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Investments

64

Portfolio Exits

12

Funds

2

About Rakuten Ventures

Rakuten Ventures is the corporate venture arm of Japanese eCommerce company Rakuten. The venture fund focuses on investments across multiple industries and geographies that have "strategic significance" for Rakuten.

Rakuten Ventures Headquarter Location

Singapore

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Carousell turns unicorn after raising US$100 million for US$1.1 billion value

Sep 15, 2021

The Straits Times Carousell turns unicorn after raising US$100 million for US$1.1 billion value Carousell was founded in 2012 and now counts Telenor Group, Rakuten Ventures, Naver, and Sequoia Capital India among its backers.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG Published They can read the article in full after signing up for a free account. Share link: All done! This article is now fully available for you Read now Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month for the first 3 months. Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month for the first 3 months. Let's go! Spin the wheel now SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - Carousell, a Singapore-based online classifieds marketplace operator, raised US$100 million (S$134.4 million) in a round led by South Korean private equity firm STIC Investments. The investment brings Carousell's valuation to US$1.1 billion, according to a statement from the company on Wednesday (Sept 15). Carousell joins a growing list of unicorns, or private companies valued at more than US$1 billion, in Singapore. The start-up was founded in 2012 and now counts Telenor Group, Rakuten Ventures, Naver, and Sequoia Capital India among its backers. The marketplace has since expanded to eight markets across South-east Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong, allowing users to buy and sell a diverse range of products including cars, lifestyle, gadgets and fashion accessories. More on this topic

Rakuten Ventures Investments

64 Investments

Rakuten Ventures has made 64 investments. Their latest investment was in Robin Systems as part of their Series C on June 6, 2021.

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Rakuten Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

6/17/2021

Series C

Robin Systems

$38M

Yes

Clear Ventures, Emory University, and The Raine Group

1

6/2/2021

Series B

AWL

$18M

Yes

Chugoku Electric Power Company, Investment Lab, and SATUDORA HOLDINGS

2

5/20/2021

Seed VC

Secai Marche

$1.5M

Yes

Beyond Next Ventures

2

4/29/2021

Series B

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$99M

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10

11/24/2020

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

6/17/2021

6/2/2021

5/20/2021

4/29/2021

11/24/2020

Round

Series C

Series B

Seed VC

Series B

Series A

Company

Robin Systems

AWL

Secai Marche

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Amount

$38M

$18M

$1.5M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Clear Ventures, Emory University, and The Raine Group

Chugoku Electric Power Company, Investment Lab, and SATUDORA HOLDINGS

Beyond Next Ventures

Sources

1

2

2

10

10

Rakuten Ventures Portfolio Exits

12 Portfolio Exits

Rakuten Ventures has 12 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Folio on August 30, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

8/30/2021

Acquired

1

7/27/2021

Acquired

8

7/22/2021

Acquired

$991

5

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$991

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10

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$991

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10

Date

8/30/2021

7/27/2021

7/22/2021

00/00/0000

00/00/0000

Exit

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

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Companies

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Valuation

$991

$991

$991

Acquirer

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Sources

1

8

5

10

10

Rakuten Ventures Fund History

2 Fund Histories

Rakuten Ventures has 2 funds, including Rakuten Global Investment Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

4/12/2016

Rakuten Global Investment Fund

Early-Stage Venture Capital

$200M

4

1/27/2016

Rakuten Ventures Japan Fund

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$99M

10

Closing Date

4/12/2016

1/27/2016

Fund

Rakuten Global Investment Fund

Rakuten Ventures Japan Fund

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Amount

$200M

$99M

Sources

4

10

Rakuten Ventures Team

4 Team Members

Rakuten Ventures has 4 team members, including current Executive Vice President, Yasufumi Hirai.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Yasufumi Hirai

Executive Vice President

Current

Toru Shimada

Executive Vice President

Current

Saemin Ahn

Managing Partner

Current

Oskar Miel

Managing Partner

Current

Name

Yasufumi Hirai

Toru Shimada

Saemin Ahn

Oskar Miel

Work History

Title

Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President

Managing Partner

Managing Partner

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

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