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vectorinc.co.jp

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Investments

65

Portfolio Exits

6

Partners & Customers

10

About Vector

Vector (TYO: 6058) is a group of marketing companies focusing on PR, with services including PR planning and operation, PR consulting and agency, branding activities, investor relations, celebrity casting, risk management, market research, event planning and operation, SNS communication, and marketing.

Vector Headquarter Location

Akasaka Garden City 18F 4-15-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku

Tokyo, 107-0052,

Japan

+81 (0) 3-5572-6080

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08:06 EDT Email Threats Spike 101%, Remains a Top Attack Vector

Jun 21, 2022

News provided by Share this article Trend Micro cloud-based email protection blocked 33.6 million threats last year DALLAS, June 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ --  Trend Micro Incorporated  ( TYO: 4704 ;  TSE: 4704 ), a global cybersecurity leader, blocked over 33.6 million cloud email threats in 2021, a 101% increase on the previous year. This stark increase in attacks proves that email remains a top point of entry for cyber attacks. To read a full copy of the Cloud App Security Threat Report, please visit: https://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/us//security/research-and-analysis/threat-reports/roundup/trend-micro-cloud-app-security-threat-report-2021 . 33.6 million high risk email threats blocked in 2021 Each year we see innovation in the threat landscape...but each year email remains a major threat to organizations. "Each year we see innovation in the threat landscape and an evolution of the corporate attack surface, but each year email remains a major threat to organizations," said Jon Clay, vice president of threat intelligence for Trend Micro. "The best shot defenders have at mitigating these risks is by taking a platform-based approach, to shine a powerful light on threats and deliver streamlined prevention, detection and response without limits." The data was collected over the course of 2021 from products that supplement native protection in collaboration platforms such as Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace. Other key findings include: 16.5 million detected and blocked phishing attacks, a 138% increase as the hybrid workforce continued to be targeted 6.3 million credential phishing attacks, a 15% increase as phishing remains a primary means of compromise 3.3 million malicious files detected, including a 134% surge in known threats and a 221% increase in unknown malware More positively, ransomware detections continued to decline by 43% year-over-year. This could be because attacks are becoming more targeted, along with Trend Micro's successful blocking of ransomware affiliate tools such as Trickbot and BazarLoader. Business email compromise (BEC) detections also fell by 11%. However, there was an 83% increase in BEC threats detected using Trend Micro's AI-powered writing style analysis feature, indicating that these scams may be getting more sophisticated. About Trend Micro Trend Micro, a global cybersecurity leader, helps make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Fueled by decades of security expertise, global threat research, and continuous innovation, Trend Micro's cybersecurity platform protects hundreds of thousands of organizations and millions of individuals across clouds, networks, devices, and endpoints. As a leader in cloud and enterprise cybersecurity, the platform delivers a powerful range of advanced threat defense techniques optimized for environments like AWS, Microsoft, and Google, and central visibility for better, faster detection and response. With 7,000 employees across 65 countries, Trend Micro enables organizations to simplify and secure their connected world. www.TrendMicro.com . SOURCE Trend Micro Incorporated

Vector Investments

65 Investments

Vector has made 65 investments. Their latest investment was in iromono as part of their Seed VC on April 4, 2022.

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Vector Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

4/25/2022

Seed VC

iromono

$0.51M

Yes

DMM Ventures, Findstar Group, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

1

1/19/2022

Seed VC

Unito

$1.05M

Yes

3

11/24/2021

Series C

Audiostock

$5.8M

Yes

8

8/3/2021

Series A

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10

7/7/2021

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

4/25/2022

1/19/2022

11/24/2021

8/3/2021

7/7/2021

Round

Seed VC

Seed VC

Series C

Series A

Series A

Company

iromono

Unito

Audiostock

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Amount

$0.51M

$1.05M

$5.8M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

DMM Ventures, Findstar Group, and Undisclosed Angel Investors

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3

8

10

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Vector Portfolio Exits

6 Portfolio Exits

Vector has 6 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Mental Health Technologies on March 28, 2022.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

3/28/2022

IPO

$99M

Public

1

9/29/2020

IPO

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$99M

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10

11/18/2019

Acquired

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$99M

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10

10/8/2019

IPO

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$99M

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10

2/22/2019

IPO

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$99M

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10

Date

3/28/2022

9/29/2020

11/18/2019

10/8/2019

2/22/2019

Exit

IPO

IPO

Acquired

IPO

IPO

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

Public

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10

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Vector Acquisitions

3 Acquisitions

Vector acquired 3 companies. Their latest acquisition was Liver Bank on December 01, 2020.

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

12/1/2020

Other

$99M

Corporate Majority

1

3/31/2017

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$99M

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10

9/21/2016

Seed / Angel

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$99M

$99M

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10

Date

12/1/2020

3/31/2017

9/21/2016

Investment Stage

Other

Seed / Angel

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$99M

Note

Corporate Majority

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Vector Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Vector has 10 strategic partners and customers. Vector recently partnered with Spark New Zealand on March 3, 2020.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

3/2/2020

Partner

New Zealand

Spark NZ partners with Vector on energy consumption monitoring

Spark has been named a key connectivity partner for Vector as the energy company moves to modernise the way energy consumption is measured in Kiwi homes and businesses .

1

9/15/2019

Partner

United States

Vector and IBM partner to help keep the lights on during bad weather

Duncan Head , Vector 's Group Manager Information and Insights , said Vector is pleased to be partnering with IBM to introduce this ground-breaking new capability in New Zealand .

1

8/5/2019

Partner

Hong Kong

iClick Interactive Signs MOU to Enter into Business Partnership with Japan-Based Vector Inc. to Provide Integrated Marketing and Smart Retail Solutions

`` This partnership is a perfect illustration of iClick 's integration of marketing and enterprise solutions as it allows us to provide the Japanese market with the technology to effectively target Chinese customers traveling in Japan , while utilizing Vector Inc. 's strength in content marketing and client generation , '' said Sammy Hsieh , Co-founder and CEO of iClick .

2

8/5/2019

Partner

Hong Kong

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10

8/5/2019

Partner

Hong Kong

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10

Date

3/2/2020

9/15/2019

8/5/2019

8/5/2019

8/5/2019

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Partner

Business Partner

Country

New Zealand

United States

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

News Snippet

Spark NZ partners with Vector on energy consumption monitoring

Spark has been named a key connectivity partner for Vector as the energy company moves to modernise the way energy consumption is measured in Kiwi homes and businesses .

Vector and IBM partner to help keep the lights on during bad weather

Duncan Head , Vector 's Group Manager Information and Insights , said Vector is pleased to be partnering with IBM to introduce this ground-breaking new capability in New Zealand .

iClick Interactive Signs MOU to Enter into Business Partnership with Japan-Based Vector Inc. to Provide Integrated Marketing and Smart Retail Solutions

`` This partnership is a perfect illustration of iClick 's integration of marketing and enterprise solutions as it allows us to provide the Japanese market with the technology to effectively target Chinese customers traveling in Japan , while utilizing Vector Inc. 's strength in content marketing and client generation , '' said Sammy Hsieh , Co-founder and CEO of iClick .

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Vector Team

3 Team Members

Vector has 3 team members, including former Chief Executive Officer, Arne Reidar Gravdahl.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Arne Reidar Gravdahl

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Kevin Kiley

Executive Vice President

Former

Thomas Colby

Senior Vice President

Former

Name

Arne Reidar Gravdahl

Kevin Kiley

Thomas Colby

Work History

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Executive Vice President

Senior Vice President

Status

Former

Former

Former

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