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Investments

131

Portfolio Exits

23

Funds

7

Partners & Customers

2

About TransLink Capital

TransLink Capital is a Palo Alto-based venture capital fund focused on early expansion stage startups in mobile, communications, and digital media. The TransLink team consists of experienced investors with deep connections with many of early adopter customers in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Translink Capital's investment strategy is to partner with top-tier VC firms on high-profile early-stage companies where it can demonstrate Translink Capital's value add by successfully closing Asian strategic partnerships and investing the subsequent rounds.

TransLink Capital Headquarter Location

530 Lytton Avenue Suite 300

Palo Alto, California, 94301,

United States

650-330-7353

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Latest TransLink Capital News

Full Harvest Accelerates Expansion of B2B Produce Marketplace

May 12, 2022

Full Harvest Accelerates Expansion of B2B Produce Marketplace Full Harvest Accelerates Expansion of B2B Produce Marketplace SAN FRANCISCO – Full Harvest, the business-to-business marketplace specializing in surplus and imperfect produce, today announced multiple milestones as it successfully scales its operations to help solve the $2.6T global food waste problem. “In just a few short months, we’ve been able to make incredible progress toward our mission to solve the produce distribution efficiency problem and reduce on-farm waste. Our new B2B marketplace tools improve the online produce buying/selling process even further, and even more products are using our Verified Rescued Produce™ on store shelves,” noted Full Harvest Founder and CEO Christine Moseley. “However, I consider our greatest recent achievements to be attracting top talent given the current hiring crunch, as well as bringing on additional stellar investment partners – Rabobank and Translink Capital / Japan Airlines (as JAL Innovation Fund) – to set us up for continued success. I’m looking forward to all that our team will achieve in the months ahead as we disrupt the produce supply chain and make 2022 our breakout year.” Leadership Team Expansion Full Harvest deepened its bench of proven industry experts, appointing seasoned online marketplace executives Nicolas Genest as Chief Technology Officer and Brenton Keath as Chief Financial Officer. Rounding out the Full Harvest leadership team, Genest will lead the company’s continued marketplace expansion efforts, while Keath will guide its financial strategy. Both will help support Full Harvest’s push to break into new markets, strengthen industry partnerships and enhance its distribution channels. Genest, who most recently founded CodeBoxx and served as CEO, previously held CTO roles at top digitally-native powerhouses, including Walmart eCommerce, The RealReal, ModCloth, and Vente-privee group (now Veepee). His marketplace background and experience at scaling successful business models helped drive record growth and secure successful exits for past organizations. Keath was recently CFO/COO of Rakuten Medical and prior to that worked at Rakuten for six years, where he helped execute their global marketplace strategy. He brings decades of experience in Australia, Japan, and the US leading global teams in M&A and financial positions at top companies, including KPMG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Hewlett-Packard. Full Harvest also appointed product expert Omar Chaudhry to VP of Product. Dedicated to helping ecommerce companies meet evolving market needs, he will support the company’s continued product strategy and help ensure an intuitive user experience. Previously a cofounder of OlioBox Inc. and Farmgrub.com, a B2C ag marketplace, Chaudhry has also held several head of product management positions working alongside Nicolas at The RealReal, Modcloth and Vente-privee. Strategic Funding Due to an oversubscribed round, Full Harvest closed another $5 million in growth financing from Rabobank’s Food & Agri Innovation Fund (RFAIF) and JAL Innovation Fund, increasing their total Series B to $28 million. With the backing of Rabobank – the global leader in Food & Agriculture banking with a focus on driving the sustainable food transition – as well as JAL Innovation Fund, Full Harvest has widened its access to a larger network of connections that will be integral to the next phase of its rapid growth. “Too much food ends up being wasted while it is still perfectly edible. With our investment into Full Harvest, we support Christine and her team in tackling the very real problem of food waste at the farm level, by allowing farmers to sell all their fresh produce to commercial food producers, including imperfect or surplus produce. Innovations like these are essential to guarantee a safe and sustainable food supply for a growing global population, and are good for people, nature and to tackle climate change,” said Berry Marttin, Member of the Managing Board, Rabobank. “Software has disrupted traditional, analog-based industries and agriculture is ripe for innovation. Full Harvest’s digital marketplace brings sustainability and the agriculture economics to a new level by converting old-school operations to a more efficient, transparent and real-time supply chain technology solution. The marketplace also utilizes richer analytics and optimization across the whole supply chain to drive efficiency gains that have been realized before. We are excited to help Full Harvest expand into the international markets in the near future,” said Masanori Yamato, Principal at Translink Capital. About Full Harvest Full Harvest is solving the $2.6 trillion food waste problem through technology and innovation. The company runs the only business-to-business online marketplace connecting farmers with commercial produce buyers where they can purchase imperfect and surplus produce. This mission helps reduce climate change by lowering CO2 emissions and water use and delivers incremental revenue to farmers. Additionally, the company partners with brands on their efforts to create new sustainable CPG products and supply chains to meet consumer demand for sustainable products. A win-win-win for farmers, food companies, and the planet. Full Harvest is recognized as a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer, the top 2020 Fast Company World Changing Idea in Food, and a Forbes Most Innovative Agtech Startup. Learn more at  www.fullharvest.com . About Rabobank’s Rabo Food & Agri Innovation Fund The Rabo Food & Agri Innovation Fund (RFAIF), part of Rabo Investments, is a captive venture capital fund of Rabobank. RFAIF invests into cutting-edge agri-food tech start-ups in Europe, the United States and Israel, that are enabling the sustainable transition of food production and supply-chains, improving farmer livelihoods, and driving healthier outcomes for consumers. RFAIF supports these fast-growing companies with Rabobank’s extensive global network and Food & Agri expertise. For more information:  www.rfaif.com . About JAL Innovation Fund JAL Innovation Fund is a strategic fund that has a structure of Translink Capital as a GP and Japan Airlines as an LP to push the innovation frontier of airlines business. Japan Airlines (JAL) was founded in 1951 and became the first international airline in Japan. A member of the oneworld® alliance, the airline now reaches 349 airports in 52 countries and regions together with its codeshare partners with a modern fleet of 230 aircraft. JAL Mileage Bank (JMB), the airline’s loyalty program, is one of the largest mileage programs in Asia. Awarded as one of the most punctual major international airlines and a certified 5-Star Airline by Skytrax, JAL is committed to providing customers with the highest levels of flight safety and quality in every aspect of its service, and one of the most preferred airlines in the world. Translink Capital invests mainly in early-stage startups across the globe that enable disruptive technologies and business models. Those startups can go through accelerated growth by benefiting from the firm’s long-standing relationships with leading global technology, Internet, electronics, telecommunications, financial services and mobility corporations based in Greater China, Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia.

TransLink Capital Investments

131 Investments

TransLink Capital has made 131 investments. Their latest investment was in doola as part of their Seed VC on November 11, 2021.

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TransLink Capital Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

11/15/2021

Seed VC

doola

$3M

Yes

4

11/3/2021

Series A - II

Spare Labs

$14.1M

Yes

2

11/2/2021

Series A

Aktiia

$17.5M

No

10

10/19/2021

Series B

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$99M

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10

8/27/2021

Series A

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10

Date

11/15/2021

11/3/2021

11/2/2021

10/19/2021

8/27/2021

Round

Seed VC

Series A - II

Series A

Series B

Series A

Company

doola

Spare Labs

Aktiia

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Amount

$3M

$14.1M

$17.5M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Sources

4

2

10

10

10

TransLink Capital Portfolio Exits

23 Portfolio Exits

TransLink Capital has 23 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was SoundHound on April 28, 2022.

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Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

4/28/2022

Reverse Merger

$99M

8

11/5/2021

Acquired

1

9/7/2021

Acquired

2

7/21/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

7/1/2021

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

4/28/2022

11/5/2021

9/7/2021

7/21/2021

7/1/2021

Exit

Reverse Merger

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

8

1

2

10

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TransLink Capital Fund History

7 Fund Histories

TransLink Capital has 7 funds, including TransLink Capital Partners IV.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

2/26/2019

TransLink Capital Partners IV

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

Open

$137.4M

5

7/12/2017

TransLink Capital Partners (SOMPO) I, L.P.

$99M

10

8/3/2015

TransLink Capital Partners III

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$99M

10

8/28/2012

TransLink Capital Partners II LP

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$99M

10

8/11/2008

Translink Capital Partners I

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$99M

10

Closing Date

2/26/2019

7/12/2017

8/3/2015

8/28/2012

8/11/2008

Fund

TransLink Capital Partners IV

TransLink Capital Partners (SOMPO) I, L.P.

TransLink Capital Partners III

TransLink Capital Partners II LP

Translink Capital Partners I

Fund Type

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

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Amount

$137.4M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

5

10

10

10

10

TransLink Capital Partners & Customers

2 Partners and customers

TransLink Capital has 2 strategic partners and customers. TransLink Capital recently partnered with FortisBC on April 4, 2019.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

4/24/2019

Partner

Canada

SURREY , BC> , April 24 , 2019 / CNW / - TransLink and FortisBC Energy Inc. today announced a partnership that will source Renewable Natural Gas for TransLink 's natural gas bus fleet .

3

12/15/2010

Vendor

United States

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Date

4/24/2019

12/15/2010

Type

Partner

Vendor

Business Partner

Country

Canada

United States

News Snippet

SURREY , BC> , April 24 , 2019 / CNW / - TransLink and FortisBC Energy Inc. today announced a partnership that will source Renewable Natural Gas for TransLink 's natural gas bus fleet .

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TransLink Capital Team

6 Team Members

TransLink Capital has 6 team members, including current Founder, Managing Director, Toshiya Otani.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Jay Eum

Founder

Current

Toshiya Otani

Nikko Antfactory K.K., Everypath, Hikari Tsushin, and Mitsubishi Corporation

Founder, Managing Director

Current

Sanjay Sarma

Hikari Tsushin, and Mitsubishi Corporation

Founder, Managing Director

Current

Jackie Yang

UMC Capital, and InveStar Capital

Founder, Managing Director

Current

Shirley Chen

Pacific Venture Partners

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Name

Jay Eum

Toshiya Otani

Sanjay Sarma

Jackie Yang

Shirley Chen

Work History

Nikko Antfactory K.K., Everypath, Hikari Tsushin, and Mitsubishi Corporation

Hikari Tsushin, and Mitsubishi Corporation

UMC Capital, and InveStar Capital

Pacific Venture Partners

Title

Founder

Founder, Managing Director

Founder, Managing Director

Founder, Managing Director

Chief Financial Officer

Status

Current

Current

Current

Current

Current

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