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Investments

36

Portfolio Exits

4

Funds

2

About Yamaguchi Capital

Yamaguchi Capital operates as a venture capital firm serving clients in Japan.

Yamaguchi Capital Headquarter Location

1229-6 Oguni Shimogo

Yamaguchi, 753-0086,

Japan

+81 839768805

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<a href="https://www.ttgasia.com/2021/10/13/japans-smartryde-nets-us1-6m-in-series-a/">Japan's SmartRyde nets US$1.6m in Series A</a>

Oct 14, 2021

SmartRyde, a Tokyo-based marketplace for airport transfer services, has raised US$1.6 million in a Series A round led by Angel Bridge. Other investors included SG Incubate, Yamaguchi Capital, SMBC Venture Capital, Hiroshima Venture Capital, Iyogin Capital, Inventum Ventures, serial entrepreneur Shouji Kodama, Nobuaki Takahashi and Optima Ventures. Founded in 2017, SmartRyde connects local transportation operators to OTAs, allowing travellers to book airport transfers at the same time that they book airline tickets and hotels. The company has collaborated with more than 650 transportation operators and over 25 OTAs, including Booking.com, Expedia, Trip.com, Traveloka and Despegar. SmartRyde CEO Sota Kimura said that the company will use the funding to strengthen system integration with OTAs, build a booking management system for transportation operators, and promote digital transformation.

Yamaguchi Capital Investments

36 Investments

Yamaguchi Capital has made 36 investments. Their latest investment was in SmartRyde as part of their Series A on October 10, 2021.

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Yamaguchi Capital Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

10/6/2021

Series A

SmartRyde

$1.6M

Yes

7

8/25/2021

Series D

Schoo

$6.36M

Yes

2

8/11/2021

Seed VC - II

METRICA

$0.91M

Yes

1

6/9/2021

Seed VC - II

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$99M

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10

4/6/2021

Series C

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$99M

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10

Date

10/6/2021

8/25/2021

8/11/2021

6/9/2021

4/6/2021

Round

Series A

Series D

Seed VC - II

Seed VC - II

Series C

Company

SmartRyde

Schoo

METRICA

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Amount

$1.6M

$6.36M

$0.91M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

7

2

1

10

10

Yamaguchi Capital Portfolio Exits

4 Portfolio Exits

Yamaguchi Capital has 4 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was QD Laser on February 05, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

2/5/2021

IPO

$99M

3

12/25/2020

IPO

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10

12/1/2018

Acquired

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10

5/22/2014

IPO

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10

Date

2/5/2021

12/25/2020

12/1/2018

5/22/2014

Exit

IPO

IPO

Acquired

IPO

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

3

10

10

10

Yamaguchi Capital Fund History

2 Fund Histories

Yamaguchi Capital has 2 funds, including UNICORN Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

6/7/2017

UNICORN Fund

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

Closed

$27.17M

1

Yamaguchi Business Restoration Fund

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10

Closing Date

6/7/2017

Fund

UNICORN Fund

Yamaguchi Business Restoration Fund

Fund Type

Multi-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Closed

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Amount

$27.17M

Sources

1

10

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