfolio Exits

11

Funds

3

Partners & Customers

2

About Panasonic Ventures

Panasonic Ventures is a corporate venture group focused on incubation of emerging companies and late stage investments. The fund primarily prefers investing in network technology and companies in California.

Panasonic Ventures Headquarter Location

10900 North Tantau Avenue

Cupertino, California, 95014,

United States

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Latest Panasonic Ventures News

Panasonic to put $100m into corporate venturing

Mar 31, 2017

31 March 2017 Panasonic to put $100m into corporate venturing The electronics producer will put an initial $100m into a California-based unit called Panasonic Ventures in order to access new business models, products or services. Author: Robert Lavine, News Editor Japan-headquartered consumer electronics manufacturer Panasonic will invest $100m in a California-based corporate venturing unit called Panasonic Ventures next month, it announced yesterday. This rest of this content is only accessible to Global Corporate Venturing Subscribers This content is only accessible to subscribers. If you are a subscriber,please sign in. Otherwise, if you would like to try before you buy and haven't previously taken out a free trial, you can do so below. You can also see details on subscriptions by clicking the Subscription Options button.

Panasonic Ventures Investments

32 Investments

Panasonic Ventures has made 32 investments. Their latest investment was in aveni as part of their Series B on October 10, 2017.

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Panasonic Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

10/24/2017

Series B

aveni

$10.5M

No

5

9/19/2017

Series C

Gogoro

$300M

No

28

6/14/2017

Series A

BlueFox IO

$7M

No

2

1/19/2017

Series B

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$99M

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10

10/26/2016

Seed VC - II

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Date

10/24/2017

9/19/2017

6/14/2017

1/19/2017

10/26/2016

Round

Series B

Series C

Series A

Series B

Seed VC - II

Company

aveni

Gogoro

BlueFox IO

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Amount

$10.5M

$300M

$7M

$99M

New?

No

No

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

5

28

2

10

0

Panasonic Ventures Portfolio Exits

11 Portfolio Exits

Panasonic Ventures has 11 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Gogoro on April 04, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

4/4/2022

Reverse Merger

$99M

7

8/6/2018

Acquired

$99M

2

11/1/2016

Acquired

$99M

1

3/21/2014

Acquired

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$99M

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10

1/22/2014

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

4/4/2022

8/6/2018

11/1/2016

3/21/2014

1/22/2014

Exit

Reverse Merger

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

7

2

1

10

10

Panasonic Ventures Acquisitions

1 Acquisition

Panasonic Ventures acquired 1 company. Their latest acquisition was Elixent on July 20, 2006.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

7/20/2006

Series C

$99M

$39.2M

Acquired

1

Date

7/20/2006

Investment Stage

Series C

Companies

Valuation

$99M

Total Funding

$39.2M

Note

Acquired

Sources

1

Panasonic Ventures Fund History

3 Fund Histories

Panasonic Ventures has 3 funds, including Panasonic Ventures III.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

9/30/2004

Panasonic Ventures III

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

1

12/31/2001

Panasonic Ventures

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$99M

10

6/1/2000

Panasonic Ventures II

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$99M

10

Closing Date

9/30/2004

12/31/2001

6/1/2000

Fund

Panasonic Ventures III

Panasonic Ventures

Panasonic Ventures II

Fund Type

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Closed

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Amount

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

Panasonic Ventures Partners & Customers

2 Partners and customers

Panasonic Ventures has 2 strategic partners and customers. Panasonic Ventures recently partnered with Tesla on May 5, 2019.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

5/13/2019

Partner

United States

Tesla Model Y production will create a battery shortage, says Panasonic

For Tesla , the answer has always been quite simple over the last few years : they have a strong partnership with Panasonic and they are increasingly expanding production at Gigafactory 2 .

3

4/18/2019

Partner

United States

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10

Date

5/13/2019

4/18/2019

Type

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United States

United States

News Snippet

Tesla Model Y production will create a battery shortage, says Panasonic

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Sources

3

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Panasonic Ventures Team

4 Team Members

Panasonic Ventures has 4 team members, including current President, Masahiro Kinoshita.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Masahiro Kinoshita

President

Current

Hiroshi Miyajima

Managing Director

Current

Satoshi Kabasawa

Managing Director

Former

Charles C Wu

Managing Director

Former

Name

Masahiro Kinoshita

Hiroshi Miyajima

Satoshi Kabasawa

Charles C Wu

Work History

Title

President

Managing Director

Managing Director

Managing Director

Status

Current

Current

Former

Former

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