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Investments

25

Portfolio Exits

1

Funds

1

About Persol Innovation Fund

Persol Innovation Fund is the corporate venture capital fund of Persol Holdings, a human resources company.

Persol Innovation Fund Headquarter Location

1-15-5 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku

Tokyo, 107-0062,

Japan

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PERSOL HOLDINGS to Invest in Perkbox Limited

Oct 1, 2020

Updated: October 1, 2020 The comprehensive personnel service provider PERSOL HOLDINGS CO., LTD. (based in Minato-ku Tokyo; President and CEO: Masamichi Mizuta) to invest in Perkbox Limited (based in London, UK; CEO: Gautam Sahgal, Founder and Executive Chairman: Saurav Chopra). The investment was made via PERSOL INNOVATION FUND LLC (based in Minato-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Takeyuki Kato), who leads the group in investment to create new businesses and services through open innovation. ■Overview of Perkbox Limited URL Company name ■About PERSOL HOLDINGS Since its founding in 1973, Tempstaff Co., Ltd. (now PERSOL TEMPSTAFF CO., LTD.) group companies have been involved in a comprehensive human resources services—from placing temporary and permanent staff to outsourcing services and career transition (outplacement) support. The holding company, formed in October 2008 as Temp Holdings Co., Ltd., changed its name to PERSOL HOLDINGS CO., LTD. in July 2017. The company is listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section (stock code 2181) and recorded sales of 970,572 million yen (fiscal year ended March 2020). Aiming to achieve our group vision “Work, and Smile”, the PERSOL Group has been engaged in a wide range of services that involve people and organizations—from temporary staffing service “Tempstaff” to recruitment service “doda”, IT outsourcing services, and design and development. The group also works on innovations of the next generation by merging human resources services with technologies, like a recruitment service “MIIDAS” for finding one’s market value, an IT event info WEB site as well as an event and community space “TECH PLAY”, and cloud-based mobile POS register “POS+ (POSTAS)”.

Persol Innovation Fund Investments

25 Investments

Persol Innovation Fund has made 25 investments. Their latest investment was in Labot as part of their Seed VC on May 5, 2021.

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Persol Innovation Fund Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

5/19/2021

Seed VC

Labot

$2.84M

Yes

CyberAgent Capital, F Ventures, Mistletoe, NOW, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

2

3/4/2021

Seed VC - II

3Sunny

$2.96M

Yes

ANOBAKA, ANRI, Medical Note, Medius Holdings, Teijin, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

1

10/6/2020

Series A

Meetscare

$2.27M

Yes

6

10/1/2020

Series C - II

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$99M

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10

7/2/2020

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

5/19/2021

3/4/2021

10/6/2020

10/1/2020

7/2/2020

Round

Seed VC

Seed VC - II

Series A

Series C - II

Seed VC

Company

Labot

3Sunny

Meetscare

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Amount

$2.84M

$2.96M

$2.27M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

CyberAgent Capital, F Ventures, Mistletoe, NOW, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

ANOBAKA, ANRI, Medical Note, Medius Holdings, Teijin, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

Sources

2

1

6

10

10

Persol Innovation Fund Portfolio Exits

1 Portfolio Exit

Persol Innovation Fund has 1 portfolio exit. Their latest portfolio exit was Hack Reactor on July 19, 2018.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

7/19/2018

Acq - Fin

1

Date

7/19/2018

Exit

Acq - Fin

Companies

Valuation

Acquirer

Sources

1

Persol Innovation Fund Fund History

1 Fund History

Persol Innovation Fund has 1 fund, including Temp Innovation Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

8/23/2015

Temp Innovation Fund

1

Closing Date

8/23/2015

Fund

Temp Innovation Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

1

Persol Innovation Fund Team

1 Team Member

Persol Innovation Fund has 1 team member, including current Chief Executive Officer, Takeyuki Kato.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Takeyuki Kato

Chief Executive Officer

Current

Name

Takeyuki Kato

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Status

Current

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