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Investments

33

Portfolio Exits

15

Funds

1

Partners & Customers

10

Service Providers

1

About Rakuten

Rakuten (TYO: 4755) is an electronic commerce and Internet company. The group's operations include online travel reservation services, portal site operation, online content streaming, credit card services, consumer loan services, Internet banking services, online securities brokerage, IP telephony services, and a professional baseball team.

Rakuten Headquarter Location

Rakuten Crimson House, 1-14-1 Tamagawa Setagaya-ku

Tokyo, 158-0094,

Japan

+81 50 5581 6910

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Rakuten in 4 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on Dec 8, 2021.

Latest Rakuten News

The Telecoms.com Podcast: OpenRAN, roaming and Huawei

Jan 13, 2022

Telecoms.com The Telecoms.com Podcast: OpenRAN, roaming and Huawei After an extended break due to Christmas and Omicron, the lads are back in the studio. They start with an assessment of the Rona situation as we start the year and what that means for MWC. The main segments have a forward-looking feel, starting with a look at the prospects for OpenRAN and specifically Rakuten’s role in it. They move on to discuss the dilemma UK operators face regarding the reintroduction of roaming charges before concluding with a look at Huawei’s prospects.

Rakuten Investments

33 Investments

Rakuten has made 33 investments. Their latest investment was in ECBOsquare as part of their Series A on December 12, 2021.

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Rakuten Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

12/6/2021

Series A

ECBOsquare

$4.06M

Yes

Undisclosed Angel Investors, and Undisclosed Investors

2

11/17/2021

Series A

QuEra Computing

$17M

Yes

4

7/29/2021

Series D

Rakuten Medical

$75M

No

5

4/6/2021

PIPE

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$99M

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10

11/15/2020

Corporate Minority

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10

Date

12/6/2021

11/17/2021

7/29/2021

4/6/2021

11/15/2020

Round

Series A

Series A

Series D

PIPE

Corporate Minority

Company

ECBOsquare

QuEra Computing

Rakuten Medical

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Amount

$4.06M

$17M

$75M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Undisclosed Angel Investors, and Undisclosed Investors

Sources

2

4

5

10

10

Rakuten Portfolio Exits

15 Portfolio Exits

Rakuten has 15 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Rakuten Intelligence on September 28, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

9/28/2021

Acquired - II

2

4/28/2021

Reverse Merger

3

4/21/2021

IPO

$99M

2

4/6/2021

Reverse Merger

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$99M

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10

5/25/2020

IPO

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10

Date

9/28/2021

4/28/2021

4/21/2021

4/6/2021

5/25/2020

Exit

Acquired - II

Reverse Merger

IPO

Reverse Merger

IPO

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

2

3

2

10

10

Rakuten Acquisitions

43 Acquisitions

Rakuten acquired 43 companies. Their latest acquisition was Altiostar Networks on August 04, 2021.

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

8/4/2021

Series C

$99M

$325.54M

Acquired

3

12/3/2020

Series A

$99M

$3.84M

Acquired

1

5/13/2020

$99M

Acquired

2

9/19/2019

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$99M

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10

8/31/2018

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$99M

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10

Date

8/4/2021

12/3/2020

5/13/2020

9/19/2019

8/31/2018

Investment Stage

Series C

Series A

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$325.54M

$3.84M

Note

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

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Sources

3

1

2

10

10

Rakuten Fund History

1 Fund History

Rakuten has 1 fund, including Rakuten FinTech Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

11/12/2015

Rakuten FinTech Fund

$100M

1

Closing Date

11/12/2015

Fund

Rakuten FinTech Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

$100M

Sources

1

Rakuten Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Rakuten has 10 strategic partners and customers. Rakuten recently partnered with Marriott International on October 10, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

10/7/2021

Partner

Marriott International

United States

Marriott to create customized experiences for Japanese travelers with Rakuten tie-up

Rakuten Group customers have come to expect the highest standards of service and convenience , and Marriott International is an ideal partner .

2

9/2/2021

Partner

FC Barcelona

Spain

Alchimie : Rakuten TV strikes deal with Alchimie to increase portfolio of free channels across Europe

Rakuten Group , Inc. is the official partner for FC Barcelona , the NBA , the Golden State Warriors , Davis Cup and Spartan Race .

2

6/23/2021

Partner

Wurl

United States

Rakuten partners with Wurl

Sean Doherty , CEO , Wurl , said : `` Our comprehensive strategic partnership with Rakuten TV is a great example of the full value of the Wurl .

1

6/3/2021

Partner

Queen's University Belfast

United Kingdom

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10

5/18/2021

Partner

NEC

Japan

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10

Date

10/7/2021

9/2/2021

6/23/2021

6/3/2021

5/18/2021

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Marriott International

FC Barcelona

Wurl

Queen's University Belfast

NEC

Country

United States

Spain

United States

United Kingdom

Japan

News Snippet

Marriott to create customized experiences for Japanese travelers with Rakuten tie-up

Rakuten Group customers have come to expect the highest standards of service and convenience , and Marriott International is an ideal partner .

Alchimie : Rakuten TV strikes deal with Alchimie to increase portfolio of free channels across Europe

Rakuten Group , Inc. is the official partner for FC Barcelona , the NBA , the Golden State Warriors , Davis Cup and Spartan Race .

Rakuten partners with Wurl

Sean Doherty , CEO , Wurl , said : `` Our comprehensive strategic partnership with Rakuten TV is a great example of the full value of the Wurl .

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Sources

2

2

1

10

10

Rakuten Service Providers

1 Service Provider

Rakuten has 1 service provider relationship

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

Acquired

Investment Bank

Financial Advisor

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Acquired

Provider Type

Investment Bank

Service Type

Financial Advisor

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Rakuten Team

12 Team Members

Rakuten has 12 team members, including current Chief Executive Officer, Hiroshi Mikitani.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Hiroshi Mikitani

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Mickey Hiroshi Mikitani

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Yoshihisa Yamada

President

Current

Tareq Amin

Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President

Current

Takeshi Ted Homma

Sony Corporation of America, and Sony

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Name

Hiroshi Mikitani

Mickey Hiroshi Mikitani

Yoshihisa Yamada

Tareq Amin

Takeshi Ted Homma

Work History

Sony Corporation of America, and Sony

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

President

Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President

Chief Executive Officer

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Former

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